Okay. I really don’t like Cally Henderson Tyrol. Yeah, she’s really adorable and everything, but she’s also really impulsive in a stupid way (Kara could be called impulsive too, maybe, but I get the feeling she knows what she’s doing a lot more than Cally does).
I guess I also have a few problems with her actress’s line delivery. Sometimes it sounds kind of stilted.
And okay, I GET THAT GALEN TYROL DIDN’T MEAN TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HER that one time, and I get the whole thing where she understood and immediately forgave him because she knew him better than to think he would do that naturally. But come on. A few episodes later we see that she went and married him on New Caprica. I feel like that might have needed some more explanation. And even if I were Cally and I trusted Galen that much, you can bet I’d be a bit more wary of him than usual for a while. But basically we saw this watching the show: Galen has bad dream and hospitalizes Cally > Cally immediately forgives Galen > BAM! Married. I dunno, man. That just didn’t sit well with me, as much as I love Galen. Cally just seems kind of weak, like I think maybe she has some internalized misogyny going on and feels like she doesn’t deserve to look for someone who maybe DIDN’T accidentally beat her within an inch of her life, hey?
Plus, she shot Boomer. Maybe Boomer wouldn’t have ever been re-brainwashed by the base star cylons if she hadn’t died and been resurrected there.
And then, of course, there’s some stuff that happens with Cally in the next season…which I can’t talk about because my boyfriend will read this and I can’t spoil it for him! WE’RE GETTING THERE.
But hey. She’s super cute. I mean look at that face. Look at those bangs. Total cutie pie. Wow, typing “cutie pie” made me feel like someone’s creepy grandpa.