Sunday, February 8, 2009

Battlestar Galactica- "Blood on the Scales"

I thought the rebellion would end with either Starbuck putting a bullet in Felix Gaeta's head or shoving him out an airlock and Tom Zarek fleeing the Fleet.

I was wrong, of course on both counts. But not by much for Gaeta. Once Gaeta aligned himself with Zarek, their fates were tied to each other. The rebel forces fell surprisingly fast. Once word spreads around the Fleet that Zarek had the Quorum of Twelve shot, his memory will be cursed forever.

And you just know that Admiral Adama had to have taken no small pleasure in personally commanding the firing squad that shot both Gaeta and Zarek.

2 comments:

Wicked Penguin said...

One thread they left hanging: is Sam still alive? I'm going to guess he is, considering the amount of time that must have passed between the rebellion's end and Gaeta/Zarek meeting the business end of a firing squad.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

We don't know if it was a matter of a half-hour or half-a-day.

I suspect that Zarek's wait for execution was not as comfortable as Gaeta's.