Back on the Cloud 9, Apollo and Starbuck are frolicking in the garden. Well, okay, Apollo's basking, and Starbuck's strolling about. For this show, that's damn frolicsome. Apollo remarks that the sun feels "almost like the real thing." The fake sunlight is a little worrying. It seems like that must take a lot of energy. But maybe it's just one of those sunlight lamps, only really, really big. I originally thought that it would be better if it were pseudo-night all the time in this garden, because if the dome were clear, they could have a gorgeous starry sky above them, and you'd still get the feeling of being outside. Plus, the idea is that this is a spaceship that people took long, expensive vacations on. It seems a little odd that people would pay a fortune to travel on a spaceship so that they could visit a cunning simulation of their local park. But then I remembered how bad the day-for-night shots look, and decided I was at peace with the fake sun after all. Where were we? Starbuck complains, "They could have done a better job with the horizon." Heh. She stares off, and beyond some trees there are hazy hills, against which the framework supporting the dome is visible. Ever whiny, Starbuck goes on about how hard it'll be to maintain security on the ship with the giant garden and all the visitors. Apollo strolls a few steps away while Starbuck sighs about that, and she takes the opportunity to pick up a hose that's lying on the ground. Apollo mentions the shaky political situation, which Starbuck hasn't been paying attention to. She asks why the Prez is allowing so many people to come. Apollo says, "I guess she thinks it's important for them to be able to observe how their government works." Starbuck snerks that "she's already running for reelection." Apollo turns, and Starbuck pulls out the hose and aims at him. Apollo raises his hands to surrender, and gets drenched, and then tries to wrestle the hose away from Starbuck while they both squeal and run around and horseplay ensues and suddenly I miss Young Americans even more than usual.
Episode Report CardStrega: B- | 788 USERS: B-
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