I … I just love how heartbreaking it is. Directed by Félix Alcalá. The board also has a spot for Colonial One for the the president to lead from and various Cylon locations that will … The secret source in the administration has provided Tyrol with a list of all humans scheduled for extermination. They completely botched the Cylon's motivation for being there and how they went about occupying New Caprica right to the point where they shouldnt of had any motivation at all. I remember this arc being so spectacular when it first aired. When the Cylons asked where is the Galactica and then the next scene showed the gigantic and very powerful battle star coming out of FTL in the upper atmosphere and dropping towards the planets surfaces on fire blew me away and somehow it was a very emotional moment. TV episode. (When Ellen says that she'd do what she did again if it meant saving her husband, it reveals a mindset that's at odds with Tigh's soldier mentality — because the mission must be maintained at the individual's expense, not vice versa.) Review: PG: Psycho Goreman Pays Tribute to ‘80s Schlock with ... s biggest action sequence since the marvelous Galactica-dropping-into-the-atmosphere moments of Season Three’s “Exodus, Part 2,” and this episode mirrored that one by never having Adama spell out his plan for the audience, choosing instead to let us see the plan as it unfolded without a hitch until Helo (Tahmoh … When that doesn't go as planned, he ends up joining the Cylons because he simply has nowhere else to go. It does so to a bold extreme. THANKS! The use of FTL jumps as a battle tactic strikes me as a dangerous tech card for the writers to play; it has an arbitrary nature and opens a can of worms. ( Collapse ) Current Mood mellow; Tags battlestar galactica, bsg, fanfic, fanfiction, lee/kara; 13; Leave a comment; Share; Flag ; November 16th, 2011, 09:22 pm; Fic: Coming Back - 9/? October 22, 2006 December 17, 2006 ~ KC. The Cylons could have learned of Galactica's rescue attempt. Tyrol's wife Cally is on the list and he sets off to rescue her. What follows is a scene of Shakespearean tragedy in which Tigh poisons his own wife. If this is not the best episode for any TV series ever, it's certainly damn close. "Exodus: Part 2" is a fitting end to the first season of Lost. … It also asks us to believe that what happens makes sense. With Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber. It's all the emotion of New Caprica concentrated in a single moment. The Tighs that kill. They glossed over so many potential storylines and rushed right to the evacuation. Helo and Sharon); this is more about power in the rape-predator sense. Sharon: "Adama wouldn't lie to me." And a glorious space battle! Review: The White Tiger Is an Audaciously Direct Condemnation of Oppression. Battlestar Galactica: "Exodus, Part 1" Advance Review. And since so much already happened off-screen — both with the one-year leap as well as the four months of unseen occupation — the story's structure naturally had to be geared toward the escape. From a spectacle/action point of view, this is probably the best BSG offering for both the stakes involved, real losses, and execution. It makes for epic drama, but it leaves out some of the more realistic aspects of this series. It's been an honor." It's a noisy and cool scene, but isn't FTL being used here like a magical teleportation device rather than a function to explain interstellar travel? Exodus Part II contains some awesome visuals that FX fans will be particularly appreciative of. I think enough can't be said to praise the scene on the hanger deck. This is one show that can do very little wrong. Simply excellent. First, there is a large game board illustrated with a picture of Galactica that will serve as the main focus for the game. Metacritic Reviews. This was one of my favourite episodes in the series. Title: Coming Back – 9/? In a heartfelt moment as she lies "dying" in his arms, the leader of the insurgency breaks down showing underneath that gruff exterior beats the heart of a man that truly loved his wife through thick and thin. 2. The Tighs that kill. It really is the best motivation! The entire cast take their characters to new areas, making this a richly-performed experience. (Really he should have taken both ships). I find all your reviews give me exactly what I need from the episode. