I've been thinking about this for a while now.. questions about the eights, and how things work with them.
Do you think it's possible for a switch to go off in Athena.. our trusted Colonial soldier.. and turn her into a raging death squad against her "friends".
Several things have brought this (maybe) story twist to my brain.
1. In the miniseries.. when the other models greet the eight at the end.. you hear a Six say the words.. " By your command".
2. How in the world does the Athena model have Boomer's memories? She wasn't actually ever on the Galactica, until she returned from Caprica with Helo. But she remembers everything from life on Galactica. How? She's been accused of beaming info to the other Cylons, and repeatedly said "It dosen't work that way!"
3. The Six tells Baltar of Sharon " She can't be stopped. She's a Cylon. The model is weak. Confused. But in the end.. she'll carry out her mission. " Now, of course we could be talking about Adama's shooting... but...
4. While Athena was on Kobol with Laura and the others, Adama goes to Boomer's body in the morgue. He looks at it and asks simply.. "Why?"
On the surface, later, he attacks Athena, choking her. She says to him " And you ask, why? ".. Huh? How did she know that?
Somethin is weird with these Eights.
5. Boomer. Our Boomer hooked up with Cavill. This was the same Boomer from Galactica . The same Boomer who anguished after she shot the old man. I think the Eights.. any eight.. are Cavill's toys.
6. Athena repeatedly states how well she knows how duplistic her people can be. How they seek out emotional weaknesses to exploit. Wouldn't Sharon be Cavills biggest weapon. She's deep in the heart of Galactica. There's no one who doesn't trust her by now, evenafter the coup. Took her a long time, but she got their trust, and the guard's down. I hear the sound of two rounds going off.
7. The vision of Hera in the Opera house. The President and Athena are at opposite sides of the balcony halls. Baltar and Six are trying to save Hera, and Athena is chasing them. Why are they trying to protect Hera, and from what? It never occured to us, it may be from her own mother.
8. What? You thought this would end on any other number? Lol! What the other Eight did to Geata on New Caprica.. and on the Raptor. " It's war".. she said.
Tommorrow she will be tried for treason. If I'm right, we'll find out soon enough.