I'm introducing my mother to the wonderful world of BSG, starting with the Mini Series, and am watching it along with her. Watching back over the series with the knowledge of what's going on at the break in Season 4 is interesting, and little bits and pieces stand out more this time around than they did when I first watched it.
I can't be the only person re-watching BSG in this seemingly-endless break, so I wanted to make a thread dedicated to observations that are more interesting with the value of hindsight added.
For example, in the briefing room when Lee joins the crew for the first time. Starbuck is in the brig for punching Tigh, and when discussing the program for the decommissioning ceremony, the CAG says, "We've got a few changes to the flight plan: Lieutenant Thrace is being replaced in the slot by Lieutenant Anders."
It's probably nothing, most likely just a matter of them using a name once, liking it, and using it later for another character, but I thought it was interesting considering the relationship that Samuel T. Anders and Kara Thrace end up having - and that it's not the same Anders.
A lot of importance has been ascribed to the person that Caprica Six turns to in the Mini Series and says, "It's about time. Wondered when you'd get here." With this in mind I watched the lead up to this scene carefully, studying the background for clues. Again, it's probably nothing, but amongst all the families and couples meandering through the square, a lone man stood out: He was leaning against the pilon in the background, reading a book. Loitering, when everyone else was doing something. I'd guess him to be about 6'-6'3", Caucasian, brown hair, wearing a light grey hoodie. Is it anything? Probably not.
One thing worth pondering is that, if this person that Caprica Six speaks to is indeed the final Cylon, they obviously cannot have been on Galactica or otherwise in space at the time. They had to be on Caprica. That rules out Starbuck (who was in the brig), Apollo, Helo, Cally, Dee, Bill Adama, Billy, Laura Roslin (as Billy and Roslin were en route to Galactica for the decommissioning ceremony), Gaeta, and Baltar (because he just left Caprica Six on Caprica).
We already know that Boomer, Tyrol, and Tigh are Cylons, so I'm not counting them.
That's it so far, I'm only at the end of the first part of the Mini Series. If anyone notices anything else or wants to throw their 2 credits in, feel free.