Back to the extremely awkward conversation in the hangar, where Helo's -- ouch -- apologizing to Tyrol for the whole toaster baby issue, and what it implies about what was going on down on Cylon-Occupied Caprica. All about how he "never intended it" and how it "just kind of evolved." Rule #1 for having this conversation, if you must: do not ever cede prior possession. For one thing, it's sexist, and for another, it puts you in a weak position. The fact is, Helo assumed he and Boomer were both going to die down on Caprica, and had an excellent reason for doing so. Not to mention Boomer's being all over Helo's gravy for a while before he finally gave in, which implies that she was making her own choice, for which neither Helo nor Tyrol is responsible, since she's a grown woman (basically). (We'll leave out the part where she was basically harvesting Helo's seed for her Imperious Blonde Masters, because she later came to love him.) But whatever, Tyrol gets all up in Helo's personal space and Helo acknowledges that Sharon loves/loved the Chief. Tyrol tells us all about how they were going to muster out at the end of their service and get married and have kids, which, not for nothing, but between now and when you made that lovely plan in what was surely a sunlit Andrew Wyeth field full of wheat and the smell of roses, HUMANITY WAS DESTROYED. So I'm thinking it's not merely Karl Agathon's admittedly television-transcending pheromones that disrupted that particular romantic plan. Of course, now that Tyrol's on this train, he's not getting off: "I guess I'm just a big frackin' idiot, though, huh? Probably that goddamn toaster's plan all along --" Helo begs Tyrol to quit with the bigotry, but Tyrol really likes this idea -- that somehow he'd been duped -- which he happens upon, like, every third episode, because it means that the love wasn't real and he's not to blame for covering up for her robot misdeeds all through Season 1. After all, she had him in her clutches. This is not my favorite flavor of Chief, but I get it.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 908 USERS: B-
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