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    Visit the Episode GuideGALACTICA SEASON ONE
    THE HAND OF GOD
    EPISODE NUMBER - 110

    Desperately low on fuel, the Galactica launches a daring attack on a Cylon mining base, but Kara must stay behind. President Roslin begins to hallucinate -- in fulfillment of an ancient prophecy.

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    Why is it called "The Hand of God"?

    Is Baltar God when he points at the storage tank and says "there"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voigtstr
    Why is it called "The Hand of God"?

    Is Baltar God when he points at the storage tank and says "there"!
    I dont think so. Like it was God's hand that guided Baltar's that pointed to the right target that essentially saved the fleet. So yeah. THe Hand of God inspired the episode i think is the idea.

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    I disagree, i think the hand of god is referring to the halucinations that Roslin has, they are images given to her from the lord of kobol, i think roslin is more closely involved with god than gaius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grin
    I disagree, i think the hand of god is referring to the halucinations that Roslin has, they are images given to her from the lord of kobol, i think roslin is more closely involved with god than gaius.
    I personally think that the name has multiple meanings. Like, it does refer to Roslin, as well as Gaius. I have to say that Gaius is more related though. Gaius was effected by the hand of God. Roslin is influenced by the hands of the GODS. There is a difference. If they were concerned with Roslin's religious hallucinations, they would refer to the Gods, not God. I think the name is much more centric on Gaius, then on Roslin. BUt i still believe that the name can refer to more than one instance in the episode.

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    Lest we forget, Apollo is also a god('s name).
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    wow that was an ep...love it...my favourite moment - when Lee was with his father together before the attack....man i love them......

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    Yes, I liked this episode. It was nice to see Lee doing something mad, and to see that Adama does appreciate his skills.
    I thought it was funny when Adama referred to "Captain Adama" when he was talking to Starbuck, rather than saying "Lee" or even "Apollo".
    Nice touch with the lighter. I was wondering if they had any cigars left to light with it, but Starbuck still had one stashed away!
    Overall, lots of father-son bonding. Good to see. Can't think of anything else to say about it really.
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    I just wanted to add my favourite bit of dialogue from this episode:

    Tigh: Refresh my memory - what year was it that you graduated from war college?
    Starbuck: What's the matter, Colonel, married life not all you expected? (winks)

    I just love the way that they will always find time to needle each other even in crises!
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    I would've loved to be invited to the party at the end, And I especially loved the scene where Adama gives Lee the lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grin View Post
    I disagree, i think the hand of god is referring to the halucinations that Roslin has, they are images given to her from the lord of kobol, i think roslin is more closely involved with god than gaius.
    Well, I don't think anyone ever mentioned God to Roslin, however Six seems obsessed with carrying out God's will, and by the sounds of things and what occured after Baltar's 'magic' random decision - It was pointed out at the end that Baltar admitted that he may indeed be an 'instrument of God', now the 'hand of god' means to carry out God's will - That is appaently what Baltar did when he picked the spot in which to drop the nuke.
    Either Six is the Hand of God, or Baltar is. When I say Six, I mean the Six inside Baltar's head.
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    Wow. This is my favourite ep so far. Fantastic all the way through.
    Lots of good bonding moments between father and son. The lighter was cool. Starbuck learnt to know what it was like to be in a battle outside of the cockpit. Nice to see that they addressed the problem of fuel, and backed themselves to go on the offensive against the Cylon. The fighters hidden in the Freighters was brilliant. Good to see Apollo backed himself too. Loved the scenes when the fighters came back after the mission, and everyone was partying, and the background music suited well.
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    I cant believe i never watched this show befor.

    This episode was awesome.
    For a moment i though they had a spie in there command staff, when there first tactic failed.
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    Excellent episode just wow, loved the twist in the battle after what we thought was the plan failed. And was I the only one getting a Luke Skywalker vibe off Apollo when he was flying down that conveyor?

    Ohh and what is happening with Rosalind? Crazy stuff going on
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    okay..this tops everything in this season...
    the best episode so far....
    i love adama...he is such a great character....
    ..and of course baltar.."I'm an instrument of God"...^^
    ...oh man this show gets better and better...good that I bought Season 2 also

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    This is one of my favourite episodes.
    For me it's the music that shines through.

    Especially at the end of the episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Carpenter View Post
    Excellent episode just wow, loved the twist in the battle after what we thought was the plan failed. And was I the only one getting a Luke Skywalker vibe off Apollo when he was flying down that conveyor?
    Ohh and what is happening with Rosalind? Crazy stuff going on
    I rather liked that episode. I did get the Skywalker vibe too.

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    "We take the tylium from the Cylons."

    Wow. There's so much to praise in this episode, but the first thing to address is the brilliant theme introduced here (played triumphantly over the celebration and adding emotional depth to the good lighter scene) which was later used in such episodes as "The Captain's Hand" and "Exodus Part 2". It is beautiful, it is poignant and it is always what comes to my mind when I think of this episode.

    The buildup to the battle (and of course the battle itself) was superbly handled, and the scripting seems to have been cranked up a notch with such effective one-liners like the one quoted above.

    Another note: I consider this episode to be the demarcation point between BSG's straight drama ethic and its increasingly dominant "myth cycle" ("Flesh and Bone" was a preliminary warmup in some respects). For better or worse, there you go.

    A triumph.

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    This episode is a great suspense/action story! The build up was superb and the action of the battle itself edge-of-your-seat intense.

    My favourite scene has to be the Adama/Lee scene in the hangar. The acting combined with the introduction of McCreary's "Wander My Friends" theme always brings a tear to my eye. And that last scene when Lee tosses the lighter back. Perfect.

    I still get goosebumps when I hear the pipes sound and the line "The backdoor is open". The acting in the Sit Room kept what could've been nothing more than incredibly dull talking heads and made it absolutely riveting. The "Welcome to the big leagues." line was awesome. And the hug between Roslin and Starbuck at the end was lovely.

    Final nod has to go to Bear McCreary, though. Love, love, loved the score.
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    This might be my favorite episode so far. SO many good moments.

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