this was supposed to be a "waw, nice idea" kind of a post and turned out to be this monster
Hey! I know how that is! ;)
he wants Lee to take sides and then he isn't happy when that happens.
As much as I hated the way Adama treated his son, he was an equal opportunity jackass who treated EVERYONE he supposedly loved badly. Yes, he's all, "You need to choose a side. Oh, wait. You didn't choose mine? Well, then you're dead to me!" Not that I'm bitter at all about this!
Lee's I'm not a Captain, you're not a Commander, etc is one of my favorite lines of the series. I actually got a chill the first time I heard Jamie deliver the line. It just told me so much about the character, who he was and who he would yet be.
i;ll say that another favorite of mine form this episode is the "he;s your son"/"he's your adviser" exchange. they're like divorced parents disapproving the same thing in their kid.
Heh. They really are. Though I'd argue Laura actually seems proud of Lee whereas Adama is, well, being Adama! It also reminds me a bit of my friend when her daughter is doing something she shouldn't. She'll turn to her husband and say, "Do you see what your daughter is doing." :)