Cut to the Galactica. Adama's in his dress uniform, and he's speechifying to a huge assembly on the hangar deck. There are a lot more people in suits than in uniforms in the crowd, so I think it's probably representatives from throughout the fleet. So anyway, the speech. Adama says, "Our strength and our only hope as a people is to remain undivided. We haven't always done all we could to insure that." Moving on...he says that some people think the scriptures might be helpful, and refrains from agreeing or disagreeing. Instead, he notes, "The gods shall lift those who lift each other. And so, to lift all of us, let me present once again the President of the Colonies, Laura Roslin." Given the size of the crowd, they effectively bestow a smattering of applause upon the Prez as she walks up to the podium. Tigh is motionless, heh. The applause dies away as the Prez prepares to speak, and Adama is clearly dissatisfied. He glares out at the audience and claps his hands together slowly. Oh, sigh. Everyone looks bemused, but joins in on the monumental slow clap of doom. Even Tigh gives in and taps his hands together. I wish they'd ease up on this stuff. It would actually have some meaning if I didn't feel like I was supposed to be all rah-rah every other episode. And if I feel that way watching it, I can't imagine what it'd be like to live that way. This is why I brought puzzles to pep rallies. Or hid out in the art room. So, whatever, Adama terrifies everyone into applauding, and they whoop it up for the Prez, yay. The Prez beams out at them all like she didn't just watch them get bullied into this show of enthusiasm.
Episode Report CardStrega: B | 686 USERS: B-
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