Battlestar Galactica fans everywhere are full of questions after BSG’s third season finale which revealed four of the final five Cylons. Although tight lipped on the details, Executive Producer Ron Moore assures us that answers are coming in Season 4.
But I can’t wait. I’ve come up my own theory about the final five Cylons. I’ll forewarn everyone right now that this theory is far fetched. I’m not really basing this on anything, but my own imagination.
I think that the humans on Earth also developed Cylons. And I’m guessing they did it much earlier than the other 12 colonies. I believe that the relationship between the Cylons and the humans on Earth have evolved (maybe not without their share of conflict along the way) to a point of peaceful, integrated coexistence.
I theorize that those on Earth know about the situation in the 12 colonies (I haven’t quite figured out how yet) and right before the original treaty between the Cylons and the 12 colonies was signed decided to send four (or five depending on who you believe is the last Cylon) to infiltrate the colonists. Earth leaders foresaw (whether from their own experience or some other premonitory means) the coming war and sent these Cylons as stealthy guides to guide both the colonists and the other Cylons to Earth — and ultimately to a peaceful coexistence.
In order not to compromise their position, the Final Cylons were not even allowed to know their own identity, but as they approached Earth they “felt” their counterparts on the lost planet; hence, the Watchtower music.
In this theory, Hera is so important because she represents the first union between the colonists and their Cylons — the first step towards unification. The Chief’s baby is not as significant since his model has been interbreeding on Earth for some time.
In this hypothesis, at least one (probably D’Anna) of the original Cylons was also really one of the Earth Cylons introduced into the Cylon fleet for the same reason as those infused with the colonists.
Now, who is the final Cylon? I don’t believe it’s Roslin. She heard the music because of her Cylon treatment of cancer. Starbuck is still a possibility. But truly, I believe the final Cylon is on Earth and is responsible for guiding everyone to Earth.
As I said, it’s just speculation. Go ahead and start poking holes in my ideas.
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