3.04: Exodus (II)
I just saw "Exodus" last night, and I am blown away.
The first few minutes of part two left me shaken after the scene between Tigh and Ellen--such horrifying decisions both of them had to make: her repeated choices to put his welfare before that of anyone else, and his choice to put everyone else's welfare before his or her own. Both Tigh and Ellen stuck to their choices, right to the end. She seemed to know that her death was in that cup, yet she drank it willingly . . . again, sacrificing for him. I'm afraid that I couldn't have done what either of them did. (The end of the episode broke my heart. Everyone cheered for Adama, but no one cheered for Tigh.)
Like I said: I'm shaken. I applaud the show for asking the hard questions and for showing the full range of consequences. I expect we'll see more of the consequences in the coming weeks, as everyone deals with the aftermath of the occupation/resistance/collaboration.
The space battles also affected me. I don't usually care about explosions in space, but I felt misty-eyed as Pegasus went to her doom. And prior to that, I bought into the moment when it looked like Galactica would be destroyed; I actually thought it might be the end when Adama turned to his crew and said, "It's been an honor." Olmos really sold that moment and made it believable (especially after the death of Ellen).
Last edited by Brown Rat; 21st October 2006 at 09:28 PM.