It’s Frakkin’ Over

I just watched the two hour series finale- again.

Yes, I’m a geek among geeks!

I wasn’t sure what to think when it aired Friday night.

My expectations were huge and I was bound to be a bit disappointed.

I don’t really know what I expected. I was little deflated after the first viewing. Maybe I was just numb- the series was over and the reality of it was only beginning to set in. There was an after show with some uber-geeks who “analyzed” the finale. I watched about 2 minutes and had to turn it off. I needed to digest it without being clouded by the opinion of those who loved or hated it.

The action and the rapid-fire twists in the first half was very edge-of-your-seat exciting. The flashbacks were a little clumsy and the extended Opera House sequence could have used some judicious editing but it all came together (relatively) in the end. 

It might have been the sudden shift to the pastoral (“new” Earth) that made the first viewing jarring. In the end, I appreciated the shift to a quiet, happy (ecstatic in BSG terms) resolution. Some events occurred out of left field (Tory’s death by Galen’s hand at the most inopportune moment that leads them to their ultimate destination), some expected (Roslin’s peaceful death in the company of Adama) and is it just me but could Hera have been the inspiration for the Energizer Bunny in addition to being the mitochondrial mother of mankind?

I am sure the good and the “meh” will be debated ad nauseum (I can’t wait until the panels at Toronto Trek) but ultimately I found the ending satisfying.

Satisfying in a “goat cheese and asparagus quiche with a side of mixed greens dressed lightly with a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette” way as opposed to a “medium rare (more rare than medium) rib-eye steak with sauteed mushrooms, creamy roast garlic mashed potatoes and two glasses of red” way.

I still haven’t completely processed the conclusion. Kara?? Future Baltar  and Future Six- “angels” all along? Cavil making a funny- who knew he had it in him (before he kills himself)? Did we really need to see Roslin dally with a younger man and then smoking to show where her cancer came from? What happens to the toasters who leave with the jump ship? What happens to the other skin jobs?

I will have to take a break, come back to the series and watch it from beginning to end- a week when the boyfriend is not around.

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~ by angryegg on March 22, 2009.

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