Upon watching Resurrection Ship Part 2, the third in the Pegasus Arc, continuing from Pegasus and Resurrection Ship, Part 1 I wrote this essay observing Apollo's behaviour in the episode. Beware of spoilers. Here's an excerpt from it.
It’s been 7 hours since I saw the episode, and the decision of Apollo to resign himself to his fate has been playing again and again in my mind. It’s not something that I was expecting, like Adama’s and Cain’s respective orders to assassinate each other, or the fates of Helo and the Chief in the Pegasus’ brig, or even the outcome of Baltar’s interrogation of Pegasus’ resident Cylon prisoner Gina, who is a copy of Baltar’s yet unnamed vision, known to TV audiences as “Six”.
A recap: The Cylon battlegroup shadowing Galactica’s fugitive fleet is discovered, and with it is a gargantuan vessel known as the Resurrection Ship, where organic Cylons' minds are transferred into reserve bodies after their active bodies are killed. They could not remote transfer this far out beyond the red line in deep space. The Galactica and the Pegasus join forces to destroy it. As several civilian decoy ships draw away the mass of Raiders away, the two battlestars pound the hell out of the escort basestars.
it's an interesting take at Apollo's character i must say. but his sudden lack of will to live has me taken back, since his character is part of the 'admirable' category, along the likes of Adama and Rosline. but my thought is that Apollo's has that of an idealist - full of ideals, believing in what he does and believe is all honourable. and idealist are often in danger of being greatly disappointed. Adama and Roslin on the other hand, are more like realist. Adama finally accepted they were not in a war anymore, but were refugees. Roslin accepted that she had to give up being the good school teacher and play the dirty game of politics by getting Baltar elected as vice. The conflicts between the realists and the idealists.
boy, BSG is one heck of a character piece, ain't it ?