Leobon immediately gets in Starbuck’s head and tells her that he’s planted a nuke on one of the ships. Of course it’s a total lie, but while messing with her for the next eight hours he does drop some tantalizing foreshadowing about the fleet finding Kobol, birthplace of mankind, which will in turn lead the fleet to Earth.
Leo also brings the monotheism vs. polytheism schism between Cylons and humans back to the forefront by openly sneering at Starbuck for praying to idols and sinning and worshiping Artemis and sinning and...
Of course she counters by pointing out that his “race” is responsible for genocide, so they’re clearly evil, but is it worth considering that the Cylons really may be – honest to God! – agents of Jehovah, about to lay the final smack down on some infidels who quite possibly deserve it?
Just a thought.
Anyway, some observations:
- Kudos to President Roslyn, who really had me thinking that her cancer treatment had screwed her up so bad that she really was talking peace with a Cylon. However, I’m not sure if it made sense to destroy one Cylon model, yet keep another (the Raider).
- Baltar is priceless once again as he finds out his Cylon detector works, but he’s too scared shitless to tell his subject, Boomer, that she’s a fembot.
- As usual, Baltar, the sex junkie, has the best line in the show: “So… why do they call you ‘Boomer’?”
- Did Jamie Bamber piss someone off, or...?