The Imperfections of Memory
Episode Season 01, Number 07
107 Heracles Dies
Title "The Imperfections of Memory"
Airdate March 12, 2010
Written by Matthew B. Roberts
Directed by Wayne Rose
Previous "Know Thy Enemy"
Next "Ghosts in the Machine"
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The Imperfections of Memory is the seventh episode of the first season of Caprica and the eighth produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on March 12, 2010.

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Amanda Graystone is having nightmares. She pulls out a letter from the Delphi Convalescent Institute.

Olaf Willow and Nestor determine Zoe Graystone's avatar was on Daniel Graystone's computer, but was since downloaded, erasing it.

Amanda is at the memorial (at the site of the bombing), where she confronts workers who are removing objects in an attempt to relocate the memorial to Apollo Park. Clarice Willow shows up and assists her in driving out the workers. Amanda sees someone in the crowd whom she recognizes, whom she dreamed about that morning. She takes pictures. Amanda and Clarice retire to a vehicle to chat.

107 Clarice Amanda

Clarice leads Amanda away from the memorial site

Zoe and Lacy Rand meet in the VIP room in the V-Club. Zoe tells Lacy that Clarice was in her dad's studio, messing around with the computer. Zoe suspects there are issues with Lacy getting Barnabas to assist in taking Zoe's "package" to Gemenon.

Tad Thorean is at work. His boss tells him to clear out a loiterer. Joseph confronts Tad and makes him help find his daughter. He has two holobands.

Heracles (Tad) and Joseph visit the V-World. Heracles explains the rules of New Cap City. If she is not there, she will be nearly impossible to find. If you die in New Cap City, you cannot ever come back. The two enter the door and appear to be in a manhole when an explosion happens on the surface. Fortunately neither one of them is killed and they continue.

Amanda has another dream of chasing her brother in the hospital. The dream ends with Amanda reviewing her photos from the memorial. They are all blurry and she is upset. "You call yourself a photographer?"

Amanda is near a market and hears a car crash. Her doctor instinct kicks in and she rushes to the scene. Another doctor is present, so she backs off, before noticing the ghost again. She chases him, but cannot catch up. She rounds a corner and up against a chain link fence. Next to the fence is a poster for the Caprica City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sister Clarice Willow is gift wrapping a bottle of Scorpion Marsh Genuine Ambrosia when she is caught by Olaf. Clarice explains that she needs to spend time with Amanda because "Amanda is the mother of Zoe and Zoe is the mother of life everlasting - there is a connection."

Heracles and Joseph emerge from an underground tunnel and Joseph struggles to keep up. He asks Tad if they can fly while a missile strikes a nearby taxi cab and leaves it destroyed. Tad says Joseph needs to do a series of things to fly and at the climax tells him that New Cap City has the same rules as real life - no one can fly in a non-fantasy game.

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Source Music:
All of This Has Happened
Music and Lyrics by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry. (1)
This song is playing at the Dive when Amanda and Clarice are there smoking purple.

Bloopers and Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • When Caesar the Dog drops the ball for Zoe, it settles between the robot's feet. It is located in front of the robot's foot when Zoe kicks it back.


1. "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
John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis Alex Arsenault as Philo Leah Gibson as Emmanuelle
Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander Liam Sproule as Keon Feguins Toussaint as Bodyguard Sean Panou as Olaf Willow Richard Harmon as Heracles/Tad • Chris Shields as Louie Jesse Haddock and Johnson Gray as Darius Rif Hutton as Rhetoric Host No 1 Paul Pape as Rhetoric Host No 2 Sean Campbell as Construction Worker Hannah as Caesar the Dog
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"