Saturday, February 21, 2009

BattleStar Galactica: Deadlock

If you thought that Ellen Tigh returning to the Battlestar Galactica was going to make things better then you haven't been paying very close attention. Not only are the writers of Galactica unwilling to take the easy way out but it's Ellen, the same woman who spent her previous life drinking and sleeping with half the men on the fleet.
That said, the solution seems to be clear and the Galactica is being infused with cylon cartilage in order to keep it going and it seems quite clear that the message of the show is that the fleet itself needs the cylons too, but it isn't the help that the Cylons are giving them that is the ray of hope it this episode, it is the wall of photos and the conversation between Caprica and Rosyln.
Without resurrection the Cylons really can die. You can see it in Roslyn's eyes when she talks to Caprica and in both of their eyes next to that wall. They want to see them as nothing but machines or at least outsiders but they can't.
I think that is the miracle that they are talking about. Not some great mythical event or a ship of angels that leads them to a simple solution but a miracle that is both much easier and much more difficult a forgiveness on both sides which is profound enough that they can not only work together but move so past forgiveness that it stops being something they even have to think of and they become one and the last line of the episode is the sum of all of Adamas fears and hopes mixed together. "It's already happened."
There is no leaving the fleet for the cylons anymore and no more room for Adama to keep them outside.

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