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17 January 2009 @ 10:39 pm
Battlestar Galactica 4.11 Sometimes a great notion  
Wow. That fulfilled all my worst expectations. Including 'will include some completely unpredictable implausible element' and 'will massacre Lee's characterisation in yet another way'.

I'm not going to discuss the plot holes. There were so many I don't know where to start. I'd love someone to explain to me how the Thirteenth Tribe can have been Cylons and how all their gear and bodies were right there on the surface even though they died 2000 years ago... and how Kara's body was barely decomposed at all. But I'm sure there will be plenty of other people tackling that. I'm concentrating on the character stuff.

Let's get the big things over with first:
1. Earth is nuked. (yeah, we know)
2. Ellen is the Fifth. (yawn, whatever, at least the suspense is over with--unless it's a fakeout)
3. The Final Five have literally been here before and apparently Anders was Bob Dylan. (LMAO)
4. Kara is deader than a dead thing that's really dead. (extremely annoying but predictable)
5. The characterisation is as bad if not worse than 4.0.

I had very little 'care factor' about much of the episode. Adama managed to annoy me. I guess that means his characterisation was still ballpark. His ineptitude as a father surfaced once again--'carry the ball' got me riled early on and then his reaction when Dee died solidified it. Wow, Adama, once again you have time for everyone (even dead people) except your own son.

I should have cared more about the Tigh-Adama scene. Tigh himself was in character and relatively interesting. But I found it tedious and predictable to see Adama losing it again--it was obvious he was going to try and goad Tigh into topping him. The 'sea' story was really boring and it was even more boring to see Tigh reenact it.

I had slightly more time for Roslin losing it. But I thought her speech would have been more powerful if she'd been the one who forged the Alliance with the Cylons and led them to Earth (rather than Kara and Lee playing big parts in that).

But my bigger complaint was... wouldn't EVERYONE lose it? In a much more full on way than this?! The degree to which people like Helo and Sharon and Gaeta and, well, everyone, dealt with this disappointment with relative ease seemed really implausible to me. I was expecting riots, despair, certainly people not working any more. I didn't think they'd just amble around waiting for Lee to write a speech and explain things for Roslin. I guess I expected a Fleet-wide existential crisis. Not only had they found Earth nuked, but they'd also tied themselves to the Cylons, and the double-whammy would surely mindfuck people well and truly.

Apparently it only REALLY mindfucked Dee. Adama rallied round in the end. Roslin still seemed shell-shocked but she's dying anyway. I guess the writers felt that having ONE character top themselves in relation to finding Earth was enough. Sorry, not really.

I had been spoiled (well, in heavy hints) that this episode would include something Lee/Dee related, but even if it hadn't the sudden random insertion of her in the previouslies was a massive tip-off that she was going to die. We've barely seen her for half a season! Why would anyone care about Dee's reaction to Earth if she wasn't going to top herself? And so I waited for it ... what i didn't see coming was the DATE. Dear, god! Where is the logic, people?

What happened to 'I believe you' or 'We'll walk those halls together'? When their dreams of Earth turn to dust, Kara and Lee, the people who we're supposed to believe, combined to bring the Fleet to this point, have NOTHING TO SAY TO EACH OTHER? Implausible. Sorry.

Apparently Kara's reaction is to go on a field excursion with ... Leoben. Um... I can't even begin to fathom what's going on in the writers' minds there. Actually I can.

This episode makes sense if you realise that the writers had two agendas:
1. Give Dee a poignant 'farewell' episode.
2. Have Kara alone for her big reveal to maximise the angst.
The third goal hovering in the wings was 'give Kara a reason to turn to Anders so that we can have our beloved Kara/Anders ship back'.

To achieve these goals they had to write some really unlikely material. It's not just Lee who should have been talking to Kara. What about Adama? What about Laura? Kara LED THEM HERE. Do they have nothing to say to her? What about Anders, who was at her shoulder in Revelations? Nothing? Ok. And how about Kara herself? I really expected her to lose it far more immediately. Instead she seemed relatively calm about nuked Earth until she found her own body. And don't get me wrong, that was a deeply disturbing and horrible thing for her to go through. But before that the field excursion chummyness with Leoben made no sense at all. I was dreading her turning to him for 'comfort' when she found her own body. She's very lucky he fled!

And then there was Dee... since she doesn't really have established relationships with many characters they had to show her interacting with Lee. But did they have to show them on a DATE!? I actually LAUGHED when he asked if she wanted a drink. Lee, darling, I'm glad you're coping with nuked Earth well, but is this the time to rekindle romance?!! Excuse me while I LOL. It made no sense. It only made sense to make Dee's death poignant and give Lee 'regrets'. WTFEVER.

