Battlestar Galactica 3×05: Collaborators

This week, Eldhrin returns and declares Battlestar Galactica the best thing currently on television. Read on and see if you agree.

Cast

James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar
Edward James Olmos as Admiral Adama
Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace
Jamie Bamber as Lee “Apollo” Adama
Michael Hogan as Col. Tigh
Tricia Helfer as Number 6
Grace Park as Sharon Agathon/Boomer

Tahmoh Penikett as Helo
Aaron Douglas as Galen Tyrol
Dean Stockwell as Brother Cavell
Richard Hatch as Tom Zarek
Kate Vernon as Ellen Tigh
Luciana Carro as Louanne “Kat” Katraine
Kandyse McClure as Anastasia “Dee” Dualla
Callum Keith Rennie as Leoben Conoy
Nicki Clyne as Cally Henderson
Christian Tessier as Tucker “Duck” Clellan
Michael Trucco as Samuel T. Anders
Alessandro Juliani as Felix Gaeta
Rekha Sharma as Tory Foster

Synopsis

With the fleet back together and the occupation ended, President Zarek moves to find and eliminate people suspected of collaborrating with the Cylons. On board a Cylon Basestar, Gaius Baltar’s life hangs in the balance.

High Points

  • Zarek and Roslin again. This season their interactions have given us glimpses of what an unstoppable force they could be if they were to work together with each other and the Adamas
  • Tigh’s reaction to Gaeta’s appearance in CIC. In fact, Col. Tigh in general.

Low Point

  • I didn’t particularly appreciate the predictability of some of the actions of the jury of peers

The Scores

Dealing with collaborators at the end of an occupation is not particularly original. In my own experience this episode reminded me in part of the conclusion of Secret Army, which shows some rather unpleasant vigilante executions of suspected collaborators in the aftermath of the liberation of Brussells at the end of the Second World War. As is quite normal with Galactica, having an episode remind you of something does not give you much of an idea what is ultimately going to happen, and everything gets such fantastic scripting and acting that none of it feels recycled. Five out of six.

Effects were of less impact and importance this week, which probably gave the studio the chance to catch a nap, as there’s no way they got any sleep doing the work for last week’s episode. That isn’t to say that they were bad though. They’ve always been good at people being sucked into space by rapid decompression, and the exterior shot of the Cylon fleet was breathtakingly beautiful. Six out of six.

The story is solid, vital, interesting and perfectly paced. Five out of six.

The acting left very little to be desired, although I was a little disappointed with Alessandro Juliani in the launch tube. Michael Hogan is showing us just how a character can balance on the edge of sanity, and Katee Sackhoff’s portrayal of Starbuck is becoming quite disturbing. Five out of six.

For this week’s episode the production team had to build something we’ve not really seen before – a room inside a Cylon Basestar. The result is clearly not particularly well-suited for human occupation, and has a wonderful homage to the classic moving red light from the original series. Elsewhere, we really get the feeling that Galactica is at or over capacity; the crew quarters are crowded and noisy, as are rec rooms. It’s pretty much exactly what it should be. Six out of six.

Emotional response has dropped somewhat from last week’s highs, but this is inevitable given the situation in the plot. Not to say there is no tension, as they’re still dishing it out in spades with side helpings of sympathy and contempt. I sometimes get the feeling that this show is playing me like a lute. Five out of six.

Overall six out of six. Okay so the thrills and explosions and sheer plot-moving action aren’t there this week, but nothing here feels wrong, slow, out of place or really eases up on the inexorable movement that this story has.

So the grand total for Collaborators is an excellent thirty-eight out of forty-two. Best show on television at the moment? You bet.

