I haven't regularly watched any of the Law & Order franchises in years, but this one, which is airing on BBC America, has my interest totally piqued. The main reason? One Mr. Lee Adama is the headliner of this import. That's right, Jamie Bamber of Battlestar Galactica fame (see, some BSG alums can get decent gigs) is on the law side of things as Det. Sergeant Matt Devlin.
If you didn't watch last week's midseason return of this phenomenal space oddity, don't read any further until you do. Seriously. I warned you. Because while I'm still reeling from the utterly heartbreaking and all too realistic death of Dualla, and the reveal of the identity of the final Cylon, another episode is on tap for tonight and it is sure to be another doozy. In fact, I'm pretty much bracing myself for a rollercoaster of emotions each and every week as this show finishes out its final season.
Wait, this show wasn't cancelled? I'll admit, after I reviewed the first episode, I kind of lost track of it. But now here it is , returning for a new season, and it looks like the same old, same old. Oh, except for one thing -- Tricia Helfer is joining the cast. I don't know why that gets me more excited for this show, since I'm not exactly a Battlestar Galactica fan (or even a fan of emaciated blondes), but I also got excited when BSG's James Callis joined Eureka, so maybe I just feel a lot of good will towards that cast.
I'm not even sure where to begin. If you watch this show, then you know that tonight is the two-part series finale. Series. Finale. It seems weird to say that. My brain comprehends that this is the end of the show, and I'm happy that it gets to end on its own terms, but I'm still a little bit in denial emotionally. If you aren't a fan... then someday you might come to your senses and see the light. But I've done my share of trying to convince people that it is worth watching over the last four seasons. Now I am just going to focus on enjoying the last two hours (sadly I wasn't lucky enough to see them earlier this week like some other press folks), and hoping, praying that they are satisfying for not only myself, but for all of the other devotees. Last week's episode bodes well for these final two hours. I especially enjoyed what they did with the flashbacks to life on Caprica -- a glimpse into happier times (for some... like Sam) or equally miserable times (like Laura). But it is a small sample of their everydayness before they were trapped in space, searching for earth... which ended up being nothing. It's a peek into lives that have changed so dramatically, worlds that don't even exist anymore, people that don't necessarily exist anymore. It's a bizarre little time capsule. I hope we get more of it tonight.