Sunday, May 08, 2005

Spoilers for BSG eps 3, 4 & 5

Aesir over at the Pegasus Galaxy BSG Forum has provided extensive spoilers for eps 203, 204 and 205 of Season 2.

Episodes 203 / 204 - Fragged / Resistance

Episode 205 - The Farm
The posts contain MAJOR SPOILERS. So read at your own risk.

Some very interesting revelations... I will say I never thought that Galactica would ever be repeating a plotline previously seen on Alias, but it seems like it will.

Helo Spoilers in the comments to this post.


  1. Episodes 203 / 204 - Fragged / Resistance

    Meanwhile, Starbuck, Helo and Boomer are still on Caprica. Starbuck and Helo are underfire from two humans (who they believe to be Cylons) - Anders and Sue-Shaun. Similarly, Anders and Sue-Shaun believe Starbuck and Helo to be human-form Cylons. Eventually, they end up in a stand-off trying to convince each other that they are all humans, which they do.

    The four travel to a school, where it seems that the other humans on Caprica have some form of base. Anders and Starbuck develop a real friendship (and possibly more), somewhat consolidated by their playing together on the Pyramid court, where Starbuck is beating Anders, despite her injured knee.

  2. Episode 205 - The Farm

    Still in the base seen in 'Resistance', Starbuck and Anders are flirting in a kind of aggressive way, teasing and insulting each other. Helo and Sue-Shaun discuss whether they "frakked" and they come to the conclusion that they probably did.

    Setting out in their truck, they proceed towards a Cylon refuelling airstrip on the other side of a ridge. There is a heavy raider that refuels there every afternoon and they plan to capture it. Starbuck assumes some authority and lays out a plan to blow up the refuelling station...

    The idea is that they will fit as many in the raider as possible (around 20) and that when they get back to Galactica, a rescue mission will be launched to retrieve the rest of Anders' men. It seems like Anders is being deceived by Starbuck and Helo and that this isn't going to happen - they just want to get off the planet; Anders suspects this.


    Back in the school, Starbuck tells of her experiences in the hospital and Sharon (who is being watched vary closely by everyone at this point) says that the Cylons were trying to get her to have a child to create a new race. The Cylons apparently have a flaw whereby they can't reproduce biologically and so they tried to implant women with hybrid Human/Cylon embryos. Most of these projects failed however. The Cylons believe that they can't conceive children because it requires "God's True Love", which is why they tried to get Helo to love Boomer so that she could get pregnant; evidently that worked. Sharon goes on to tell that the Cylons have many "farms" where they hold hundreds/thousands of women.

    Anders decides that his people are going to stay on Caprica and fight the Cylons, freeing the women and destroying the farms. Starbuck, Helo and Sharon leave them behind.

  3. Well, you know how I feel about the "frakked" thing from my comment over @ hidden elysium. Ick. :\

  4. I don't think that means Helo frakked girl-with-a-stupid-name. I think Helo's gossiping with aforementioned girl about Starbuck and Anders... that make you feel any better?

  5. The Farm sounds so sad for Starbuck. Thanks for posting the links.

    BTW, Tahmoh is going to be at Wolf Events Galactica One, 7-9 October 2005:

  6. Poor Starbuck. I also find that I'm rather resenting her being on Caprica because it seems like it will take away from Helo time. It was so nice to have a whole subplot focused on Helo. Now he'll have to share the spotlight :(.

    Thanks for the head's up about Galactia One. I've had it on a calendar for awhile. It was actually one of the first things I ever blogged about ( Now if only I could find a work-related reason to go to London...

  7. Just FYI:

    BSG Season 1 music cd can be pre-ordered now:

    Limited number of pre-ordered cd's will be autographed by Bear McCreary. It was just posted today, May 09, 2005