This was the first time that I’ve actually been annoyed with the resolution of am episode of BSG.
After building up to what is basically an inevitable death for a lead character, the sci-fi engine kicks in and saves Roslin from dying of terminal cancer. Not only that – but she’s completely cured!
Nevermind the final ‘twist’ at the end which was completely unneccesary and unwarranted. I can’t fathom how that could have even be pulled off.
It’s a shame because the episode had some really good strengths. When Boomer started banging her head against the glass window, it was a shocking display or raw emotion.
Tigh’s restrained jubilation as Adama grabbed the terrorist by the throat was an excellently executed.
And of course, there was the issue of Baltar’s motivations which now even he’s confusing himself. With two clear motivations available to him for helping Roslin and saving her life, it seems he’s deluded himself into thinking that he was doing it out of the kindness of his heart. The root motivation of course is that he’s trying to save Boomer’s child.
Yep – not a bad episode in the least, just let down by a few quirks in the storyline.