I had thought it would be Anders that died a martyr's death and thereby became an obstacle to the Kara/Lee, because Lee could never live up to his memory. Instead, they flipped that around and made Dee the thing that came between Lee and Kara. Because they needed another moment of mistiming and misunderstanding! *eyeroll* Of course Kara won't tell Lee that she's dead now. Of course she'll run to Anders. Of course it's all Lee's fault.

But it actually isn't either Lee's fault or Kara's--it's the writers'. Why didn't Kara and Lee speak to each other on Earth? Why did everyone let Kara stay down there with the Cylons and Leoben? Why did Kara not skedaddle back to tell someone--Lee?--when she found her body? Why did Lee weirdly have heaps of time to amble around getting drunk, composing a speech and implausibly flirting with his ex? Why wasn't he getting mobbed with people asking wtf was going on?

The Lee/Dee scenes made no sense to me. Briefly:
- Dee never read Lee right. She constantly misread him, so that's nonsense.
- Lee could ALWAYS have 'done it' without Dee--that too, is nonsense.
- The last person Lee needs a pep talk from at this point in time is Dee. He should be having this conversation with Kara--they are the ones who should be leading the fleet if Adama and Roslin can't cope.
- Why would Lee be rekindling something with Dee? He appears otherwise untraumatised or else I'd say it's a shock reaction. Dee's motivation clearly stems from shock. But Lee's is less easy to excuse that way... I will have to fanwank that Kara has formally turned him down because the last romantic moment Lee had was him telling Kara that he was available if she wanted him. I guess she didn't.

It is WAY past the time when the show should be showing Kara and Lee not-quite-connecting. Either just let the whole thing go, or have them actually be together. As a shipper, of course, I think it would make more sense for them to be a couple by now. But here we have the proof in this episode that they're not. They're never going to be. Yep, they'll do the 'I'm a ghost'/'It's ok, I love you anyway' thing in the finale, but frankly it's meaningless. The writers are incapable of showing these characters in a real relationship, one where they turn to each other and support one another. If they were going to ever show it, now was the time. In reaction to nuked Earth, they could have shown Lee and Kara supporting one another, Adama and Roslin supporting one another... characters turning to each other for comfort and trying to find a constructive way to move on. Instead they just opted for more misunderstanding and forced drama that doesn't make sense from a character perspective.

Yawn. It's going to be a long season.

Jamie looked scrumptious. And Kara looked beautiful as she watched her body burn, and in a better show I would have found that scene heartbreakingly chilling. There! I found one and a half good things.

ETA: I found a BSG thing that made me HAPPY!. It's a miracle!!
 
 
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daybreak777: lee blue eyesdaybreak777 on January 17th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Heh, I knew you weren't going to like this one, Boppy.

The degree to which people like Helo and Sharon and Gaeta and, well, everyone, dealt with this disappointment with relative ease seemed really implausible to me.
Helo and Sharon were so WTF! I'm glad someone else saw it. Someone commmented that they were just trying to be in the moment with their daughter. Except I don't think we've ever seen them like that with her before. So now they are playing? I wish I had seen their reactions when Hera wasn't in the room. As for Gaeta, as we know, my boy goes into deep denial. Things with Gaeta's mind are not right. Webisodes proved it. My poor boy is gearing up for a complete psychotic break soon. It's not going to be pretty and I'm totally worried about him.

The third goal hovering in the wings was 'give Kara a reason to turn to Anders so that we can have our beloved Kara/Anders ship back'.
I don't know about Anders. I know that you feel he and Kara are going to have a thing. But I thought very little about Anders in this ep and I liked that. I just want Sam to find himself, by himself.

I wished Kara would have talked to Lee. But! The fact that she even tried is pretty big for her. And I don't think that any of this is her or Lee's fault. They are all reeling and doing some really frakked up things. I don't really get the Lee/Dee date. I get it for Dee but not Lee. I know it's only a drink but your ex is acting weird, man. Even Gaeta asked her about it but she was determined to go on with her plan. I feel for Lee, though.

I think that Kara was going to tell Lee about the body. She has to tell someone and Leoben couldn't deal. But like Sam and like everyone, she has to do this alone. She's becoming something. Growing up, something. It started two years ago. They will have their moment later, but there are things they each must do alone.

It was not a good ep to be a K/L shipper, I agree. I'm hanging on to tiny hope but I've felt this ever since Kara came back. She is not the same Kara. Literally. She and Lee love each other but this is kind of huge and until they discuss it, they can't be together. And, sigh, it might not be their time. But! They do have a time. But maybe not this one. Time on this show is obviously frakked up. So knowing that, for once, I can look past wanting them together. Everyone's world and belief in who they are just got frakked. I don't think it's time for anyone to be kissing, tickling or hooking up, not even OTPs.

