All of this has had spoilers before, and all of this will have spoilers again.
If it’s aired, or if it’s purely speculation, no need for a spoiler box. If it’s from a future episode as revealed by interviews, web content, or kamala-induced clairvoyance, then hide it in a spoiler box, and provide a generally descriptive label so we can decide for ourselves whether or not it’s something we want to know.
Okay. Here we go. The midpoint finale, which, if last season is any indication, should feature some major developments. And based on the preview, that should certainly be the case:
the quest for Earth is front and center
Adama is nose to nose with D’Anna
Cavil is using Baltar as a bargaining chip
a thermonuclear exchange is threatened
That sounds pretty significant to me.
I know the last couple of episodes have been a little shaky for a lot of people, for a variety of reasons, but wasn’t that true in season two, also? On first viewing, “Final Cut” and “Flight of the Phoenix” were considered rather minor installments (though it must be said the latter has improved a lot in retrospect), and then “Pegasus” arrived and blew us all away. Not that we should raise our expectations unreasonably for tonight’s episode, but, come on: “Nuke the planet.” Woot!
After tonight, there’ll be a short break, and we resume in January.
9pm on Sci Fi. (And if you missed the previous announcement, the show is moving to a more prominent home, on Sunday nights. Maybe Sci Fi is pissed at the lack of Golden Globe nominations and wants to increase the show’s profile. I mean, “Grey’s Anatomy” better than BSG? Gimme a break.)
(And yes, I know the schedule change was announced before the Globe nominations. It’s a frakking joke, pilgrim.)
(Oh, and incidentally, just to continue the parenthetical commentary, in case anybody’s curious, I’m flying out for a long-overdue vacation tonight, which means I won’t actually get to see this episode until I return next week. So don’t freak out when I don’t comment immediately. I mean, because I know you’re all waiting to find out what I think of the show, so your own opinions can be validated by my expert analysis. ;))