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I agree with some others that the final cylon will be a woman. After all, there are currently 7 revealed males and only 4 females. In my mind, that narrows it down to Starbuck, Roslin, and Dee. I also don't buy the red herring in the last episode about 6 and Tigh and the possibility that the final five can breed with other cylons. For this reason, I discount the possibility of Cally as the final one. This also rules out Helo among the men.
I also think the writers won't make the final cylon a relatively new or underdeveloped character such as Romo or Doc. The only valid male candidates to me are Baltar, the senior Adama and Gaeta - all regulars.
So if I stick with my belief that the final cylon is a woman, I think the writers will give us maximum wow factor by revealing that it's Starbuck. She and Lee will be the Adam and Eve figures that find Earth and create an inbred hybrid race so that the cycle can start the repeating all over again. Any way you slice it, the writers are going to have to be clever to bring this story together coherently.
With several new episodes since my last post, my updated list is Lampkin, Zarek, Starbuck or Dee. Although I like Lampkin, I did feel it was funny they brought him back last episode, since he wasn't truly needed for the story itself (Appollo could have had his vetting of canidates with Starbuck, Adama or anyone for that matter) They gave him a backstory and more to do than just advancing the plot, which signals to me he may have a future bigger role.
I would be shocked if it were rosilyn, despite the teaser (or because of it). I think deanna is just playing with her head, or could be speaking to someone else and it was edited for a tease. It would not make sense since she has cancer and was briefly in remission due to cylon blood, so if she is a cylon, how could the blood affect her? They would have to explain that. I also firmly believe it can not be any of the Adamas (live or dead) since Adama fathered his children and watched them grow, they can not be cylons unless everyone on the show is.
I threw in Dee because she is still on the show and they haven't had anything for her to do this season, so it would be something for her character and she is a woman and that would balance the twelve out a little sex wise.
Well, if we're to go by the teaser, and we assume Deanna isn't messing with Ros's head, then the other two people on that Raptor were Helo and Baltar.
I don't like either option. I'm still hoping that Ellen walks up behind Rosalyn to take that role....
Before "The hub", but after "Sine qua non": some "rational" thoughts of mine.
First thing, the final cylon is 99% a woman. There are many reasons, all too long to explain in details, but it would be very strange if it'd turn out to be a man.
I rule out minor character like Racetrack and Seelix; I also rule out Cally (little Nicky is hybrid; that has been made clear).
So we have: Cain, Kendra, Ellen, Kat (all dead); Starbuck, Roslin, Dualla (alive), and of course little Hera.
If we trust the Last Supper picture, we can rule out Roslin (BTW, if she needs cylon blood to cure the cancer, she can't be) and Starbuck (BTW, too obvious). Only woman alive is Dualla, but it's difficult to stand for someone without knowing if the Five can resurrect or not. Surely Both Kendra and Ellen are more interesting choices - not mentioning the mysterious role of little Hera.
But, second and most important, I think it's now clear there is some entity "pulling the strings", trying to make some big plan work. What plan? The big picture is not clear, but an important part is the one concerning Starbuck and the cylon base star.
This part of the plan works as follows:
1 - Starbuck in the Maelstrom. The entity needs her to "programme" her mind to think about "Earth", go back to Galactica, assemble some crew, go find "Earth", meet Leoben, capture the base-star and we'll see what else.
2 - some device in the Ionian nebula activates when the fleet is there. It emits a strong radiation with this main purpose:
- start the F5 main programme (it implies the recover of the hidden memory concerning their true nature)
- sending back Starbuck.
Collateral effect of this radiation:
- power black out everywhere
- recovering of hidden memories in all other cylons in range. So, prisoner 6, Sharon, Hera (half-cylon) and Roslin (Hera's blood in her veins) have a "vision". It's not a vision, but a memory that was hidden. It's some real fact, happened who knows when, likely having much to do with the "all this has happened before and will happen again". Baltar, although present in the "vision", does not share it, so he's not a Cylon. There are no other cylons in range (cylon fleet jumped in AFTER the radiation stopped on completing the F5 programme start).
