GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Lay Down Your Burdens Pt. 1 & 2

It’s week thirty 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 two-part finale “Lay Down Your Burdens Pt. 1 & 2.” 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!

2 Responses to "GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Lay Down Your Burdens Pt. 1 & 2"
  1. master1228 says:

    bad night for the chief, nightmares while sleeping on a comfy floor. I love waking up someone I care about, only to have them pummel me while in a blinding rage somewhere between bad rem sleep and madness (thanks chief!).

    It’s amazing to think that the chief first thought he was a cylon here in this ep and it took him an entire season (in this case well over a year) to realize it was true.

    After the ep where Brother Cavil kills #3 and boxes her to keep her knowledge of the final 5 a secret, I have always thought that he was the true holder of all the keys, meaning that he already knew (and was the only one who knew) who the final 5 really were. Seeing him KNOW that the chief was having recurring nightmares, helps solidify it, especially with his line about being a cylon and not seeing the chief at any of the meetings (probably one of my favorite scenes in the entire series because Cavil turns out to BE a cylon) as a was of throwing him off track. If he DIDN’T know who the final 5 were and none of the 7 main models really knew who the 5 were, then his line about not seeing him at the meetings makes no sense, since no one would have seen them at any meeting.

    I love the private moments between adama and roslyn, when he makes her crack up into the giggles and then they can’t even stop when they are walking down the corridor before the first debate.

    The entire fleet (except for Helo and the chief) hates Athena, but all she has done (outside of strangling Doc Cottle, when he told her her baby died) to help Adama and the fleet, she even helps them merge cylon and human tech in this ep.

    Hey, foreshadowing about finding “any rock” from Lee, I didn’t remember that from watching the first time around. Then the wayward raptor crew helmed by Racetrack finds the planet.

    I like how in Lee’s presentation, he uses a wireless mouse as his presentation clicker!

    When Torre says to Roslyn that people vote their hopes, not their fears, I WISH she was right, but it always seems like the opposite in real life, I feel that politicians and newscasters always try and stir up everyone’s worst fears and then use those fears to keep them in power or to keep watching until the end of the next commercial break.

    That dead fish look on Roslyn’s face after Baltar breaks into her time at the last debate to talk about Roslyn using fear while he promoted hope was great, it was at that moment that she KNEW she had just lost the entire election.

  2. Gray says:

    Great episodes. The music is incredible in them and I love the shock of the second episode’s end.

    SO crazy. We had no idea what we were getting into. And just seeing the misery on all our favorite character’s faces.

    That Centurion parade down the main causeway is so chilling and awful.

    And am I the only one that is irked that Starbuck didn’t get to follow up on her “fight em til we can’t” ?

    It’s crazy what a turn her storyline took in season three.

    Ah, memories. It feels like forever ago that all of this happened.

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