Sci Fi channel’s online portal has revealed some major spoilers for the upcoming episodes of Battlestar Galactica, the series that returned last Friday for its final season.
Sci Fi provided the synopses for the episodes in the first half of season four.
If you are spoiler intolerant, look no further because here they are, via TrekWeb:
“Six of One” – Conflict and mistrust torment humans and Cylons alike, as both sides struggle to understand their respective mythologies – one rooted on Earth, the other in the mysteries of the Final Five.
(The current synopsis on SciFi.com says: “Conflicts flare among the Cylons as they confront the taboo mystery of the Final Five, and Kara Thrace is pushed too far when her former friends and comrades refuse to believe that she has been to Earth.”)
“The Ties that Bind” – With Kara Thrace piloting a lone freighter in her desperate search for Earth, political intrigue and marital discord aboard the Galactica are paralleled by deep rifts in the Cylons’ solidarity.
“Escape Velocity” – Religious freedom is debated and defended as the messianic Gaius Baltar promotes his belief in one true God.
“The Road Less Travelled” – The prospect of a truce between humanity and the Cylons encourages Starbuck to trust an old enemy.
“Faith” – The cancer-stricken President Laura Roslin and hotheaded pilot Kara Thrace both must make difficult leaps of faith in order to accept an uneasy alliance with the Cylons.
“Guess What’s Coming to Dinner” – President Roslin’s leadership is tested as the Galactica teams up with Cylon rebels in a plot to destroy the enemy’s vital Resurrection Hub.
“Sine Qua Non” – President Roslin’s abduction by the Cylon Hybrid triggers a bitter power struggle within the Colonial fleet.
“The Hub” – In pursuit of the enemy’s Resurrection Hub, a misfit team of Viper pilots and Cylon rebels become uneasy collaborators as they formulate a battle plan.
“Revelations” – A band of rebel Cylons holds President Roslin hostage while attempting to lure the Final Five out of hiding inside the Galactica and the human fleet.
“Untitled” – Starbuck learns that the dire predictions of the Cylon Hybrid might be true, and a devastating discovery plunges the fleet into chaos and despair.
Other spoilers for season four confirm that Tigh, Anders, Tory and Tyrol indeed are four of the Final Five Cylons. The final one will reportedly not be revealed until very late into the season, possibly even in the last episode.
Centurions will be revealed to be capable of intelligent thought, an ability suppressed by a device their human form Cylon masters implanted in them. Once the device is removed, the Cylon fleet will decide that they cannot risk the lives of the Final Five by firing on the Colonial fleet. Cylons will have a small scale civil war. The humanoid models will disagree on whether or not they themselves should keep attacking the Colonials.
Lucy Lawless will be back in mid-season as the unboxed D’Anna.
Nana Visitor (yup, the one who played Nerys on the other best SF show of all times, Deep Space Nine) will appear in at least one episode and play a terminal cancer patient who keeps Roslin company in sick bay and likes to listen to Baltar’s broadcasts quite a bit. Baltar will not be visited by the Six in his head that often anymore, but will reportedly get another visitor.
Starbuck will spend a lot of time with Leoben and believe herself to be a Cylon for a while. (Some reports suggest that the two have some scenes that occur on Earth in mid-season.)
Last year, Michael Ausiello said something about Colonial scriptures showing the name of Earth to be “Cylon,” which is kind of in tune with the Colonies being named after the constellations in our solar system.
Finally, Edward James Olmos said recently that there will be many character deaths this season. Not just redshirts, mind you.
All in all, sounds like Ron Moore et co. aren’t gonna go soft on us – or on the characters – as the show approaches its finale, which we won’t see until next year.
The next episode of Battlestar Galactica, Six of One, airs on Sci Fi at 10 P.M. on Friday, April 11.
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