Battlestar Galactica Season 4 & Caprica Notes

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am,

galactica montage Battlestar Galactica Season 4 & Caprica Notes

With the closing of (mid) season 4 finale, a lot happened in the closing episodes that will keep us on the hook to come back for the continuance of the last ten episodes of season (5) four.

A few items that got my gut reaction were Admiral Adama’s reaction to Col. Tigh, his oldest friend being a Cylon. Colonel Tigh, and the others, trying to deal with their new situation.

And they’ve apparently, finally found Earth – but in a state of post apocalyptic ruin… Our initial impression of the supposed salvation of the humans and Cylons dashed, shocked, hopelessly disappointed. Regardless of it being on the Sci-Fi Channel, Ron Moore brings emotion to the forefront as we find ourselves being shocked, surprised, confused and more importantly, creatively challenged as we watch, wondering what will happen next.

Much of the following can be classified as rumor, but if it turns out to be true there are some potentially BIG spoilers – so consider yourself warned.

I was pondering why there was so much to-do about Hera, the first successful hybrid, but there was almost an active disinterest in Nicholas who’s obviously a second succesful hybrid.

Over on Syfy Portal they present some conjecture that these two little tykes invoke a storyline of Biblical proportions, not unlike Genisis. As if they are the new race… Adam and Eve, if you will.

The source they were chatting with said that not all is as it seems in regards to Earth, or to be more accurate, the planet they landed on.

Syfy Portal says to treat this all as rumor, so take it as you will, but it sure seems to be a nice piece of info that accents what we’ve seen and what could be, since we do have yet to see the last Cylon yet.

Despite what little hope the viewing audience might be holding onto, Edward James Olmos said in an interview that the show does not have a happy ending.

Since we’re chatting about unhappy endings, we know where the prequel Caprica is going. It’s like any movie about the Titanic in that It’s the journey to the event that makes each take on the tale good or bad.

Remember what the Cylon hybrid in the tank said to Kendra Shaw:

“And the fifth, still in the shadow, will claw toward the light, hungering for redemption, that will only come in the howl of terrible suffering. I can see them all. The seven, now six, self-described machines who believe themselves without sin. But in time, it is sin that will consume them.”

SyFy Portal also reported an unconfirmed piece of info that the old man in the tank was the father of all Cylons, who may have been once a human by the name of Daniel Graystone.

If you recall, Caprica is about the creation of the Cylons and two powerful families: The Adamas and the Graystones.

It’s RUMORED that this piece of info may be relavent to who the final Cylon might be. (head smack!)

If this rumor is true, then that puts a lot of our guestimations out the window completely. I came across someone’s blog or an interview of someone from the cast or crew who said that of all the guesses they’ve seen out in the wild of the internet aren’t even close. (I’m trying real hard to find that link again.)

Until then, we may need to completely rethink our ideas of who that last toaster really is!

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  1. I think we can clearly say that either cylons have already been created by humans, prior to the creation that humans know of, or cylons have reached earth since their very first creation.

    So I will posit two theories, one of cylons being the final tribe, one of humans being the final tribe.

    1) The clear logic behind this theory is that the cylons are well aware of earth and four of the final five only become active on the route back, while having left their images to be identified on that route (as D’Anna saw).

    So – they could have been the final tribe, set apart, finding earth.

    It would seem fortunate to say the least if humans then created new cylons with no input from the originals.

    It could be that they have returned from earth for an as yet unknown reason, reached the colonies, that they preached the ‘single God’ doctrine that we hear of in the prequel series ‘Caprica’ in order to instigate the creation of new cylons. They then wished these cylons to reach earth.

    This would explain the desire of the cylons to reach earth (they apparently have a home planet that they have simply given up on), the herding of the humans to reach earth, and the dual human and cylon signs on the route. It would also explain where the final five come from, why they were forgotten (deliberately) and how cylons have been recreated when they are clearly (given the age of the temples and other signs on the route) actually thousands of years old in concept if not in physical existence.

    2) Earth was founded by humans and lost but Greystone desired to refind it. He created the original five as astronauts that would seek it out and return, his motivation being either greatness or some mystical purpose. They found it (the journey only takes three – five years if the route is known according to the series) and upon returning found his other cylons had rebelled. The new cylons had been programmed to expect the return of the originals but he did not want them to reveal the truth wihtout bringing humans back. As they had rebelled the original five had to find a way to help humans reach earth while holding off their destruction.

    They did this by engineering the situation that led to the Galactica being saved (along with other humans – Anders was leaing the resistance, Tigh was ready to lead Galactica, Tyrol ensured the ship functioned and wasshername guided the President they didn’t lead, they all supported).

    By bringing peace they have achieved their mission but the final revelation could tear both sides apart.

    Of the two I prefer the first. Thoughts?

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