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    1. New Caprica was all Baltar, I think. Seeing as how HE lived on Caprica, any planet he had ANY say in naming would be New Caprica. That man is clearly so self absorbed that . . . . man, he’s just not likeable.

      The mustache on Adama - couldn’t agree more. Ugh. MUST go.

      I was intrigued about the direction they went . . . VERY intrigued. Its going to be very interesting to see what happens now. I love the reaction of the Galatica Cavel when he sees his brother. “I am NOT a Cylon . . . oh. Well, this changes things.” I hope to see more of him as well, since he seems to be the athiestic Cylon, and his perspective is different than all the others we have seen so far.

      Comment by B. Minich, PI — Saturday, March 11, 2024 @ 12:37 pm

    2. Good point on Baltar and “New Caprica”

      And yup–the Galactica Cavell reaction was great.

      Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Saturday, March 11, 2024 @ 1:01 pm

    3. I expect the next season will explain how affairs ended up the way they did.

      What I am curious about is the Cylon baby’s role in the story. The baby’s adoptive mother is Roslin’s teaching assistant, no doubt because Roslin wanted to keep an eye over her.

      I’m sure there are plenty of people in the fleet who were accustomed to being in ships as opposed to on the ground, so there would have been enough people to stay on the ships.

      Comment by ATM — Saturday, March 11, 2024 @ 10:38 pm

    4. I think you are missing what Baltar is going through. It’s all there in MACBETH, recall “OUT, OUT, Damn spot.”

      IT’S GUILT. And for our post-modern, post-Christian society, it’s a fascinating story line. We’ve been told that good and evil doesn’t exist, it’s nothing but narrative and construct.

      But here we see a fella who is as sophisticated and as worldly as could be, BUT HE IS HAUNTED BY GUILT.

      And notice too, in the recent episode where we went to occupied Caprica. AND GUESS WHO WAS HAUNTED BY GUILT THERE, the ravishing # 6, long legs and all.

      The show certainly throws curves at its audience, in more ways than one.

      Comment by Dan — Sunday, March 12, 2024 @ 2:24 am

    5. I too was surprised by the “leap” in both time and story line to the New Caprica story. Baltar is acting like his name would suggest, a tragic Roman “Ceasar”. Consumed by power and guilt. I thought the Baltar election and the move to the plant was glossed over a bit too much. It was too big a point in the story to have been left to this “leap” in the story line.
      I think the Cylons are on the hunt for the “baby Jesus” child. I think that is why they backed off from their attack on both Old Caprica and sent Cavell and this “brother”. I think that Sharon is a “Virgin Mary” figure in this story line.
      I don’t understand why it is that after a year on the New Caprica they are all still living in tents?? No trees on this plant or what?? And how is it that the military crews where allowed to just leave their posts?? They are military aren’t they??? How did Adm. Adama loose control of the military troops under his command??
      I truly think this is the best show on TV, but this seasons ender, although interesting and opens up a whole new set of plot possibilities, was confusing at best.

      Comment by Lennie Martin — Sunday, March 12, 2024 @ 8:13 am

    6. Several thoughts:

      I thought Six blew up the bomb because she wasn’t really ready to start up relations again with Baltar after the Pegasus? A stretch, but that’s what I was thinking.

      Also, I seem to recall someone mentioning that most of the survivors were from Caprica for some reason? In which case I guess most of the people would want it to be “New Caprica”, though you’d think they’d choose a different name altogether.

      Comment by Alpha Chen — Sunday, March 12, 2024 @ 9:49 pm

    7. Caprica was the capital, so it makes sense for the settlement to be named New Caprica. I don’t remember if there was ever a per colony survivor count given.

      As for Baltar, did anyone get the impression of Baltar being a Confederate leader during the first scene showing him in his office on New Caprica.

      Comment by ATM — Sunday, March 12, 2024 @ 10:57 pm

    8. The producers of the show like to remind us every episode that the Cylons “have a plan…”

      How does this season’s ending fit in with the plan? (or at least what we believed the plan to be). Was this the original plan, to essentially have a social coup on Caprica, find the Humans by accident, and decide to occupy the Human’s new home? How could it have been? Will the next season’s episodes begin with the Cylons “have a new plan….”

      I concur with everyone’s comments and questions about how did the BSG crew and others end up doing what they were doing after a year of settlement (such as Gaida being the President’s aide). In season 2.5, the producers were very fond of using the flash back in several episodes, often starting episodes at the end of the story and then explaining how they got there. I have a feeling that Season 3.0 will be much like that, spent entirely explaining what has happened over the last year, and then the second half of the season will get back to moving the story forward.

      And of course, one teaser at the end of the episode of interest: Who was the dude looking for Kara when the Cylons reached New Caprica? Didn’t one of the #6’s know Kara on sight? How is it that Kara understood how to fly a Cylon Raider? It was more than just her pilot skills, Sharon also identified with the raider. What role does Kara have yet to play, and how does it affect “the plan?”

      Comment by bg — Monday, March 13, 2024 @ 1:59 pm

    9. The Plan element is a good point, and one that occurred to me the other day–do they still have A Plan? Is it a New Plan?

      Inquiring minds don’t want to wait until October!

      Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Monday, March 13, 2024 @ 3:24 pm

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