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Okay, so for those of you who watched last night’s Battlestar (be sure to read Marc Bernardin’s TV Watch here), Holy Frak!Revelations about the identity of not just one of the final fiveCylons, but four of ’em? (Well, presuming that the alleged sleepermodels’ “awakenings” are to be believed.) I honestly didn’t see itcoming till maybe 45 minutes in, but throw in a resurrected Starbuckand a riveting end to the Baltar trial, and well, I’m still trying tocome down of my sci-fi high and figure out ways to make sense of it all.
The one question that’s haunting me most, though is this: Who’s thefinal unknown Cylon model? One might guess Starbuck, since she’sapparently risen from her fatal raptor explosion, but that almost seemstoo easy. Ellen Tigh? Intriguing thought, seeing that in hindsight, anumber of sleeper Cylons have been attracted to one another. (AlthoughI guess that logic would apply to Starbuck, too.) Still, I’m wonderingif perhaps the correct answer is President Roslin, a character I’velong suspected might not be human. How else to explain her sharedvision with Six and Athena? Her response to cancer treatment usingHera’s blood? And the way that some of her decisions (the hiding ofHera, the botched attempt to fix the election) have managed to playinto Cylon hands. Who do you think is the final unknown Cylon? Put yourbest guesses in the comments section below.
UPDATE: EW.com’s Adam B. Vary got the inside scoop on the twisty finale from BG stars Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos and executive producer Ronald Moore. Read interviews with all three of them here.