40 replies on “Battlestar Galactica 3×05: Collaborators”

  1. Tekzel says:

    Excellent episode!
    It is like a negative image from last weeks action packed show. This one was very deep and disturbing, loved it. I have to disagree with you regarding Gaeta in the launch tube though. To me, the scenes leading up to that scene showed him going through an emotional hell. In the launch tube I think he was resigned to his fate, he had already tried to explain that he was not a collaborator, that he did as much for the resistance as anyone else, maybe more. But Starbuck just mocked him. He was not about to beg the people that were going to kill him anyway and he didn’t want to go out like that. He also seemed just a little bit numb. I think he did a great job.

    Everyone did! Especially Tigh. Man, this show kicks much butt.

    • krilia says:

      Re: Excellent episode!

      It is like a negative image from last weeks action packed show. This one was very deep and disturbing, loved it. I have to disagree with you regarding Gaeta in the launch tube though. To me, the scenes leading up to that scene showed him going through an emotional hell. In the launch tube I think he was resigned to his fate, he had already tried to explain that he was not a collaborator, that he did as much for the resistance as anyone else, maybe more. But Starbuck just mocked him. He was not about to beg the people that were going to kill him anyway and he didn’t want to go out like that. He also seemed just a little bit numb. I think he did a great job.

      Everyone did! Especially Tigh. Man, this show kicks much butt.

      I have to wonder, really, if Gaeta also wasn’t bothering because he was at least a little suicidal at that point.

  2. Jethro says:

    Harsh
    Wow, this was a hard episode to watch. Great one, though.

    Hey, why is Zarek the president? Was he Baltar’s VP? Is Roslin still going to make him her VP after this?

    Yes, Gaeta’s eventual non-execution was a given and a bit predictable. Initially I thought that he’d blurt out the dog-bowl thing in the tube there, but once he tried that on Starbuck that was pretty clear. That said, it was still a good scene. I think the point of it was just how disgusted most of them are with the process. Starbuck and Tigh have huge chips on their shoulders that they just need to take out on SOMEone. Hopefully they get over it. At this point I’m thinking it’s possible Tigh ends up a victim of the occupation, one way or another…

    • TomSwiss says:

      Re: Harsh

      Hey, why is Zarek the president? Was he Baltar’s VP? Is Roslin still going to make him her VP after this?

      Yes, Zarek was the VP. I guess we’ll see what happens to him.

  3. joe__gee says:

    They’re back in space …
    … and "now what" has been answered. I loved the whole 70’s feel of the base star interior.

    Tigh is just, absolutely, breathtakingly played. How does an actor portray such amazing emotional expression with only one eye?

    Apparently in Cylon society the different models tend to make decisions as blocs. The Sixes have some inner friction. I would think a split more likely to occur among the 8’s. So who else voted not to space Baltar? The 3’s? The Leobens? I can see the 8’s voting to space him.

    It is delicious to me that Six and Baltar’s inner versions of eachother are different enough from reality to create disappointment in their hosts. We haven’t seen Six’s Baltar-haunt in a while. I assume she’s not cured, so I wonder what he’s been thinking?

    And where’s Boomer? :)

    -Joe

    • dcheesi says:

      Re: They’re back in space …
      Personally I thought there was something not quite right about how Gaeta acted in the "sentencing" scene. I think they didn’t really do enough to show him trying & failing to explain himself earlier, in order to set up his "clamming up" out of frustration when he’s about to be executed?! I mean if he’d talked to an actual resistance member maybe, but he knew full well that the one person he told his story to was the one who was the least likely to know what he was talking about…

      Tigh is just, absolutely, breathtakingly played. How does an actor portray such amazing emotional expression with only one eye?

      As someone who’s dressed as a pirate today: the eye-patch helps ;-) I was a good job, though.

      • quantaman says:

        Re: They’re back in space …

        Personally I thought there was something not quite right about how Gaeta acted in the "sentencing" scene. I think they didn’t really do enough to show him trying & failing to explain himself earlier, in order to set up his "clamming up" out of frustration when he’s about to be executed?! I mean if he’d talked to an actual resistance member maybe, but he knew full well that the one person he told his story to was the one who was the least likely to know what he was talking about…

        With Gaeta I figgured that the reason he did such a poor job of defending himself was that he was feeling very guilty.

