Previously on Battlestar Galactica
: Brother Cavil had special plans for Hera at the Cylon Colony while Admiral Adama finally decided that he has to abandon the Galactica.
Here we are, part one of the two-part series finale. Hold on to your frakking hats. Things get off to an amazingly confusing start as we see an affluent city with the subtitle “Caprica City, Before the Fall.” Is your mind blown yet? Adama (Edward James Olmos
) sits in a meeting where a man is trying to convince him to do something he doesn't want to do.
We also get to see Gaius Baltar's first date with Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer
), where she slowly rubs the inside of his thigh while getting drunk in his limo. Baltar (James Callis
) gets a disturbing call and is forced to go see his aging, senile father, who stabbed his nurse.
Baltar's dad is pretty darn funny, making a bunch of jokes about Caprica Six being a whore. He thinks Gaius has betrayed his family's history, even changing his accent so he sounds more educated.
In another first meeting, we get to see Lee (Jamie Bamber
) stop by Kara Thrace's apartment for dinner. Why is he there? To have dinner with his brother and his girlfriend, of course, and none other than Zak Adama shows up, warning his big brother against stealing his girlfriend. I think we all know how that will turn out.
Finally back on Caprica City, Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell
) gets drunk with her two sisters at a baby shower for one of them. Everything is great and it's nice to see Laura having a good time. That ends quickly the next day when the Caprica City Police stop by to tell Laura that her dad and two sisters were killed by a drunk driver. My heart breaks because apparently Laura Roslin's life has always sucked.
She heads outside and walks over to a fountain. She wades in and lets the sprays of water coast over her face. This motif segues beautifully into Laura Roslin's morphine drip in the present. She's not feeling well, and neither is Lee, who's dealing with tearing the Galactica apart and redistributing the pieces to the fleet.
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