Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (SoSF Producer & Managing News Director)
All that is contained in the following recaps are super spoilerific, so if you have yet to see either of the shows that aired this past Sunday, March 25, 2007 then you may not want to read any further.
The parts I can relay without really spoiling anything of the plots is this. Claudia Black guest stars on “The Dresden Files” as a felon turned P.I., and it looks like they may be setting her character up as a possible intermittent returnee once “Stargate SG-1” ends its 10-year run.
On “Battlestar Galactica” the trial of Gaius Baltar comes to an end and the fleet draws closer to the nebula that will lead them to Earth.
Everything else that follows is full of spoilers — You have been warned!
The Dresden Files — “The Other Dick” – Re-cap:
Under new city rules Harry can no longer work as a police consultant on future cases unless he also becomes a licensed private investigator, which leads him to a class being taught by two P.I. partners, one being Claudia Black.
When Black’s partner turns up dead, both she and Harry suspect foul play, even though the police have no indication of such. Claudia and Harry (Paul Blackthorne) team up and learn that their prime suspect is innocent but being used by a fertilization clinic and an incubus who uses woman to try and create a duplication of itself.
Of course, with the help of Bob (Terrance Mann), Dresden’s ghostly partner, the case is solved, the incubus gets sent back to its own realm and the murderer goes to jail — which leaves Black’s character to take up residence as Chicago’s newest lone-working female P.I. in her old partner’s office, with the promise that she will throw some work Harry’s way from time to time — with a 15% commission fee of course.
Something tells me we may be seeing more of Claudia and Harry together in the future.
Battlestar Galactica — “Crossroads – Part 2” Re-cap:
O my frackin’ god! Let me start by saying that I sat for an hour waiting for the light to fade on the visage of those Final Five so they could finally be clearly revealed and, well let’s just say Moore still has me wondering.
But, O my frackin’ god! Starbuck is back (is she a Cylon?), and claims she’s been to Earth, knows the way and will lead the Colonial Fleet there (or was Lee hallucinating)?
And, O my frackin’ god! Colonel Tigh is a frackin’ Cylon, Chief Tyrol is a frackin’ cylon, Sam is a frackin’ Cylon and President Roslin’s Press Secretary Tory Foster is a frackin’ Cylon (well actually I wasn’t too surprised by that one). So, who is the fifth — if they are the four of the Final Five – Gaeta or Starbuck perhaps?
Wait a minute! No where in the episode does it say that these four are Cylons, they themselves think they are, but thinking it is so doesn’t necessarily make it so, now does it! Did they even have human looking Cylons forty years ago when Saul Tigh first began his military career? Or, sixty years ago when he was born? Or, did they substitute a Tigh-looking Cylon in his place at some point in the past? I’m getting a headache!
Ron Moore is driving me crazy and now I have to wait nine months until 2008 to find out — or get more confused. Way to take a page out of J.J. Abrams’ “Lost” play-book Ronnie. All that angst aside, let’s face it, “Battlestar Galactica” is one awesome SF television program.