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.
(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!
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.
Title: "Apotheosis" The title of this episode relates to the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.