GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: A Measure of Salvation

It’s week thirty-seven of our planned off-season re-watch of the entire “re-imagined” BSG canon, and after a little time off to watch Razor, it’s time to move on to the season three episode “A Measure of Salvation.” 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!

One Response to "GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: A Measure of Salvation"
  1. master1228 says:

    I love the ambiguous hatred of Athena from the sick Sharon model, first, disgusted, calling Athena a traitor, then warning her to stay away from them so as to not get infected by the virus herself.

    Man, I hate it when cylons decide to bring in, not one, but two of Larry’s taller, dumber cousins to try and be all persuasive in leaning info about me when I’ve been… less than honest. They seem like they’d be a bit too convincing. I wish I had a head Six on my side to help me avoid being… tempted by persuasive “conversations” too!

    Caprica Six looks like she’s in almost as much pain as Baltar in the torture scene… until Gaius reacts perfectly with his “I love you,” which makes her look like she’s in even more pain than he’s in at the moment.

    What’s the logic for the cylons in looking toward Earth as a new beginning as they put it? A new beginning would be finding their own planet and starting over away from humans, but going to Earth seems like trying to reconnect with a past that doesn’t want them, with a people that don’t get along with them too well and actually, neither humans nor cylons have really treated each other all that well throughout the decades from what we’ve seen and heard about their past!

    Notice the juxtaposition in way the two races try to elicit information from prisoners, the cylons try torture on Baltar, with little success, while the humans dangle the carrot of healing with a virus vaccine, granted, they don’t mention that it isn’t a cure and then they talk of using the prisoners as a means of committing genocide on the entire cylon race (with a plan, non too different than the one thought of in Star Trek to get rid of the Borg once and for all, by infecting a main ship with a virus carried by one of their own people).

    It must be nice to have the kind of mojo to get at least two different Six models (Caprica, Gina and Head Six?) along with Dianna to fall for you, especially in the middle of one of them ear frakking you with some crazy pain stick, causing you to profusely bleed from said ea… and that’s only the cylons Baltar’s wooed!

    It’s interesting how Roslyn is opposed to torture of cylons (Starbuck’s torture tactics against Leoben in Flesh and Bone) and the crew that knows about it look upon the rape of Gina and the attempted rape of Sharon as horrible things, while Adama looks more favorably on Helo and the Chief’s attempted rescue and ultimate killing of the attempted rapist, Adama and Roslyn, in the end attempt to wipe out the entire cylon race. So, to them (mainly Roslyn), genocide is OK, just don’t treat them poorly just before killing them?

    Hey look, we get a peek of Starbuck as she’s loading into her Viper, that’s the first look we get of her thus far in the episode, it’s only approaching 35 minutes into the episode!

    The moral voice of Helo has been strong all episode, some would say all series long and today it wins out, even if it does mean he went against, ultimately the orders of the President. He keeps humanity from committing genocide, he keeps the love of his wife and he can still sleep at night, which for a moral person (unlike people like Fisk), is extremely important.

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