Anyway, that was just particularly glaring just now. Basestar. Baltar wakes and his eyes slowly clear, revealing a Six staring sadly down at him. Caprica. "Whatever feelings I had for you have to stop. I allowed my feelings to cloud my judgment. I protected you. I gave your species a second chance. I even turned against a sister Cylon, and for what? I'm Cylon, Gaius. Somehow I lost sight of that." He stands up and stares at her. "You are much, much more than a machine. You're a person. A real person. A woman. And you're in love with me. And it hurts. I know it hurts." He starts crying. This is weird. Too many resonances with Gina and POW stuff that I don't think is intended. Too much begging, whereas we know the second she dumps him, Chip Gaius is going to start smarming around and pouring her martinis again. That was awesome. "But believe me, I am the only one that can make it better. Don't you see? I am the only one." So...does he actually think she's Gina? That's Gina talk. It perverts the entire Gina thing, actually. Which you'd think would be hard. "No, this has to end," says Caprica, and walks to the door. But here's the thing: she's the swing vote. If Caprica joins the Sixes, and the Sixes vote against the Eights (I'm guessing) and Threes, that's 4-3 against, and he's dead. Spaced. So at some point during his girly screaming, it stops being about love and starts being about survival. (Which, explain the difference to a narcissist; I doubt he knows how fast his mind is working right now.) "You need me. You need me! Admit it! Admit that you need me." He tries to follow her out, and Centurions block his door. And the argument shifts again, this time to fear and something you might mistake for love: "And I need you too! Did you hear me? I need you too." He turns back to his room and mumbles to himself: "Maybe I should've started with that." Oh, Gaius. Oh, boys.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 1339 USERS: B-
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