TV Review: Battlestar Galactica – Someone to Watch Over Me

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica, SciFi, Airs Friday 10/9c

Episode: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Season Four, Episode 19)

Synopsis: With Boomer in the brig of Galactica, President Roslin has been asked to extradite her to the rebel Cylon Basestar to be tried for treason. Tyrol fears that she will be executed and arranges her escape, only to learn she has a secret plan. Meanwhile, Kara Thrace is trying to come to terms with what happened to her on Earth and why she found her own dead body there.

Review: Last week, there were some that accused the show of marking time, and to a degree I agree with them. The installment last week had only a small amount of new information or plot development that didn’t necessarily warrant an entire episode. I forgave that then because the previous several episodes were so well done.

This week, however, was definitely marking time. On the whole, more happened this week with Boomer’s plans and Starbuck trying to figure out what happened, but there was really only about ten minutes of story with a lot of filler. This does irk me, considering that this was the first of the last four episodes. I was hoping for a little more story with the dwindling series.

However, this is a trend for a show that might now have enough of the overall story to lay out in the number of episodes promised to the network. I saw this with the fifth season of Stargate: Atlantis, which seemed to have a large number of episodes towards the end of its run that really had nothing to do with the end game of the show.

Oh well, at least there’s something to chew on now that Boomer has shown where her loyalties lie. The only problem I have with her character arc is that she had disappeared from the show for so long, and we should have been privy to more of her development. We got plenty of development for Athena becoming loyal to humans, but there was only a few glimpses of Boomer’s conversion to Cylon loyalties. (And I have to wonder what the hell Helo was thinking. With that many eights running around, he didn’t even notice… but is it really cheating?)

Kara’s storyline was okay, albeit predictable. I’m getting a bit tired of her moping, though.

This episode was definitely a let-down for me, but I still have faith that the next three will ramp up the excitement.

Up Next: Adama faces a grim reality with the fragile state of Galactica, while more is revealed about Boomer and Hera.

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Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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