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Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 6:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S3: The Passage

It would appear that I am in the minority, but I didn't find Kat's "noble sacrifice" to be noble at all. Unless she was already dying (which she may have been, and I just missed it), she was just taking the place of somebody else, who would have been fine. There was no real reason for her to die, except that it made things easier. If she hadn't changed patches with another pilot, the other pilot would have been guiding the Faru Sadin through the star cluster instead. Perhaps the other pilot wouldn't have lost them in the first place, because they weren't as sick.

All I saw was that Kat wanted to be a hero, and was willing to die for that. Staying behind to find the ship might have been brave if she wasn't already going to die. (Which she was, because she was already past her radiation level) But trading the patch so that she would be on that trip wasn't noble or heroic. It was stupid. Instead of dealing with her past, and facing the consequences, she decided to die instead, and it was unnecessary. I didn't find that brave. I can understand why none of the characters called her out on it, but I don't see why we shouldn't.

I loved the scene when Starbuck gave Kat the sleeping pills. It felt very honest to me.
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