Well BSG fans, it is official –
Tyrol, Tigh, Foster, and Anders are part of the Final Five Cylons. Even though I blogged a few days ago with spoilers about who would be these Cylons, I still had a hard time believing that these four are part of the “Five,” especially Tigh and Anders.
Frack, Tigh has a history in the Colonial Fleet for almost 40 years! Anders ran the resistance on Caprica. Along with their history, both men sacrificed so much in the name freedom from the oppressive Cylons: Tigh – an eye and his wife; Anders – his friends and his wife (Starbuck). So I keeping asking myself if this for real?!? I still can’t believe it and am finding this cliffhanger of all a hard one to swallow.
Heck, doesn’t Tigh have a personal history with Adama? Of all the people who could have assassinated Adama, the Cylons picked Sharon. Why not Tigh? He was XO and long-time confidant of Adama. And Anders, why didn’t he deliver Starbuck back to the fertility clinic on Caprica on multiple occasions? These questions are just a few that need to be solidly answered for me to believe these guys are Cylons.
Okay, as I write this, something else came to me. Chief Tyrol cannot be a Cylon either. He has a child. Yeah, he had a child with Cally. Is that child half-Cylon and a second “Messiah?” No, it couldn’t be, could it? God having two children? That does not follow the mythology of Earth’s Judeo-Christian religion. Chief did have those dreams when he thought he was a Cylon. Plus, he had extensive knowledge of the Eye of Jupiter. If I look at those two events, yeah he could be a Cylon. But, I keep coming back to the point that the Chief has a child. That’s the question I need answered before I believe the Chief is in the “Five.”
Okay, one left – Foster. I have no questions or arguments, she is a Cylon.
As I look back at Sunday’s episode, I would have to say as a cliffhanger it ranks up there with the mother of all TV cliffhangers, “Who Shot J.R.?”
So, now I’m on a quest to seek out answers to these and other questions from the finale. In my search for answers; I stumbled across an interview with Ron Moore in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Rob Owen. In this interview, Moore confirms the four we saw last night are truly Cylons and that more surprise are in place for Season Four. So, I guess it is true and my quest is now done. But no! I need more.
Are the writers going to deal with Chief baby? Ron Moore states a convincing “yes.” What about the fifth Cylon? Is it Starbuck, the President or someone else entirely different? Well, when Moore was asked this all he would say is “I think so.” What kind of answer is that? “I think so.” Frak, Moore is killing me.
I guess I will have to wait for next season for the answers to my questions and the main question on everyone’s mind – will the Fourth Season be it and will they find Earth? All I will tell you is that Ron Moore on several occasions has stated that he will not end the series on a cliffhanger and plans on producing a satisfactory ending everyone will enjoy.
However, he will not state yet if this is the end. If I was betting man, I would say it would be. With 22 episodes ordered and a movie to air before the beginning of the fourth season demonstrates to me that an enormous amount of network commitment to the show is being utilized in a short timeframe. So it is coming to end. Frak!!! What theories do have about the Cylons?