But along with the doomy feeling was Lee (Jamie, really) looking absolutely adorable and better than ever. I want to put him with the pretty on Smallville or something. DAYUM! Lee's not really my type so that really confused me. I'm not supposed to focus on the pretty with this show! But how could one ignore that?

*looks for new Lee icons*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I HATED IT, DB! I score it -1 out of 10.

Except I don't think we've ever seen them like that with her before. So now they are playing?
Exactly. It rang completely falsely because we've never see them do that before. They could have toned it down and shown them trying to be lighthearted with Hera but struggling.

As for Gaeta, as we know, my boy goes into deep denial. Things with Gaeta's mind are not right.
I got the feeling his plot was sidelined in order to let him play witness to Dee in this episode.

I get it for Dee but not Lee.
That's exactly it. It makes sense for Dee, and that's all the writers cared about because it was her death episode. It made no sense for Lee.

I know Kara was going to tell Lee about the body. That just amps up the orchestrated melodrama.

They will have their moment later, but there are things they each must do alone.
Sorry, DB, I felt that for a long time but I think that it's about the time the show proved it can show us anything else. And 'a moment' ain't enough for me.

But! They do have a time. But maybe not this one. Time on this show is obviously frakked up.
That's my only comfort. The show itself is giving me reason to ditch 'this' incarnation of the characters. I will.

I want to put him with the pretty on Smallville or something. DAYUM!
Hee hee hee.
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cheryladcherylad on January 17th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I've been TRYING to find something ....cuz I was SO frustrated last night. Here is my ONLY silver lining: it was after this episode, during the WGA strike, that RDM watched all of the epis and read their 4.5 "break" notes and had an epiphany that "its the characters stupid" and they junked where they were going and rewrote the entire back half.

There .... Boppy ... that's all I got!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee plottingbop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Is that what happened? I've been trying to find out (without reading anything directly for fear of spoilers) whether there was any point at which RDM looked back at 4.0 and realised how off key it was. This is encouraging! HE NEEDED TO DO THAT.
ez_as_piez_as_pi on January 17th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
I think everyone's gonna lose it next week.. when the numbness wears off...

I guess I think Leoben just followed Kara, I didn't get a chummy vibe really, and I sekritly hope that his body was also on that bonfire... (cause really, does she want him blabbing to everyone that they found her body?)

I'll second Cheryl's comment, I hope we see a shift back to the good old days of tight writing and characters next week.

Hang in there!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee plottingbop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I lost it during the ep. There was a lot of swearing.

Yeah, I just don't understand why Kara tolerates Leoben's company at all. OK, he helped her find 'her destiny', which she was supposedly happy about now. But when her destiny turns out to be ashes, she doesn't lash out at him? Doesn't sound like Kara to me.

I was hoping they leave Leoben behind... last we saw he was fleeing Kara. Maybe everyone forgot about him?

*trying*
Raprap541 on January 17th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I noticed as well that no one seemed to turn to each other. The only one who tried was Felix talking to Dee a little.

And word on Bill. I found Bill really self indulgent and frankly letting everyone stew for hours and hours and not saying anything until after the suicides started? Its a failure in leadership. I understand it - Bill and Laura were devastated as well... but yeah. Lee? Grow a set and don't put off talking to the Quorum. *You* get on the loudspeaker and talk to the troops if daddy won't.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
I liked Felix talking to Dee--it was one of the few moments in the episode that sat ok for me.

letting everyone stew for hours and hours and not saying anything until after the suicides started? Its a failure in leadership.
I know! It was TERRIBLE.

From Lee's perspective it made no sense that he suddenly baulked at stepping in. Because initially he WAS the one yelling reassurance to the crowd and he's been the guy to step in before! They just gave him a crisis of confidence so he'd have a reason to talk to Dee. (WTF?!)
Beck: BSG Lee pushed to the edge by Lyssiebeck_liz on January 17th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
I was doing some major catch-up reading in the last few days, and so finally read your post about how you feel about BSG now from a few days ago. I was thinking about replying and telling you that the only reason I'm still watching the show is because I know it will be over soon and I still want to see how it ends. (If this had a chance of going on for years and years, I think I'd ditch it now.) I thought that I was merely mostly apathetic about the show, but last night's episode showed me I can still have some stronger reactions to it.

I was very annoyed by the majority of it. Really, the only part I actually liked is that Leoben, the king of freaking people out, is now completely freaked out by Kara. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, really. Heh.

