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14 February 2006 @ 08:36 pm
BSG: It does not pay to be a puppy-person  
*sobs* Damn it, l just got around to watching last Friday's BSG. *sobs some more* Episode 2.14 sucked rocks, but then 2.15 (with the whole "Scar" deal) was really good, and now...

THEY KILLED MY BILLY!!! They killed him dead, all because he was a sweet puppy person and was actually coming into his own as a character.

You know, at the beginning of the series, I really liked Duala. I thought she was awesome. Then the writer's pulled this whole Lee/Duala thing out of thin air a few eps back, and suddenly Duala had zero time for Billy, even though he's always been there for her, and clearly worships the deck she walks on. Couldn't the bleeding writers have found someone else to be the third in their sad Starbuck/Apollo/Other-Unfortunate-Female Triangle? Hmm? I don't see why they had to screw over Duala's character like that.

Billy gave her his debate team ring. That reached levels of cuteness previously unknown to man. He was all blushing and stuttering and school-boy-like, and she turned him down for Lee, who can't even freak'n make up his mind whether or not he wants to live. Poor Billy.

And then, he dies protecting her, even though-- as she pointed out-- he had no military training, and wasn't prepared for a situation like that. It didn't matter to him; she was in trouble, and he stepped in front of the bullet, literally. *hugs dead!Billy* It made Rosalin cry, for god's sake.

I have no interest in the Starbuck/Apollo thing. I mean, it does support the whole slash thing in the original series, but I have the same problems with it in the current series as I did with the shit Sam/Jack *shudder* in Stargate. Is Lee still Galactica's KAG? Because if he is, then he and Starbuck would be breaking the same rules Boomer and Tyrol were and... *shakes head* Anyway, I liked it better when they were more brother/sisterly, the way Starbuck and Helo are now.

Anyway, Billy is dead, and I am extremely sad. It just goes to show you that Hopelessly Devoted Puppy People never win at love. God only knows why, but it's true. *cuddles Billy, adds him to the ranks of Xander, Daniel, Radar, Jimmy Oslen...*

Happy freaking V-Day. X_X;;;

V. sad.
Emotional Temperature: sadsad
The Band Plays:: "Opa Opa"-- Despina Vandi
Amberminttown1 on February 15th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
I am very sad for Billy. All I caught of last week's ep was the last minute or so, but I saw him dead and was devastated.
Meredith Bronwen Mallorygarnettrees on February 16th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
The ep itself was rather icky, as people were carting Galatica!Boomer's dead body around, and Ellen Tigh played a large role (I hate that skanky ho). But yes, the loss of Billy made me very sad, and you should hunt the ep down, if only to see him try to give Duala his debate team ring. So cute!
redthroatedloonredthroatedloon on February 15th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I am very sorry that they decided to kill poor Billy off -- he was my favorite secondary character. I also thought the whole Lee/Duala made no sense whatsoever... I did accept it, though, because I thought, well, okay, here's this romantic hero-type who's out doing exciting death-defying stuff, and who is giving her the eye, and who is taller and more sexy than this short, thin bureaucrat that she's dating (no matter how sweet and funny and devoted he is). So you can sort of understand that she'd do the stupid thing and go after the romantic hero.

And then, I thought, she'd come to her senses, and apologize, and there'd be several episodes where he wouldn't talk to her, and he'd finally relent...

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayugarnettrees on February 16th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
And then, I thought, she'd come to her senses, and apologize, and there'd be several episodes where he wouldn't talk to her, and he'd finally relent...
I know! It seemed like the writers had been nurturing that pairing since the miniseries, and I was really all the way behind those two, and then... *wants to strangle someone* I could have handled it if it worked out the way you thought it would, but I'm just pissed that Duala was still all 'Oh, Lee!", even after Billy gave his life for her. It seemed really OOC.
macadamanaity on February 15th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
This has nothing to do with BSG because I can't watch it on principle due to a complicated household rivalry. Don't ask.

However, I read a SV fic I wanted to rec you : Initial Product Offering.

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayufuturegarnettrees on February 16th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
*grins* Thanks so much for the rec, Ra. I really enjoyed it-- I loved the Clex characterization, as well as the way she wrote Lois. It was a nice little pick-me-up.

Complicated househole rivalry? Well, it's an awesome show, but I totally understand not giving in on principle. Stubborn gals unite! ^_~