        Compared to the people in the camps he would of spent the occupation in relative physical comfort. Combining this with the fact he was carrying out orders from the Cylons and most people considered him a traitor he would of felt like a traitor. Being the source and giving documents to the resistance, despite its importance, probably felt like a pretty lame form of resistance compared to the people running around with guns. In fact the one time he did get a chance to fight back with a gun and shoot Baltar he didn’t.

        He made being the source sound like a lame excuse because he felt it was and he was probably close to being suicidally depressed because of it.

      • joe__gee says:

        Re: They’re back in space …

        Personally I thought there was something not quite right about how Gaeta acted in the "sentencing" scene. I think they didn’t really do enough to show him trying & failing to explain himself earlier, in order to set up his "clamming up" out of frustration when he’s about to be executed?! I mean if he’d talked to an actual resistance member maybe, but he knew full well that the one person he told his story to was the one who was the least likely to know what he was talking about…

        I watched that scene thinking Gaeta had already accepted his fate. He knew how people saw him, and he was too proud to beg or whine, so his attitude was one of "you’re already convinced no matter what I say, so if you’re going to do it, get it the frak over with."

        In his own way he was being as much of a hard-ass as Tigh. Actually I was impressed by Gaeta’s ballsy-ness. This also goes back to Moore’s podcast commentary during the previous episode, when Adama, at the imminent demise of the Galactica looks around the bridge and says "it has been an honor" — you learn a lot about a person by how they face death, and Gaeta was facing death. This scene was written according to the writer’s philosophy on death.

        Gaeta’s attitude was every single bit as defiant as Admiral Cain’s "frak you". I wouldn’t have expected any less from a battle-hardened bridge officer of a battlestar. :)

        -Joe

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: They’re back in space …

      It is delicious to me that Six and Baltar’s inner versions of eachother are different enough from reality to create disappointment in their hosts. We haven’t seen Six’s Baltar-haunt in a while. I assume she’s not cured, so I wonder what he’s been thinking?

      -Joe

      Actually we saw "head six" last week. She appears when Baltar finds the baby. She’s the one who talks about our child, while caprica six is some ways behind him. It seemed really weird at the moment (and I thought unnecessary) but there has to be a reason for that happening.

      • joe__gee says:

        Re: They’re back in space …

        Actually we saw "head six" last week. She appears when Baltar finds the baby. She’s the one who talks about our child, while caprica six is some ways behind him. It seemed really weird at the moment (and I thought unnecessary) but there has to be a reason for that happening.

        I meant "head-Baltar". :) I couldn’t think of a way to say it. :) I think "head-Six" is very real, a manifestation of a Cylon personality in a human head. When that is discovered by the Cylons, I’m not completely certain Baltar and Caprica Six won’t be revered as some sort of twin prophets. :)

        Gods help us. :)

        -Joe

        • krilia says:

          Re: They’re back in space …

          Actually we saw "head six" last week. She appears when Baltar finds the baby. She’s the one who talks about our child, while caprica six is some ways behind him. It seemed really weird at the moment (and I thought unnecessary) but there has to be a reason for that happening.

          I meant "head-Baltar". :) I couldn’t think of a way to say it. :) I think "head-Six" is very real, a manifestation of a Cylon personality in a human head. When that is discovered by the Cylons, I’m not completely certain Baltar and Caprica Six won’t be revered as some sort of twin prophets. :)

          Gods help us. :)

          -Joe

          We haven’t focused on Caprica Six primarily this season, so perhaps we’ll have some Head!Baltar if we focus on the basestar soap opera, which I seem to remember some hints that we would.

  4. FujiSkunk says:

    Hard to watch.
    Hey, all! Long-time lurker, first time poster. You can thank Slashdot for bringing me here, if anyone keeps score on that sort of thing.

    Let me say that "Battlestar Galactica" is the only show I keep up with on television. I haven’t been in love with a show like this since "Picket Fences" went off the air. I don’t watch a lot of television, but this one is just that good.

