Battlestar Galactica
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The Truth About Reconciliation

Kara immediately votes, on seeing the "evidence," and breathes convincingly about "my Gods, the whole thing's like a bad dream only we woke up and the traitors are all still here" and that shit. She's just as culpable as them. In some ways more, because at least she knows she's suffering from violent PTSD right now, and she just doesn't care. Seelix asks for Chief's vote, but Anders interrupts. Tigh tells him to get lost, but he demands to speak to his wife. Tigh rolls his eye at her. "We already have your vote. Take a break."

Out in the corridor, Anders is worried: "I quit because I'm not looking for ways to keep killing people." She shakes her head. "I need this, Sam." Ouch. That is so fucked. "So...what, throwing a few people out an airlock is gonna make you feel better about yourself? 'Cause believe me, those aren't the people that kept you locked in that room." And she says the words I was really afraid about: "They'll do." She says they will pay, not just for her and her pain, but for every single other person "we left back on that planet" (?), because "someone has gotta pay." She tells him to either get with it, or get lost. "Is that what you want, Kara? You want me to leave?"

Back inside, Tigh is needling Chief: "He doesn't wanna say he's guilty because Gaeta is such a good guy. Right, Chief? Everyone likes Gaeta, so let's let him off the hook. Let's just look the other way on this one. [Heh.] Well, a lot of good people had to pay the price for what they did; choices they made on New Caprica. Like my wife." Everybody stares at him, shocked. Interesting. That really was just a deal between Anders and Tigh, to protect the Resistance and the second Exodus. This hurts. "That's right. Ellen collaborated, gave the Cylons information on the Resistance, and she died for it. Because that's the price of collaborating with the enemy. And I liked her a lot more than I like Gaeta." (Me too, frankly; not that I dislike Gaeta but he's kind of boring, and Ellen...was not.) That's so hard! I'm glad he said it out loud, though. I mean, they should know. He's like a crash course in being for real for real.

Out in the hall, Katee Sackhoff is the glorious queen of the entire planet of acting as Kara tries to explain to her husband that she has lost her entire mind. "Look, Sam. I'm in a different place now. I -- I don't know how else to explain it to you. But I got out of that cell, and it's like someone painted the world in different colors. And I look at you, and I want to tear your eyes out just for looking at me." He shakes his head, crying. They met on the Farm, you know? He knows what that means. What she's saying. That you get punished for witnessing somebody else's weakness. (She's turning into her mother.) "I just wanna...hurt someone, and it might as well be you. So you should probably go before that happens." Are you kidding me with this? My stomach just flipped over at that one and I've seen the episode like three times.

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