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Exodus - Part 2 at Amazon.com. This episode picks up immediately after the events of "Exodus" Part 1. What can I say, this show simply keeps getting better and better the more I watch it. The thing was a rushed mess which left me wanting more while not wanting it at all. When you think about what has just taken place, the whole occupation on New Caprica, the elated cheers of most of the refugees, delivered from that horror, juxtaposed against the despair of Starbuck and Tigh for what they have gone through and lost, it just has such power to it. This episode definitely has its flaws, but I have no nits to pick. Battlestar Galactica is often emotional for me, but it rarely packs a wallop this strong. BSG Season 3 – Exodus Part 2 (Spoilers Below!) Just wait until Sharon finds out. BSG Season 3 – Exodus Part 2 (Spoilers Below!) The Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now. A space opera with real emotion. Air date: 10/20/2006 As a fan of the show, this episode showed that there is still life in this epic, powerful show. "Occupation/Precipice" had so many storylines and characters that I'm still in awe of it, and in terms of pure action, "Exodus, Part 2" pulls out all the stops. Exodus, Part 2: Episode 3.04. Original air date: October 20, 2006 . Wow. Are you convinced? Need I even mention the battle scenes and atmosphere drop? In this episode entitled Exodus, Tigh must decide the fate of his wife Ellen after the assistance she gave to the Cylons. Kara ends up in one of the most skin-crawling kissing close-ups imaginable. Didja Know? If this isn't a 4 star episode than nothing is. Compare the ship from before this to after. I called "Exodus, Part 1" the setup, and now I can call "Exodus, Part 2" the payoff. Adama is raised up on the crew's shoulders and cheered, but the scene is really about Tigh and Kara, who have been left very damaged by what has happened. As the Cylons begin to lose control, … First comment I loved all the things you mentioned, BUT I did find it jarring that … How dare you say anything bad about it! My favorite part of this episode was after Kara accepts Kacey as her daughter you can see her spirit crush when she finds out Kacey's not her daughter after all. I would have been very disappointed had you not. This ep is a total ripper. WHAM! Tigh’s wife finally “gets it.” She almost singlehandedly wrecked the rebellion, and she paid for it. If you every needed a kick in the guts to reignite a viewers interest then this is a textbook way to do it. It's a worthy one —good but not flawless — elevated into the realm of the standouts by virtue of two potent character arcs fully realized by the end. Sacrilege! And for something like fucking the enemy and slipping them info in order to get his bony ass out of the slammer? Exodus Part 2... Best episode of the entire series? Men died. 1 Plot 2 Production 2.1 Deleted scenes 3 Gallery 4 Sources 5 External links Having been warned by Samuel T. Anders that Ellen Tigh will be executed for treason unless he kills her himself, Col. Saul Tigh sits down with Ellen to talk about her actions. Baltar, who appears more expendable to the Cylons every day, clings desperately to Caprica and any remaining hope for survival he can grasp, and Colonel Tigh must face the fact that his wife's behavior has endangered the entire resistance. Directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá. I thought it was hilarious when Tigh told … Saturday, 22 January … Leoben, meanwhile, seems to want some sort of admission of love from Kara, no matter how staged. Very moving. Billie Doux reviews 'Exodus, Part 1,' an episode of 'Battlestar Galactica.' Directed by Felix Alcala. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The end appears in sight but they get help from a welcome but unexpected source. Men died. External Reviews Probably not, but you can probably sense a warrior's code at work. Surpised I never commented on this one. A fter its nauseatingly tense premiere, Battlestar Galactica ratcheted back the drama in the second episode of its third season, “Exodus, Part One.” Penned by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson and directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala), the episode sported two of the season’s biggest action sequences (twin sieges, one pinning down the human resistance, the other obliterating Cylons who intended to … Sharon shoots D'Anna in both legs and then next episode shes walking around fine with no explanation. Grade: A+. Ellen knowingly drinking the poison and Saul's expression throughout with crying after. Read the summary of the episode at the Battlestar Wiki site . They rushed the "D'Anna dreams about the baby and questions her faith" story, it came out of nowhere and made no sense. Lee struggles with his assignment to protect the civilian fleet on its journey toward Earth while Adama returns to New