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25 May 2010 @ 09:31 am
Day 6: "This episode above all the others."  
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show


Battlestar Galactica
"Downloaded"



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"Our people need a new beginning, a new way to live in God's love. Without hate, without all the lies. All they need is for someone to show them the way. Someone like two heroes of the Cylons."


I love Battlestar Galactica, there are many episodes that have liked and loved over the course of the series. But if there's one particular episode out of them all that I consider an absolute favorite it has to be "Downloaded" from the second season, without a doubt.

It's just fantastically setup in a different way because it's told from the Cylon's perspective. We've mainly been seeing things through the eyes of the Colonials, but here it's a completely turnaround where we have the Cylon side of the story, mainly following Caprica Six and her journey and fellowship with a fellow sister Cylon who understands her feelings about humanity which differ from the collective hive of their own, and go from their developments from there and how emotionally attached they are to what they understand about humans; Boomer to her memories and relationships with those while being a sleeper agent amongst the fleet, and Caprica with her love for Gaius Baltar, and how it's affected them deeply. I kind of love seeing the Cylon lifestyle and how they think and operate, honestly. Which is why I adore anything Cylon-related because they're all just so fascinating in their own right, from their mindsets to motives and idealistic notions on things. So this episode really sheds light that having being affected from human experiences may lead to being believed to be corrupted. We see the downloading process of being reborn, we are introduced to the concept of being "boxed", we see how the Cylons are living now as they are recreating Caprica after the nukes were set off months prior. Oh, and my favorite part is that we're introduced to head!Gaius, the equivalent to head!Six that we've seen frequently, and the mystery of what the significance these two head!beings are doing in the others head in guiding them or being their conscience. And what's fun is how deliciously snarky and bitchy head!Gaius is. There's also D'Anna and her hidden agenda for what she plans on doing with Sharon and Caprica Six, we see Anders again with his resistance group, there's also the subplot of the Sharon aboard Galactica giving birth to her baby, the Cylon-human hybrid, the cray cray love between Six/Gaius and how they're connected with each other and, and. And just, yeah. So much love for this episode and all it's mindfrakking ways, I can't even.

"Downloaded" will always remain one of my top favorites, I have loved other episodes too but this will always be my answer to this kind of question. Just so much love and adoration, I cannot stress that enough. ♥

Also, you get Caprica Six bashing and killing D'Anna with a rock. Fun times, bbs. ;)




Masterlist of days here.

I would also like to add that my favorite episode of Supernatural is "On The Head Of A Pin" for the same reasons. With the turnaround of it being not just primarily focused on the Winchesters but mostly on the angels, specifically following Castiel and his storyline. And I might've mentioned this before due to my paralleling geekiness, but I honestly believe that episode is equivalent to "Downloaded" in many, many ways.
 
 
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Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I know. :( I kinda want more telemovies. But at least we have Caprica to fill that BSG void.
trading secrets for sugar cubes: [SPN] Misha - Approvedfinnickodair on May 25th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Being mainly a fantasy nerd, rather than a sci-fi one, I've never seen BG. So can't really comment on the main content but OTHOAP is totes my fave Supernatural ep too xD

ALSO ALSO ALSO I AM UP TO EP 20 OF LotS AND OH MY FUCKING MISHA IT IS SOOOOOOO PRETTY. SHINY! I JUST WANNA ICON IT AND LICK IT AND... UM.

ALSO THERE IS LIKE PLOT AND STUFF BUT OMFM PRETTY!

ALSO IT HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN FAR TOO LONG SINCE I READ SWORD OF TRUTH SINCE IT TOOK ME THE BETTER PART OF THREE EPISODES BEFORE I REALISED WHY IT SEEMED SO FAMILIAR xDD

*cough*
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I think it's safe to say that most people (and by most, I mean Castiel-fans) really love OTHOAP. <3 But really, who wouldn't? It's that kind of mystery episode where Castiel is figuring things out and we have his love for Dean and him going BAMF and just, yeah. ;)

OMGYAY! \O/ WHAT DID I TELL YOU, BB? KNEW YOU WOULD LIKE IT. AND YES, IT IS VERY VERY PRETTY AND GORGEOUS AND IT DOES HAVE PLOTS AND ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT, ALONG WITH CRACK AND LULZY MOMENTS AND EPIC SHIT HAPPENING. BUT VERY VERY VERY PRETTY, INDEED. SUCH A PRETTY SHOW WITH PRETTY PEOPLE.

ALSO IT HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN FAR TOO LONG SINCE I READ SWORD OF TRUTH SINCE IT TOOK ME THE BETTER PART OF THREE EPISODES BEFORE I REALISED WHY IT SEEMED SO FAMILIAR xDD

LOL THAT'S TOO FUNNY. XD
♛ part-time maenad: bsg; because they're prettierradon_ on May 25th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Just KLAHDALSKFHASDLFK BSGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! DOWNLOADED!!! gdi I miss this show so frakkin' much.
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
IT REALLY IS A TRULY EPIC SHOW. I MISS IT DEARLY. *squishes bsg*

I cannot express enough love for "Downloaded", it's my favorite Cylon-centered episode of the entire series by far. CAPRICA SIX! BOOMER! HEAD!GAIUS! CYLONS CYLONS CYLONS GALORE! LOVE! ♥
♛ part-time maenadradon_ on May 25th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
IKR. I MISS IT SO MUCH IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY. ):

Oh my gods the other day I was just telling a friend that if we were ever assigned to analyse an episode for some class I'd be able to churn out a 10 page meta on Downloaded BECAUSE THAT'S HOW AWESOME AND FASCINATING AND FANTASTICAL AND AMAZING IT IS.
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
WHY ARE ALL OUR EPIC SHOWS LEAVING US? D: IT'S NOT FAIR.

