By Scott Brown
Updated June 02, 2006 at 12:00 PM EDT

I’d like to begin by noting: This is yet another case of a show long overdue for an EW TV Watch. Agreed? Please check a box below.

[ ] Yes!

[ ] Cylon

Those are your choices: Yes and Cylon. Don’t be a Cylon, people.

And now, on to the <a href=”
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1. There’ll be no redactica on this Galactica: The shocking “one year later” coda in the finale was not Baltar’s dream/nightmare, as some have speculated. It’s the real deal: Humanity is trapped on New Caprica under “benevolent” Cylon occupation. Sounds like current events will continue to rule the writer’s roost over at Club Moore ‘n’ Eick. At any rate, it seems clear the producers are setting up a situation where humanity play the role of “the insurgents” and the Cylons will be the Coalition Provisional Authority. Last season, they were the terrorists, we were the establishment. Now, in typically devilish BSG fashion, the tables are turned.

2. Apollo’s gonna pork up. Rather, he was already porked up at the end of the finale, and now that fighting’s recommenced, he’s gonna have to carry that weight. So, on the American allegory index, we can cross off the following issues deftly handled by this “space-show”: war, terror, abortion, racism and now… obesity.

3. A major character’s going to bite it pretty much off the bat. This being BSG, we shouldn’t be shocked. But I’m sure we will be anyway. Death (with the exception of Billy, whose end played like a weird, tangential burn-off) feels very real on this show.

4. We’ll go inside a BaseStar and get the Cylon perspective — very not-human, yet, I’m guessing, weirdly sympathetic at the same time.

5. Invaders from the lost colony “Cheney” will advise a hard line and rampant face-shooting, while a particularly troublesome Cylon named I-ran becomes popular by denying both the human holocaust and the right of New Caprica to exist. (Okay, the writers haven’t gotten that literal yet, thank the Lords of Kobol.)

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