Spoilers for "Battlestar Galactica" just as soon as I calculate exactly how lucky Gaius Baltar is...
Okay, I'm starting to get just a little bit concerned about the post-exodus portion of the season. The virus two-parter had some interesting moments and ideas but never quite clicked, and "Hero" felt like a mess from start to finish. This is two weeks in a row now that the show has done an episode that feels like a Next Generation leftover, both with the appearance of An Important Character We've Never Bet Before and with the repeated hit of the reset button in the final minutes. Tigh's in an alcoholic doom spiral from killing his wife? Nevermind. Novacek's presence is going to cause some problems? Ship him off to an obscure corner of the rag-tag fleet, never to be seen or heard from again. Adama's starting to blame himself for the near-annihilation of the human race? Roslin tells him to have a Coke and a smile and shut the bleep up.
Adama's guilt trip was the phoniest portion of the episode, because the Bill Adama we know is both too smart to not realize the Cylon's plan would have taken much more than a year to implement, and because the Adama we know doesn't have the time or energy to wallow when there's work to be done. Olmos tried to sell it, but it wasn't worth buying.
That leaves the brief snippets on the Cylon base ship to keep things interesting, and D'Anna taking a suicidal walk of shame (and can you blame her? Gaius Baltar?) does not a full hour of TV make.
Is it just me, or is the show really struggling to find itself since the escape from New Caprica?