Caprica 15

Blowback (2010-11-02)

The STO jump-ship transporting Lacy to Gemenon is hijacked by polytheists who begin executing the young recruits. Lacy and some acolytes finally resist their captivity and violently assault the hijackers, only to learn that it was actually an STO initiation test.

Zoe’s gold infinity-symbol pin, stored in a GDD evidence room, is delivered to Clarice by an STO mole – the pin is actually a digital storage device and contains a backup copy of the avatar program.

Daniel explains the company’s irregularities to Joseph and Sam, detailing how Cylon units are being sold to the STO on Gemenon.

This is one of the best episodes yet. It’s tense and engaging. The hi-jacking made little sense at first. But the twist was rewarding.

And the false mole I could see coming and it just ups the stakes for all involved.

Caprica 14

False Labour (2010-10-26)

Sam, disturbed by the ongoing civil war on Tauron in which his parents died, wants to do more to help than just send money, but is having ongoing troubles with his husband Larry over the issue.

Daniel continues working on the resurrection avatar holoband program, and ‘guinea-pigs’ it on an avatar recreation of Amanda.

Amanda continues to befriend Clarice’s family so she can spy on her, including lying about her history with Zoe, and reporting activity to Duram.

We get to see the robot do it’s destructive thing.  The people working for Daniel should keep these things under lock and key. It seems anyone can get a hold of one. And with no knowledge of how it works get it to kill.

Daniel creating an avatar of his wife gets to be creepy. First, he is pleased when she is compliant to his wishes. Then gets angry when she doesn’t reject him for going too far. This appears to be the inherent problem with creating replacement people (as he is suggesting his company can), they will never be perfect and everyone will expect something different.