Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars
To everyone who gave me crap about criticizing this show when it ran a couple of clinker episodes, read this carefully, as a reminder that I say nice things a lot
of nice things far more often than I gripe. This week puts the show back in business and more, as far as I'm concerned. It's a nice twist that just as we get a little stale spending so much time with the humans, we dive into the Cylon world on Caprica and see the human side there. Granted, I could've done without Sharon's scream after being downloaded into a snot
, but after that it was all good, particularly as we see Caprica Six being tentative and a smug Baltar living in her head. Nice turnabout. As for the rest, we're done with gangsters and hostage takers for now, and it looks like we're moving into some more story meat or enough to end the season with a killer cliff-hanger, anyway. D'Anna tries to set up Caprica Six and Caprica Sharon (I'm trying not to confuse myself here) to drive each other into the Cylon doghouse (having their memories put in cold storage) as Anders sets about trying to blow them all up and Galactica Sharon gives birth. Then Roslin orders Sharon and Helo's baby spirited away to an adoptive mom, with the poor couple thinking their baby's dead as Galactica Six loses it and vows vengeance on Baltar and all humanity. (Like she can do worse than she's already done? I guess so.) Caprica Six and Caprica Sharon make their choice, freeing the captive Anders before he can be tortured (and busting D'Anna's noggin with a big ol' chunk of concrete in the process) and we're off and running. (And don't think Xena's gonna be too happy when she wakes up.) Again, the switch here seeing the Cylons as humans and the humans (Roslin, especially) as cold and inhuman is a nice touch. And if anyone can keep that balance up, it's this crew.