    Having said that, I must admit that "Collaborators" left a really bad taste in my mouth. Part of the reason is understandable. Tigh and Starbuck are turning nasty, but it’s easy to see why, given who they are and what they’ve been through. I can respect that, and I certainly think it contributes to the good of the show, even if it doesn’t make it necessarily easy to watch.

    However, another part of the reason is that I got the impression the writers were getting a bit sloppy here. Starbuck dumping her husband seemed like an afterthought to the plot, and even though it didn’t strike me as out of character, she seemed in an awful hurry to tell him off. I would have appreciated more development here.

    Gaeta’s aborted attempt to explain his efforts to Starbuck also seemed a little contrived. He doesn’t seem like the type to suddenly babble like that.

    And the worst was Chief’s attitude toward Gaeta. First of all, did Chief not already know that Gaeta was their inside source? There is at least one scene in "Exodus" where Chief and Gaeta talk face-to-face, and the dialog suggested to me that Chief had learned by then what Gaeta had done for them. And even if he didn’t already know, it still seemed out of character for Chief to be persuaded into voting "guilty" like that. He had already hesitated when passing judgment on Jammer, so I think being forced to vote on Gaeta would have sent him packing the same way it did Starbuck’s hubby (darned if I can remember his name right now).

    So overall, it was a good episode that further demonstrated the show’s commitment to showing us these characters’ humanity, for better or for worse. But it was still messy subject matter, and the plotting really didn’t help.

    • dcheesi says:

      Re: Hard to watch.
      Yeah, apparently everyone except you and me interpretted that old Gaeta & The Chief* scene as meaning a lot less than we did. If I hadn’t already discussed this in other forums, I would have been rather confused by the lack of recognition here.

      (* Sounds like a great ’70s detective show! ;-) )

      • madhack says:

        Re: Hard to watch.

        Yeah, apparently everyone except you and me interpretted that old Gaeta & The Chief* scene as meaning a lot less than we did. If I hadn’t already discussed this in other forums, I would have been rather confused by the lack of recognition here.

        Odd, I assumed from Tyrol’s anger that he had no idea Gaeta was the source — he went to him because they were friends and Gaeta was probably the only guy Tyrol knew in any position to help.

        That assumption was further cemented for me later on when Tyrol commented to Jammer that guys like them would be heroes and collaborators like Gaeta would be strung up.

        Also, FWIW, I can’t imagine that Gaeta knew who was picking up the drops. It seemed to me that both Gaeta and Tyrol knew it was better for the other’s sake if they didn’t know the identify of their contact. It would definitely explain why Gaeta didn’t try to convince Tyrol in the launch bay, as well.

        • FujiSkunk says:

          Re: Hard to watch.

          That assumption was further cemented for me later on when Tyrol commented to Jammer that guys like them would be heroes and collaborators like Gaeta would be strung up.

          I suppose I will have find the "Exodus" episodes so I can watch them again, but I thought Chief was talking about the human secret police in that scene. If I recall correctly, they were discussing a deadly raid by the police, and Jammer made some comment about maybe the recruits were just in over their heads and not realizing what they had gotten into, at which point the Chief made his string-’em-up comment.

          Come to think of it, that made for some effective foreshadowing.

          Also, FWIW, I can’t imagine that Gaeta knew who was picking up the drops. It seemed to me that both Gaeta and Tyrol knew it was better for the other’s sake if they didn’t know the identify of their contact. It would definitely explain why Gaeta didn’t try to convince Tyrol in the launch bay, as well.

          If Chief didn’t know Gaeta was their source, then I can certainly believe the opposite to be true as well, so I don’t have a problem with that. I still can’t help but think that Chief should have known already, though. Oh well.

      • paulm says:

        Re: Hard to watch.

        Yeah, apparently everyone except you and me interpretted that old Gaeta & The Chief* scene as meaning a lot less than we did. If I hadn’t already discussed this in other forums, I would have been rather confused by the lack of recognition here.

