The episode is about as audacious and ambitious a piece of television as I’ve ever seen.
Edward James Olmos’s direction of the series has always been steeped in religious iconography.
A real reason we’re able to go with Starbuck on this voyage into the subconscious is because the episode does such a good job of placing us in her frame of mind.
I’ve speculated before that the Battlestar writers are interested in their mythology, but probably not as interested as their fans are.
The episode is like a primer as to why we came to love all of these characters in the first place.
It’s been 49 days since the last Cylon sighting, and in that respite from battle, the characters have allowed themselves a little time to breathe.