False Labor
Episode Season 01, Number 13
113 Sam Cylon
Title "False Labor"
Airdate October 26, 2010
Written by Michael Taylor
Directed by John Dahl
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False Labor was the thirteenth episode of the first season of Caprica and the thirteenth produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on October 26, 2010.

Political trouble on Tauron causes Sam Adama to put his own life in danger. Amanda Graystone infiltrates Clarice Willow's family for Agent Duram. (1)


The AdamasEdit

Asleep in bed, Sam Adama has nightmares about his childhood on Tauron.

It is morning at Joseph Adama's apartment. Evelyn and Ruth are in the kitchen and William is eating breakfast. Joseph is getting ready for work. Sam and Larry stop by to pick up Willie to take him to school. Sam turns on the television set and the news is about civil unrest on Tauron.

Tauron government forces are using heavy armor to push back rebel insurgents. Ruth and Sam tell Willie to pay attention. Ruth says his father and uncle went through that when they were William's age. People like them are getting crushed under tanks because rich colonies like Caprica are propping up the crooks that run the planet. Andreas Phaulkon, the playboy dictator of Tauron, ignores the plight of his people. Larry looks at Sam with worry. He then switches the television off to Sam's objections. He is upset that the news is on all the time in their home and that Sam sends practically everything he makes back to the cause.

113 Ruth Evelyn Larry

Larry is worried about Sam

When William asks questions, Evelyn ends the political discussion. Joseph leaves for work and Willie's uncles take him to school. Alone, Ruth tells Evelyn that she is good for Joseph. She suggests that Evelyn come by that evening to go over the next day's work with him. Ruth and William will be at her sister's.

At Graystone Industries Sam is visiting Joseph and Evelyn. Sam tells his brother about the nightmares he has been having, about what happened on Tauron when they were young. Joseph does not want to talk about it, but Sam continues, saying it is happening again and will leave a lot more orphans by the time it is over. He complains that Larry is giving him grief because he sends extra money back home. He says Larry is not native-born like they are so he does not understand. Then he admits that he is shaking small arms off the streets to send back to Tauron. The Guatrau does not know. Joseph gets angry, telling his brother this is why Larry is angry and worried. Sam is playing with fire. Sam says he has to do something since their people are down to throwing rocks. He knows that Joseph and Evelyn understand, but feels that Larry has no respect for what they have gone through. Sam feels like he does not know his husband anymore. Joseph tells his brother this will pass. It is a part of marriage. Sam is lucky that he has someone who loves him. Evelyn looks at Joseph with vulnerability.

Later, Sam and Demos drive into an alley in Little Tauron. In the back of Sam's car (a hearse) is a casket full of guns that he has shaken off the streets. A truck and some city workers are ahead of them blocking the alley. Another car pulls up behind them. The workers pull out guns. Atreus and his gang have ambushed them.

One of Atreus' thugs pulls Sam out of the car and the other pulls Demos out. Sam says they do not want any trouble, but Atreus starts punching him. Demos tries to stop him, but Atreus shoots him dead. Atreus puts a gun to Sam's head. Sam tells him to take him to the soil. The gun clicks. He is out. Atreus lets Sam live so he can deliver a message to the Guatrau to stay out of their gun business or the soil will get crowded.

The Guatrau tells Sam he did not ask him for permission to run guns. He says Atreus controls the gun trade in Caprica City so he was within his rights to kill Demos. He says Sam must avenge Demos' death alone, since he acted alone without the Guatrau's consent. Sam must take care of this before the day is over or the Guatrau will remove his stigmata with a blowtorch before wishing him a safe journey.

Sam discovers the U-87 robots' capabilities and takes one with him to Atreus' hangout at the Skybar where Atreus and his friends are celebrating their victory over the Guatrau. The cylon opens fire on the room and kills everyone except for Atreus, only wounding him. Sam toys with Atreus who thinks Sam will let him go. Instead, the cylon opens fire on Atreus and riddles him with bullets, killing him.

Graystone IndustriesEdit

STO InvestigationEdit

113 Mar-Beth Gives Birth

Mar-Beth gives birth at home



  • Patton Oswalt was not credited for his voice-over in this episode.


1. "False Labor." Caprica: Season 1.5, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, episode summary, episode 113, Syfy, 2010, disc two.

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"
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
Jorge Montesi as Guatrau Ben Cotton as Atreus
Sina Najafi as William Adama Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander Karen Elizabeth Austin as Ruth Phil Granger as Tanner Anita Torrance as Mar-Beth Panou as Olaf Teryl Rothery as Evelyn Julius Chapple as Larry Vincent Tong as Demos Camille Atebe as Phoebe Christopher Rogan as Military Father Tanya Hubbard as Military Mother Taya Clyne as Tessa Evan Bird as Johnny Phillip Mitchell as Natty Thug Michael Nyuis as Kiss-Ass Thug