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Image from 'Islanded in a Stream of Stars'

When I check to see if the podcast is up, I always start with the main page of Battlestar Galactica site. If you visit the site weekly, you know that the change the photo on the main page every week to an image from the upcoming episode. This week they are using an image of Lee. Normally, I wouldn't point this out, but something struck me about the photo that I wanted to talk about it. Now, I know some people are refraining from finding out any information about the upcoming episodes, including skipping the promos, so I'll put the photo and my thoughts under the cut.

Lee -IiaSoS

Ok, yeah, even I have to admit his hair looks unruly in this photo. That's not why I'm posting. Looking at where he's at, on the hanger deck, the pilots in dress greys behind him, and the expression on his face...I'm thinking he's kneeling over Laura's coffin. And even though I knew this was coming, we all know this was coming, the thought of Laura gone is gutting me. This time, there is no miracle cure.

Laura looked incredibly weak during 'Someone to Watch Over Me' and was unconscious at the end of the episode. I don't believe Ron would have Laura die off camera and I also don't believe he would hold off her death until the very end. Maybe Lee is looking down at someone or something else, but there aren't that many possibilities left that would leave Lee with that expression on his face. Kara or Adama are the only other two I can think of and I really doubt they'd die, at least not with three hours of BSG left. I just have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of crying on Friday, but I hope I'm wrong.
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i had the exact same thoughts when i saw the photo! i am unsure of how i feel about it all, because on one hand, i've known this was coming, i've known since the series started, on the other... she's laura! and i love her!

they've had this up and down relationship that was more than friendship, less than romantic love, had a touch of the good old oedipal complex and a dash of master/apprentice to it, not to mention antagonism, dashed hopes and everything else on the side, so the fact that he's there is fitting! if indeed this is from laura's funeral, that is.
You were the first person I thought of when I saw the image!

It's just strange to think that we could finally be coming to the point where we know the next week Laura won't be there. But, it makes perfect sense if she dies right before the finale - the dying leader leading them to their new home, but not living to see it. I'm assuming the series doesn't end with them floating around in space in ships that are falling apart.

I never thought that Lee wouldn't be at Laura's funeral, but I feared he (and we) wouldn't get a moment where he really reacts to her being gone from his life. If not for her in those early days after the attacks, I don't know what kind of man he'd be today. Gods knows his father wasn't there for support.

Or maybe we're getting all verklempt for nothing and he's looking down at Hybrid Sam and thinking, "You poor bastard. I'm so sorry." Which still would be gutwrenching. Argh. Is it Friday yet?
My first thought was that it was some kind of decomissioning ceremony for Galactica because she was beyond repair and they were abandoning ship (or planning to) and that Laura was too sick to attend so Lee is there in a presidential capacity.

I admit I could be wrong and that killing Laura three episodes from the end (and then probably including Mary McDonell through flashbacks or something) is the kind of thing this show would do, but at the same time, THE OPERA HOUSE is still completely unexplained.

Had she been active and doing awesome stuff until now, I could probably get on board with her quiet, insignificant-moment, just-keeled-over, mundane death. But at the same time, dammit, I'm still waiting for her crowning moment of vindicating awesome. The idea that she dies after half a dozen episodes of doing nothig but mooning after Bill Adama and chasing her former airlocking glory with brief moments of coldness to the Deck Chief is...sadmaking.

My first thought was that it was some kind of decomissioning ceremony for Galactica because she was beyond repair and they were abandoning ship (or planning to) and that Laura was too sick to attend so Lee is there in a presidential capacity.

That is a good possibility. But what would he be leaning down looking at? And I'm sure the ship means a great deal to him. In a way it saved his life. Had he not been sent there for the decommissioning ceremony, he would have died along with everyone else on the Atlantia.

Maybe the Opera House gets explained this week? I'm suspecting Sam wakes up and has some, if not all, answers. And as I said to [Bad username: admirreddisorder], if she dies before the finale, it fits in with the prophecy about the dying leader. Maybe there is a revelation about a new home for them right before she passes away. And I could see Lee heartbroken, not just because she's gone, but that she didn't see her hope for humanity become a reality.
Given the amount of detail that the final episodes will have to include and the number of plot points that still aren't resolved, I think I'm glad that Laura's death is significant enough to get what will hopefully be most of an episode dedicated to it - but I can't say I'm looking forward to it.
That was my thought as well. Part of me really wants her to see the human race to the end of its journey, but I do think it's important that her death not be overshadowed by other big finale plot-maneuvering.
If certain theories pan out and everyone dies, then it's possible we could see Laura again. When she nearly died before I was able to tell myself they would never kill Laura off so early into the series run. I don't have that to fall back on anymore. :(
I'm certainly won't be angry if she dies before the very end. If not for the miracle fetal blood she would have died in Season 2 and to go two and a half seasons without Mary/Laura is unimaginable. But I just know it's going to be very hard for me to watch, assuming I'm right, and it's entirely possible I'm not.