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!