Battlestar Galactica – Season 4.5 Opener

I will avoid potential spoilers here.  I saw many people get faded by Twitter last night.  Bummer.  Real time news has a way of ruining things for you if you aren’t careful.

In any event, I want to ask the collective internets what the frak this was all about.  There’s a scene about halfway through.  See the image here:

BSG-Season45-premier

BSG-Season45-premier

If you look at that scene, you are probably looking at the pistol in his hand.  In this picture, courtesy of hulu posting the episode, their “play” marker is obfuscating that gem.  That was by design for my screen grab.  The reason I did that was because of what I saw in the camera pan.  The shot follows him down the walk, and there are many a dejected colonial sitting around, bemoaning and questioning their very existence.  He walks right through a fight between two members of the military without even paying it a second look.  He’s focused.  As you too should be, on him.  So what the heck is that on the right hand side of the screen?  Here’s another shot, cropped for you:

 

Battlestar Galacti-phone?

Battlestar Galacti-phone?

That, my friends, is a cell phone.  Was this some sort of editorial oversight?  They use plenty of communication devices on the ships, but to my knowledge, this is the first time I have seen a flip phone.

There were so many crazy revelations on the show last night; so many “what the frak??” moments, but this is the one that stayed with me overnight.  I watched, and re-watched, the scene this morning just to make sure I saw what I thought I saw.  Anyone care to venture a guess as to what is going on?  More esoterically, what plan does she have?  Surely nothing with family minutes.  And what kind of roaming does she have?  Is it ship to ship, or only within a single ship?  Do colonials text?  Are cell phone customer service reps in the fleet also prone to changing your plan and breaking your service for no reason at all, and then have no explanation?  The many new questions this revelation poses for the show are innumerable and many-fold.  Way more important than the 5th cylon. <g>

Anyone have any better thoughts?  Am I making too big a deal of this?