Now here's a situation I can identify with: the Cylon virus knocking out the main and auxiliary power on board, not unlike the many times that I blew a fuse with my AC while living in New York. Not that we had any auxiliary anything, you understand. We just had flashlights and basement fuse boxes that hung from their own wires. Enough about me, though. Yet another testament to how well done this show is the way they manage to make CGI Cylon warriors terrifying. You see exactly what it's like to run into one in a dark hallway, and it ain't pretty. And I didn't realize how freakin' big they were. Down on Caprica, Starbuck's laying into Helo. "Your girlfriend's from a lovely family," she says of Cylon Boomer. "Good people. Great values." Oh, c'mon. She's gonna give the guy crap when she already knows he's been on the run for months, one of only two humans (as far as he knew) on the entire planet? Well, yeah apparently she is. Meanwhile, Baltar can't figure out why Adama, in a dream, would want to drown Baltar and Number Six's baby. Just a guess here, Doc, but I'm thinking it has something to do with your kid serving the purposes of the guys who nearly wiped out all of human civilization. Crazy talk, I know.
But who figured Starbuck for a painter, and not a bad one at that? Nice scene where she listens to the recording of her father playing classical piano, too. "Everyone I know is fighting to get back what they had," she says. "I'm fighting 'cause I don't know how to do anything else." Like I said, nice; just as the scene on Kobol, where Chief Tyrol has to deliver the fatal shot to the dying Socinus to make his death quick is painful to see. Great job cranking up the tension, too, when the last Cylon Centurions go for the aft damage-control room as the underarmed Apollo and his guys try to stop them. "We did it! We got 'em all! They don't look so big now, do they?" one guy screams after they get lucky and destroy the robots. "They were big enough," Apollo says. Good point all the dead people around him would likely agree. Once again, great episode. Maybe we can wait a little longer for Adama to wake up. It's been pretty interesting with him out of the picture like this (not that it wasn't good when he was up and about, mind you; I'm just saying especially since it seems to keep Tigh away from that pain-in-the-ass wife of his).