‘Battlestar Galactica’ series nears its end


There are only seven episodes left until the series finale of the intense SciFi drama series “Battlestar Galactica.”

With such a short time, you would expect the writers to be wrapping up all loose ends left over from previous episodes. Well, the writers must have some neat little package for the final episode, because in the past three episodes, the plot has only thickened.

President Roslin just got kicked off her self-loathing duff and is acting like a president again. There’s a touchy alliance with the rebel Cylons, and the final five Cylons are still living comfy among the human fleet. Also, Gaeta and Zarek just led a violent coup against Admiral Adama that left him and Tigh’s lives in limbo.

So far, the common theme for these past episodes has been that a day of reckoning is coming. So far, that day is coming person by person. First, it was Dee who blew her brains across the wall, and after last week’s violent coup, more smaller characters have met their demise.

With the thickening plots only getting more complex, there are still loose ends left by previous episodes that need to be addressed.

One of these includes how Kara “Starbuck” Thrace is still alive after her viper blew up, and she found her charred body on Earth. That will be an interesting explanation; maybe time travel will be the solution.

In the previous season, we learn that Starbuck will be the arbiter of death for the human race. The conclusion of that little prophecy would make the most sense to be saved for the last episode.

Yet, however sensible that conclusion may be, the writers of “BSG” have proven their skills at creating intense and unexpected surprises.

As if confusing elements aren’t big enough to fill the void of space, we must also consider how the final five Cylons were living on earth when it was nuked and how they are somehow currently living in the fleet. This is the one question that needs to be answered.

Whatever the solutions to these galactic-sized plot holes, I am sure the minds behind “BSG” will do nothing but blow the viewers away. They have proven themselves time and again in previous seasons.

We can only hope that “Battlestar Galactica” end the series on a high note in the same fashion as “The Sopranos.”