Dude, that would be so amazing. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO THAT ANYWAY, AND I BET IT'LL BE EPIC BECAUSE THE EPISODE WAS AMAZING AND EPIC AND YES I WOULD TOTALLY READ IT. :D :D :D
Jenni: bsg › sixonlyechoes on May 25th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I love Downloaded. Great choice.

Do you have Tumblr?
Renée: BSG. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
No I don't. I've just been raiding Tumblr for like the last week or so, lol. It's very addictive.
Jenni: bsg › six/gaiusonlyechoes on May 25th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Aw you should join, it's even more addictive when you get to reblog everything. SO FORGET YOUR SOCIAL LIFE AND JOOIIINN.
Renée: LotS. Cara.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
YOU'RE ASSUMING I HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE! XD LOL JK

It's very tempting, I've seen other people joining and I've been trying to understand how it operates and whatnot (because at first I was like, what is all this about? idek, but now I kinda do. sort of) and I've been finding some pretty awesome shit over there while I've been searching around so, I'm thinking about creating one.
Jenni: lost › juliet » the incidentonlyechoes on May 25th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
It's even easier when you get to follow people and have a dashboard for it.

Although I don't know, if you create one then I suppose you'd find my Tumblr boring because it's all about Lost at the moment. But I'd definitely love to follow you, lol.
kitchensexslavekitchensexslave on May 25th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
GUH. I love that episode, so so amazing. "Torn" was the first episode I ever saw, I think it may be my favourite :D

Do you know when Caprica is back on our screens? I miss it so!
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh God yes, I also loved "Torn". Well, it's about the Cylons so of course I would. Hee. That also shows us the dysfunctions within the Cylon circle and it's something I've always been fascinated with.

All I know is it returns in the fall. When, I'm not entirely sure.

I miss it too. These uber long hiatuses don't help matters, especially since this is a MID-SEASON BREAK it shouldn't take this long to be on hiatus. But that's just how SciFi works. Making us wait so painfully long. :/
kitchensexslavekitchensexslave on May 25th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
URGH, too long ;__;
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Way too long. I feel like they're deliberately trying to make us suffer.
Shonaille: Aaliyahkalikahuntress on May 26th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Meep about the late return but yay about it returning. I am still sad about Seeker but I still have Caprica.:)
Renée: Six/Gaius. Passion.rogueslayer452 on May 26th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
It's kind of ridiculous that they have to make us wait for so long, but judging from the teaser preview for the rest of the season I think it'll be worth it. :)
Tracy: Cas Don't Wanna Feel Todayalexwhitman25 on May 25th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
"ON THE HEAD OF A PIN" OWNS MY SOUL. I don't think I could possibly love another episode of SPN more no matter how hard they tried.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
IT IS JUST SO AMAZING. I LOVED THAT THE EPISODE BEGAN WITH CASTIEL AND ENDED WITH CASTIEL AND DEAN. AND EVERYTHING WITH CASTIEL IN BETWEEN AND DEAN BEING ALL HARDCORE AND SHIT BUT GETTING WHUMPED BUT CASTIEL BEING A BAMF AND JUST, YEAH.

SO FUCKING AMAZING, THAT EP. <3333
imisspadfoot21imisspadfoot21 on May 26th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I still haven't watched BSG *is a bad sci-fi fan*

And OMG YES On The Head Of A Pin is amazing...I really need to rewatch it again...
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on May 26th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
WELL THEN STEP TO IT GIRL WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! ;)

I feel like if anyone doesn't like OTHOAP needs to reevaluate themselves, because I feel that was one of the best episodes of the entire fourth season. Mostly due to Castiel/Misha of course and let's not forget the amazing acting the Jensen pulled when confronting Alastair, which is chilling in and of itself. So much love for that episode, seriously. Why they didn't have a Castiel-centric episode since then in S5 I have no idea.
Shonaille: Watchmen Avenging Angelkalikahuntress on May 26th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
One of my fave eps ever, I love this show. I need to do a marathon.:)
I plan on doing one for SPN too when it ends.
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on May 26th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
I miss BSG so much, and doing this television meme is kind of bringing back the nostalgia. Of course there wasn't any difficulty of which BSG episode was my favorite since, well duh, but it makes me just miss the show even more because I miss seeing the Cylons on my screen. I miss Caprica Six and and Baltar and their cray cray relationships with the head!versions of each other, just ugh everything.

I just rewatched this episode and it never gets old. ♥
cheerful_earl: Gaius and Sixcheerful_earl on May 26th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I loved this episode. Like... every single thing about this episde. If I wasn't going to finish LOTS S1 tonight, I would totes rewatch it, since it's been a while. This was the episode that really made me LOVE Caprica Six.

And I adore OTHOAP. Which you knew. Hehe. And I had not thought about it being a parallel to "Downloaded" but you are SO, SO right about that in a lot of ways. A little less... striking in it's shift in POV, but still quite similar.
Renée: Six/Gaius. Passion.rogueslayer452 on May 26th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
I love that they had an episode dedicated to the Cylons and seeing things from their perspective, it's just something different from their normal formatting of the show since it really focuses on them and not the humans as much. Which was refreshing and very well-done. Plus having Caprica Six and her own head!Gaius was such a doozy in and of itself, and the love she still has for him and her befriending Boomer and talking about changing things for the better of everyone, I love seeing this evolving from their side. I love, there's nothing I don't love about this episode. ♥

Hee, I can't help make those parallels, bb, it's just how I roll. But it fits, doesn't it? Castiel is so totally Caprica Six. ;)