It takes the easiest approach to every scene, haphazardly juggling different tones without integrating them into a cohesive and consistent thematic identity.
To watch Open House is to revisit some of the hoarier conceits marking the last half-century of the non-supernatural horror film.
The episode is about as audacious and ambitious a piece of television as I’ve ever seen.
If I have one concern about the finale next week, it’s that the show will not be able to find an ultimate meaning for the character of Baltar.
Edward James Olmos’s direction of the series has always been steeped in religious iconography.
I’ve speculated before that the Battlestar writers are interested in their mythology, but probably not as interested as their fans are.
Let’s get some of the bad out of the way first. Battlestar has always had a weakness for Big! Shocking! Moments! that turn out to just be dreams.
The episode is like a primer as to why we came to love all of these characters in the first place.
The episode is probably going to piss off a lot of Battlestar Galactica fans, especially coming this late in the show’s run.