'Battlestar Galactica: Face of the Enemy'
The Sci-Fi show's series of 10 webisodes tide fans over until ''BSG'''s Jan. 16 return
Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) has secrets. Not that this should be a surprise to anyone who’s been watching Battlestar Galactica during its four-season run. After all, everyone on this show has secrets. But as we learn in Face of the Enemy — a series of 10 webisodes launching Dec. 12 with new installments posted twice a week — dear Felix (stalwart navigator, onetime aide to treacherous Gaius Baltar, now the wearer of a prosthetic leg) has hidden his better than most. After the shooting that robbed him of his limb last season, he’s now a painkiller junkie. And he’s kept who he’s been kissing very quiet. But now Gaeta finds himself separated from the fleet on a lost shuttle, with the air running out. He’s already on the ragged edge of sanity, and being trapped with five other people on the shuttle — two of them identical Cylons (Grace Park) — threatens to push him past the point of no return. Face, which runs until the Jan. 16 BSG return, feels the way Galactica is supposed to feel — taut, tense, and dirty — and the focus on Gaeta and his Lifeboat scenario keeps it all appropriately bite-size. As an online prelude to BSG‘s final episodes, Face isn’t meant to be satisfying…it’s meant to whet the appetite. Mission accomplished. B+