It’s sufficient to say that I’ve cleared the spoiler time frame and that this post should whet the appetite for this coming episode. I will then probably get some correction from the mysterious and humorless Phil*, who probably exudes B.O. in real life. Who knows? I’m guilty of stereotyping here, as I’ve encountered these types at Comic-Con and some other venues.
This is where Goobath Facility One gets destroyed. The last person to emerge is Number Three, whose dry sense of humor or sense of revenge hasn’t been affected by her being boxed. She manages to channel Xena without being campy as she gets her comeuppance against Cavil. She kills him for good and she scares the frak out of Boomer.
Even though the Hybrid has her own agenda (in response to sensing Natalie’s death), Roslin attempts to take control by having Helo bring Number Three to her first to reveal the Final Five. All doesn’t go according to plan, as Number Three first does a mind frak and tells Roslin she’s one of the Final Five. She then has a laugh at Roslin’s expense, but she makes it clear she is the one in the position to bargain, not Roslin or the other Cylons. Knowledge is all D’Anna has, and she trusts no one, Colonials or her fellow Cylons. Even her sympathizers voted to have her boxed some time ago.
Helo finds a surrogate wife in one of the Eights, who seems to know him too well from Athena’s recent memories. However, she feels betrayed when he takes Number Three to be debriefed by Roslin.
In this episode, we get to see Cylon flight suits for the first time. Most of the time, the Cylons wear very fashionable clothing to distinguish themselves from each other. Occasionally, the Sixes vary in their hair color, but they’re all identical to Caprica Six here, especially the pilots.
Whenever the basestar jumps, Roslin has visions where she has conversations with the deceased priestess Elosha, who very well may be a manifestation of the Hybrid. Her conversations leads her to keep a wounded Baltar from dying and to acknowledge her love for Adama.
Baltar attempts to share the gospel of the Cylon God with a Centurion, who may or may not understand what he’s trying to say. Before we know if Baltar’s words take any effects, an explosion kills the Centurion and wounds Baltar in a Jesus-like way (Jesus was also wounded on his side by a Roman centurion). He finally confesses to Roslin that he gave the Cylons the codes that enabled them to destroy humanity, and she in turn rips his bandages off so he could bleed to death. Her conversation with Elosha causes her to redress the wound so that he may live.
Next week, the final Four come out of the closet. However, this may be a complete tease, just like we were led to think that Three named Roslin as one of the Final Five. The Final Fifth’s identity has yet to be revealed to us.
Now for the problem question from a couple of weeks ago: How did Caprica Six get pregnant? In Seasons 1 and 2, it was revealed that love was one of the conditions for Cylons to reproduce. It at least seems to be how Athena conceives Hera with Helo. Is Caprica Six in love with Colonel Tigh? Is he in love with her? Since Tigh projects Ellen’s face onto Six’s body, he’s having sex with her in his head. It’s most likely Caprica Six is having with Internal Baltrar in her head when this is going on. Baltar’s inner Six has always maintained that they will have a child together, so this may be the product. Hopefully, we’ll get the answer soon.
*Please have the decency to create a profile. I know frak about you, so you’re fair game for any assumption.