Too many posts for me to read all of them so not sure if anyone mentioned this... but there is gonna be a DVD/TV movie called The Plan. It will show the timeframe right before and during the caprica attack but from the Cylon's point of view. So the remaining questions should be answered with that movie. Coming out in June. Check IMDB for more details.
Yes at the end that was head or vision or angel (whatever you want to call them) Baltar and Six. To me this further confirms that they actually are living entities, most likely software based Cylons. But I did get chills when head Baltar said, "You know he doesn't like being called God."
That makes me think that the Cylon God was not just from some blind religious belief but was an actual real live Cylon or person. And it was controlling ALL the shots. Basically to get to the point where all the humans and all the cylons are now gone and the only ones left are offsprings of the only human/cylon hybrid, Hera. So this Cylon God helped the final five resurrect during the war on original Earth after they died there. It showed them the way back to the 12 colonies. It wanted the Cylon/human war to stop and it wanted Cylons to become skinjobs so they can have offsprings with humans. But "The plan" fell thru when Cavil decided to have a hissy-fit and rebel. The Cylon God put that song or code in the final five so they can one day awake and continue the Cylon God's plan. And the rest is what we saw. That is my take anyway.
Pretty sure the Cylon God had something to do with Starbuck's ghost or whatever she was. I still have not guess to how she just disappeared at the end. She was not a vision angel like Baltar and six. She interacted with people and touched things. I guess the The Plan movie will answer that.
I think the way the dead pilot fired the nukes was cheezy. It would have been better if they made that pilot barely alive and then she willingly launched them. Instead of just her dead hand happening to falling on the launch button EXACTLY when the ship was facing the right vector direction. WHAT ARE THE ODDS !!!
And the scene when the new metal Cylons were actually fighting the old metal Cylons ?!?!? I LOVED IT. IT WAS TOO SHORT !!!!
The whole point of the series, specifically the last season was "It has happened before and it will happen again". The ending showed Adama and the rest of the surviving humans and Cylons ending that cycle. Found a new world, technologically backwards. They launch all their technology into the Sun and they freed the metal Cylons from slavery and giving them their own base ship to do whatever. That was INCREDIBLY risky to do because those metal Cylons may start the cycle again but just the fact they were FREED ends the cycle in my opinion. Even the Cylons among their own, treated metal Cylons like objects and slaves. No one ever actually acknowledged there existence and set them free. That was part of the cycle.
And did anyone notice the significance of Cavil killing himself ? Cylons are suppose to be hard coded to not commit suicide, I think. And of all the Cylons to break their programming, their code, its Cavil, The one Cylon who does NOT want to evolve beyond his programming. I thought that was interesting.
That is pretty much my take on the series finale. And P.S. Tory deserved what she got.