        You can add me to the list.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Hard to watch.

      And the worst was Chief’s attitude toward Gaeta. First of all, did Chief not already know that Gaeta was their inside source? There is at least one scene in "Exodus" where Chief and Gaeta talk face-to-face, and the dialog suggested to me that Chief had learned by then what Gaeta had done for them. And even if he didn’t already know, it still seemed out of character for Chief to be persuaded into voting "guilty" like that. He had already hesitated when passing judgment on Jammer, so I think being forced to vote on Gaeta would have sent him packing the same way it did Starbuck’s hubby (darned if I can remember his name right now).

      A great show and very well acted, but I had a similar reaction to Gaeta. It seemed very odd that no one would know he was their source. I think that’s the sort of thing he would have made very clear once they were off New Caprica. I realize they needed this to be a secret for the plot to work, but usually Galactica rises above such contrivances.

      • Stargazer says:

        Re: Hard to watch.
        On the Sci Fi BBoard, someone claiming to know about such things (!) talked about use of ‘double-blind’ situations where neither side of a drop knows the other side … not sure how they’d do that on NC when there are so few on either side, but am willing to cut them slack.

        Also, I remember (maybe from the webisodes) the ironic point where the chief tells Jammer that when it’s all over people like Gaeta will get strung up and people like Chief and Jammer will be pulling the ropes. I didn’t see any hint that this was anything other than how Chief really felt.

        And the worst was Chief’s attitude toward Gaeta. First of all, did Chief not already know that Gaeta was their inside source? There is at least one scene in "Exodus" where Chief and Gaeta talk face-to-face, and the dialog suggested to me that Chief had learned by then what Gaeta had done for them. And even if he didn’t already know, it still seemed out of character for Chief to be persuaded into voting "guilty" like that. He had already hesitated when passing judgment on Jammer, so I think being forced to vote on Gaeta would have sent him packing the same way it did Starbuck’s hubby (darned if I can remember his name right now).

        A great show and very well acted, but I had a similar reaction to Gaeta. It seemed very odd that no one would know he was their source. I think that’s the sort of thing he would have made very clear once they were off New Caprica. I realize they needed this to be a secret for the plot to work, but usually Galactica rises above such contrivances.

    • quantaman says:

      Re: Hard to watch.

      However, another part of the reason is that I got the impression the writers were getting a bit sloppy here. Starbuck dumping her husband seemed like an afterthought to the plot, and even though it didn’t strike me as out of character, she seemed in an awful hurry to tell him off. I would have appreciated more development here.

      Actuall I think they handled the Starbuck thing well. She just spent several months in what can only be described as an extremely unhealthy relationship. It’s only natural she’d have serious difficulties returning to normal relations with her husband.

  5. UncleJam says:

    Best show?

    Best show on television at the moment? You bet.

    Absolutely not. Not even the best this show has ever been.

    "Collaborators" was completely predictable and boring.

    • Jethro says:

      Re: Best show?

      Absolutely not. Not even the best this show has ever been.

      No, that was last week.

    • Trekkie says:

      Re: Best show?

      Best show on television at the moment? You bet.

      Absolutely not. Not even the best this show has ever been.

      "Collaborators" was completely predictable and boring.

      I Agree it was boring, but didn’t find anything better that week.

      It would have been better if they’d spaced Gaeta or as they spaced him Starbuck said something like ‘like anyone would use a dog bowl as a signal’ and they’d realized what they’d done, instead of before but other than that you knew what was going to happen when it started.

      The zaerk twist was nice, but overall this was one of the worst episodes. But that’s still better than 75% of the shows out there that week.

      • Tekzel says:

        Re: Best show?

        but overall this was one of the worst episodes. But that’s still better than 75% of the shows out there that week.

        Couldn’t disagree with you more, I liked this episode as much as last weeks, just in a different way.

    • babasyzygy says:

      Re: Best show?

      "Collaborators" was completely predictable

      I certainly thought so.

