Today was one of those days where I don't feel like my time was wasted, even though many would probably say, "I could never do that. I don't even watch TV." I love a good TV series, and they are rare in this day and age. I spend very little time watching TV, and there are very few things I'll give myself to completely, especially something as trivial as a television series, but Battlestar Galactica, the re-imagined series, is different. Since I first became a fan of the show, I have studied the patterns, the signs, the cylons and I have waited a long time for tonight.
Tonight premiered the first episode of the last half of season four, the countdown to the series finale. Building up to the premiere episode, Sci-Fi played all of season four so far, and as soon as I finished working for the day, I blanketed up on the couch and had myself a marathon.
It was worth it, and the episode premiere was worth the wait. So much was already revealed in just that one episode, it seemed, as though everything we wanted to know as critical fans was revealed. They explained what happened to Earth, shed a little more light onto Starbuck's nature and revealed the fifth cylon of the Final Five. All I have to say is that while I loved learning it all tonight and I can't wait for the rest of the episodes to see what else we can learn, I was very happy with all we were given tonight. It was well worth the wait.
No need to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. If you do want a brief synopsis, check out the guide note on my Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode Guide on Mahalo. I added a pretty thorough synopsis of the entire episode just thirty minutes ago. Check it out if you want.