The season four premiere of Battlestar Galactica has fans everywhere buzzing with questions and theories. Co-Producer Mark Verheiden is pretty mum about spoilers, but he did give a clue of where to look.
Who’s the final cylon? What happened to Starbuck? Does she really know the way to Earth? What is with Baltar’s harem? Is the prophecy about Hera (Agathon and Helo’s baby) or Nicky (Tyrol and Cally’s baby)?
These are all questions fans everywhere are puzzling about. But in a recent interview with ComicMix, Verheiden is mum on the answers to these hot questions. The only thing Verheider will say is “As to what it all means, again, I preach the mantra of patience…”
But he is willing to talk about eyes, or more specifically the right eye:
“If there’s a single moment that I really like in that “gave me a little chill” way, it’s the red light from the raider scanning Anders’ eyeball.”
For those of you not paying attention that was Anders’ right eye. And after scanning it, the Cylons disengaged and left.
Moments before the recently self-identified cylon Sam Anders went face to face – or eye-to-eye – with the toaster-version of the cylons, his fellow recently identified cylon Colonel Tigh had a hallucination on the bridge.
In his dream sequence, the one-eye Tigh shoots Admiral Adama in his right eye – the very same eye Tigh is missing as a result of the cylons on New Caprica.
About this Verheider quotes writer David Weddle:
“I was waiting for someone to pick up on that telling detail. Congratulations. But I am disappointed you have not figured out its significance within the larger mythology of the show. It’s all laid out for you. All you have to do is run the episode over again in slow motion, and the deeper truth will be revealed.”
Well they say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Can they be the window to the secret of BSG?
Check out the screen shots from that sequence above. What do you see?
Maybe I’m reaching, but in Adama’s glasses I see the reflection of the board behind Tigh. With the hole that bullet left, I think his eye looks like the Eye of Jupiter.
If that is the Eye of Jupiter, what does it mean? Why did Tigh shoot the right eye? Why did the cylons scan Anders right eye? Is there a connection between these two events?
Could Tigh have used his hallucination to send some kind of warning to the toaster cylons through Sam’s eye?