March 23, 2007

PSSSST...IT ALREADY KNIEVELED LAST SEASON:

'Battlestar' finale may put fans at crossroads (Mark A. Perigard, 3/23/07, Boston Herald)

For much of the season, fans of Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica" have been teased with the notion that one of the five hidden Cylons would be revealed - as a member of the Galactica crew.

The third-season finale (Sunday at 10 p.m.) delivers on that premise and then some.

"Cliffhanger" is such an inadequate word to describe the episode.

Cries of "Holy frak!" will arise from fans all over the country after the final moments air. The "Battlestar" universe will never be the same after the revelations in "Crossroads Part II."

Some fans will be jazzed for the new season. Others will accuse the show of jumping the shark. But no other TV show on any other network has shown such a willingness to both surprise its viewers and rip apart its own formula in such a challenging, creative way. Ronald D. Moore, executive producer/writer, refuses to take the easy route and let his cast or his viewers get comfortable. [...]

I've already said too much. There are spoilers on other Web sites that give away every detail of this episode. Please avoid them. Give yourself the chance to enjoy "Crossroads Part II" as it was meant to be. Allow yourself the pleasure of being genuinely surprised.

There are far too many shows on the air that are capable of doing that. "Battlestar" is one of the few that delivers and one of the best.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2007 6:39 AM
Comments

Nice heading. Good replacement for "jump the shark".

Posted by: jdkelly at March 23, 2007 5:00 PM

Hands down, the best show on TV.

Posted by: Jay at March 23, 2007 8:44 PM
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