Here's a media trope that never dies: Gay people have sex, straight people have relationships. It's the type of thing that generally gets tossed out in situations like the "coming out" of a television character. Over at Entertainment Weekly, Marc Bernardin writes about the new Battlestar Galactica web episode that reveals (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) that Felix Gaeta is gay:
Maybe Bernardin though he was watching the '70s original instead of the one where the romantic tension between Adama and Roslin has played a key role, or aggressive sexuality of Six, or the relationship between Sharon and Helo, or any other number of ways in which characters are shown having sexual attractions and relationships. But, of course, all those are hetero so they count.
Gaeta comes out and suddenly it's "Why are you wasting my time with men kissing? Get to Cylons with the glowing red eyes already!"
Plus, Gaeta's orientation has been fairly certain for a long time. This particular web episode was a nice way of adding another layer to a secondary character -- you know, like a tv show is supposed to do.