BSG – Exodus, Part 2

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In this episode of Battlestar Galactica, Adama shaved off his mustache. Which can only mean one thing — that he was successful in liberating the humans from Cylon-occupied New Caprica, and that everything is back to normal … more or less. There are many losses along the way. Tigh is forced to poison his slutty wife for betraying both him and the Resistance. The Cylons are forced to give up New Caprica and whatever dreams of religious conversion they might have had. Starbuck is forced to give up her motherhood, when she finds out that Leobon has lied to her — that her “daughter” Kacey is really just a stolen child. Baby Hera is lost by the humans and is spirited away by the Cylon D’Anna. And, most notably, the Pegasus is lost in battle … but not before saving Galactica’s ass and taking out a few Cylon base ships first.

So we’re back to one battlestar, Adama in charge of the fleet, Laura Roslin back in the president’s chair, Tom Zarek (presumably) the vice president, and Baltar and the Cylons who knows where. This was a gripping and satisfying episode, beginning to end, and wraps up what was essentially a four-episode arc.

Next week, we find out what happens to “Collaborators” …