GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Downloaded

It’s week twenty-nine of our planned off-season re-watch of the entire “re-imagined” BSG canon, and it’s time to move on to the season 2.5 episode “Downloaded.” So why not join us here for the GWC online frak party? There’s room for everyone, though you’ll have to bring your own snacks…

Feel free to jump in at any point with your comments on this week’s episode as the re-watch is by definition spoiler free. We’ll be in and out, but we’ll definitely take a look at your comments before we start next week’s podcast.

Note: Though a lot of the frak party will likely take place in the GWC Forum — click [here] to enter and join the fun — we’re going to leave comments open here as well as some listeners and readers have asked us to do so. Enjoy!

3 Responses to "GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Downloaded"
  1. master1228 says:

    The opening shows that only 9 months have past since the miniseries… and now with Caprica Six in the vat of goo, we get HEAD BALTAR!

    Then 10 weeks later (11.5 months total), boomer was shot and downloaded to get 100% verification that she was a cylon. Since there are only two eps left in the season and the end of the season jumps a year ahead, that means that the fleet has only been gone from Caprica for only about 2 years.

    After over a season and a half of seeing the cylons portrayed as evil by Galactica crew, it’s interesting to see the flip side, that Six is considered a war hero by her own people. She’s the covert op that won them the major military victory over the humans, which wiped out billions of people.

    I bet it was the 3 models (lucy lawless) that were pushing for boxing boomer (and Caprica Six as well it turns out), which would be ironic considering #3 would eventually be the only model boxed.

    Six is a good lier, like boomer said, with her pretending to get cut from boomer throwing her glass picture frame against the wall, by cutting herself with her nail, she does it so deftly, that it seems almost like she did it on instinct.

    I wonder how they determine which cylon gets the shit job of serving coffee all day at the high class Cylonbucks in the mall? Are they the slightly retarded copies, you know, like when you make a photocopy and it has a smudge or a line going down the side, is that what they do with their bad copy jobs?

    After the explosion, when Boomer and 3 find Anders, 3 has a great line that always gets me laughing “humans don’t respect life like we do” then she holds up Anders’ own gun and is about to kill him when boomer stops her!

    Great quiet moment between the Chief and Helo when they spread the ashes of what they think was Hera amongst the stars, there were no words needed between the two, the Chief just knew he had to be a part of the ceremony.

    The anger from Head Six over Balter failing to keep Hera safe is the biggest proof so far that she is just a figment of Baltar’s own mind (even though I really want her to be more than that), if she were really an angel from God, she wouldn’t have been fooled by the Roslyn baby swap plan.

    It’s creepy in the deleted scenes watching #3 and Gina working together to try and steal Hera (or as Gina calls her, #13! Does that make Cally and Chief’s son #14?) It’s weird, since everyone (according to all non-deleted scenes) but Baltar knows that mild mannered resistance worker Clark Kent… er… Gina, is a cylon, to see that one of Gina’s connections through the resistance underground is ANOTHER cylon (#3), that anti-cylon resistance is chock full o’ the enemy!

  2. master1228 says:

    With the introduction of Head Baltar in this episode, it makes me wonder since I don’t remember, in season 3 when Baltar and Caprica Six get back together, does Baltar know that Caprica has a Head Baltar and does Caprica know about Head Six?

  3. Pike says:

    master, as far as we see, no. And I’d be surprised if it happened off-camera, since that would be a pretty dramatic moment.

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