"Sam, I need you to command the civilians, form them into fire teams. I'll give my deployment orders through Sergeant... " Gunny Mathias! Yeah! Anders holds up a hand: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Deployment orders? Fire teams? Come on, some of these guys have never even held a rifle before!" Apollo asks if he isn't in fact a fabulous guerrilla soldier from irradiated Old Caprica and the battle of the coffee shop, and Anders explains the difference: "Hit and run. Keep moving, keep the enemy off balance. I've never had to defend a fixed position, that's a whole different game." Which is another angle on the "no crying in baseball" theme, because: you've been picked for this op, and therefore you will do it, because we're on military time: "You're just gonna have to learn it fast, because that's what we're doing, we're defending this fixed position. Until the Chief finds his Eye of Jupiter." (I dorked out a little bit about the whole "defending a fixed position" deal and how it also pertains to the whole Quadrangle of Bad Ideas About Love, but I'll spare you because it's pretty obvious.) Anders is not feeling this, considering how they're supposed to be risking their lives for something Lee and Kara haven't even found yet (still not drawing parallels to the romantic complications), and Lee levels. "Listen, Sam, I'm not even sure it exists." Still keeping that lip zipped. "But I don't have to tell you every little Godsdamn detail... " Out of nowhere Anders jumps in and connects the dots himself: "You know what you have to explain to me?" Oh, snap! Starbuck jumps in between them and puts her hands on his chest: "Hey, hey, hey. Honey -- the Major's in charge on this one, okay?" She gives him a very serious "just work with me here" kind of look. "Okay?" He snits off, but it's obvious he's getting it. Apollo whines about how that didn't go so great, but Starbuck knows Anders is in, and that he'll get the job done, because he's awesome.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B- | 1363 USERS: B-
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