Written by Matthew B. Roberts
Directed by John Dahl
Joseph and Sam revisit their childhood on Tauron; Zoe and Tamara
begin cleaning up New Cap City; Agent Jordan is called on the
carpet regarding his STO investigation.
Read the synopsis of this episode at TVRage.
"Dirteaters" is a pejorative term in the Colonies used to
describe those of Tauron origin.
The elder William Adama (Joseph and Sam's father) refers to a
family heirloom that is a Tauron ceremonial element as a
skivvy malanos. Though the Tauron language on the show is
usually made up of ancient and modern Greek, I've been unable to
find a translation of these words. He also refers to a vial of
poison capsules as kapi; this same vial of kapi makes a
dramatic return in "Apotheosis".
This episode reveals that Joseph and Sam's mother was named
Zoe and Tamara take on their Avenging Angels personas, to clean
the scum out of New Cap City, at a violent dive called Sinny
McNutt's Slash & Cut Den of Iniquity. Possibly, the place was
named for Caprica's cinematographer, Stephen McNutt.
At 9:01 on the DVD, notice that Olaf is carving his name in the
bar top at Sinny McNutt's.
Cans of Lethe beer are seen on a bar table at Sinny's. This
brand has been seen in previous episodes.
Olaf is upset at losing his avatar in New Cap City because he'd
been working on it for five years. This tells us the game is at
least that old.
While researching Tauron at 13:20 on the DVD, Daniel is eating
what appears to be Chinese take-out food, complete with
chopsticks! I wonder which colony stands in for China on the
Daniel learns that the Ha'la'tha owns a company called Obolus
Inc. Since the Ha'la'tha is Tauron, and since the Tauron
language is made up largely of words from ancient Greek, we can
find that "obolus" is a silver coin from ancient Greece. So, the
company is essentially named "Money Inc."
Recent acquisitions of Obolus Inc. are NexTelecom, Edincords,
Tecustar, Serveti, and Tampony. A couple of these are the names
of companies in the real world, but not major ones.
During the newscast at 15:04 on the DVD, one of the advertising
posters behind the two girls wearing Avenging Angels t-shirts is
for an event in Vancouver, where the series was filmed.
Notice that the restaurant at 21:11 on the DVD has received an
"A" grade from the designated Caprican government inspection
Also at 21:11 on the DVD, a
Smart Car is
parked in front of the restaurant.
In this episode, we get our first look at Joseph's cigarette
lighter which later appears in
the BSG2000 episode "The Hand of God".
Is it just coincidence that the
"sparrow" model of Cylon Raider
seen in BSG2000 looks similar in
design to the symbol that is
Joseph's Tauron tattoo on his
chest? He received this tattoo
from a priest in
"There is Another Sky"
as a representatation of moving past
the grieving process for his
wife, killed in the maglev
Part 1. (Cylon Raider image
bsgonline.com, no longer an
Daniel discovered that Zoe was still alive in v-world by seeing
an Avenging Angels t-shirt with her face on it in the "real
world". If she and Tamara had continued their Avenging Angels
crusade, Joseph would have inevitably learned about his
daughter's continued existence in there as well; and, really,
who's to say he still wouldn't?
After Agent Duram is placed on suspension from the GDD, Agent
Youngblood takes charge of all his cases. She is the agent he
worked with in earlier episodes on the maglev bombing