Caprica 16

The Dirteaters (2010-11-09)

Joseph and Sam are both promoted by the Gautrau.

Zoe and Tamara, now called “The Avenging Angels”, have teamed up to rid New Cap City of corruption.

Daniel discovers that the CEO of every Ha’la’tha corporation later ends up dead, and makes a deal.

After the great previous episode, this feels like it’s doing nothing. This is due to the long flashback that explains the Adama boy’s character and relationship.

With Duram suspended from his investigation, things seems to be stalled with the murder investigation.


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.


Caprica 13

Things We Lock Away (2010-10-19)

Daniel is reinstated as CEO but is advised by Joseph that Tomas should be killed. Daniel refuses and proposes negotiating with him.

Lacy is now being held captive and drugged in the Willow family’s attic. In flashback,

In New Cap City, Zoe demands to see the other Death Walker. Tamara then appears, seeking revenge, and watches as family members of the STO victims beat Zoe mercilessly.

In the cabin, Amanda has been unable to find any evidence against Clarice, and Duram instructs her to search the Willow home.

Yet more killings. It looks like Lacy is going on a journey.

Strange that st this stage it is revealed that Zoe is the source of the Cylon design.



Caprica 12

Retribution (2010-10-12)

Daniel prepares to reclaim his company, and does so by having Sam and Joseph ready evidence to blackmail the board members into voting for him back.

Amanda remembers how she survived her suicide attempt and, while in the hospital, her ongoing trust issues with her husband.

Lacy and two other STO agents botch an attack on a spaceport after Lacy is confronted by security, and they flee the scene in a car driven by Keon.

Clarice then kills the two agents who betrayed her by joining Barnabas’ side.

Things just keep getting darker and grimmer as the body count rises and everyone descends into some hellhole. At the bottom will probably be some Cylons.

And everything is done in the rain.

Caprica 11

Unvanquished (2010-10-05)

Three weeks have passed and followers of the “One True God” place detonators under their seats at a Pyramid match. Clarice observes the stadium explode, revealing it to be a simulation illustrating her proposal to the leaders of the monotheist church on Gemenon for “Apotheosis”.

Daniel seeks a business partnership with the Ha’la’tha crime syndicate in order to regain control of Graystone Industries, now run by Tomas, and now mass producing Cylons.

Using Zoe’s avatar program, Clarice wants to create a virtual heaven which allows believers to sacrifice themselves in the real world to live forever in a virtual one.

We get a good look at Gemenon and it looks like it’s stuck in medieval England.

Everyone wants to kill everyone else.

It’s not clear how Daniel came to sell his company to Tomas, but to get it back he has to kill someone. This is showing just how psychotic the Adamas are.

The STO leader isn’t  much better, Clarice wants kill people just so they can come to her church.

It looks like all the sane people have left the show.


Caprica 10

End of Line (2010-03-26)

In a 20-hour flash forward, U-87 is driving a stolen van with police choppers in pursuit. Earlier, it is revealed that Daniel’s financial troubles are worsening, and he must sell the Buccaneers. Worse still, the army also knows the chip was stolen, and have given him only a week to finish the project. The powerplay between Clarice and Barnabas also heats up, as both jostle for local STO dominance.

Everything ramps up to the mid-series cliff-hanger.


Caprica 9

Ghosts in the Machine (2010-03-19)

Joseph and Emmanuelle seek Tamara at the New Cap equivalent of the Adama home, but the apartment is inhabited by a drug addict – an “amphead”. As the druggie yields the information that Joseph’s daughter is at a club called “Mysteries,” a gang of drug dealers burst in on the scene and threaten to end his New Cap gamelife.

Although Zoe is agonized by memories of being trapped in a burning house when she was 5, she does not reveal herself.

Daniel is showing just what a bastard he can be to his robot. No Asimov’s  Laws of Robotics here. If there was, the Robot would have removed the petrol can and not shot the dog. It looks like the Graystone marriage is coming to a crisis point.

Joe Adama seems to be getting nowhere fast.

Caprica 8

The Imperfections of Memory (2010-03-12)

Still seeking Zoe’s Avatar program, Clarice redoubles her efforts to gain Amanda’s confidence.

Lacy’s attempts to enlist the help of Barnabas have fallen short, producing tension between her and Zoe.

Zoe continues her ‘romance’ with Philomon, a young scientist in her father’s employ, in hopes that he can assist her in getting her out of the lab.

It looks like Daniel has finally worked out that Zoe is in the robot. There is also some cool CGI in new Caprica. But not a lot is happening.


When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There is a 2014 Japanese anime drama film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli and based on Joan G. Robinson’s novel of the same name, although it transposes the setting from Norfolk, England from the original novel to Sapporo.

The film follows Anna Sasaki living with her relatives in the seaside town. Anna comes across a nearby abandoned mansion, where she meets Marnie, a mysterious girl who asks her to promise to keep their secrets from everyone. As the summer progresses, Anna spends more time with Marnie, and eventually Anna learns the truth about her family and foster care.

A strange and sensitive tale of a 12 year old girl coming to terms with growing up and relating to others. It soon becomes apparent that Marnie is not real, but what is she; a memory, imagination or a ghost. In the end it doesn’t really matter, as it’s more about the emotional journey Anna takes over the summer.

A very emotional film that everyone should enjoy.