And Off They Flew

La plus ca change ...So we caught up to the “Battlestar Galactica” finale over the weekend, and you can put me firmly in the “contented” camp. I think it was a fine sendoff for the show and the characters — and entirely in keeping with the overarching themes of the series, as much as some may wish that were otherwise.

There’s plenty of excellent analysis and debate available at The House Next Door, The Onion AV Club and Salon; don’t forget to check out the comment threads for some relatively polite bickering.

And don’t worry about your Fridays going empty. Remember when the promotional push for “Dollhouse” started to ramp up, and Joss Whedon took all that time to tell people that the show wouldn’t really be awesome until Episode Six? When it would start to pull everything together and take the series in a darker and more complex direction — some might call it “Whedonesque” — after the initial run of stand-alone shows?

Well, Episode Six aired on Friday, and you know what? It totally got awesome. I’m starting to think he may have something great there after all.

And also, it was really weird to see Helo and Romo Lampkin turn up in modern-day Los Angeles just after we’d left them on … whoops, sorry. Never mind, move along, nothing to see here.

2 thoughts on “And Off They Flew”

  1. I watched episode one of Dollhouse, but didn’t watch any more because I thought it was ‘Quantum Leap’ all over again. Having read your post, I took another look and caught myself up. You were right. There’s more to it than the first episode(s) led on. Though I’m now wondering whether it’s morphing to be like Prison Break; a gang on the run, trying to bring down an evil company.

    I guess it’s a good thing to be kept guessing where it’ll go. I suppose I should trust that J. Whedon will take it somewhere new.

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