Battlestar Galactica Final Episodes: “Sometimes a Great Notion”


I am still amazed at the way Battlestar Galactica has yet to let down on a season finale or opener and this may have been the best opener yet.  So much was revealed in this episode that I’m almost wondering what surprises could possibly be left in show.  Then of course I remember which show this is.  That’s right, the best show ever.  For those of you who have seen it I’m not going to go over the biggest revelations, and instead go over some of my favorite little antecedotes.  That being said, their will be SPOILERS!!!  SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Who is the real final Cylon?

I’m glad they didn’t go and actually reveal the final Cylon… then again, maybe that’s what they did.  Kara’s finding what was most likely her corpse and Tigh seeing that vision gives us two possible final Cylons… but is it really either of them?  Could it be neither?  Could everyone be a Cylon? (UPDATE) Ron Moore has made it official in this interview that Ellen is the final Cylon.  Seems he decided back in the third season, so it’s nice to know that their is atleast some future planning in the show.

Are they really leaving Earth already?

I don’t really know what to think about this possibility; on the one hand the show still has the same format, on spaceships, but it also seems a little depressing and unsatisfying to leave just leave Earth.  It’s what the entire series has been building up to, are their really no secrets left?


It’s possible only I noticed this insignificant detail, but it seemed like rings on many people were very prominently displayed; Lee, Duala, Tigh, Anders, Kara’s necklace, and I think even Tyrol.  What does this mean?  Whose ring did Kara find?  Does this mean anything or am I just obsessing over meaningless minutiae?

Adama and Tigh’s big scene

That might have been one of my favorite all time scenes between them.  And you can tell Olmos had a lot of fun doing it.

The picture!

I had almost forgotten that the picture you see above was supposed to contain clues in it about the final season.  I don’t think many (or any at all) were revealed in the first half of the final season, but now I’m starting to see them; Luara burned her scrolls of Pythia, Luara isn’t the prophet she was supposed to be and in fact in the place of Judas, the chalics representing the final Cylon is right nest to Tigh, Duala isn’t here, and Kara is,so that means she isn’t the FInal cylon(?).  But many questions remain: what is Athena reading, why is number 6 “Jesus”, why does Tyrol have a knife, and so on.

Like always, I can’t wait for the next episode!


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