Adama’s Stand, Worthy of Shakespeare

The last episode was simply a good story, very moving and sincere. Upon reflection – okay upon watching it again, my favorite part I think is the speech that Adama gives the crew right before they are to go into battle. His words “served with such men and women” and talk about honor and the glory to sing songs about reminds me of the tail end of the Saint Crispen’s Day Speech from Henry V:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother, be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us, upon Saint Crispin’s day.

I got the same swell of emotion from both commanders speeches. Heck I think he could have done a direct quote and I would have been fine with it. Good stuff and a great execution from a worthy actor, bravo sir.

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