Yeah, I guess putting “spoilers” after that title doesn’t help much, does it?
I was moved to post on the topic based on Elliot’s comment on my original post on a possible end to the series. After all, if Elliot cares, then maybe other people do too?
So the quick recap:
On March 5th (yesterday), the Battlestar Galactica episode “Maelstrom” aired. At the very end, Starbuck dies.
There is a nice interview with Katee Sackhoff, the actress who plays (played?) Starbuck on TheSciFiWorld. Katee has been pretty pissy about Battlestar Galactica all season, and she has frequently commented about how she didn’t like the love triangle set up around her character this season.
Personally, I found the episode tiring. So many predictions and allusions to Starbuck’s life having meaning & purpose. The vague references to finding out what lies between life & death.
Right now, the only options are:
- Starbuck is dead. Finito. No mystery, just a girl in Viper who went suicidal.
- Starbuck escaped. Some lame last-minute rescue or eject, picked up by a Cylon before dying.
- Starbuck is a Cylon. She wakes up in Season 4, resurrected, as one of the final Five, and becomes the fleet’s worst enemy because she knows them inside and out.
#3 is not the worst twist in the world. That would be my guess, assuming the writers don’t have the guts to just have her be dead.
There are only three more episodes in the season. BuddyTV has some additional spoilers here. It sounds like the last two episodes focus on the trial of Baltar, where we will learn the identity of one of the last five Cylons, and where Baltar will eventually go free.
Do you have a guess as to the Cylon? Based on the penchant for this writing team to go after the unexpected, my prediction would be for President Roslyn to actually turn out to be a Cylon. True, she went through that bout of cancer. But, Adama can’t be a Cylon, since his history is public and pre-dates the humanoid Cylons. I also like feeding on the suspicion that Roslyn somehow escaped the destruction of New Caprica on purpose, rather than on accident.
Unlikely, maybe. But if it’s some other character, will we really care?
We’ll find out soon enough.
Update (3/20/2007): Check out my new post on the Final Five Spoilers for the Season 3 Finale.