Caprica with just the Galactica. There are character costs as well. Is it just me or did the Pegasus since its introduction into the season go completely under used? With preparations for Galactica to get the colonists off Cylon-controlled New Caprica well under way, the final pieces are set, and away we go! That ship took out a basestar in her opening salvo, and contained all the flight simulators and Viper production facilities - what a waste! The Galactica encounters four rather than the expected two Cylon Basestars. Ok this one had me tearing up at the end. But if you aren't into BSG then this isn't going to make you like it more. In BSG, you get a box full to the brim with great pieces. Soon the bombs are falling, and we learn the nature of Galactica's rescue plan. southernman Saturday, 22 January 2011 Yep - people see things differently in our wonderful old world. Season three, episode 4 In this episode entitled Exodus, Tigh must decide the fate of his wife Ellen after the assistance she gave to the Cylons. Also, musings on bad lighting on Fat Lee Adama and why ships (and other vessels of transportation) are usually considered female. Battlestar Galactica: Exodus, Part 1. by Billie Doux. As with the good dramatic victories, this one does not come without a substantial cost. | | At the same time, with all that had been accomplished in "Occupation/Precipice," the show probably needed to move along to keep momentum from flagging — which, by the way, I would argue is somewhat what happened in "Exodus, Part 1." In this episode entitled Exodus, Tigh must decide the fate of his wife Ellen after the assistance she gave to the Cylons. I got the sense that Ellen overheard Tigh and Anders convo, and also understood Tigh so well, that she knew the glass was poisoned, and decided to take her own life in Tighs arms when she said "I need a drink". Season 3 of BSG involves one of the most well-executed season-long (more actually) story arcs in sci fi history. I love how victories on this show include ominous failures that hint at future disaster. I think the best way to put this, without giving anything away, is to describe "exodus part 2" as the best episode of any TV series I've ever seen. Lee struggles with his assignment to protect the civilian fleet on its journey toward Earth while Adama returns to New Caprica with just the Galactica. Writers reported that the CIC was designated the official smoke lounge and the VFX guys kept track of every missile impact over the show and kept an appropriate scorch mark. It was probably the most exciting episode of the entire run so far. Tigh to Tyrol: "Besides, the last thing your kid wants is Ellen and me for parents. There's a showdown between Baltar and Gaeta that manages to keep both characters alive and supply Baltar an avenue for dignity: He will stop D'Anna from setting off a nuke. 4 stars for me. For the 1st time, yesterday, I watched Exodus I & II. "Combrids" is an unknown term in the BSG universe, but sounds like it must be some kind of lower animal. The music (a solemn counterpoint to the celebration) and the focus on these two characters says more than dialog ever could, or would need to. The Battlestar accompanies and protects what they assume to be the last 50,000 people in existence after a quickly executed genocidal attack on all 12 human colonies, in which the Cylons were almost completely … Remember to comment/review. FAQ I just wonder if it could have been and done more. One wonders if it has become easier to stage war action simply by adjusting the shutter speed on the camera.). It's not an ideal ending. Admiral Adama shaves off his mustache and returns to a fully staffed CIC, aboard the now very loud, bustling corridors of Galactica. Schweig! And the gut wrenching scene in the end was so well done and supremely acted by Katee Sackoff. "Exodus: Part Two" is the best episode of the new "Galactica" series to date! It wasn't until the review and comments that I realized Helen had to die. The Cylons could have learned of Galactica's rescue attempt. There are scenes where Roslin reiterates the importance of Maya and her mysterious child, which she ominously refers to as "the shape of things to come." But after last week's "Exodus, Part 1," it became very clear that New Caprica was quickly going to be left in the rear-view mirror. Meanwhile, Baltar is the ultimate Cylon stooge. Caprica Six gets shot in the head and then comes back two scenes later without even a grimace. My favourite scene from Battlestar Galactica. All joking aside, that would have been one of the boldest moves in the history of television, one that would have elevated this episode