Battlestar Galactica
Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II

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Strega: A | 1 USERS: A+
Kobol & Chains

Commercials. Moore says that Tricia Helfer didn't have any fighting experience before this show, and started training as she had to do more action scenes for it. And yeah, she's impressive. Not that I know what I'm talking about, but she looks pretty fierce on TV.

Colonial One. Tigh says that nobody needs to get hurt, and that he's placing the Prez under arrest. The marines and the Prez's guards stare at each other. The Prez stares. Tigh and Apollo stare. It's like Carnivàle, except there's actual tension and not just a growing suspicion that everyone forgot their lines. Apollo abruptly says, "No, we're not doing this." Tigh quietly points out that he's in command. Apollo insists, "This is wrong." Tigh orders Apollo to fall back, and starts to address the Prez again. Apollo draws his sidearm and points it at Tigh. Oh dear. Apollo tells the marines to lay down their weapons. Tigh looks not so much frightened as completely disgusted by Apollo's behavior. Apollo tells Tigh to order the marines to fall back. Tigh grumbles, "This is mutiny. You know that?" Apollo says that he does, and snits, "You can tell my father that I'm listening to my instincts, and my instincts tell me that we cannot sacrifice our democracy just because the President makes a bad decision." Poor Tigh is probably thinking, "Adama should have said he supported the President completely. Then Apollo would have staged a coup just to spite him." Tigh doesn't move as Apollo keeps his gun in Tigh's face. Around the time Apollo starts thinking, "Fuck, he's not going to surrender, is he?," the Prez finally speaks up. "Put your guns down," she says, and moves out from behind the line of guards. Apollo hesitates and tries to move toward her while continuing to aim at Tigh. Apollo tells her to stay back, but the Prez walks up to Apollo and tells him to put down his weapon. She says, "I will not have bloodshed, neither your men nor my people, on the Colonial One. Not in front of the whiteboard; it's been through enough." Well, she says most of that. She orders Apollo and her men to lower their guns. Tigh continues to glare at Apollo as the Prez repeats her order. Apollo considers whispering, "But Tigh's totally going to punch me if I do that." Still, he finally lowers her arm, and Tigh immediately takes Apollo's weapon but, a little surprisingly, doesn't punch him. We hear metal clinking as the marines haul Apollo away. Tigh looks at the Prez, who says, "Let's go," and leads the way out of the ship.

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