And you know? I knew it was going to be dark and depressing; this is BSG, after all. But they seem to have discovered whole new depths of dark and depressing. Argh.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
t the only reason I'm still watching the show is because I know it will be over soon and I still want to see how it ends. (If this had a chance of going on for years and years, I think I'd ditch it now.)
Mmm, that's an interesting question. I'm such a completionist I probably would still watch even if it dragged on. But I would be even more resentful and annoyed! I am so glad it will be over soon.

the king of freaking people out, is now completely freaked out by Kara. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, really. Heh
Hahaha, yeah I can find some twisted joy in that somewhere.

But they seem to have discovered whole new depths of dark and depressing. Argh.
Yeah, the 'badly told' dark and depressing. Sorry. I've really had it with the show. (Your icon is appropriate.)
carpenyx: bsg | threecarpenyx on January 17th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
It was such a wtf episode. I couldn't stop saying "WTF?" 'cause nothing was making much sense and it was all over the place and... I'm still not sure what happened.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara destinybop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
YES, yes it really was. When I wasn't saying WTF, I was saying 'oh fuck off!' or laughing. (I laughed long and hard at the guitar Anders found for instance.)
The First Evil: Lee and Kara - starlit_trailasta77 on January 17th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Totally agree with you about Adama and pretty much disagree with you on everything else. ;) But, hey, if you didn't like it, you didn't like it and I'm not going to try to convince you to feel otherwise. I will say that I felt that so few people were losing it was because they were in shock and emotionally numb. I know that I've had a couple bad experiences in my life and I didn't rage or cry or lash out, I just went on with my life and it wasn't until days later that it all hit me. Given the preview for the next episode, I think more reaction is coming.

Why did everyone let Kara stay down there with the Cylons and Leoben?

Well, she was following the signal and everyone seemed to know that. It's the first thing Lee asks her about when she shows up on Colonial One.

Why did Kara not skedaddle back to tell someone--Lee?--when she found her body?

I thought she did. Well, after she destroyed her body. It was clear she was going to tell him about what she found and, with him, figure out what to do next, but news of Dee's death stopped her. I actually am thrilled Kara made the effort to talk to Lee about all of this and that she stopped when she realized he was grieving and had enough to deal with at the moment.

Why did Lee weirdly have heaps of time to amble around getting drunk, composing a speech and implausibly flirting with his ex?

Lee was drunk? I didn't get that sense. Mostly because Jamie is lousy at playing drunk and I think he did a great jop in this ep. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on January 17th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hee. Aww, sorry. Yeah, I think I'm past the point of no return with the show. Though it seems Adama can still get to me. ;)

she was following the signal and everyone seemed to know tha
And the logic behind letting her go off into the wilderness with a Cylon that tortured her? a Cylon who was also instrumental in convincing her that it was here she needed to lead them?

I thought she did. Well, after she destroyed her body.
Yeah. Conveniently after Dee died so there was no risk of her actually saying anything. I could see that coming a mile away. The timing just felt so orchestrated. I'm sick of that feeling with this show.

Hmm, I did get the sense that Lee was tipsy, yes, but I agree it's hard to tell with Jamie sometimes! ;) I have no complaints about Jamie's performance. He managed to make me have sympathy for him despite the in-my-view crap material the writers dealt him. But yikes, the show really did nothing to make me regret posting that 'I've had it with this rubbish' post.
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blowjobs for jesuskristiinthedark on January 18th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Heeeeee, there was oodles of wtfness in this ep, for sure. My only thing is, I wonder if their going to say that it's really Ellen in the plane (blond hair, yo) so that's not really Kara that died. But, really? I don't even care. *big sigh*

I am very naive, though, because I was not expecting Dee to off herself AT ALL. You are right that it was just a token of what should have been going on with everyone.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee Presidentbop_radar on January 18th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
But, really? I don't even care. *big sigh*
Good theory, but ... yeah. ;)

It's a bit like that time they made Lee have post traumatic stress disorder to represent everyone having it. :D Except more stupid. :p

Sorry! humour is my only refuge at this point in time...
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brokenmnemonic: Hall of the Deadbrokenmnemonic on January 18th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
I had to watch this episode a second time with Ben. It's less like brain bleach the second time round if you concentrate on the following:

1. The ways in which Lee is awesome... being more presidential than Laura, not imploding, not demanding sympathy from everyone, not making big flashy shows of grief and inner torment, and finding the time to acquire a new shirt.

2. The many painful ways in which Leoben can kill himself after being left behind to starve to death on an irradiated dead planet.

3. The fact that Kara didn't run away from Lee and to Anders to highlight her emotional trauma, as she's done 5 or 6 times before.

