10 Questions to Ponder Until BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Returns [A Long Time From Now]

Truth be told, following Friday’s phenomenal, nay, mind-blowing mid-season finale of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, this TV Addict’s head is still spinning with questions. So in an effort to get a half decent nights sleep, I thought I’d pass along my frustration to my fellow TV Addicts. Because as the saying goes, misery loves company.

Question 1: Who [or what] destroyed Earth? And more importantly, how does Earth’s destruction play into the prophecy we’ve heard so much about, “all this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.”

Question 2: Who [or what] is the 5th and final Cylon? And since we’re asking… where is he [or she]?

Question 3: What really happened to Kara Thrace and her mysterious Viper during her time away from Galactica?

Question 4: How long until the other Cylons find their way to earth and ruin the party?

Question 5: Could Kara’s statement to Lee that “for children to reach their full potential, their parents have to die” been any creepier? How many of our favorites are going to end up dead by the time the show’s final episodes air?


Question 6: The Opera house? Roslin’s visions? Baby Hera? Three really big questions which I’m only counting as one because they all tie into the President’s visions.

Question 7: What’s going to happen to Tigh, Tyrol, Tory and Anders now that they’ve been outed as Cylons? Was Tigh’s plan to sacrifice himself for the good of the fleet not the most noble thing you’ve ever seen? Could Tory have jumped ship [literally!] any faster?

Question 8: Was one of the Earth’s charred remains that of the Brooklyn Bridge?

Question 9: Is there a chance that our intrepid heroes [and villains] haven’t really reached their final destination and the planet we think is Earth may not be exactly what it seems?

Question 10: Is January 2009 not a ridiculously long wait to find out these answers?

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  • jess

    OMfrakinGs? I know that finally was awesome. To number 5 I think her statement was true metaphorically speaking in how the Adrimal fell apart and Lee had to take over. And for the record I got absolutely no frakin clue who the fifth Cylon is…

  • It’s Kara’s viper, of course. It’s arrogant of us to assume that a machine society would create only humanoid cylons.

    When the music summons the Four, they arrive at the launching bay, where the viper is parked. (The first time, I believe Kara and the viper were elsewhere)

    They keep saying there is something weird about that viper.

    In the trailer for the next episode, there is a voice-over at the end saying “You’re the fifth.” We have no idea to whom that voice is being directed. We have just been shown Adama and a human form, but we don’t know that that is what the closing voiceover is discussing.

    So. Kara’s Viper is the Final Cylon.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  • Doctor Zee

    And so, Battlestar Galactica is reduced to a simple fable – we run from our past, believing the future holds something better for our species, while praying we can rise above our dark “human nature” before we do ourselves in. This episode was a mirror, showing how despite hope for a bright technological future, we’re simultaneously on the knife’s edge of destruction.

    In one episode, Battlestar Galactica moved beyond the addictive, nit-picky details like “who is the last Cylon?” and “how did Tigh get Six pregnant?” and reminded me of the big picture – our irrepressibly hopeful yet frustratingly misguided humanity.

    Enter Doctor Zee – The Fifth Cylon

    “The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

    http://www.webomatica.com/wordpress/2008/06/14/battlestar-galactica-revelations/

  • Was one of the Earth’s charred remains that of the Brooklyn Bridge?

    I don’t see it – the geography is all wrong for the far shore to be Brooklyn. If the island is supposed to be Manhatten the bridge isn’t the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Q1 – I think it’s obvious that the show takes place far in our own future. Humanity started on Earth, but the planet was destroyed (because that’s what we’re doing), and so we left to colonze other planets, and the further they got, the more the truth became warped into what they believe.

    Q2 – The final Cylon is Boomer. No, seriously, and I won’t explain here, but tomorrow on the site where I work, I’ll be posting a detailed explanation for this theory.

  • John K,

    When you post your theory, be sure to drop by and post a link to it!

  • Apollo Creed

    Question 1: Who [or what] destroyed Earth? And more importantly, how does Earth’s destruction play into the prophecy we’ve heard so much about, “all this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.”

    Simple… the plants released a toxin that made humans kill themselves! I’m not sure how this plays into the prophecy because I fell asleep before the ending of “The Happening”!

  • Here you are, a perfectly reasoned and well-thought out argument why Boomer is the final Cylon. It all has to do with counting to seven.
    http://www.buddytv.com/articles/battlestar-galactica/battlestar_galactica_boomer_is-20573.aspx

  • danteom

    ok 1rs question does it really matters who destroy it, cyclons, us, “plants”, a big heavy stone what ever. the real issue is the second one, hey hell, earth was their last hope wasnt it?

    2nd: truth be told i think it kara or the president, i was thinking about the viper but the viper was in the ship when d’anna said that there were only 4.

    3: dont have a clue

    4: i think less than 10 episodes

    5: lol i loved that line, i dont think many regulars will day.

    6: ???

    7: hey didnt u saw they are fiends now lol

    8: no

    9: no

    10: really long time

    thx

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  • Nick

    Kara’s viper contains the final cylon’s conciousness.