I don't see how they can wrap everything up in the time they have left. I enjoyed the first part of the finale, but thought it was pretty strange that they spent so much time doing flashbacks to Caprica and introducing new characters. I mean, yeah, it's cool that Six found Gaius's father a nursing home before she vaporized him and the rest of humanity, but personally, I was much more interested in, for example, seeing how Anders managed to track down the Colony.
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad or anything, but the clock is definitely ticking.
My crazy predictions for the end:
- You remember Rosalyn's dream? I think that it will actually happen in the last episode. The twist is that Gaius and Six are actually there to save Hera. And it isn't Athena in the dream, it's Boomer.
- At least one more beloved major character will die.
- The episode will be awesome, but some major plot lines will be left unresolved. Moore will attempt to address these in the follow-up movie.
You remember how Gaius convinced Adama to give very large guns to his cultists? Andrew had a great line about that. "Sure, let's equip religious fanatics with heavy weaponry. We'll call it 'Operation Cannot Possible Fail.'"
I thought it was interesting that there was no flash-forward at the start of the episode. A sign of the end times, perhaps?
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with how the final season has played out, especially since they found the way to Earth. That despite Helen coming back. Man, I was so happy when her character was killed. She's way less annoying now, though.
That's it for now. Just a few more days! Can't wait!