The Fleet refuses to cooperate with Cylon engineers and Adama decides to put and end to it. He sends the Quorum a message stating that unless they wish to join Zarek in the cell, they get ... See full summary »

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The Fleet refuses to cooperate with Cylon engineers and Adama decides to put and end to it. He sends the Quorum a message stating that unless they wish to join Zarek in the cell, they get their people in line. However, Gaeta is already freed Zarek with the help of other would-be-revolutionists. They allow Zarek to leave Galactica on a raptor. He lands on Colonial One and enters a gathering of the Quorum. Meanwhile, Anders gets ambushed and captured. At the CIC, Gaeta cleverly manipulates everyone else until the time is at hand for the revolution to begin. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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This episode was originally to be directed by Kevin Smith, who is an ardent fan of the series. However, scheduling conflicts prevented Smith from directing. See more »

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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Starbucks shoots the marine who is about to execute Lee] Take it from someone who died once. It's no fun. Let him go.
Lt. Hamish 'Skulls' McCall: Frak you!
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Starbuck immediately shoots Skulls in the shoulder] I can do this all day. Who's next? Racetrack? Connor?
Charlie Connor: Let him go.
[Lee is released by another marine who is holding him]
Lee Adama: All right, we need to get the hell out of here. Kara, now!
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [to the group who were holding Lee] Follow me. Please.
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Losing the plot.
31 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well I was hoping the series would go out with a bang but it's looking more like the writers are floundering. Mutiny in reality is a rare thing, because any commander worth their salt has learned how to lead. You lead by example, by the book and because your experience and track record recommend you to your superiors and to your subordinates. Inspirational leaders are less common because they require something more both in themselves, and in those they command. If you lack experience in the military field I recommend you read this page which provides a good overview: http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001249.php

All I will say is that in my view, regardless of the seeming hopelessness of their position there is no way that a successful charismatic leader such as Adama would be removed from his command by mutineers. The fact that the arch mutineer is Mr Gaeta is beyond belief, no one in their right mind would follow him anywhere, he is a whiny malcontent whose military career prospects would be extremely limited even if he had not lost his leg. The fact too that he is allied with Zarek would make for little prospect for stability or a proper command structure, and it is infantile to imagine that long serving and experienced personnel would not realise this. The idea that they would rise up and murder their colleagues is mad, as military law is explicit and there would be no prospect of any amnesty or commutation. As characters Zarek and Gaeta are weak venal and uninteresting and should be pushed out of the airlock forthwith.

Shame, I had enjoyed the series up to now, but it really does appear that the writers have lost their way.


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