Thank you, Guy, for making me wait

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When they were here in January, Guy and Megan raved about the new Battlestar Galactica. They weren’t the first raves I’d heard, but being who they are they held the most weight. So, naturally, I put season one (1.0) in my Netflix queue and then bumped it to the top.

1.0 ended and I was a wreck. “What happens?!? How can they just

end like that and make me wait?!?” was what I wailed over IM to Guy, despite the fact that the first disc of season two (2.0) was already winging its way to me and would arrive the next day. He, being the wise fellow that he is, said, “Damn, woman. If you’re taking it this badly at the end of 1.0 you are not allowed to watch the last episode of 2.0 until you have 2.5 (aka season three) in your hands.” (OK, so maybe that’s not an exact quote, but the gist is there.)

Steve arrived from Michigan last week, muling discs of 2.5 for me.

I just finished watching the last episode of 2.0.

Thank you, Guy, for making me wait for the disc to arrive. I’d probably have exploded else, as 2.5 won’t be on Netflix for months. Instead, I’m about to walk to my front room and see how things resolve. Thank God.

Not having TV, I don’t get attached to shows so much. Sure, I really dig Firefly a lot. Even bought it on DVD when it was only $20 or so on Amazon. But Battlestar Galactica? Whoa, baby. That’s a whole different ballgame. Woe to him who calls me during an episode of BSG, for he shall be routed directly to voicemail. I will put in a disc and gasp and point and disturb the cat with my shouts of, “Look out!” or “Oh no!” and sit on my couch with my hand to my mouth all tense and completely into the moment. And that’s just for a regular episode. Now imagine me with a cliffhanger of this thing. A very ugly scene, I assure you.

So thank you, Guy, for making me wait for 2.5 to arrive. And thank you for sending 2.5 and thereby saving me from otherwise unavoidable explosion. And thank you both, Guy and Megan, for being the straw that broke the back of my personal BSG camel. Or is it that you placed the monkey on my back? Hmm…

Now the question is: should I also wait to watch the last episode of 2.5? Oy!

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