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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 finale review

Daybreak 2

Well, that was good. After a succession of truly terrible episodes the show bows out on a high. Adama leads the Battlestar on its last mission to rescue the idiot Hera. Unnecessary flashbacks dot the plot. In these flashbacks we get drunken Tigh and Ellen, a classless tacky Lee trying to steal his brother's girlfriend, Roslin being a dirty skank and Adama proving he is played by a hardcore method actor by vomiting on himself. What was the point of these flashbacks?

A combined human/cylon taskforce takes on the colony. It's decency vs filth in a fight to the finish! But before the big battle Lee and his vile hair switches jobs yet again and Romo ends up as president. In what universe is that smug nutjob qualified to be president? Galactica rams the colony ship and a huge CGI battle erupts. It seems all the evil cylons are on the colony ship. As the impressive battle rages, Roslin is ever useless as she spends her time swooning. Hera's behaviour indicates she may have learning difficulties. Cavil pops up out of nowhere to act menacing before killing himself for no adequate reason.

There is a prolonged explanation of the Opera House visions that is utterly superfluous. Baltar and 6's visions are explained. Galen learns Tory killed Cally and despite the fact he apparently doesn't give a damn about her or her son, he throttles Tory. Nobody cares. Tigh judges Tory's death deserved, ignoring the fact he killed Ellen at one point.

Kara has to jump the Battlestar for the final time and uses her magic music numbers and they find Earth2. Nobody goes back to Earth1 for Three. Heh. As the rag tag fleet prepares to settle, Lee decrees that they'll abandon all technology. Everyone agrees. The centurions are given the Baseship and they jump away to their destiny. The rag tag fleet's ships are sent into the sun to burn, Anders is sent with them. Only Kara is upset about this, but as a brain dead hybrid he has no place in Lee's Arcadian utopia. The 1970's Battlestar theme plays as the ships fly into the sun and their destruction. Kara vanishes, it seems she was an angel and now she's off to heaven with Sam. Lee switches jobs yet again and heads off to explore Earth2. Roslin finally, finally dies. Adama decides to build a cabin and brood while waiting to die. Romo leads the colonists on their way, his dog is nowhere to be seen. 6 and Baltar decide to farm. The unintelligent Helo and Athena watch Hera run around.

150.000 years pass.

And in modern day New York, a man reads a magazine article about humanity's Eve, the woman who is the genetic matriarch of the human race. Hera was that Eve. The rush of humanity fills the city as tv monitors show humanity's creepy robot experiments.

This was good, the theme of this show was that repetition was death. A fitting and oddly happy conclusion to the show. There was a nice final view of the cylon museum on the Galactica and the final scenes were touching. Poor Anders and Gaeta never got to set foot on Earth, Lee remained a tool to the end and the cylon masterplan was never actually explained.
Tags: battlestar galactica/caprica
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