Okay, on to the show. Based on last week, we’ll have… how many plot threads again?
(1) Starbuck and Helo stuck on Caprica
(1a) possibly Boomer in the stolen Cylon ride
(2) frazzled lieutenant and co., plus spacy Baltar, on Kobol
(3) Tigh dealing with command
(3a) …because Roslin is in the brig
(3b) …and Adama’s still out of commission
If you’ve been looking at the video blog on the official site, you know we’ll also be seeing Richard Hatch as Zarek again in the next couple of weeks.
As much as I liked the first season, I agree with those who say the Caprica subplot dragged; they had a beginning and an end, but nothing much in the middle but a lot of padding and a couple of widely-spaced plot points. I’m hoping the same doesn’t happen now that Starbuck has joined Helo there.
I gather, though, that her storyline is about to take a potentially interesting turn. From a preview article linked in a previous thread:Starbuck falls in with some culty survivor types who think repopulation is the paramount objective and who therefore want her for her womb. I guess we’ll find out if she’s the best at Lamaze in addition to everything else.
Oh, and after last week, I’m digging Tigh’s character a lot. I thought he was sort of ill-served by the first season, and it’s nice to see him coming into his own.
Tonight: running firefights in Galactica’s corridors! Wheee!