So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival, Ed. 4.5.4

Everyone knows I continue to be utterly amazed at the amazingness of these final episodes. I’m loving the blog carnival this time around, because it’s great to read what others are thinking.

So let’s just dive right in:

Norman Doering presents What scales? Blood, yes, lots of blood, but no scales, posted at A Blog from Hell, saying, “Instead of giving condemned prisoners last rites, on Galactica the atheistic crew talk to Baltar not about their sins, but about their lives overall. It gives the concept of confession a whole new meaning.” He also offers the reader background music to listen to while reading his post. He’s very relieved the mutiny’s over so we can get back to the important questions at hand.

Ms. Smarty Pants presents This Is Supposed to Feel Like a Victory Right?, posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All, saying, “There’s no way to pick a theme so a list it is.” I really like her analysis of both Gaeta and Zarek. Very interesting, particularly Gaeta’s. And she also references this excellent piece by Mo Ryan from the Chicago Tribune, in which Richard Hatch (who played Apollo in the original series) explains Zarek.

Audra presents BSG – 4 down, 6 to go, posted at True Science Fiction. She was so stunned by the episode that she headed straight to the computer to jot down her thoughts. We go down the rabbit hole with her. Interesting question she raises about Starbuck.

Nina presents Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Epi. 14: Blood on the Scales, posted at Blog It Out Bitch. She agrees with me that Mary McDonnell needs an Emmy, that Gaeta is somewhat of a tragic figure (though he still got what he deserved) and that Adama is IT.

Roberta presents BSG ruminations posted at CouchSlobs – A Monument To Human Idleness. She, well, ruminates, on the episode. I, too, had expected either Roslin or Adama to die, because that’s just what this show would do. I, too, wonder if Anders died, and if he didn’t, if he could still resurrect, as it appears Ellen will do/has done. She wants to know what one big question you have that you want answered. Me? Why Sharon is model Number 8, when the “new” Cylons only have seven models. Huh? Riddle me this, Batman!

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