The Adama Tears Show…
This episode is like a detailed description of how the show came to an end creatively and the eulogy for the series' end. Let's draw the parallels. The ship named Battlestar Galactica, aged and battle worn, brought back from being a museum, is on the verge of breaking apart. It took great efforts to piece things back, even introducing a lot of Cylon forces and technologies. But all was in vein and at the end the two helmsmen of the ship, Bill Adama and Saul Tigh, decided to let the ship go out in style, sat solemnly and made a toast to the ship Battlestar Galactica.
The miniseries of Reimagining of Battlestar Galactica brought an old show, that had its glory but wasn't given the light of day, back into popularity. It was new, it was fresh, it was promising and a beacon of hope. However the creative process of not having a definite plan, battling long breaks, big budget, low ratings, the writer strike, and creating story lines on the fly just to get the greatest effect, had serious side-effects. The show was breaking apart from the seams. They brought in a lot of Cylon stories, turned several fans favorite characters in to Cylons. But the two creators of the show realized if they go any further, the show would crash and burn, so they decided to let the show end at season 4, while they still can piece the puzzle together and go out in style. And they wrote this episode to solemnly made a toast to the show Battlestar Galactica.
There's two more episodes until the series' end.