In this ‘cast we cover the last webisode — number ten — and move on to speculate into season three and beyond. Highlights: Jammer’s “betrayal,” Baltar’s future in BSG, the “pregnancy pillow,” and Cylon STDs. Note: We call this podcast #6, but it’s actually #7. That’s what happens when we scramble to put out two podcasts in two days! Sorry for the inconvenience.
First I want to say I love your posts and I love listening to your podcasts.
Now on to my response. In this podcast the three of you were discussing Gaius’ decision to save the President and “do the right thing, for once”. I wanted to point out that Gaius was not just making the conscious decision to save Laura Roslin out of fear of taking the presidency at that point when clearly he was not ready to do so, but he was also saving Sharon’s baby. If I recall correctly, it was that episode that Laura had decided to abort Sharon’s baby for fear of what allowing Sharon to raise her child would mean. Then due to Six-in-a-box’s urging and probably Gaius’ own curiosity and “humanity” he found a way to stop the abortion by needing to further investigate the baby’s blood. I believe that while Gaius probably did have some small desire to do the right thing and save Laura, I have to wonder if more of his motivation was aimed at saving Sharon’s (i.e. Gaius & Six’s) baby, and thus pleasing Six? Just a thought.
Amy, I think you’re absolutely right. During the podcast I think we overlooked that, but Six was certainly there, threatening Gaius (in a scary way, too) not to let their baby die. I also wouldn’t put it past Gaius to do something with the idea that he could use it later as blackmail or that someone would “owe” him, though I’m sure that wasn’t the primary reason. Another thing – I wonder if Gaius knew that his discovery, once he mentioned “odd” findings to Doc Cottel, could not be kept a secret, so he went along with looking like the hero. Hmmm…
Ohhh, yeah. That’s a possibility too. Gaius does have a way of “finding” things just in time to be the hero. Wow, what a complex character. I guess that’s why we all like and despise him so much. Gaius is the embodiment of all humanity. We never know when someone’s motives are pure or are self-serving, just as we see in Gaius.