How much fun would the series finale of a show as good as Battlestar Galactica be without a little discussion? No fun at all, that’s how much. That would be my sign to share thoughts on the show and how they wrapped things up. This is also you the reader’s chance to praise or vent on what you loved and hated about the show.
If you have not yet seen any episodes of Battlestar Galactica, it is highly recommended that you not read any further! There will be pretty thorough coverage of this finale and the last thing we want is for things to be ruined for those who haven’t had the chance to enjoy this amazing show. I’m going to do my best not to explain every last detail, but important segments will obviously not be spoiler-free.
The biggest fear that fans of the show had was that Ronald D. Moore and David Eick wouldn’t be able to close out the show cleanly. So many things had happened; so many things were going on; so many fragile areas. One wrong move could possibly ruin everything and this was a very delicate situation to approach. One thing was for sure going into all of this: some people would love it and some would hate it, so it was all about trying to make it as complete and appealing as possible.
For myself personally, there were a few things I was really looking for them to do here.
One was to eventually find a place to rebuild humanity. Throughout the show’s existence, there was always a search for this mythical place called “Earth” — a search that didn’t turn out so well when it came down to it. But because of the importance of this search, I felt the show wouldn’t be complete without them finding somewhere to land; somewhere to call home. In the episodes leading up to the two-part finale, there was no “goal,” no place they were trying to get to, so my hopes of this happening were becoming dim.
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