Myrddin, on Mar 2 2009, 11.28, said:
For those complaining about wasting time on a character driven episode so close to the end, I admit I was wondering the same thing at about the halfway mark. But the end drove the plot ahead so firmly and further than most plot-driven episodes that it shocked the frak out of me. On of the best episodes, if for nothing else than to show how to do character driven plot well.
I take a different view. When you're got four episodes remaining and a TON of plot development yet to develop, you shouldn't spend time exclusively on character studies. This episode really told us very little we didn't already know. Kara's got a strange, unexplained connection to the mystery song of the Five. So what? We already know she has a strange, unexplained connection to the story at large (see Kara Finds Her Own Corpse), so it's no stretch to accept that the connection is just a little stranger.
As to that 5K screed...wow. For a guy who dislikes BSG, he sure spends alot of time thinking (and writing) about it. However, he does have a point about Lee, who up until Season 4.5 was willing to throw everything away to defend truth, justice and the Colonial Way, and then decides to throw in with an admiral who openly breaks the law and disregards the civilian government at will. I mean, Lee gave away his career, the friendship of the president, his relationship with his father and his wife
in order to defend the worst Cylon collaborator of all time
, but he won't even break his silence when the very body he was elected to serve is ignored by the military. That's odd.
Edited by TrackerNeil, 02 March 2009 - 12:11 PM.