|And remember that Cottle was involved in the kidnapping of Hera. I doubt Athena and Helo trust Cottle that much.|
Trustworthy or not, Hera is a new species based on two different anatomical/biological systems. Cottle is, would be, the most knowledgable on the cylon portion of Hera's Genetic make-up. In my opinion that would trump whether he was knowledgable on babies or not.
Also as was noted by a previous poster, I think Athena going off galactica to find care would definitely be inadvisable. And that would overcome any fear I would have of Cottle. I would keep my eyes on him.
It seems that the writer's have allowed for different choices. However unbelievable they may be.
I guess it's not possible...but...*giggling.* Maybe Athena's the one who dies. Not near a ressurection ship, she's mauled to death by an angry mob for being a cylon. Uniform or not, mob justice has always looked at skin color/race more than the stature or position of it's victims.
And...that's prolly where I should stop this post.