What a rollercoaster ride that turned out to be. At the end of season 2 I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the jump ahead.. there were a lot of things there that just weren't thrilling me and left me lukewarm. However I think it turned out great and it was probably just what the show needed to keep things fresh and moving forward.
I don't consider myself a shipper.. at least I always figure a "shipper" is someone who spends a lot of time writing fan fiction about their favorite couple. If all it means is that you care passionately about a certain couple in fiction and want to see them together... well, shoot, I guess I am one. I spent a good portion of this season yelling at Kara, Lee, and Dualla. Anders not so much.. but that's probably just because they don't give him a whole lot to say most of the time. I think I spent most of "Unfinished Business" on the edge of my seat in one way or another. The ending drove me crazy.
I've already expressed my Starbuck love before, so I'll try not to repeat myself. I enjoyed "Maelstrom" quite a bit and by the time it was over I refused to believe that she was either dead or a cylon. Don't ask me how I could possibly have that cake and eat it too, but there it is.
Having gotten through to the end, it's pretty obvious she's cylon number 5. However, it sure seems like these 5 cylons are quite different from the others.. there's a whole ton of questions there to be answered. I find myself more confused than anything.. not really upset or even shocked. It's just things like "Why is Hera such a big deal if obviously Tyrol's kid is also a half breed?" Of course no one apparently knows that yet, but shouldn't the doctor have recognized it given the unique blood properties? At this point though, there's only one season left (and apparently a few prequel movies) so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the ride. And not expect all questions to be answered since apparently it ends in a Lost-like fashion.. thanks, internet.