When he informed Kate it was her last chance to buy him a drink, I went, "Gaius Baltar!" Call me crazy, but didn't he sound (and remind you of) James playing Gaius?
You and I already discussed this, but for the public record YES. ;) I actually thought this BEFORE that (like, try his first scene), and yes I also watched Eureka but between James' iffy Yank accent in that and that fact that multiple comments have pointed out the same thing, I don't think prior Eureka exposure on the night is the reason. And now someone has to ask Jamie at some point "Dude... Baltar impression, yeah?" ;) (If it wasn't intentional... maybe it was subconscious. Mwahahaha.)
Maybe it's too soon, but I'm not feeling Daniel/Kate AT ALL and it seems the show is telling us that Daniel has an interest in Kate, though she's at least oblivious at the moment.
Yeah, not sure how fond I am of that possibility at all, but I hear you. Given the fact that Kate used to be his student and the way he reacted to busty flirty co-ed in the pilot (that plotline was ridiculous and full of ugh, BTW), for him to be attracted to Kate in any way doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But frankly, there are multiple elements of the show so far that are all over the place. It's also problematic w/ regard to, IMO, the muddled way in which the show treats Daniel's schizophrenia to be using it as a possible crutch for some relationship with Kate he's longing for, meanwhile she will be dating his arseholey-yet-handsome and not mentally unstable doppleganger.
BTW, I should probably point out here that though I (and probably most of us) were hoping for a cute/kind/utterly fanciable with no strings attached character (maybe with glasses OK FINE, I'LL SHUT UP ABOUT THAT NOW, jeeez ;) ), I'm actually fine with Hathaway being kind of a douche in principle. Jamie should play as wide an array of characters as possible because someone as talented as he is deserves the chance to show off a bit of range...
...THAT SAID. ;) The fact that Hathaway comes off so smarmy right out of the gate kind of doesn't work for me. If he were a jerk for the length of one episode, that's another thing, but this is an ongoing arc; wouldn't it make more sense for his jerkiness to be more implied and/or something that Daniel is possibly perceiving because of the content of his books, yet everyone else finds him charming? He's really not terribly charming at all, he's condescending and egotistical and the episode doesn't give us a real reason for Kate to reconsider going out with him AT ALL other than, well... look at him. ;) There should have been a moment where he says or does something in that scene in the hallway that gives her a reason to doubt her first impression of him. But there isn't - she walks away FIRST, and without any real impetus other than she's got these damn baseball tickets in her hand, she changes her mind. Uhhh... :/