Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for the beautiful, angsty, and sometimes giggle-inducing stories you told about both the depth and the limitations of Kara and Lee's mutual understanding. So lovely!
For today, we're all going to have to...THINK FAST!
THINK FAST! You are Helo. You’ve been pacing the corridors ever since you heard that the terrorists on Cloud Nine were demanding Sharon. The crisis is over now, but you’re still shaking with fear and adrenaline. As you turn to retrace your steps once again, you see Kara rush out of sickbay, her eyes fixed on something – someone – you can’t see. She looks like hell, and she takes one look at you and spins in the opposite direction. WHAT DO YOU DO?
THINK FAST! You are Laura Roslin, and this deluded, perfect copy of Kara Thrace has just handed you her weapon. Before you have time to act, Lee bursts in from the hallway at a dead run and puts himself between you and the resurrected version of Thrace. He mutters something to her about not knocking him out, too, if she knows what’s good for her, and then he’s staring at you with the desperate honesty he wears like a second skin. He pinned you with that same gaze when you were on the witness stand, and it raises something vicious (and something tender) in you now. “Let’s work this out together,” he says. WHAT DO YOU DO?
THINK FAST! You are Kat, and you’ve been able to tell for weeks that Starbuck is getting out of control. But for some reason, the CAG has been distant and distracted; he’s lost touch with the pulse of the squadron, as if it slipped away along with his own in that last frakked-up battle. He’s stopped holding Starbuck back, and they’re so in sync that once he screws up his job, she’s only a heartbeat behind. Things are getting dangerous, and it’s stupid, and you’re sitting alone, planning out your challenge to Starbuck’s so-called leadership, when the CAG wanders into the ready room and nods vaguely in your direction. WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’d love to hear your different answers to any of these scenarios. And please propose THINK FAST! moments of your own to help us imagine how very small changes might have taken canon events in new directions.
Thank you! :) **hugs you all**