Battlestar Galactica
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The Truth About Reconciliation

A crazy-looking priest swears Roslin in, aboard Colonial One. How many times has she become president? It seems like a whole lot. She shakes the Priest's hand and turns to the press. "Thank you. Thank you all, for once again entrusting me with this high office of civil service. Today's a new beginning for all of us. We share a unique destiny" -- cut, of course, to Starbuck at her locker, hanging her dogtags inside. Next to Zak's ring -- "that our future is ours to shape, and our past cannot be forgotten. A new day requires new thinking. And while I had intended on using this occasion as an opportunity to announce a formation of a special prosecutor's office charged with investigating acts of collaboration with the enemy" -- Tigh settles into his quarters, remembering Ellen -- "I have decided instead that a different gesture is called for on this, the first day of my next term as your president." Zarek, in the audience. "We all feel the need for justice, and we all feel the need for vengeance." Zarek looks down at this. "And telling the difference between the two can be difficult at times. We are all victims of the Cylons." On the basestar, Gaius watches sadly as Caprica leaves a suit of clothes in his room.

"None of us can be impartial. I certainly can't. So today I am forming a commission on truth and reconciliation to hear our stories, and record them for posterity. There will be no prosecutions." Felix enters the CIC officer's locker room and puts his stuff back; hangs his tags. "I am issuing a general pardon for every human being in this Fleet." I started crying like WHOA right there. I'm a sucker for big forgiveness. God is the last thirty seconds of Fight Club. What do you do when you can't get out? Turn into something else. "This will not be a popular move today. But I truly believe that this is the only way for us to move forward in strength in a spirit of healing and reconciliation." Tory gazes at her in a spirit of healing and reconciliation and, some posters believe, hot-blooded lust. I don't think so; I think that she was so upset last week because she's been part of Hera's life exactly as long, and exactly as deep, as either Maya or Laura herself, and that's huge. "I thank you for your continued patience and courage. Good day." Adama begins to clap, giving the military okay, and everybody follows suit. And in the mess hall, Chief enters and is offered a seat at a table, but joins Gaeta instead. Gaeta looks at him, thinks for a second, and goes back to eating. General amnesty for everybody. I bet next week is going to be twice as horrible, just to make up for the nice feelings we're having right now.

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