View Full Version : Favourite Season 1 Episode

June 16th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Could a lovely mod please make this into a poll?

+ 33
+ Water
+ Bastille Day
+ Act of Contrition
+ You Can't Go Home Again
+ Litmus
+ Six Degrees of Separation
+ Flesh and Bone
+ Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
+ The Hand of God
+ Colonial Day
+ Kobol's Last Gleaming 1
+ Kobol's Last Gleaming 2

My choice:

KLG 1. The montage/teaser prior to the credits is the best I've ever seen, brilliantly written, directed, and acted. I love the music, the lack of words, the ambiquity. The rest of the episode is a nice follow-up with several revelations, major plot events, and incredible Lee/Kara angst. Everyone's confused, tormented, and upset, but beautifully so.

Honourable mention: You Can't Go Home Again, most of all because Kara is so frakkin' cool for saving herself and figuring out how to fly a Cylon raider.

June 16th, 2005, 04:12 PM
SDoS or Colonial day

June 16th, 2005, 07:20 PM
33 !

For me this is THE EPISODE, no other first episode show hook me up like 33
the story line, suspense, emotion, reaction & acting are great.

KBL also great but that's a season finale, it's expected to be great and while it is great, it's no surprise (IMHO)

June 16th, 2005, 11:06 PM
33 !

For me this is THE EPISODE, no other first episode show hook me up like 33
the story line, suspense, emotion, reaction & acting are great.
I agree, 33 is an incredible episode.

June 16th, 2005, 11:19 PM
Hmmm, I wouldn’t know where to start. I thought the whole season was very high quality and the best thing I’ve seen on TV in years. It would actually be easier for me to tell you which episodes I didn’t enjoy as much as the rest. Those would be "Bastille Day", "Litmus", and "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down".

I guess I would have to go with "Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 1 & 2". Sorry I have to say both because you can’t have one without the other. :P Yeah, I know it’s a copout to pick those, but it had great characterization for all the major players. It’s too hard to pick between the others because I’d practically have to name them all. :D

I guess my honorable mention would have to be “Act of Contrition” and “You Can’t Go Home Again”. Again you can’t have one without the other. ;) The relationship between Adama and Kara and Lee and his father are my favorite character relationships/interactions on the show. “AoC” had that great scene between Kara and Adama when she finally told him the truth about Zak. I almost forget those two were actors. The acting and writing was that good, imo. Then in “YCGHA”, I loved this scene between Adama and Lee and then the reaction on Lee’s face to his father’s answer to his question.

Lee: I need to know something: why did you do this? Why did we do this? Is it for Kara? For Zak? For what?
Adama: Kara was family. You do whatever you have to do. Sometimes you break the rules.
Lee: And if it was me down there instead?
Adama: You don't have to ask that.
Lee: Are you sure?
Adama: If it were you... we'd never leave.

Their strained relationship is one of the many facets of the show that I love. Come to think of it, I don’t think there is a facet of the show that I don’t like. Yes, I’m a hopeless fangirl at the moment. ;) So sue me. :P

June 17th, 2005, 06:20 AM
Agreed on everything...nice write up. I like AoC alot as well. And those 3 were also my least favourite eps (especially Litmus, Sargent Hadrian annoyed the frak out of me).

I don't think it's a copout to pick KLG. Yeah, finales are always a bit more high budget, but it isn't the high budget that makes KLG so good (although it's part of it). It's the writing/directing/acting.

Adam/Kara/Lee are also my fave interactions and characters as well. There is a lot of complexity and depth there.

June 17th, 2005, 06:34 AM
Poll's up. Get back in here and vote, everybody :D

June 17th, 2005, 07:17 AM
well i was the first to actually hit the poll...

i went with AoC...

for me that ep really solidified all the dynamics tween Adama, Lee and Kara...i knew what was comming as it had been exposed already, but still it was dramatic and somewhat painful to get thru the episode.

June 17th, 2005, 11:01 AM
I would have to say Tigh me up,Tigh me down or Flesh and Bone. Flesh and Bone really describes how they treat the cylons and I think that Tighs wife is an interesting character.

June 17th, 2005, 10:20 PM
hard choice..

Colonial Day won.... cuz.. of uh... um... wet LEE, SHIRTLESS LEE oh yes and uhm.. yea LEE in nothin' bet a towel, that i love the flirtin' between LEE and KARA ;)

although i do love AoC, You Can't Go Home Again, along with Hand of God (gotta love seein' lee flyin' a viper.)

gods theres lots of choices.... KLG is up there as well ;)

June 18th, 2005, 02:07 PM
I thought Colonial Day was really quite interesting. It was different, so it got my vote. ;)

June 18th, 2005, 04:06 PM
33 hooked me, too. :)

Darth Buddha
June 18th, 2005, 05:29 PM
I thought Colonial Day was really quite interesting. It was different, so it got my vote. ;)
Tastes can be VERY different... I almost turned that episode off!

I enjoyed "The Hand of God' the most.

June 18th, 2005, 05:53 PM
Afraid I made the obvious choice with "Kobol's Last Gleaming II." That whole two-parter just blew me away. They were hitting on all cylinders with the story, the effects, the character interactions and the shocking twist at the end. A few niggles but overall I thought it was the best scifi episode I've seen in years.

Honorable mention to "33" , "You Can't Go Home Again" and "Hand of God"

"33" hooked me and established the mood of the series for the first season - dark and gritty. A scramble to survive. "You Can't Go Home Again' made me love Kara and I haven't enjoyed a female character on a scifi show so much since Aeryn on Farsacpe. "Hand of God" was also extremely well-done. Heck I even liked "Colonial Day" - kind of enjoyed the political machinations.

The only episodes that I came close to turning off were "Bastille Day" and "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down". Bastille Day just kind of bored me and the best thing about "Tigh Me Up" was the clever title. ;) :)

June 18th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Hand of God got my vote! :p

June 18th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Hard choice - but I finally went with "You Can't Go Home Again" - loved Kara in this episode

June 18th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Gah, only able to pick one??? :D

I can honestly say there wasn't a single episode that I didn't enjoy :O
I see that "Bastille Day", "Litmus", and "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" are some of the least favourite, judging by responses here, but I found those to have quite interesting looks into some of the supporting characters - CPO Tyrol, Col Tigh, Zarek etc. I would happily go back and watch one of those episodes :)

But I ended up voting for You cant go home again, with Hand of God and 33 very close second :)

Also, should the mini-series be in there too? :D

June 19th, 2005, 04:10 PM
I voted for "33". I love that episode so much. The whole thing is paced beautifully and it really shows off the characters and the struggles they've been going through. Honorable Mentions go to "Colonial Day" and both parts of "Kobol's Last Gleaming".

Easter Lily
July 11th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Just discovered this... thanks to Agent Dark... ;)
My most favourite is The Hand of God...
A very nice father-son moment... in fact, lots of nice people moments... Even Baltar doesn't look half as annoying...
Great space action
Great soundtrack
Happy to see Lee stretch his wings a little
Very nice to see the fleet get a bit of a break for a change without being bogged down by moral dilemmas.

All the great elements of a good scifi show...