  6. lost says:

    "Classic" Baltar
    When watching the scenes with Baltar, I got the distinct impression that the writers are setting up a situation where Baltar ends up in a position of actual command, either of a Basestar, a fleet, or of the Cyclons in general. I’m thinking something similar to how we saw Baltar commanding Cyclons (and looking plain evil/insane) in the original series.

    Of course, even if they do set up a similar story arc, it will doubtless end up following a significantly different set of details, and, come to think of it, that would be a good thing.

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: "Classic" Baltar

      When watching the scenes with Baltar, I got the distinct impression that the writers are setting up a situation where Baltar ends up in a position of actual command, either of a Basestar, a fleet, or of the Cyclons in general. I’m thinking something similar to how we saw Baltar commanding Cyclons (and looking plain evil/insane) in the original series.

      Of course, even if they do set up a similar story arc, it will doubtless end up following a significantly different set of details, and, come to think of it, that would be a good thing.

      I am convinced that Moore is angling (hard) for Baltar to be a cylon. I also agree with the person who said that that would be Galactica’s "jump the shark" moment. Moore has said that the 7 cylons we know are the main human cylons, but that there are 5 more that make up a different group. I really think he intends to make Baltar a cylon.

      Of course that destroys everything Baltar stands for as the villan (or perhaps anti-hero) of this show.

      I do like your idea of command, I could see (if they don’t make him a cylon) the cylons giving him command of the fleet that is going to race Galactica to Earth. They’ve stayed very true to the original series in some respects and this could be one of them.

      • TomSwiss says:

        Re: "Classic" Baltar

        Moore has said that the 7 cylons we know are the main human cylons, but that there are 5 more that make up a different group.

        Ah. I was wondering what was up when they told Baltar it was a three to three tie with the Sixes yet to vote, but we know there are twelve models. So only 7 came to New Caprica? Or was is only 7 who have been responsible for the whole attack on humanity, while the others stayed home or went elsewhere?

        And according to the previews, next week Baltar asks, "Am I a Cylon?", so we should be getting some insight on that soon.

        • Fozzy_Bear says:

          Re: "Classic" Baltar


          but we know there are twelve models. So only 7 came to New Caprica?

          We have only seen one unreliable indication that there are 12 models… And EVEN IF THAT’S TRUE, you’re still assumeing that it is refereing to HUMAN models.

          We’ve seen that the raiders are actually cylons vice ships that other cylons ride in. We even heard from Sharron that they download.

          So we have actually seen

          7 human models
          1 raider model
          1 basestar model
          1 resurection ship model
          &
          1 centurian model

          That’s 11 cylon models shown so far.

          If they were to show the last one, we would no longer have to wonder if ANYBODY else is a cylon. But that’s still if we assume that 12 is really the number.

          • danrik says:

            Re: "Classic" Baltar

            So we have actually seen

            7 human models
            1 raider model
            1 basestar model
            1 resurection ship model
            &
            1 centurian model

            That’s 11 cylon models shown so far.

            If you look at it that way, don’t forget the:

            1 model of heavy raider
            1 obsolete centurion (ie, the true 70s style "toaster" version that was alluded to in the miniseries)

            giving us 13.

            I would suspect that if the 12 is a true number, then it refers to the skin jobs.

          • J_W_W says:

            Re: "Classic" Baltar


            but we know there are twelve models. So only 7 came to New Caprica?

            We have only seen one unreliable indication that there are 12 models… And EVEN IF THAT’S TRUE, you’re still assumeing that it is refereing to HUMAN models.

            We’ve seen that the raiders are actually cylons vice ships that other cylons ride in. We even heard from Sharron that they download.

            So we have actually seen

            7 human models
            1 raider model
            1 basestar model
            1 resurection ship model
            &
            1 centurian model

            That’s 11 cylon models shown so far.

            If they were to show the last one, we would no longer have to wonder if ANYBODY else is a cylon. But that’s still if we assume that 12 is really the number.

