The next step in this C story investigation knocked out of the way -- if you don't want to write it, take a pass and write the next week's screenplay next time, dudes -- we get back to the B story, the forced abortion. Boomer's crying on her cell phone, now quite pregnant, and Helo's short on answers. "I don't know! The Admiral said they found something in the baby's blood. Somehow, President Roslin considers it a threat to the fleet." Helo hasn't figured out that these two things are virtually unconnected, because he's sweet but he'll never beat Roslin at chess. There is an infinite sadness in Helo's eyes and a total craziness in hers: angry, hurt, disgusted and scared to death. Both Boomer and Helo act the hell out of this scene. Boomer shakes her head. "It can't just be that. I've done nothing but help them since I've come here. I've held back my anger. I've tried to show them that Cylons are not all the same. That we're not all murderers." While this is technically true, Adama has good reason for being iffy about the whole thing. Of course, Helo's too close to it, and he's like, yeah, but mysteriously enough, "I think they're still afraid of you." She starts pacing like a crazed zoo animal in a very bad zoo. "They wanna be afraid of something?" She's started to get hysterical, pacing faster and moving around erratically. "Yeah? Just let them come! Let 'em!" Helo looks so, so sad. "Let them try to take my baby!" She screams wordlessly. "Just let them try to take my baby!" It's hard to describe how well she pulls this scene off, but I dare you to go in the bathroom right now and say these words into the mirror. They're like impossible to say.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B- | 1058 USERS: C+
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