Reviews of "The Road Less Traveled" from...
What's Alan Watching by Alan Sepinwell.
L.A. Times Show Tracker by Jevon Phillips.
The House Next Door by Todd VanDerWerff.
TV Squad by Keith McDuffee.
Composer Bear McCreary describes how the music developed for the episode on his blog:
The Road Less Travelled ends with a very energetic 3/4 taiko pattern, which for lack of a better name, I dubbed the Mutiny Riff. It’s not a theme, and it’s only featured in two episodes, but it did come to represent the rising tension between Kara and her crew.
...Kara enters and before long the tension rises. As Helo firmly states “Galactica’s standing orders are clear,” the Mutiny Riff sneaks back in, adding a frantic urgency to the dialog. Kara relieves Helo and turns to Gaeta, who also refuses to follow her. Here, the stakes are raised, and the Mutiny Riff begins to accelerate, growing faster and faster until it reaches a break-neck pace, leading to the cut to black and the words Galactica fans hate to see at moments like this: “to be continued.”
But, fear not. We’re going to pick right up where we left off next week, where the Mutiny Riff is expanded into a full action scene.
Bear leaves us with a huge tease for a future episode:
On a side note, a few days ago I finished composing what is probably the greatest piece of music I’ve ever written for this series. I can’t talk about it now, but you’ll hear it soon.