Written by Ryan Mottesheard
Directed by Eric Stoltz
Three weeks after the loss of the U-87,
Daniel Graystone has lost everything that matters to
him...but he has a plan; Clarice presents her own plan for
apotheosis to the elders of the Monotheistic Church on Gemenon.
Read the synopsis of this episode at the Battlestar Wiki site.
Throughout the episodes from here until "Blowback", notice that
we see evidence that Daniel has been sleeping on the couch in
his home's living room. It seems he doesn't like sleeping in his
bed without Amanda.
At 2:31 on the DVD, the newscrawl at the bottom of the screen
during the CAP broadcast reads "...CEO of Scorpian Mills Denies
Charges...Eros Days Sales Reach New High...Cost of Living
Estimates Due Wednesday, Stocks Fall on..."
At 2:44 on the DVD, Baxter Sarno jokes in his monologue that it
was so hot the wings on the statue of Icarus melted. This is a
reference to the Greek mythological figure Icarus, who used
wings made of feathers and wax to fly, but flew too close to the
sun, which melted the wax and caused him to plummet to the sea,
where he drowned, not unlike Baxter's joke here. There must be a
similar legend in Colonial mythology.
At 2:50 on the DVD, the TV channel changes to a broadcast of a
pyramid game. The announcer of the game reveals to the viewer
that Tomas Vergis is now the owner of the Caprican Buccaneers
pyramid team, previously seen to be owned by Daniel Graystone.
Daniel agreed to sell the C-Bucs to bail Graystone Industries
out of its money problems in "End of
A traffic update on the television reveals that safety
retrofitting is taking place on Pantheon Bridge after the
suicide attempt by Amanda Graystone three weeks ago (in
"End of Line"). The aerial
shot of the bridge at 3:15 on the DVD is actually Burrard Bridge
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
At 4:18 on the DVD, we see that the home stadium of the
Buccaneers is called Atlas Arena. A statue of Atlas looms over
the stadium grounds. In Greek mythology, Atlas was the Titan who
held the Earth upon his shoulders. According to Serge's Twitter
feed while Caprica was airing on Syfy, Atlas held up
humanity's homeworld of Kobol.
At 4:24 on the DVD, there are references to twins scrawled in
chalk on a pillar outside Atlas Arena. It is a reference to the
Gemenon pyramid team, the Twins. Just a couple seconds later,
the outside wall of the arena is also seen to have the
mysterious chalk scrawl of "We all collapse" written on it. This
may be a reference to the bombing that is about to take place,
bringing down the arena. Of course, this entire scene turns out
to be a holo-simulation of a planned terrorist attack by Clarice
Willow for STO.
At 4:46 on the DVD, a teenage girl and an older man acknowledge
each other by touching the center of their own brow with the
index finger, presumably a recognition gesture of the STO. The
two share the gesture with others in the minutes leading up to
the start of the game and the explosions.
Clarice claims to the Monotheist Church that 30,000 Capricans
will die in her planned terrorist attack on Atlas Arena,
implying that the stadium is capable of holding at least that
8:03 on the DVD, the guard at
the meeting of the elders of the
Monotheist Church appears to be
wearing a paintball mask!
The Specialists LTD.)
At 9:25 on the DVD, Daniel is being chauffered in his Jaguar
limousine (that's the Earth make, anyway!).
Ferras tells the Blessed Mother that he's known Clarice since
she was a child and that she has delusions of grandeur and has
developed a messiah complex. GD (Grandiose Delusions) is an
actual psychological disorder, usually resulting from bipolar
disorder or schizophrenia.
Starting with this episode, Serge now has dark gray highlights
instead of light gray ones. No explanation for the change is
starting in "Unvanquished"
A stack of addressed envelopes is seen in the Graystone
household at 20:04 on the DVD, but the addresses are too blurry
to make out.
As Sam noses into Daniel's
refrigerator at 20:24 on the
DVD, notice that all of the
products on the door shelf have
the front labels facing away
from the opening so that the
brand names can not be seen.
Often, television and movie
productions do not want to
provide free advertising to
companies and will do their best
to obscure product names.
This episode reveals that Daniel's mother, whom we've never met,
is still alive and living at 14 Arno Court. Daniel refuses to
sacrifice her for his deal with the Ha'la'tha.
Lacy is seen to still be with Barnabas' STO cell, despite the
fact that her reason for joining is now a moot point, with the U-87
no longer functional. It is likely she found herself in too deep
to get out again without being killed by Barnabas.
Diego mentions Clarice's rival religious conclaves to the
monotheists on Gemenon, the polytheists and the Hephaestons. The
Hephaestons must be devoted to a Kobolian similar to the Greek
god Hephaestus, a god of fire and metallurgy.
Vergis winds up coining the slang term "toaster" for a Cylon
after Cyrus tells him the original U-87 robot (which formerly
held Zoe's avatar personality) is toast since the accident (at
the end of "End of Line").
Clarice refers to the Gemonese land on which the Monotheist
Church's retreat rests as the Holy Land. It's not revealed what
about the land has earned it this designation.
At 38:08 on the DVD, the top word etched into the rear side
windows of Daniel's limousine can be made out to read Triplex.
This is a brand of safety glass made by
At 38:43 on the DVD, the
original U-87 Cylon is boxed up
by Cyrus and put into deep
storage. Stenciled on the crate
is what is presumably the unit's
model and serial number. The
term "boxed" comes to be used
by the Cylons themselves decades
later in BSG2000 to describe the
act of detaining the electronic
personality of an individual
Cylon or an entire line (such as
happens to the Final Five for
The thugs who attack Zoe in New
Cap City dress and behave
somewhat similarly to the droogs
of the 1971 film A Clockwork
Orange. Notice also that
the thugs have Tamara's "T"
design painted on their brows.
|New Cap City
A Clockwork Orange
Tamara and Zoe have now both become known as deadwalkers, the
only two virtual citizens of New Cap City who have continued to
live virtual lives after the deaths of their physical bodies.
At the end of the episode, Zoe demonstrates that she now has
similar abilities in V-world to those Tamara has demonstrated.
Just before Zoe slashes and derezzes her final droog attacker,
notice that the Cylon hum is heard.
Notes from The Caprican
"Where Will the STO Strike Next?" is a bit of a harbinger of
Clarice's plan to blow up Atlas Arena during a Buccaneers game.
The article also mentions the name of a magazine called
With Caprica's sinking ratings, the Caprican had little
to say after this episode, and nothing after October 16, 2010,
about the time the series' cancellation was announced by Syfy.