            That leaves one.

            Imperial Leader = Baltar

            They will have to prove he’s not before I believe that they won’t make him a cylon.

          • Dave says:

            Re: "Classic" Baltar

            We have only seen one unreliable indication that there are 12 models… And EVEN IF THAT’S TRUE, you’re still assumeing that it is refereing to HUMAN models.

            According to Ron Moore and the ever-popular podcasts, the 12 does refer to the skinjobs (or replicants or whatever you want to call ’em).

  7. bombadil says:

    High Point
    Tigh: ‘and I liked her a hell of a lot more than I like him’

    Damn he’s tough as nails…

    • Kaki says:

      Re: High Point

      Tigh: ‘and I liked her a hell of a lot more than I like him’

      Damn he’s tough as nails…

      Oh yeah. That was pure Tigh gold.

      For a while there, Tigh was our terrorist version of Captain Ahab. Now he is our secret tribunal version of Inspector Javert, lashing out at any and everyone that doesn’t live up to his ideals of justice.

      His demons used to be reigned in by love and loyalty. His justice killed his source of love by his own hands, and loyalty, to Adama, seems to have lost its grip as well. And to be honest, Adama is taking him for granted a bit much. Now it seems there is only the justice left, which gives Adama control via rank, but only so long as Adama doesn’t cross the line and violate his rank in Tigh’s mind.

      Will Tigh find any absolution through a public truth and reconciliation hearing? Will Adama finally figure out how much he needs to help his friend?

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: High Point

        Will Tigh find any absolution through a public truth and reconciliation hearing? Will Adama finally figure out how much he needs to help his friend?

        Will he ever get a non-bandaid-style eye-patch?

        • Kaki says:

          Re: High Point

          Will Tigh find any absolution through a public truth and reconciliation hearing? Will Adama finally figure out how much he needs to help his friend?

          Will he ever get a non-bandaid-style eye-patch?

          I kinda wondered about that too. Probaby has one on order, but the seamstresses are busy mending those rag-clothes everyone was wearing on N.C.

        • TomSwiss says:

          Re: High Point

          Will he ever get a non-bandaid-style eye-patch?

          I presume at some point, once things have calmed down a bit ( and we’ve all had the drama of "OMG! You ripped Tigh’ eye out! You bastards!" sink in), Doc Cottle (sp?) will get him a prosthetic eye.

          The eyepatch thing looks wicked and all but, IIUC, it’s not healthy to have a big ol’ hole in your head where your eye used to be.

          • valen1260 says:

            Re: High Point

            …Doc Cottle (sp?) will get him a prosthetic eye.

            Maybe it will even transmit to his implanted neural net when removed from his eye socket. Imagine the fun we could have spying on Londo with that.

            ;)

            • Kaki says:

              Re: High Point

              …Doc Cottle (sp?) will get him a prosthetic eye.

              Maybe it will even transmit to his implanted neural net when removed from his eye socket. Imagine the fun we could have spying on Londo with that.

              ;)

              The cylons could recapture Tigh, and use their advanced bioengineering skills to replace the eye they took. I imagine Tigh would rip that one out himself.

            • Radish03 says:

              Re: High Point

              …Doc Cottle (sp?) will get him a prosthetic eye.

              Maybe it will even transmit to his implanted neural net when removed from his eye socket. Imagine the fun we could have spying on Londo with that.

              ;)

              Thanks! I had that same thought the other day, but reading someone else say it made me laugh out loud.

              On a more serious note, I really hope nothing like this happens. His lost eye is a reminder to the viewer of everything he lost and went through on New Caprica, so there should definitely be an eyepatch for a long time.

        • joe__gee says:

          Re: High Point

          Will Tigh find any absolution through a public truth and reconciliation hearing? Will Adama finally figure out how much he needs to help his friend?

          Will he ever get a non-bandaid-style eye-patch?

          Didn’t Tigh in the original series at some point or another get an eye patch?

          -Joe

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