|Episode||Season 01, Number 10|
|Airdate||October 5, 2010|
|Written by||Ryan Mottesheard|
|Directed by||Eric Stoltz|
|Previous||"End of the Line"|
Having lost his daughter, his wife, his company, and even his pyramid team, Daniel Graystone is desperate enough to seek a meeting with Joseph Adama and his Guatrau, the head of the "family," offering him partnership in the business of eternal life - the avatar program he had tried so mightily to create with Zoe's chip. The Guatrau offers Joseph the duty of representing him in the deal, and though Joseph despises Daniel, he must accept this gift of great honor. After Joseph and Sam graphically make clear the Tauron's bloody philosophy, Daniel decides he is not cut out for business with gangsters and bows out of the deal.
Clarice has the same idea as Daniel, but calls it "Apotheosis" and pushes it forward in a meeting with religious leaders on Gemenon, claiming that a tangible representation of eternal life would unite the Twelve Worlds and bring the One True God to dominance. The head of the Conclave, Obal Ferras, decries her plan as heresy and asks permission of the highest leader, the Mother, to assassinate Clarice.
And hope is revived for Daniel when Cyrus visits him with an update on the Cylon development: although Vergis' robots fight and shoot well enough for the army, they do not have the artificial intelligence that the prototype had. Cyrus is infected by Daniel's vision, and decides to store the mangled prototype, instead of melting it down as Vergis ordered. Daniel's newly lit fire prompts him to revisit the Guatrau, and enter into the shadowy project with him.
Clarice, having gotten wind of the plot on her life, uses her charisma to turn the tables, and surprises Obal with a Caesarian assassination: all members of the Conclave stab him in turn, while the Mother watches. And the Mother, though she despises the heresy of Clarice's manifestation of Heaven, recognizes its strategic power and grants Clarice control of all the STO cells on Caprica. Her mission accomplished, Clarice returns to a secret hideaway, which she shares with none other than Amanda Graystone, clandestinely convalescing from her suicide attempt.
And while the chassis that housed Zoe's chip is buried for the time being, Zoe's avatar is developing a brave new life in New Cap City as one of the "Deadwalkers" - avatars who cannot be de-rezed or killed. After a stunning display of strength and agility in a melée with some aggressive but unwitting mortal players, Zoe asks Brewer, the lone survivor of the gang, where she can find the other Deadwalker - Joseph's daughter, Tamara - whose mark the thug bears. When he pleads ignorance, Zoe ends his life, and walks away, intent on her quest. (2)
The filming location for the Guatrau's country estate is the Crease Clinic Building at the old Riverview Hospital (Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada). It was the Battlestar Galactica filming location for the episode, The Farm (2005). (3)
2. Start-up - from Syfy.com (edited)
3. "Unvanquished." Caprica: Season 1.5, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, podcast with Executive Producer David Eick, series star and director Eric Stoltz and Director of Development in Current Series for Universal Tom Lieber, episode 110, Syfy, 2010, disc one, 37:58.
Episode List and CastEdit
|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|
|Patton Oswalt as Baxter Sarno • John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis • James Marsters as Barnabas • Jorge Montesi as The Guatrau • Winston Rekert as Obal Ferras • Ryan Robbins as Diego • Meg Tilly as Mother|
|Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander • Feguins Toussaint as Bodyguard Sean • Liam Sproule as Keon • Jim Thomson as Voice of Serge • Zak Santiago as Pann • Aidan Dee as Hippolyta • Kacey Rohl as Ada • Linnea Sharples as Ada's Mother • Greg Rogers as Businessman (STO) • Doreen Ramus as Elderly Woman • Chris Robson as Father of Family • Luke Camilleri as Brewer|