|End of the Line|
|Episode||Season 01, Number 09|
|Title||"End of the Line"|
|Airdate||March 26, 2010|
|Written by||Michael Taylor|
|Directed by||Roxann Dawson|
|Previous||"Ghosts in the Machine"|
The AdamasEditTamara's T-with-flower symbol shines in a window. She enters the room and realizes that Emmanuelle is behind her. Emmanuelle tells Tamara that she is a friend of Tamara's father and that he is looking for his daughter full time in New Cap City. He has become so obsessed that he missed his son's ink day. He has become a regular user of amp. Tamara does not believe that she can help him, but Emmanuelle has a plan. Sometime later, Joseph Adama arrives in the same room. He pauses to use some amp then calls out that he can hear whoever is in the room. Tamara greets him and tells him that she does not want him to follow her anymore because if that is all he does it is all he will ever do. Without warning, Tamara draws a weapon and shoots herself in the chest. Unaware that the wounds of his daughter's avatar always heal, Joseph yells in shock. Tamara turns the weapon on him and shoots him "fatally," causing him to de-rez from New Cap City forever. Emmanuelle, sitting at a table at one side of the room reaches up to her head as if removing glasses and, in the dining room at the Adama residence, Evelyn removes her holoband. She goes to the living room where Joseph has just returned from the Virtual World, embraces and comforts him.
In order to get the U-87 military contract done on time, Daniel Graystone tells Philo to wipe the MCP chip and start over, abandoning his attempts to develop artificial sentience. This will destroy the Zoe avatar program.
Fearing extinction, Zoe (as the U-87) comes out to Philo. He initially panics, and is pinned to the wall by the U-87 while Zoe frantically tries to explain who and what she is, and to enlist his help in escaping. This gives Philo time to collect his wits. He agrees to help Zoe, repeating his previous assertion that he doesn't care what she really looks like (his promise to her as Rachel on their last V-World date), but when she releases him he lunges for a nearby console and initiates an emergency lockdown. Startled, Zoe shoves him away from the keyboard, but in her alarm she forgets the strength of the U-87 and flings Philo head first into a support column, killing him instantly through blunt force trauma.
In desperation, she steals a Graystone Industries company van, and escapes the lab. Since the U-87 is a military contract, the military is called out to stop her. However, they are instructed not to destroy the robot. A roadblock is set up to stop her, but she barrels through. The van flips and crashes.
Overcome with depression over the grief of her daughter's death, remembering her brother's death and discovering her husband stole technology which resulted in the deaths of two men, Amanda Graystone decides to end her life and jumps off of Pantheon Bridge. ("Pilot") ("Know Thy Enemy") ("The Imperfections of Memory")
The Contract Edit
Colonel Sasha Patel of the Caprican Military Department of Procurement visits Daniel Graystone at his home laboratory to check on the progress of the U-87 military contract. She calls Daniel on his delay in delivering the robots due to the difficulties of reverse-engineering stolen technology, referring to the theft of the MCP from the Vergis Corporation. Daniel tries to deny this. She tells him that Defense may have turned a blind eye to this, but Procurement knew what they were getting into.
Daniel is supposed to deliver on the contract in one month. The longer the project drags on without results, the more embarrassment it causes the Department. Therefore, Colonel Patel moves the deadline up to the next week knowing Daniel will not be able to deliver.
Later that evening she and Tomas Vergis have dinner. Because he promises robots that work and a share of civilian applications, she tells him that he will get Graystone Industries and the military U-87 contract, guaranteed.
The STO Edit
The DVD box set lists the episode title as "End of Line." (2)
Bear McCreary composed the operatic segment Capricoperatica for two soloists and chamber ensemble. (3)
Music: Bear McCreary
Lyrics: Laura Kalpakian
Vocalists: Alyssa Johnson (soprano) and Alessandro Juliani (tenor)
Caprica Main Title
Music: Bear McCreary (4)
Daniel Graystone plays the Caprica theme on the piano after the U-87 prototype escaped his lab and stole a company van; and after he learned he will probably lose the robot and the military contract.
Bloopers and Continuity ErrorsEdit
- The Caprica soundtrack album notes list Juliani as a baritone. He is a tenor.
- At the beginning of this episode, there is flashback to a scene that never aired previously.
Clarice Willow: Then trying to get our hands on Zoe's Apotheosis program is pointless.
Five Seconds later. . .
Olaf Willow: Look at the way the bike chain is drawn. (It looks like an infinity symbol.)
Clarice Willow: It's Barnabas calling for a meeting.
- 1. "End of Line." Caprica: Season 1.0, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, deleted scenes, episode 109, Syfy, 2010, disc four.
- 2. Ibid, episode title.
- 3. "Caprica: Original Soundtrack from the Syfy Television Series." Music by Bear McCreary, La-La Land Records, 2009/2013, LLLCD 1267.
- 4. Ibid
- See also Eros Day.
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|
|Scott Porter as Nestor • John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis • James Marsters as Barnabas • Alex Arsenault as Philo • Leah Gibson as Emmanuelle • Jill Teed as Col. Sasha Patel|
|Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander • Genevieve Buechner as Tamara Adama • James Pizzinato as Drew • Liam Sproule as Keon • Teryl Rothery as Evelyn • Jim Thomson as Voice of Serge • Jesse Haddock as Vergis' Driver • Johnson Gray as Darius • Zak Santiago as Pann • Aidan Dee as Hippolyta • Alan Wong as Soldier at Roadblock|
|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"|