Last night was the final episode of Battlestar Galactica, though there will be a TV movie out this June, “The Plan“, and there’s the premier of “Caprica” to look forward to, if you’re so inclined. Last night’s two hour episode was 2/3 of the finale, making me want to sit down and watch last week’s episode along with this one. I have a feeling we may be doing just that later this afternoon.
Overall, if you weren’t a fan, there would be nothing to see in this episode. But if you were a fan of one of the best shows on TV (The Best currently on TV, we would say around here), it was a heck of a way to end. There was action galore, resolutions, moral redemption, and a few mysteries answered at long last. The ship, the Galactica, was literally falling apart, and that was before it got into one heck of a fire fight with the cylon ship, but it had one last interstellar jump possible. Where to jump? How to know? That’s where that frakkin’ song comes in. I loved that touch, and the juxtaposition of the opera house dream sequence with the fight to save Hera.
The final touches of the show, I wasn’t sure about. They were, in the words of one review I read, “Satisfyingly unsatisfying”. We’ll have to watch it again. I’m not sure what I would have done differently, and after all of the hell these characters have been going through, I was happy to see some good news and hope for a change. Perhaps, after all, all of this will not happen again.