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Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five (Part 2)

Battlestar Galactica

"The Final Five" Part 2

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #2

Dynamite Entertainment

Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey and David Reed

Pencils: Nigel Raynor

Colors: Iven Nunes

Letters: Simon Bowland

Cover B by Nigel Raynor

2009

 

The Thirteenth Tribe fleet faces disaster.

 

Read the summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki

 

Notes from the BSG chronology

 

This issue takes place 4,000 years before the fall of the Twelve Colonies.

 

Didja Know?

 

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five is four-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2009.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Michael Tigh

Woman in Red (Head Six)

Magnus Baltar

John Cavil

Ellen

Aurora

 

Didja Notice?

 

On page 3, we see Head Six laying on Michael Tigh's bed while he sits on the edge of it talking to her. This may imply that he is in the habit of engaging in sexual relations with her just as Gaius Baltar does 4,000 years later.

 

On page 9, a ship of the Thirteenth Tribe's fleet fires on a Viper that somehow comes into contact with the fleet. The name of the ship is Anopheles, which is Ancient Greek for "useless"!

 

Magnus Baltar sets a bomb to destroy the resurrection technology on the Thirteenth Tribe's resurrection ship, also causing the ship to crash land on the algae planet that will later be discovered in the episode "The Passage".

 

    On page 21, Head Six tells Michael Tigh that she and Aurora are both Lords of Kobol, though they do not prefer that name ("We prefer other terms.")

    She goes on to say that her kind do not interfere with humanity's petty affairs, they only offer guidance. But Aurora has never been able to follow the rules and has chosen to interfere to help humanity. She is considered a "rogue god". 

 

The Lord of Kobol called Aurora appears in physical form to the Thirteenth Tribe on the algae planet in the body of the dead Pythia. Since it is hinted in "The Final Five" Part 1 that Aurora will become Starbuck, it seems to suggest that the real Starbuck did die in "Maelstrom" and the one who returned to the fleet at the end of "Crossroads" Part 2 was actually Aurora with Starbuck's memories.

 

At the end of this issue, Michael Tigh and Aurora-as-Pythia have had a child. "The Final Five" Part 3 reveals this child to be Saul Tigh, making Saul the son of the goddess Aurora.


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