After watching the last episode of Battlestar Galactica (the reimagined series), I can’t help but feel sad. While I liked some seasons less than others, as a whole it was a great series and one of my favorite shows. Now that it’s all over, I can’t help but feel kind of empty inside. The writers tied everything together as best they could and I’m glad it went out with a bang instead of dragging on (Lost, I’m talking to you) but I still feel sad.
Spoiler-filled post after the jump.
I was disappointed with a few things in the finale. Hera’s role, which was hyped up to be so important ended up being a let down. I couldn’t believe what they reduced her character to. Yeah, yeah, I know being the ancestor of all the modern humans on Earth 2 is important and all, but what about all the other humans from the fleet who went out and populated the world? NONE of their offspring survived?
The whole Kara Thrace mystery still has me guessing. Did she just die on the raptor the first time, and then became a figment of EVERYONE in the fleet’s imagination, kind of like Head Baltar and Head Six? That’s not very believable. Did she resurrect? Is she still human? Why did she disappear? All that confused me.
Some of the flashbacks where gratuitous and served no purpose. Saul and Ellen getting drunk at the bar didn’t really reveal anything or mean anything to me. Boomer’s “I’ll owe you one” would have been a good idea if the writers didn’t beat us over the head with it three times in ten minutes. I could have gone without that flashback.
Roslin’s whole death was a bore. Maybe it’s just me, but I just couldn’t stand her character. It was too earth-mother for me and I couldn’t wait for her to die. The only sadness I felt regarding her character was that Adama was in love with her.
Also, I could have done without the heavy-handed, “Technology is going to be your detriment, humans!” moral at the end. I think if it just ended with Lee turning around and Kara disappearing, it would have been 10x better.
Despite all these complaints, I couldn’t stop crying at the end. I’m happy that the humans and cylons found Earth 2, but when Gaius said, “I know about farming” in that way, I just started bawling. Just the fact that they had all been out in space so long and finally found what they were looking for was so touching.
My favorite part of this season was that when the hybrid and Sam-hybrid both told Kara that she would “bring them to their end,” it actually came true, but not in the way most expected. She didn’t bring her people to the end (as in death), but to the end of their journey — finding salvation.