Cain thinks the shots are from Stinger's recon mission, but Fisk informs her that the mission was aborted due to her and Adama going simultaneously nuts. Cain then freaks out and falls in love with Starbuck a little bit: "Thrace. She took off and did the whole recon mission alone. My Gods. Look at these shots, Jack: she put her nose right up their backsides and they never even knew it." Hello to the imagery, but I have to say that for me, Cain is humanized by a lot of what goes on here. After watching this episode, I went back and watched "Pegasus" again, and just for kicks pretended I was on her side, and -- there's never a point where I can disagree with her. Methods yes, priorities yes, overall she's totally unhinged, but in any given scene, her logic is soundproof and airtight. It's interesting. I talked a good game about how we should respect that she's been Kurtzed out to here by the Armageddon, because that's what I do, but I really feel it after this episode. This episode retroactively brings out a lot of the nuances in the performance in the last episode, too. She's...not sympathetic, but understandable. Imminently so. She's like a person demanding absolute etiquette at a tea party, even though the tea party is happening in the middle of an earthquake. Like -- imagine Martha Stewart, in a volcano, doing krav maga. Plus military training, which means like control freak squared. I'll try not to get carried away with the sympathy, because she did just get my two favorite characters raped, but it's there, and it's not subtle. Cain agrees to a joint recall and "stand down to condition two," and requests that Adama report to her directly. While this is within her rights both as his CO and as a crazy person who thinks she's doing the right thing, she has to admit that his problem with this is a compelling one. She floats the idea of meeting on Colonial One, aide-less, in fifteen. They both stand down. She whispers to the recon photos lovingly, like the creepy old bat she is.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 1020 USERS: C+
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