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Battlestar Galactica: 'Six of One'

I just finished watching 'Six of One' on the SciFi site. I'm not going into any details right now. I couldn't possibly at this point. I'm still processing. But I feel compelled to say something about it. You know this is my show, I love it more often than I dislike it. I criticize only because I know what the show is capable of doing and am disappointed when it fails to do so. And you know I don't lavish praise lightly. Imho, 'Six of One' is not only one of the best hours of BSG I've ever seen, it may rank as one of the best hours of TV I've seen. I've just been blown away by this episode. Certain things are finally explained, in ways that makes sense, and Jamie, Eddie, Mary, Tricia and particularly Katee amazed me with their performances. I want to rewatch this episode right now, but have to pray that a storm doesn't hit and my cable goes out this evening. If the rest of the season is half this good, I'll be a very happy fan.
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I am now so excited I am having trouble breathing.

It's...embarassing how badly and how quickly and how hard I fell for this show again after such a long time of having it as a peripheral part of my life due to the hiatus. Really. And I thought I was going to be less obsessive and more zen this season. HA.

I'm assuming this is the episode where we get that bloodcurdling and haunting scream from Starbuck as she's lying on the floor - the one where she shrieks, "We're going the wrong way!"

If we do, and the episode is half as good as you say, I may very well break my brain because that shot, and that shot alone in the trailer, just floored me. I mean floored me.

Oh man I cannot wait for this.
This is the "We're going the wrong way!" epsiode. That isn't even the most gutwrenching moment for Kara, imo. She is on such a roller coaster ride in this episode. You know I've had very mixed feelings about Kara over the years, but I actually adored her here. If she could be the person she is here for the rest of the season, I could become quite a fan of hers.

And Laura! I've started my write up, which I'll flesh out more after second viewing, and I just don't know what to say about Laura! She's the same, yet different and it's just fascinating to watch the choices she's making. I expect some incredible meta to be posted about her after this episode.

For the record, my brain broke.
This is high praise! It sounds like this episode resets the scale and the top of the scale was already pretty damn high. I'm a bit tired today, so I was thinking about putting off watching until tomorrow, but I don't think I'll be able to now. Only a few more hours now!
This is an episode that needs to be watched more than once, it's incredibly dense. I'd suggest watching it tonight, let your brain process, then watch again tomorrow. ;)
The Lee scenes perhaps aren't pivotal to the story, but he has several and they are very good. There is a lot of respect paid to the character. :)

Angelli wrote it... I am convinced he wasreplaced by one of the Cylon 'clones' from The Today Show with actually writing skills.
Heh. I didn't notice who wrote it, I was just amazed by the writing. Maybe he's been saving up his talent for this episode? ;)
As you probably figured out already from my Sitrep commentary, I loved this ep. What I didn't really elaborate on over there was how great ALL OF THE SCENES Lee was involved in were. Seriously great!
Yes, I don't think we can point out too much that ALL of Lee's scenes were great. Maybe this grasp of the character by the writers will last! :)


And we're only one episode behind you guys this season!!
It won't be back on the website until tomorrow. SciFi is premiering the new episodes on their website at Noon on Fridays. As soon as the episode is finished the pull it off the site until after it airs on TV.
Can't wait until 10pm! Eeeep! [fidgets] And here I thought I would be all zen. Ha!
This episode was indeed the most amazing thing ever. Characters were developed. Pivotal conversations were had. The plot moved forward. The acting was nothing short of emmy-worthy. I think I may have to agree that this may the finest hour of television ever written.
I'm still blown away that the show covered all it's bases. You can do it show! You can do it! Though, I am still wondering where the apple came from...
On another note, just saw what time you posted this. Are they going to be streaming all of the episodes live at noon eastern on their debut day? I thought it was just the debut! I'll have to keep that in mind next Friday then!
Yes, they are streaming all the episodes at Noon on Fridays. I wonder if I can put up a 'Do Not Disturb - Watching Battelstar Galactica' sign at work? ;)