Well we have a break this week from Battlestar Galactica, thankfully things have been rounded off quite nicely - a long time coming after the huge mess that was the first part of season 2. It really stepped into gear in the last few minutes of Home, Part 1 - the scene with Adama walking through the corridor after speaking to D, you finally realize yes this is the bit when everything is going to get sorted, the fleet is going to get back together, Roslin and the Adama are going to put their differences aside.

Part 2 was just brilliant. Zarek and his mate plotting to kill Lee Adama, the way they have to call that off when his father shows up, and how that ended up with something going on with Zarek's mate and Sharon, I was hoping it wasn't going to end in more bloodshed with things going so nicely, and luckily it didn't - well to anyone important. :)

Throughout the episodes it's been pretty solid scientifically (ok sound in space - the faster then light "jumps" but I'll let them off for that), it's had good physics, the space craft don't handle like aircraft or like ships at sea, they handle properly with the right use of rocket motors to control them - very good. But I'm going to have to make a moan about the tomb scene as it really touched on some astronomy there, and it was a bit borderline really. Making the connection between the colonies and their ancient names - that was good stuff. They were perfectly spot on saying there is no chance of them looking for a particular pattern of stars in order to find Earth - so that was good. However using a nebulae to try and give them a rough idea was very iffy, they should of at least used some other points of reference - a galaxy in addition would of been good, sure people can argue that it was made brighter and clearer to help spot on the "map" but it was a little thin, as it was the only non-starlike object in the sky we saw, adding a few others would of help make it more believable. In reality seeing one fuzzy patch (which really wouldn't be identifiable) would of done very little, you might be able to narrow it down to say 1/10th of the galaxy to focus on, but it's still too broad a base to search.

Anyway this moan apart this bit of the season ended brilliantly. Can't wait for things to kick off again.