“Battlestar” Friday: Who’s the fifth Cylon, already?


Last week on the premiere of the fourth (and last) season of Battlestar Galactica, we learned some interesting things:

  • Starbuck is alive! Or is she?
  • Rookie pilot Sam Anders, Starbuck’s husband, who has also just found out that he’s a Cylon, can stop an entire Cylon attack with just a glimmer of his mechanical eye! Or can he?
  • Gaius Baltar can save dying children by praying to God! Or can he?
  • Starbuck knows the way to Earth! Or does she?

Even if the premiere raised more questions than answers, I was pretty psyched by the episode. And tonight’s episode, "Six of One," promises that "all will be revealed." Those who have a free lunch hour can even watch the episode online at noon ET and get a jump on the rest of us.

Meanwhile, here are some photos from tonight’s episode, along with my totally uninformed speculation about what they might mean. First up, Lee "Apollo" Adama is still in civvies but is saluting like a military man.

Photo credit:

Carole Segal/Sci Fi

Then there’s this photo, in which he looks like he’s thanking the president for something — maybe it involves that job he mentioned last episode.

Photo credit: Carole Segal/Sci Fi

So maybe Lee’s going to be working for President Roslin? Meanwhile, we have these photos of Kara "Starbuck" Thrace being escorted, forcefully, somewhere:

Photo credit: Carole Segal/Sci Fi

Photo credit: Carole Segal/Sci Fi

Anybody who’s seen the previews for tonight’s episode knows that Starbuck goes around screaming that they’re going the "wrong way," meaning they’re moving farther and farther away from where she thinks Earth is. Obviously she’s a little worked up here.

The main question, of course, is who is the frakking fifth Cylon? I’m hoping it will be revealed tonight. Some folks have speculated that it’s Starbuck, but I actually think it’s probably not Starbuck; that would be too obvious. I think it has to be someone major, though, and for that reason, I’m wildly guessing that it might be President Roslin. Remember those visions she had of the opera house that she shared with Number Six? That’s my only reasoning for it. If Laura Roslin and the Cylons are having the same visions, there’s some connection, right?

Feel free to share your own speculation below, but please be sure to carefully label any spoilers in the comments!


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