Speculation – where to next?

Now that the final cylon solution has been revealed, it becomes much easier to speculate on events to come in the remainder of Season 4 and to make more sense of previously confusing scenes.

Who was Caprica.Six talking to prior to the attack on the colonies?

There has always been the question of who Caprica.Six was talking to in the gardens on Caprica just before the attack when she says…

Caprica.Six: It’s about time. I wondered when you’d get here.

The S7 were created by the Opera House figures – the original programmers and the Head.Six theory explains that this is how the S7 can see head characters at anytime. RDM has previously stated that this scene from the miniseries will not be explored, but he can now weave this dropped plotline back into the story (see Exactly what did D’Anna see in the Temple of Five! for how this comes about)

With the Head.Six theory, he now has a way in which he can resolve this long standing question and at the same time resolve this issue of how Baltar initially connected to his LOK companion.

My guess is that Caprica.Six was talking to her own head character, remember head characters can appear as anybody. In Downloaded she was obviously surprised to see Head.Baltar as if the phenonemom of a head character was a new thing to her, so for this idea to work, the head character she saw back on Caprica would have to appear as someone other than Head.Baltar, then the surprise expression on her face in Downloaded would still work out.

The Final Four connected with their companion LOK when they reached the Ionian Nebula but the question remains of how and when did Baltar first connect with Head.Six. Now all RDM would have to do is create a script that somehow caused a transferral of Caprica.Six’s head character to Baltar at the point of the blast. Then Head.Six would immediately transport Baltar forward in time to avoid the main part of the blast thereby saving his life and explaining how he survived with just a few scratches.

(For an explanation of LOK time travel, see TPBLAD and Time Travel)

This would nicely wrap up a question that has been around since the mini-series.

There are rumours about the finale including scenes (possibly flashbacks) of Caprica – maybe this is an indication that RDM does indeed intend to revisit this issue.

Earth / The Promised Land

Kobol

Kobol

Where are the colonials going next, now that they realize Earth is a nuclear wasteland?

“They have no more prophecy to follow, no more signposts, so now what do they do?” – Mark Stern (Source)

Adama – “And zeus warned the leaders of the 12 tribes that any return to Kobol would exact a price in blood.”

Zeus is the leader of the 13th tribe. I expect that during the finale all will be revealed – that six of the LOK are mortal and an integral part of the fleet, the others residing in TPBLAD. Once the cycle is complete and the ‘plan’ of rejuvenating mankind comes to a close, it frees the colonials to return to Kobol and live in harmony with the Gods just like they did 2000 years ago.

Razor hybrid: And then, they will join the promised land, gathered on the wings of an angel. Not an end, but a beginning.

This also nicely explains the similarities with the past, where it appears the 13th tribe left for Earth around 4000 years ago and then mysteriously seemed to return almost immediately with a chronicle of their journey which was documented by Pythia 3600 years ago. Incidently, this would make the fleet the current 13th tribe!

Is the journey to Earth simply designed to teach the colonials a lesson, to make them realize their tendancy for self destruction and thereby rejuvenate them – at least for a couple of thousand years!

Collaborators

At last we can finally make sense of the scene at the start of Collaborators where Baltar appears to be having a dream with Adama/Tigh and Roslin and Head.Six appears and starts talking to them. This is verging on speculative but its interesting all the same.

Adama: In my opinion it wasn’t his fault.
Tigh, with both eyes intact: I hate to admit it, but the Admiral’s right. He was in an impossible situation. I’d have probably done the same in his position.
Roslin: Well, if that’s the way it has to be then that’s the way it has to be. (She stands and addresses Baltar.) No hard feelings?
Baltar: None. Mistakes were made, no doubt. There’s no question. But the past is the past. I think we can all agree that we’d like to move o­n.
Head.Six enters: You fools. You‘re being too lenient, he betrayed you. Actively sought your deaths. Doesn’t that matter to you? Don’t you have any self-respect?
Baltar: Wouldn’t bother, they can’t hear you…
Head.Six: Don’t make me angry, Gaius.
Adama: You wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.
Roslin, taking off Baltar’s glasses: I’ve always wanted you.
Baltar: Oh, no.
Roslin: What?
Baltar: I’m dreaming, aren’t I?
Roslin: Yes, you are.
(Roslin kisses him.)

This is often interpreted as nothing more than a dream, but its clear now that this is a conversation between Baltar (mortal LOK) and four of the other LOK that exist in TPBLAD. They are talking about Baltar failing in his role to protect Hera. It’s no surprise that this conversation took place right after Head.Six learnt that Hera was still alive (end of Exodus Pt II).

Does the fact that Head.Six says “actively sought your deaths” imply that Hera is in someway responsible for the continued survival of the LOK? Hera is born with “6” as a cue to make her seek out Caprica.Six, could Hera be a reincarnated form of one of the LOK in TPBLAD or since the S7 are a creation of the LOK, perhaps Hera is a new LOK!

(See Hera and the Beacon clue)


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