No Battlestar Galactica fan will ever forget the scene last June when the Colonial fleet finally found Earth. Mere moments of celebration were interrupted by a harsh reality: Earth was far from the paradise they’d all imagined for so long.

Tonight’s mid-season premiere opens not long after the fleet’s landing, everyone still in shock over the planet’s current state. Perhaps shock isn’t a strong enough word. I’d say utter despair is in the air. And as the hour moves along, the brutal disappointment will become more and more apparent. Mary McDonnell (President Roslin), Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Kandyse McClure (Lt. Dualla) in particular deliver heartbreaking, Emmy-worthy performances.

And while you won’t find out who the final cylon is this evening, there are a few reveals that will have everybody talking. There will also be an moment of total trauma, so unexpected that it’ll take your breath away…

UPDATE: Scratch that, perhaps you will (mhmm) find out who the final cylon is tonight. Seems an important scene or two were indeed removed from the press screener.

Posted by:Korbi Ghosh