3 - Starbuck is compelled in go back finding "Earth"
4 - Starbuck, together with a reasonable crew (needed to take over the base star), goes back finding "Earth", but finds the base star instead.
5 - an alliance between Cylons and humans is on the way.
The purpose of the F5 is now clear. They MUST protect the plan, especially the part concerning Starbuck. We see that:
- Anders is the only one who backs Starbucks; he shoots Gaeta just in time to revert the mutiny. Without him, no base star. This implies there are no other F5 on Demetrius (this rules out Gaeta).
- Tigh didn't let the base star to be destroyed, when it jumped back without the Demetrius.
- Tori killed Cally because she was likely going to reveal the identity of the Four, who need secrecy in order to protect the plan.
- Tyrol, by now, did not do anything important.
It's also interesting the encounter Anders-cylon raider. It's now clear he didn't shoot it on purpose, but NOT because it was a "fellow cylon". Because there was no use in getting rid of a single raider. Much better spare it, being scanned, being acknowledged, and in doing so stopping the whole attack.
The nature of Starbuck is a mystery. It's possible she's a cylon, but NOT a F5. Maybe she's a new assembled model, made on purpose in order to execute the plan. The nature of the entity "pulling the strings" is also a mystery.
|The most obvious solution for the entity seems to be 'god', which is somewhat problematic.|
Yes, problematic and way too simple. God can do everything, so there's no real need to explain the mysteries. BTW, Galactica is - or at least has been until now - a very realistic SF series, unlike Star Trek, SG-1 and so on. A mystical explanation wouldn't fit!
Recently, I've read a theory concerning Lost: that the series is a videogame. Unfortunately, this also applies to Galactica, as things like "has happened before, will happen again" would be immediately explained (along with many others). I do hope we'll get something much better!
|I'm also wondering, and I bet this was brought up before... Wasn't the Final Cylon drawn to the room as well during S3 finale?|
Very good question. I noticed that the F5 are always referred as "five", not 4 + 1. There's nothing to let us think one of them is different, or more powerful, or just "more". So why wasn't he/she/it drawn to the famous room? Dead (at least 5 or 6 characters)? Absent (Zarek, Starbuck, Lampkin)? Incapacitated (Hera)? Or what? I can't decide.
|It appears to me that it will now play out that Admiral Adama is the final cylon. |
He was replaced during the first cylon war. I lifted this dialog from Sine Qua Non .
"I don't know if I ever
told you this, but...
one of my first missions was
a solo recon,
being alone in a raptor
in enemy space,
nobody can help you
when you're scared. ??
I told myself that after my duty
I'd have time to face my fear.
That's a good memory. "
Adama has proven to be so "Human". He has been the leader of Mankind. He loves and is loved by the President. And has been a iconic father figure to the acting President. It will all be perfect.
I got more.
Earlier I suggested that Starbuck is the most likely final cylon but I'm doubting it now. I like one theory that she's a hybrid. Makes more sense in a way - she flies, fights, and apparently finds Earth all by a wierd intuition that she's not consciously in touch with. She figured out how to fly the cylon fighter. Sounds kinda hybrid-like to me.
I think given where the plot is going in the past two weeks my top candidate is now Adama. Leoben did call it ages ago after all. It would pit an excellent Adama/Roslin conflict along with the Sharon/Helo and Starbuck/Anders conflicts. Although, if he is, I guess that makes Lee and Zach hybrids too. I wonder why Zach was such a poor flier?
I know that an enormous amount of importance has been placed on Hera and people assume that it's because she's the first hybrid. But with at least one other hybrid from Cally and Tyrol, all of the hybrids in the cylon fleet, I think that the focus on Hera is different.
Maybe the resurrection Hub is unique because it is powered by a hybrid that is the offspring from an 8 and that Hera represents the potential to make other resurrection Hubs - thus preserves the possibility of immortality. I suspect there are a lot more hybrids than we think. But I digress off of this thread's topic.
What I am more certain about is that I will likely change my mind next week.