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Battlestar Galactica Review: "The Face of the Enemy" (Webisode Part 9)

January 9, 2009  |  5:55pm
<em>Battlestar Galactica</em> Review: "The Face of the Enemy" (Webisode Part 9)
In Part 9 of "The Face of the Enemy," Felix Gaeta is having trouble accepting the reality of his inadvertent betrayal—by "hope" as Eight puts it: "I'm a woman and Cylon. I didn't seduce you. Hope seduced you. And the more you ate of it the less you saw. You ate yourself blind." Even Dr. Gaius Baltar knew about how Eight used him to get to members of the Resistance. That little morsal from way back in Season 3, Episode 13 ("Taking a Break From All Your Worries") where Gaeta is interrogating Baltar is finally made clear. Baltar whispers "I know about what your Eight did," and Gaeta loses it, stabbing him in the neck. That had to have stayed with Felix, causing him to doubt. Eight's words sting deeper because Felix has been repressing that truth all along. His gloomy countenance during Season 4 isn't just from the loss of his leg. He's suspected his own complicity in the deaths of all those he was trying to save. It made him snap with Baltar and Part 9 ends with him struggling with the Eight. This time, he's got a scalpal.

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