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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful:
The Cylon Detector, 10 September 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Dr. Baltar finishes his Cylon detector, President Roslin that
suspects that Commander Adama may be a Cylon suggests the commander to
be the first to be tested. Further, she asks Billy to get information
about behavior dating Dualla. She finds that Adama has sent classified
messages and has flown in a Raptor in secret missions. When a Cylon
raider suddenly approaches Galactica with erratic flight and Adama
vanishes, President Roslin increases her suspicion. However, Adama
return with Colonel Tigh's missing unfaithful wife Ellen Tigh, who was
unconscious on board of the Rising Star, raising the suspicion that she
could be a Cylon. Meanwhile in occupied Caprica, Boomer is in love with
Helo and escaping to save his life.
In this episode, the Machiavellian character of President Laura Roslin uses all the despicable political tricks, inclusive a date of her minion Billy and a secret conversation with Colonel Tigh, to investigate Commander Adama. It is amazing how the despicable Dr. Gaius Baltar gives the information he wants with his detector. I do not understand why his information is not double-checked, since it is dependable on colors only. Kate Vernon is great in her performance of the unfaithful Ellen Tigh. The unexpected romance of the Cylon Sharon and Helo is one of the best moments of this show. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "O Retorno" ("The Return")
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Trouble and strife, 14 September 2010
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
After the words Leoben whispered in President Roslin's ear she has been
concerned about Commander Adama; this isn't helped when she learns that
he has been making off the record communications and he has been making
flight on his own to the fleet. To make matters worse at the moment a
Cylon raider turns up Adama is off on one of his trips. When he gets
back we learn why he was acting so suspiciously; he had found Colonel
Tigh's wife Ellen. She was on another ship claiming to have no memories
from the time of the attack till a couple of weeks ago, as this is very
suspicious Adama moves her to the top of the queue for Cylon testing.
Whether she is a Cylon or not she is clearly trouble, she has barely
set foot on Galactica when she has got her husband back on the booze.
When the two of them join Adama and the president for dinner they both
end up drunk. When the results of the Cylon test results come though it
is almost a surprise that she passes... until Six mentions to Baltar
that everybody passes now; so we will have to wait to find out if she
is a Cylon or not. Back on Caprica it has become clear that Sharon is
genuinely trying to get away from the other Cylons; it is still to be
seen how Helo will react when he learns that she is a Cylon.
This was an interesting episode; Michael Hogan put in a fine performance as Col. Tigh as he falls of the wagon due to his wife who was equally well played by Kate Vernon, it can't be easy playing a character who is meant to be so unlikeable. The final twist of telling us that everybody passed the Cylon test was great; just as I'd got over the surprise that Ellen was not a Cylon we learn that she might be after all! I was glad that the Sharon with Helo appears to be one of the good guys, Grace Park makes the character so likable I'd be disappointed if she'd turned out to be bad, also making one of the Cylons leave the others makes them more interesting.
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