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Season 2 Primer: Episode 2.5 - "The Farm"

by Shannon Nolley, Sci-Fi Fodder Editor

To gear up for the January 6th resumption of Season 2, here's a cheat-sheet of the major plot points from the season so far. SO MUCH has occurred, it's impossible to include everything in a concise way. Of course, it's also hard not to go on and on about the show so I TRIED to be as brief as possible. If you think a major point has been left out, feel free to post it below!

Previously on "Battlestar Galactica"....

The Farm

The Farm

Episode #2.5
12 August 2005

Now this is a creepy episode. Not the whole thing, but at least half of it is.

First, the non-creepy part: Commander Adama returns to a hero's welcome. Thanks to his own actions against the President and Tigh's bungling, though, he's got a lot of work to do. First and foremost, he must track down his son, Lee, and President Roslin, who have escaped (with Tom Zarek's help) into hiding somewhere in the fleet. Adama orders all ships in the fleet searched.

Meanwhile, Lee and Roslin prepare to send a message to the rest of the fleet seeking popular support. When the time comes, however, Lee can't bring himself to publicly condemn his father.

With no other choice, Roslin decides to play "the religious card" and declares herself to be the voice of the prophet Pythia (the dying leader who'll save them thing). Her announcement sends shockwaves throughout the fleet's population.

Unable to hide any longer, her ship makes the jump back to Kobol, where she plans to seek the road to Earth. To the surprise of many on the Galactica, and to Roslin herself, nearly one-third of the fleet follows her.

Back on Caprica, Kara and Anders are getting "closer." Ok. They totally hook up! Sweet!

Now, the creepy part: Far away, on Cylon-occupied Caprica, Kara goes on a recon mission with the resistance fighters. She is wounded in a firefight and unwittingly left behind as the others fled for their lives. Kara awakes to finds herself being nursed back to health by Simon, a kind and attentive doctor in a strange and surreal hospital. During one of her lucid moments (she's being heavily medicated) the kind doc tells that - as a woman of child-bearing age - she can better serve the human race by propagating instead of battling Cylons. This, of course, is followed by a full gynecological exam! ACK! Ok. Creepy!

After Kara awakens with a new scar right about where her uterus should be (we still don't know exactly what they did to her), she begins to suspect that neither Simon nor the hospital are what they seem and sneaks out to see him talking to a Number Six about her condition. After he returns to her room later, Kara kills Simon with a shard of mirror. On her way out of Dodge, Kara stumbles upon a horrifying scene: a room full of women, including resistance fighter Sue-Shaun, wired up by the Cylons to serve as baby machines. We believe these are more hybrid experiments. As any good woman Warrior would, Kara destroys the place - mercifully killing Sue-Shaun and the other women in the process - and kicks some ass to escape. With the help of Sharon and a fancy Cylon ship, Helo, Anders and the resistance fighters save Kara and they all escape back to the stronghold.

With the new ship and Sharon as their pilot, Kara and Helo return to the fleet with the Arrow (did you forget their mission?). Anders refuses to go with them, though. He's going to stay behind to fight the good fight. Kara promises to return with the fleet (someday) to help them.

Posted by Shannon on January 3, 2006 2:52 PM
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