TV Review: Battlestar Galactica 4.13 – Sometimes a Great Notion

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica, SciFi, Airs Friday 10/9c

Episode: “Sometimes a Great Notion” (Season Four, Episode 13)

Synopsis: After the human fleet joins forces with the renegade Cylons, a Colonial locator beacon signal leads them to Earth, the 13th Colony. However, upon landing on the planet, they discover a world devastated by nuclear explosions from 2000 years ago. The loss of hope in the fleet, and particularly on Galactica, send the people into a massive depression. Admiral Adama struggles to bring sanity back to the fleet and offer a new hope.

Review: Yes, BSG fans, the time is upon us. The final game clock has started ticking towards the end of what I consider to be one of the best dramas on television. Battlestar Galactica is coming to an end, and the final episodes have begun.

If you thought that Battlestar Galactica couldn’t get more depressing, then you haven’t seen the mid-season premiere yet. Depression has moved through the humans and the Cylons alike, with the loss of dreams, hope and the legendary religion of Kobol. This made for pretty much a downer of an episode, but it has kick-started the characters in a new direction. Things are significantly shaken up, with the whole belief system of both the humans and the Cylons in shambles. For those fans of Lost, you’ll understand when I say it reminds me of when Locke lost his faith and unwittingly blew up the Swan station.

If you watched the mid-season prep show “The Top 10 Things to Know About Battlestar Galactica,” you should be confident that there is a plan for these final nine episodes to follow. And while this first one didn’t have a lot of action or answers, it definitely had its moments, including a significant crew suicide and the revelation of the final Cylon, whom I suspected for more than a year.

This episode was worth waiting for, and I know they are going to get better as we push forward towards the end of the series.

Up Next: Tom Zarek leads a rebellion, causing tensions within the human fleet. Meanwhile, more on the fifth Cylon.

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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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