"The Heavens Will Rise"
Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman
Directed by Michael Nankin
The Graystones seek out the Zoe avatar; Lacy confronts a Cylon.
Read the synopsis of this episode at TVRage
This episode is the last appearance of the Tamara Adama avatar.
She is missing from the final two episodes of the series that
follow. Her fate remains unknown.
Tamara removes a glove from her hand before adding a final touch
to the v-world landscape constructed by her and Zoe. Is it
necessary for her "skin" (it's virtual, after all) to be exposed
to work the magic? In "Here Be Dragons", Zoe is also seen
removing a glove before she conjures up a beastie to attack her
parents, searching for her in v-world.
Of Clarice's plan for apotheosis, I'm glad someone, in this
case, Nestor, states the obvious, which is, the v-world Heaven
they are constructing for the avatars is for copies of
the real people, not the actual people themselves...the
people will just be dead. The thing he doesn't mention
though is, what about the "real" Heaven? If monotheists really
believe in God, why does God need mere mortals like Clarice to
create a virtual Heaven for His followers to go to after death?
Shouldn't the monotheists already believe He has taken care of
that little detail Himself?
At 14:19 on the DVD, notice that the monotheist compound on
Gemenon appears to be built on top of some much older ruins.
After Lacy breaks ranks and stops the Cylon from killing the
soldier Lexon, Diego tells her, "...when you're in charge, you
can runs things your way." The statement becomes a harbinger of
Lacy taking charge of a splinter group of disgruntled STO and
overthrowing the monad leadership in "Here Be Dragons". Later,
in the coda of "Apotheosis", we see she will eventually become
the Blessed Mother of the Monotheist Church.
Notice that some of the makeshift equipment Clarice and her
husbands have built in the basement of the Willow house for
constructing their virtual heaven is submerged in an aquarium of
fluid of some kind, presumably for cooling purposes.
When Fidelia Fazekas, the daughter of the Guatrau, greets Sam at
Goldie's, he hugs her warmly and then tells her, "You look like
score," which seems to be an affectionate insult. Presumably,
"score" here means something like "crap". Sam uses the term
again later in the episode when Willy comes home wearing an
Avenging Angels t-shirt.
When Fidelia tells Sam she was bounced from prison on early
probation due to lack of space from terrorist arrests, he
remarks, "My tax dollars at work." Shouldn't he have said "tax
Fidelia says to Sam, in Tauron, "If I told the details, I'd have
to return you to the soil." Since "returning to the soil" is a
Tauron way of stating "death", she is essentially using the
popular joke, "If I told you, I'd have to kill you." Sam
responds, "That joke's a lot funnier when it's a joke..."
The actress who plays Fidelia, Carmen Moore, also portrays Nina
Leotie in Blood and Chrome and Sister Tivenan in the
BSG2000 webisode "The Resistance".
At 19:08 on the DVD, a box on a shelf in Goldie's is labeled
"STR-DE197". This is a stereo receiver model made by
At 22:09 on the DVD, a small can of
brand seasoning is seen in Joseph's kitchen as Ruth prepares
This episode reveals that Joseph had once had an affair with
Fidelia while he was married to Shannon.
This episode also reveals that Odin has a thing for Lacy, though
he seems not to have told her. We see him engaged in holoporn
with a simulacrum of Lacy. Later, Lacy kisses him, making it a
moot point that he didn't tell her his own feelings sooner.
At 31:52 on the DVD, Odin takes a pistol apart to make a smoking
pipe out of it. He refers to the dried, crushed leaves he places
into it as "cottle" (according to the subtitles; in
"Here Be Dragons", it is referred to as "caro" instead). Is this meant to be a reference to Dr. Cottle, the chief medical officer of the Galactica in
BSG2000? Shortly after this scene, Amanda is telling Daniel
about Duram's shooting and says she's got him at the hospital
under the care of the practitioner on duty, Cottle. Is this the
same Dr. Cottle? In BSG2000, Dr. Cottle is fairly old, so if he
is very young here, it's possible they could be the same person.
Notes from the deleted scenes on the DVD
Who shot Duram? It's not revealed in the remaining episodes. The
most likely suspect would be Singh or an STO member acting on
his orders. Amanda speculates that is was probably the GDD
(Global Defense Department) that shot him.