|Somehow it seemed, ever so subtly, that Kara could accidentally end up bonding with the child. Unless, hoping again hope, she's just putting on a show for Leoben, bidding her time while figuring our an escape plan...|
I was beginning to think "am i the only one?" till i read your last sentence here. Yes i actually think Kara is just playing. With the girl and also Leoben. The girl falling and injuring herself was just a perfect coincidence and opportunity for Kara to use to her advantage. And Casey looking older than Hera; IF she really is Kara's daughter i might have an explanation as: Casey was actually "bred" and sort of "built". Not really "born and raised" as Hera. So Casey is more machine with human contribution, which does not really define her as "hybrid". She was not the nature's way of doing things so she might not be counted as "the shape of things to come", but just a "lab experiment". Of course Leoben may have lied just to pump Kara's "emotional side" up and maybe fool her for himself. But whatever the small girl is i would understand Kara wanting to take her back, cause she is a much valuable research object.