Before BATTLESTAR GALACTICA reaches what will hopefully be a thrilling conclusion this Friday, the TV Addict wanted to take this opportunity to leave you with five choice words: Please don’t Frak this up.
Because the truth is, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t worried.
Not only have these final string of episodes been a massive letdown in the edge-of-your-seat-excitement department, what you yourself had to say about the importance of ‘plot’ in a recent interview with BSG uber-critic Maureen Ryan does little to assuage our fears.
It came together all at once and it was a strange experience. In the writers’ room, we spent the first day [of breaking that episode] in a lot of difficulty, a lot of frustration. We sort of knew what the plot was, we knew the action story, we knew the plot of the finale. We spent that whole first day just struggling with the mechanics of the plot, how you got from A to B. We were spinning our wheels. I went home and I was in the shower and I had this “Duh” moment – the show was never about that. That’s not why I love the show. It’s not about the plot.
Now, far be it from us to tell a Peabody Award winner such as yourself what your show is about. But since you asked, a fairly substantial part of the BSG experience is that pesky little thing you so callously likes to refer to as ‘the plot.’ You know, the very device that had us hooked on the show from day one, regardless of how much death, destruction and depression yourself and your writing staff tried to throw at us.
In fact, disappointment (New Caprica) after disappointment (Earth) we’ve stuck with it. All in the hope that this rag-tag fleet that we’ve come to know and love might actually find a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Sure it has been fun tackling thorny issues such as human rights, religion and the very essence of humanity. After-all, and to your credit, this morality play in space was so much more than just your ordinary run-of-the-mill television show. But as the saying goes, the adventure is over. And after five seasons of having your say — challenging us to think different and raising questions about genocide, terrorism and war that we never once for a second considered — is it not time we, the fans, got our happily ever after?
In other words, please don’t kill everybody.
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