SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched the episode yet, don’t bother reading this post!
So I watched the second episode of the fourth season, and although it was quite a bit better than the first episode, it didn’t do anything seriously unexpected; in fact, the episode ended pretty much where I predicted it would. What I found pretty interesting, and a brilliant change from the dissention in the human ranks, is to see the dissention in the Cylon ranks starting to grow and have a much bigger effect.
Apollo’s honorable discharge from the fighting crew of Galactica was nothing unexpected, but I was quite surprised to see who appeared to Baltar instead of Six. I’m not sure what it means, just as I’m sure no one is sure at all what Six’s manifestation means, but it does give pause for thought.
I’m not sure where Battlestar is going with all this yet, and it might be a few more episodes before things become a little clearer, if at all. My sincere hope is that, by the series’ conclusion, all the loose ends will be tied together, and that the viewer is at least left feeling rewarded for watching four seasons’ worth of the show!