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TV Review: Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Ep. 11: Sometimes a Great Notion

I watched the premiere of the Battlestar Galactica Season 4, Episode 11 – Sometimes a Great Notion and I was impressed, very much so. I like how new pieces of music were included and how when queued, added to the impact of key scenes. I knew Earth was bad but I had no idea the planet had been nuked. This realization destroys many people’s sense of purpose, hopes and their dreams for the future. Loved how the sadness got to Lt. Anastasia Dualla (Kandyse McClure), how she wanted to hold on to the little bit of happiness she got from drinks with former Captain Lee “Apollo” Adama and blew her brains out. Good writing. The best part of the episode for me was the beacon and what Starbuck discovered. Jesus Christ that was good. What the hell is she? Seeing the real Starbuck burned to shit in that cockpit was just great writing, hands down. Top notch. I never thought I would see Starbuck act like a coward but by not notifying anyone of her discovery, that’s exactly what she turns out to be. She keeps to herself a key part of the mystery of Earth to herself. Or does she? Leoben Conoy (Callum Keith Rennie) was there and knows the truth. Hopefully he tells somebody. And then she burns the body in another well scripted scene. Unfortunately, Starbuck searching for the beacon without a team made no sense. The beacon is of paramount importance. It led the Alliance to Earth. It may be the only piece of technology remaining from the destroyed 13th Colony, an entirely Cylon civilization and only two people go searching for it? Give me a fraking break. And why does not the Vice President address the people when the President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) can not or will instead of Apollo. If these holes had been closed up or address (Hopefully they will be in the future), this would have been a perfect sci-fi episode. As it stands, it’s nearly perfect and a fantastic beginning to the final ten episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I hope by the end of the series we find out why the Cylons bombed the twelve colonies in the first place.

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