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Ghosts in the Machine
Episode Season 01, Number 08
Caprica
Title "Ghosts in the Machine"
Airdate March 19, 2010
Written by Michael Taylor
Directed by Wayne Rose
Previous "The Imperfections of Memory"
Next "End of the Line"
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Ghosts in the Machine was the eighth episode of the first season of Caprica and the ninth produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on March 19, 2010.

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Searching for Zoe Edit

108 Testing Zoe

Daniel tries to force Zoe to react

Daniel Graystone, also seeking his daughter, is pursuing his breakthrough discovery that Zoe's avatar exists within the U-87. In a desperate attempt to communicate with her, Daniel presses her with a story of their burning home, and the fire that almost killed her - but to no avail.

As Daniel's desperation increases, so do his methods. Playing on Zoe's traumatic fear of fire, he commands the U-87 to stand still as he constructs a blazing pyre around her. She can end the torture and reveal her presence by simply walking out. Although Zoe is agonized by her terrifying memories and the current distress her father is inflicting, she does not reveal herself.

Meanwhile, Daniel presents a final test: Placing a loaded gun in the U-87's hand, he orders it to shoot his dog. Zoe masters her revulsion and carries out the orders. Frustrated and tearful, Daniel cedes the game, and reveals that the gun was loaded with blanks.

Searching for Darius Edit

108 Young Amanda and Young Darius

Amanda and Darius when they were young

Amanda, still troubled by visions of her long-dead brother, returns to the scene of the fatal crash in an attempt to unravel the mystery, only to see an even more vivid apparition of her brother driving away. Later, as Amanda unburdens her heart to Clarice, the teacher deepens her plot to find Zoe's avatar by manipulating Amanda to fixate on her dead daughter.

In a surprise visit to the Graystone house, Tomas Vergis relate to Amanda the gruesome tale of the death of his employees and the theft of the MCP. Amanda stands with her husband, but the news troubles her.

Searching for Tamara Edit

108 Emmanuelle Partially De-Rezzes

Emmanuelle gets wounded in a gun fight

Attempting to find his daughter, Joseph Adama re-enters New Cap City. His guide, Emanuelle. prepares Joseph for the ugly truths of the game, and equips him with a gun and a digital performance enhancement drug - amp - to improve his reaction time and increase his brutality.

Joseph and Emanuelle seek Tamara at the New Cap equivalent of the Adama home, but the apartment is inhabited by a drug addict - an "amphead". As the druggie yields the information that Joseph's daughter is at a club called "Mysteries," a gang of drug dealers bust in on the scene and threaten to end Adama's New Cap life. Feigning innocence, Emanuelle claims not to know Adama, and as the gangsters are focused on Joseph, deftly takes out the whole team with her pistol. Joseph is relieved, but she berates him for freezing up - if he can't pull the trigger when he needs to, he'll never be able to help his daughter.

Joseph is visited by his brother, Sam, who reprimands him for the sad state he's fallen into. Joseph merely responds by pressing his brother about how he's able to convince himself to murder, which Sam reveals: You have to think of it as a game. Reinvigorated, Joseph ventures to Mysteries, where he sees a sign: His daughter's initials in her own handwriting. He doses himself with more amp and goes on a killing spree, only to learn that his daughter has come and gone. He and Emanuelle leave the club and find the streets covered with Tamara's symbol. Emanuelle nudges Joseph to abandon the quest.

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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"
Starring
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
John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis Leah Gibson as Emmanuelle Dmitry Chepovetsky as Cerberus
Co-Starring
Phil Granger as Tanner Anita Torrence as Mar-Beth Panou as Olaf Jim Thomson as Voice of Serge Jesse Haddock and Johnston Gray as Darius Stephan Armgrim as Amphead • Ron Selmour as Shotgun • King Lau as Bouncer No 2 • Amos Stern as Cigarette Man • Patrick Sabongui as Weasley Bouncer • Kailyn Stratton as Six-year-old Zoe Kassandra Kingsborough as Young Amanda Hannah as Caesar the Dog Kirstyn Konig as Female Dancer No 1 • Crystal Yuan-Jui Lai as Female Dancer No 2 • Paula Giroday as Female Dancer No 3 • Aryn Savard as Female Dancer No 4 • Christian Vincent as Male Dancer No 1 • Scott Augustine as Male Dancer No 2 • Kenny Mugisha as Male Dancer No 3 • Marco Arimare as Male Dancer No 4

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