After the attack, I never… never pined over any of my old crap, never missed it - stupid view of that parking lot, broken toilet in the bathroom. You know, everyone I know is fighting to get back what they had. I’m fighting because I don’t know how to do anything else.
The reboot of Battlestar Galactica changed many things from the original: humanity now was the creators of the Cylons; the show became more of a commentary on current events and moral dilemmas; and Starbuck, ace Viper pilot, was now a female. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, rather than just being a Rule 63 derivation of the original character, immediately became her own person. Yes, she still smoked cigars, flew hard and partied harder, but was also one of the most flawed characters in the series. She fraks up all the time, but that’s who she is. She tries to do better but sometimes she can’t, and that’s just who she is and she doesn’t apologize for it. Other than that, Kara is oen of the most badass characters on the show, but also shows incredible amounts of doubt when something happens that forces her to think differently about a subject. Her religion is important to her, and her faith becomes a major plot point as the series progresses. It’s hard to describe Kara in a nutshell, and that’s one of the reasons I love her so much.
I seriously love Fiona so much. I don’t know if words can accurately describe this love. She’s this small, Irish arms dealer who doesn’t tolerate bullshit, love shoes, and can find a way to make an explosive out of just about anything. It’s not just that, though, but Fiona also serves as one of Michael’s ties to humanity. She calls him out when she feels like he’s slipping away from what makes him a good person and not just somebody who views people as a means to an end. She’s a slightly off-kilter moral compass for him, one who happens to be very trigger-happy. Her relationships also evolve throughout the course of the show, especially in regard to Sam Axe to where they are now this great odd couple. There are so many other reasons why Fiona is made of awesome, which is why everybody should watch Burn Notice and witness it for themselves.