Episode Season 01, Number 18
118 Episode
Title "Apotheosis"
Airdate January 4, 2011
Written by Kevin Murphy
Jane Espenson
Directed by Jonas Pate
Previous "Here Be Dragons"
Next None
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About Edit

Apotheosis was the eighteenth episode of the first season of Caprica and the eighteenth and last produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on January 4, 2011.



Joseph and Sam Adama take revenge on the Ha'la'tha. Fidelia Fazekas makes a sacrifice. Cyrus Xander takes a brave stand. The Graystones go on the run from the Global Defense Department. Gara Singh makes a confession.

Daniel, Amanda and Zoe race to stop Clarice Willow's master plan and save thousands of lives before Caprica is changed forever. (1)

The AdamasEdit

118 Dave Joseph Evelyn Jax

Joseph mourns the loss of his son

After Willie's accidental and tragic murder at the hands of the Guatrau's hit men, the Adama family is in mourning. They have gathered at Joseph's apartment. Two Ha'la'tha captains, Dave and Jax, are there. They pledge the protection of their crews.

Fidelia Fazekas shows up at Joseph's apartment under the right of mourning and surrenders her gun. She delivers a message from her father expressing his sympathy over the death of Willie and that no further action will be taken against them. The Adamas are safe. Sam will not be molified and puts a gun to her head, ready to kill her. Joseph stops him and he takes Fidelia to a private room to discuss.

She asks if there is going to be a war. Joseph says maybe so. She explains the cost to him in lives and livelihoods. He wants a sit-down with the Guatrau. She says they will need assurances, which he will give, but he also has something he wants in return.

The Guatrau meets Joseph in a virtual Goldie's in V-World. Joseph tells him within a matter of months he lost his wife, his daughter and now his son. He tells the Guatrau that he has been putting business ahead of family and these are the wrong decisions. The Guatrau says Joseph is in mourning, but he needs to watch his tone.

The Guatrau stops speaking and goes into distress. In the real world, Sam has put a plastic bag over the Guatrau's head to suffocate him and has him in a headlock. Joseph removes his holoband, walks over to him and takes the kapi out of his pocket. Fidelia has offered up her father as a sacrificial lamb to satisfy the Adamas' right to avenge Willie's death, Blood for Blood.

The Guatrau asks for a knife so he can return to the soil his way. Fidelia demands they give him a knife. Denying him the honor of returning to the soil on his own terms, Joseph shoves the kapi poison down his throat, killing him.

The Adama brothers give the Guatrau's ring to Fidelia. She is now the new Guatrau. She puts a coin in her father's pocket for his safe journey to the Underworld. She tells him he would have died anyway, but this way, the family goes on.

The Shape of Things to ComeEdit

118 Zoe Is Born

Zoe is reborn

118 Mother Lacy

Lacy is the new Mother

It is 47YR. Cylons have been fully integrated into society as a workforce. Daniel and Amanda Graystone upload Zoe's avatar into the first humanoid cylon body (skinjob). Clarice Willow is a preacher and self-proclaimed prophet in a virtual Cylon Church. Lacy Rand has become the new Blessed Mother of the Monotheist Church and Odin Sinclair is Head of the Conclave. The Adama family observes the fifth anniversary of Willie's death and dedicate Young Bill Adama to carrying on the tradition of the Adama family and the Tauron way.

118 Adamas Celebrate Bill

The Adamas dedicate Young Bill to carrying on the family tradition.

Trivia Edit

General Edit

Ratings Edit

782,000 average viewership (2)

Production Notes Edit

Music Edit

Source Music: The Caprican national anthem, Caprica Abides, was composed by Bear McCreary to lyrics by Jane Espenson. Tenor Mark Donnelly portrays the singer on screen. (3)

Bloopers and Continuity Errors Edit

At approximately 0:04:39 into the episode (per Hulu player) there is a closeup of the dead body surrounded by a pile of scattered books. One of the books is extremely identfiable as the "1001 Best Websites for Educators" by Timothy Hopkins, ISBN-10# 1576907082, published on the planet Earth in 2004 CE.


1. "Apotheosis." Caprica: Season 1.5, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, episode summary, episode 118, Syfy, 2010, disc three.

2. Caprica: Episode 118 Viewership at TV by the Numbers (retrieved on November 12, 2017).

3. "Caprica: Original Soundtrack from the Syfy Television Series." Music by Bear McCreary, La-La Land Records, 2009/2013, LLLCD 1267.

Cast and Episode ListEdit

Eric Stoltz as Daniel Graystone Esai Morales as Joseph Adama Paula Malcomson as Amanda Graystone Alessandra Torresani as Zoe Graystone Magda Apanowicz as Lacy Rand Polly Walker as Clarice Willow Sasha Roiz as Sam Adama Brian Markinson as Jordan Duram
Guest Starring
Patton Oswalt as Baxter Sarno Peter Wingfield as Gara Singh Jorge Montesi as The Guatrau Ryan Kennedy as Odin Sinclair Carmen Moore as Fidelia Fazekas
Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander Karen Elizabeth Austin as Ruth James Pizzinato as Drew Panou as Olaf Willow Teryl Rothery as Evelyn Julius Chapple as Larry Feguins Toussaint as Bodyguard Sean Renu Bakshi as Abasi Lowe Dale Wolfe as Steve Bahara Iris Paluly as Jax Hrothgar Mathews as Dave Markus Towfigh as Young Bill Adama Rodney Reid as Cab Driver Mike Dopud as Sal J. C. Williams as GDD Agent (No. 1) Michael Sangha as GDD Agent (No. 2) Mark Donnelly as Anthem Singer Kelvin Lum as Caprica Police Philip Cabrita as STO Martyr No. 1 Steve Thackray as STO Martyr No. 2 Catherine Laggquist as STO Martyr No. 3 Tim Aas as Scruffy Dude John Stewart as Supervisor Mike Russell as Worker
Caprica Season 1
"Pilot" • "Rebirth" • "Reins of a Waterfall" • "Gravedancing" • "There Is Another Sky" • "Know Thy Enemy" • "The Imperfections of Memory" • "Ghosts in the Machine" • "End of the Line" • "Unvanquished" • "Retribution" • "Things We Lock Away" • "False Labor" • "Blowback" • "Dirteaters" • "The Heavens Will Rise" • "Here Be Dragons" • "Apotheosis"