to 4 stars in my book. Kobol's Last Gleaming is still my favorite episode of the series (both parts together), but the BSG jumping into the atmosphere and then jumping out DeLorian-style is my single favorite moment, with the ending to Crossroads being number 2. Anders tells Tigh that he'd better "take care of" Ellen for her betrayal — because if Tigh doesn't, someone else will. Exodus Part II is a thrilling pay-off to the careful build-up of the past three episodes. Adama's plan involves a series of clever tactical maneuvers that make for some entertaining, frenetic action and impressive visual FX sequences. The Threads in the Big Twist Begin to Weave in this Episode mstomaso 30 December 2007. Admiral Adama launches his rescue of the humans on New Caprica. There's not a single show out there that ever provoked such intense feelings in me--despair one minute, elation the next--, or where I was drawn into it to such an extent that I both identified with the characters or even, in a way, became one of them. "Exodus" Part 2. The episode's celebratory shots aboard Galactica have substantial power, but not for the reasons you would've thought. Can you agree with Tigh's mindset? Episode Name: Exodus, Part 1 Episode Number: 302 Written by: David Weddle & Bradley Thompson Directed by: Felix Alcala Original Air Date: 10/13/06 on SciFi Channel Main Characters That Appear: Admiral Adama, Colonel Tigh, President Roslin, Commander Lee Adama, Kara Thrace, Gaius Baltar, Number Six (Baltar's Inner Six & Baltar's Six Reborn), Number Eight (Caprica Sharon & Galactica … Just watched it on my second run through, and I must admit, this seemed far more powerful the second time. The cracks in the Cylon occupation are forced wider and wider apart by the colonial resistance and the Cylon's own growing internal fragmentation. The entire cast take their characters to new areas, making this a richly-performed experience. Post navigation ← Civil War Comic Review – “Ms. The risks are substantial: It upends characters and relationships with story developments that promise that things will never be the same. Battlestar Galactica: Exodus, Part 2. by Billie Doux. Before any of that happens though there is still the issue of Ellen's betrayal that Colonel Tigh must deal with; this scene was surprisingly touching with fine performances from Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon. Next episode: Collaborators. "Exodus: Part Two" is the best episode of the new "Galactica" series to date! The Galactica jumping in and out of the atmosphere was the most jaw dropping FX stunt I believe I’ve ever seen. Updated: 17 May 2012 8:14 am. I almost cried during the scene where Tigh poisons Ellen. Notes from the BSG chronology . The Galactica appearing in the atmosphere to the relief of everyone below, the death of Ellen, the stunning space battle, and OMG that tragic final scene in the hanger deck. The Galactica encounters four rather than the expected two Cylon Basestars. This is the second of a … Damn, the nonsense in this episode gives me depression that is so deep that I can't even describe the plot holes and nonsense - oh which there are about 20 examples (1 per 120 seconds!!!). The official … For the life of me, I don't know what Leoben even thinks he gains by getting such a coerced and false "I love you" out of Kara. Lee Adama, you are a frakking moron! She would do it all over again. Review by Jamahl Epsicokhan. It is not like she betrayed them cause she believed in the cause of Cylons. As the Cylons plan their evacuation, he sits powerlessly until D'Anna invites him to join the Cylons as they leave (since the humans will surely want his head). With Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber. "Worthy of Survival" (from "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2" and "Exodus Part 2") [3:35] "Battlestar Galactica Main Title" [0:45], music by Richard Gibbs; engineered and mixed by Gordon Fordyce; featuring Michael Now and Caitanya Riggan, vocals "Black Market" (from "Black Market") [5:48], featuring Steve Bartek, guitar; Season 3 soundtrack. Better and better this show got from day one. The rest of the time it plays like a highly entertaining — albeit highly telegraphed — action/adventure, in which all avenues must absolutely and unequivocally arrive at the predetermined solution because the previous episode made so very much of promising that solution's delivery. The Tigh and Starbuck arcs were masterfully done, and masterfully acted. Going through rewatch number five and this episode just hit me right in the feels, so many incredible moments. 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