I just gotta say, I’m impressed with the Oracle-like qualities of the BSG fans who post here at the Watercooler! I truly did not believe Ellen Tigh knew the drink was poisoned, but many people wrote in to say that her confession followed by “I could really use a drink” was enough foreshadowing for them. Then, another wrote in to confirm that Kate Vernon, the actor who plays Ellen Tigh, posted on theSciFi.com BSG Forumthat Ellen did indeed know the drink was poisoned, and that she spared her husband having to kill her in a more direct way. Rock on, Oracles! (But take it easy on the chamalla.)
On another note, I’ve been feeling guilty about Ellen’s biting the dust because of the ridiculous poem (“Elegy for Ellen Tigh”)I posted just before watching the episode. So, my apologies to Ellen. You were crazy, misguided, a wild card, and a wonderful presence, always there to mess things up and make it interesting. And in the end you did what you believed was right. May you rest in peace, with all the liquor the lords of Kobol have to offer.