4. Remember that Anders is Tigh's lovestar rockchild from another life.

5. Add as much snark as possible.

6. Chant "Run, Forrest! Run!" as Leoben runs away.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee Presidentbop_radar on January 18th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
and finding the time to acquire a new shirt.
Hahahaa, FAVOURITE element. :D

Yes, these do seem like good coping mechanisms. Next week on Battlestar Galactica? More humour! ;)
hazy: BSG: Sharon - bravehazyshade on January 18th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
apparently Anders was Bob Dylan

Bwahahaha. I pretty much love you for this! ;) I really did LOL IRL at that bit with the guitar.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on January 19th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
It was so FUNNY! I loved it! At first I was like 'Anders has found a special stick?! Stick of destiny? NO! GUITAR of destiny!' *g*
smact46smact46 on January 19th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Oh Boppy, I am soooo sorry that you felt like this *hugs you*...I really liked this ep, it did have problems, but overall, I got so much from it. I disagree with most of your issues, (except some of the more obvious time line issues and anvilicious plot points and papadama, maybe)and I am now just filled with more questions. I loved Lee and Kara in this ep, and I totally got the Lee stuff (don't know if you caught my post, but my take is quite different to yours). I hope that next week will be better for you.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on January 19th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for the hugs, they're really needed. I am heartbroken about my show and Lee. I did read your review but didn't want to reply because I saw things so differently. I think for me everything just feels so contrived--when I watch I feel like I can hear the writers' brains ticking, and it makes it really hard to suspend disbelief. I could try and find reasons why it makes sense for the characters but I'd feel like I was fanwanking and clutching at straws, and giving the writers more credit than they're worth since none of it comes naturally to me any more.

I don't know what to do. I don't know if watching earlier eps will make it better or worse. I don't have any faith left, I just want to stop getting disappointed any further.
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fruitsome: l_weeblueleegrapefruitzzz on January 19th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh gods, the Tigh-Adama scene was one huge wankfest of overacting. And I've seen it all before. He was terrible and unsympathetic to Lee YET AGAIN and took all the woe for Dee's death because it all has to be about him. Ditto bloody holy martyr Roslin and her stupid prophecies that everyone's forgotten because Baltar's religion is so much cooler.

Kara's actions didn't seem out of character for her, because she's always been random and a bit self-centred. I like that she backed off when Lee trumped her in the "I've had a crappy day" stakes. For once.


Dee's choice to string Lee along for the chance of One Last Date (and his idiotic choice to go along with it) was horribly selfish, but then so was shotting herself and making poor Lee reduce the whiteboard figure even further.

The Earth/Cylons/Final Five/creators thing is horribly muddled and currently makes Smallville look coherent. How did they manage that? Also, after watching a huge block of episodes, I'm starting to see the relentless grimness less as Art and more as cowardice. People laugh more than that, crisis or not. Maybe not this week, but humans/cylons developed a sense of humour for a reason, Ron.

I did like the Gaeta webisode. It was interesting and self-contained and had sweet awkward Romance.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee frak betide!bop_radar on January 19th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
took all the woe for Dee's death because it all has to be about him
Well it IS all about him, don't you know? ;p

she's always been random and a bit self-centred
Haha, TRUE that.

I like that she backed off when Lee trumped her in the "I've had a crappy day" stakes. For once
Yeah... except I'm not sure. I think I might find finding my own dead body MORE disturbing than my ex topping themselves. Does that make me selfish?

The Earth/Cylons/Final Five/creators thing is horribly muddled and currently makes Smallville look coherent. How did they manage that?
It is a feat I thought never achievable! It really boggles my mind. How did things become such a mess?! How is it possible that ANY show outdoes Smallville in sheer nonsense terms?! *flails*

after watching a huge block of episodes, I'm starting to see the relentless grimness less as Art and more as cowardice
Dude, I came to that same conclusion on week-by-week viewing as well. At a certain point you start to wonder if RDM is actually capable of writing anything else--and then it seems less profound and more like wallowing.

People laugh more than that, crisis or not. Maybe not this week, but humans/cylons developed a sense of humour for a reason, Ron.
I know! I was so thrown that they randomly inserted cheery!Helo and cheery!Sharon THIS week, playing with their child... why couldn't we have seen that normalcy another time? Having it appear here made it seem so bizarre, because this was the week where being gloomy would have been most appropriate! But another time? Yes, please!

I did like the Gaeta webisode. It was interesting and self-contained and had sweet awkward Romance.
I liked it in the end too. I thought it was terribly clunky to begin with but Alessandro's performance won me over. I don't think it did the Cylons any favours though...