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So this is not the promised MM YAH SORRY, so yah sorry.

ess.
pee.
oh.
eye.
ell.
age.
ahead.

Pleasantly surprised by its return. Had forgotten entirely about it in the interim, and was happy the show didn't suck as much as I remembered it! The writing's better, and the Tauron scenes weren't as stereotypical as I had expected (though I may be wrong about this - I was too enchanted with the whole Clarice/Blessed Mother thing to really experience anything else very deeply). I will say that James Marsters' tone is somehow off, though, really fucking off, in a Baltar's-Harem kind of way. Makes me not give a shit. Moving on.



I love The Mother and Clarice facing off, while drinking tea - the two sides of Laura Roslin! Expediency and conviction are in both of them in equal and unexpected ways. I just rewatched Meg Tilly in Valmont the other day, and I'm excited to see what she'll bring to the character, what political acumen.

Am I right in assuming that she countermanded herself, or rather that she told Obal a lie? That she set him up? His death scene was so very death of Caesar (down to the multiple stab wounds and senate-like floor), which, if you follow the allegory, puts the Blessed Mother in an interesting role.



In Our Time's recent podcast on the history of the Delphic Oracle, to which I serendipitously listened this morning, of course totally made me think of Laura Roslin and the BSG universe's take on Greek mythology/religion. There was a factoid (that I'm probably misremembering): the Greeks didn't have a word for religion, only something that roughly translated "the things of the gods," that gods and their whims were very phenomenal (and not numinous, not supernatural). A fact, and an often unpleasant fact - I kept thinking of Roslin and her podium full of snakes that turned out to be machina'd by an actual deus. And her foot-soldier Kara the Angel. Now, in Caprica, the alliance/conflict between these two characters makes me excited in the way the whole Kobol arc made me, that it's again a kind of battle between faith and science, but one side proposes the elimination of the distinction altogether and the other, the Virgin Mother, takes an altogether polytheistic attitude toward it all, and Clarice is just one more goddess to appease. It's possibly very cynical, possibly very awesome - I'm looking forward to watching these actresses play it out. It may even make up for the BSG series finale!

Also: yay Zoe's alive and kicking ass! Great fight scene, great end to a fight scene.
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