Both the humans of the Colonial fleet and their Cylon allies fight against the emotion of overwhelming despair as they try to understand what happened to the 13th Tribe. Dee reconciles with her husband Lee Adama despite being devastated about the discovery of Earth. Kara finds a puzzling and disturbing clue regarding her identity.
This was an extremely sad episode. After setting aside their differences with the Clylon’s and deciding to find earth together, the humans are devastated to find that earth is a nuclear wasteland.
Dee appears to be very calm on the surface, going on a date with Lee and seeming to have a good time. This makes her suicide such a tragic surprise.
Deanna is clearly just as devastated with their findings as Dee. She commits a kind of suicide by staying on the nuked planet alone.
Fifth Cylon revealed
The only good thing about their arrival on the doomed planet is the flashbacks the final five have about their former lives. They remember living on the planet together and building resurrection technology. Helen is revealed at the fifth Cylon and it kinda explains a lot about her and Tigh’s weird relationship.
What is Kara Thrace?
There is much speculation as to the nature of the returned Kara Thrace to the Battlestar Galactica fold. I like the idea of Kara being a hybrid but I don’t think hybrids can download. Our Kara is dead. She has been replaced by another player in the game. That was her destiny. When Kara told Leoben what the hybrid had said he legged it because he realised he wasn’t looking at “his” Kara but something else and it scared him. This Kara really is the harbinger of death.
Of course harbinger of death could just mean she carried the message not brought on the death. She brought them to the dead world.
I have been thinking of her as a messenger for a while now. I even came to a crazy conclusion that she was the embodiment of the god Hermes, messenger of the gods. But although the pantheon plays a lot in the storylines I don’t see the writers going that far.