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Battlestar Galactica Season 5 Episode 4 – RIP Felix Gaeta – Blood on the Scales February 7, 2009

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Battlestar Galactica Season 5 Episode 4 (SciFi calls this Season 4 episode 14) “Blood on the Scales” was one of the best – if not THE BEST Battlestar Galactica episodes EVER.

We don’t know who will get shot, who will live and who will die. Who is in charge? Will they jump? Will they not jump?

From beginning till the end this episode kept us guessing on all those questions.

At first we were certain Adama, Tigh or Rosyln would get toasted, but that didn’t happen.

Zarek issueing the order to kill the whole quarom – WOW…

Roslyn’s argument to fight no matter what…

and the people all those people on Galactica who tried to follow their conscience whether that meant following Gaeta or Adama.

Felix Gaeta is truly the great tragic hero of this show. Unlike Zarek he is not evil. Unlike Baltar he didn’t betray his people to the Cylons .

Gaeta from beginning till the end really always tried to do the right thing, whether it was helping the resistance on New Caprica, plotting the right jump point or overthrowing Adama because he didn’t want they Cylons to run the fleet.

Gaeta wasn’t evil he wasn’t thirsty for power – only for justice.

The final scenes of this episode were awesome – Gaeta telling Baltar of his youth and then finally the pain subsiding in his lost leg.

While it was inevitable that Gaeta would die once Adama retook control, it was also a sad ending to a noble and brave character. It’s unfortunate that we didn’t get to hear Gaeta sing again before dying and this site for one will miss him.

Rest in Peace Felix Gaeta. Rest in peace.


Blood on the Scales

Battlestar Galactica Blood on the Scales – Adama tells off Gaeta February 3, 2009

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After last week’s episode – The Oath – a lot of things have changed and a lot of things are up in the air.

SciFi and Space Network (in Canada) have put out a pair of teaser trailers for Battlestar Galactica Season 5 episode 4 – that pretty much show us exactly what’s next. (Update –watch Blood on the Scales now)

Here’s the spoiler – Roslyn and Adama survive – but Adama ends up in front of Gaeta’s firing squad charged with Crimes against the fleet.

The best line in either trailer is Admiral Adama telling Gaeta, “Go Shove it Up Your Ass!.”

The Canadian trailer is better than SciFi’s but we’ve included both below:

and SciFi’s trailer:

Blood on the Scales

Battlestar Galactica Season 5 episode 3 – The Oath January 31, 2009

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Third episode of what we think should be Season 5 (SciFi calls it Season 4 episode 13) was one awesome episode.

Called the Oath – clearly both sides think they’re upholding their Oath to the Colonial Fleet. The dept of Felix Gaeta’s mutiny is astounding he’s got the majority of Galactica (but not his boyfriend?!) on board.

Sure he didn’t shoot Adama, but Gaeta is a nice guy — or at least he was until he ordered the outgoing Raptor destroyed.

The Oath
Someone is gonna die there, will it be the Raptor team? or will it Be Tight? Or will Admiral Adama be toasted???

My bet is the raptor with all hands lost.

It’s sad that after everything that’s happened humans are turning against humans again. Innocent people are getting killed and all for what? Just because they don’t trust the Cylons?? That is a big issue and hey if i was on Galactica, personally I’d probably side with Gaeta too.

After the setup of the last episode – this episode is only part of the payoff.. i suspect that this mutiny will carry us forward right till the final episode.

Watch The Oath

Battlestar Galactica Season 5 Episode 2 – Gaeta’s Mutiny January 24, 2009

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Second episode of what we’re calling Season 5 (scifi channel is calling it season 4 episode 11) – and we’ve got the making of (yet another) full scale human mutiny.

We’ve had human mutiny before in this show – but this time will be a little different.

Now we’ve got Cylon’s fighting Cylons, Humans fighting humans and you need a score card to figure who is one what side.

And what’s the deal with Calli and Tyrol’s baby?!!! woops sorry Chief you’re not the dad! Hot Dog is the dad and calli was a slut – too bad for you.

What happened to Baltar!!! For the first few seasons he was one of our favorite characters – now he just plain sucks. He doesn’t have visions of Six anymore (and she doesn’t have visions of him) he doesn’t even talk to six. That’s just stoopid and negates three plus years of plot development.

One thing is for sure though – with the (yet another) mutiny on tap we’re in for a whole lot more action in the final 8 episodes of Battlestar Galactica. No doubt Ellen Tigh will be pissed too when she comes back to find Saul with Six and a new cylon baby.

*If you missed the episode live Amazon has it up now on demand –  A Disquiet Follows My Soul

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Webisodes Start Dec. 12 December 1, 2008

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Just as the case the last two half season – we’re going to get 10 webisodes this time around.
The official title of the Webisode series is, “The Face of the Enemy,” and Felix Gaeta is the major character.

There is also rumor that the webisodes will ‘out’ Gaeta as he is expected to have a real ‘male bonding” scene with another male character.

Not sure this will be as interesting as the flashback stuff we had prior to season 4 when we saw the younger Adama – Husker – kick Cylon arse – that was cool. Oh and don’t forget the season 3.5 webisode’s Resistance where we saw the going-ons of new Caprica.

Until we see what’s going on with Earth and the final Cylon – not sure that anything else really matters for Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica : Gaeta’s Lament May 19, 2008

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The song that Felix Gaeta sings after he loses his leg in the last episode of Battlestar Galactica 4×7 is one of the most stunning and haunting songs in modern scifi history.

Now the dude that wrote the sheet music and the lyrics for the song – Gaeta’s Lament –  Bear McCreary has blogged extensively about the song, how he put it together and what it all means.

* Alone she sleeps in the shirt of man
* With my three wishes clutched in her hand
* The first that she be spared the pain
* That comes from a dark and laughing rain
When she finds love may it always stay true
* This I beg for the second wish I made too

* But wish no more
* My life you can take

* To have her please just one day wake