Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Finale

Judging by Web buzz, last week's Season Three Battlestar Galactica finale, "Crossroads, Part II," was a failure. A poster on IMDB, for example, deemed it "a disappointing end to a season that started so well."

It is true Season Three went into a mid-season slump, but the finale, risky as it might have been, was one for the ages.

Look at what it got done: wrapped Baltar's trial (finding him not guilty thanks to Lee Adama's speech from the witness stand--even the Admiral voted not guilty); revealed the source of the reverberating music driving Colonel Tigh crazy (crazier?); shocked us with the OMG moment in which Tigh, the Chief, Anders, Tory discover they are toasters (singing Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" on their separate, circuitous paths to a clandestine meeting); put the Galactica in terrible peril after a fleet-wide power failure; brought Starbuck back to life--and back from Earth--ready to lead the way home.

Pay no attention to the doubters. This was an amazing, risk-taking season-ender. But please let next season be the last.

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