Let’s get this out of the way first; Battlestar Galactica (the new series) is easily one of the best science fiction series ever made.
That said, and if you haven’t already watched any of it, consider this your SPOILER WARNING.
33 is the first episode of the first season set after the mini-series and it hits its pace masterfully. The Galactica is under attack every 33 minutes after they jump to a new location. After about five days morale is thin on the ground and the Cylons are trying new tricks with a space ship that jumped late.
It plants a lot of the initial seeds of confrontation between the military and political factions in the fleet. All good stuff.
And Helo is on Caprica trying to dodge the Cylons on the ground and bumps into an old friend.
High points definitely include; everything with Helo, Boomer and grumpy Chief Tyrol. Oh, and Admiral Adama.