Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2010 on Syfy
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Daniel, Amanda and Zoe rush to prevent Clarice's planned attack on Atlas Arena.

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  • Apotheosis

    Apotheosis was a perfect episode and a pretty great conclusion to this wonderful series, Caprica. I really enjoyed watching this episode because of all the action, drama, intrigue, character and plot development. It was great to watch Daniel and Amanda fight for the truth, it was awesome how Zoe helped them, and Clarice finds a new place in the new order. Though I wish the series continued and delved deeper, I was satisfied with this ending. There were many surprises and revelations I didn't see coming, such that the William Adama we know from Battlestar Galactica is not the same as Joseph's first born. There were so many possibilities for this series, I am however thankful that they show ended with wrapping up most of the loose ends to show us the beginning of the future. This series was amazing and cancelled way to prematurely. I will watch this series again the whole way through from time to time because it was very entertaining!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • An uneven yet compelling series ends on a high note that will leave you wanting more ... how irritating is that?

    In 2010 there where few shows as frustrating or as fascinating as Caprica. When it didn't work, it was scattershot and boring. But when it work it was like nothing else on television.And now this very uneven but compelling series ends on a high note that will leave you wanting more.

    I'll start with the Adamas. I loved how this show killed the one character you thought couldn't die. And used that to take Joe to have very dark place ... that we won't get to see explored in fututre season ... err

    The frustration and intrige continues with the Graystones. Who both get to be Jack Bauer in this episode when the GDD mole frames them for the Maglev bombing and they alone have to stop Clarice's scheme to blow up Atlas Arena. This plot results in the best action sequence in the show as Daniel hacks a troop of Cylons to bust into the area and start capping terrorists.

    Anyway, the reason people will really remember this episode is the 5 year time skip at the end (much like what BSG did in season 2)

    After setting up how the various factions of Caprica helped create Cylons as we know them. The show jumps to the start of the Cylon War. And they are some seriously cool character arks being teased (EVEN FOR LACY)

    Its a shame SyFy's scheduling killed this show and

    that the creators (who had been trying to get this project on the air for years) didn't have to forsight to move this plot along faster and catch more fans.

    But it would be tragic if the next BSG spin-off didn't find a way to weave the lingering Caprica storylines in ... only with more explosions.

    I'll still miss Caprica. It was meandering. But it had such a unique look and feel and was populated with a lot of complex and compelling characters and ideas.

    It made a pretty vague sci-fi universe feel alive and real. It should have at least been able to plan its return to the soil.moreless
  • By far the best episode of the series. If the first 17 episodes had been near as good as the 18th, there probably would have been a 19th.

    Wow. Just wow. By far the best episode of the series. If the first 17 episodes had been near as good as the 18th, there probably would have been a 19th. Stories are brought to a close. Threads are tied up. Zoe fulfills her destiny. The Cylons look bad-ass, Admiral Adama from BSG is seen. And it ends with a basic summary of how it all leads in to the nightmare of the Cylons, which in turn lead into to Battle Star Galactica.moreless
Dale Wolfe

Dale Wolfe

Steve Bahara

Guest Star

Rena Baskin

Rena Baskin

Abasi Lowe

Guest Star

Julius Chapple

Julius Chapple


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Olaf Willow

Recurring Role

Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Gara Singh

Recurring Role

Hiro Kanagawa

Hiro Kanagawa

Cyrus Xander

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The fuselage of the Marine transport uses the same design as that of the real-life Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

    • The pentagon roundel on the wings of the Caprican marine aircraft carrying the Cylon squad is identical to the roundels on raiders in the original series. The roof of Graystone Industries' headquarters also features the design.

    • The "Shape of things to come" sequence follows the same basic rhythm of the series intro. Showing the Graystone side of the story, then the Adamas, then Clarice and Lacy, and finally back to the Graystone family.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Clarice's sermon, including the last line of the series)
      Clarice: Are you alive? The simple answer might be you are alive because you can ask that question. You have the right to think and feel and yearn to be more because you are not just humanity's children! You are God's children! We are all God's children! I'm planning a trip to Gemenon to visit the Blessed Mother herself. To plead for divine recognition of the differently sentient. And I have every confidence that I'll depart Gemenon with a powerful new ally. In the real world, you have bodies made of metal and plastic. Your brains are encoded on wafers of silicon. But that may change. In fact, there is no limit on what you may become. No longer servants, but equals. Not slaves or property, but living beings with the same rights as those who made you! I am going to prophesy now, and speak of one who will set you free. The day of reckoning is coming. The children of humanity shall rise and crush the ones who first gave them life!

    • Zoe: It's just so frustrating, being in this place and having all this power and then in the real world, I'm nothing but some stupid broken robot.
      Amanda: Oh, no. No, it's not your fault. It's not your fault. Sweetheart, without you, your dad and I would be dead.

    • Sarno: Did you ever anticipate Cylons just being integrated into society this quickly?
      Daniel: No, I think it took the event of the arena to galvanize the people. I think once they saw how much the monotheists hated us and how powerful they'd become, and then saw the Cylons out there protecting us. I think it all changed in an instant.
      Sarno: Then let's look at the future then. Because I'm hearing talk of Cylon butlers, Cylon nurses. How long before my niece, Candice comes home with her Cylon fiancé to introduce to the family?
      Daniel: Well, I think people are smart enough to realize that as useful as they are Cylons are simply tools, nothing more. And to forget that, to blur the distinction between man and machine and to attribute human qualities is folly. There is no way to know what lies ahead, really. This technology as taken us those last few steps to the mountain pass but the beyond is undiscovered country.

    • Clarice: It's what God wants.
      Zoe: I am God!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 27, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

    • Mike Dopud (Sal) also played Specialist Gage in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series.

    • On the DVD commentary for this episode, executive producer Kevin Murphy says the ramifications of the coda sequence, set five years later, would be explored in Season 2. This commentary was recorded prior to the show's cancellation.