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CAPRICA 1.12!!

Published at: Oct. 19, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! I was on the road last weekend and didn’t get a chance to post about last week’s episode, but I wanted to say I really liked how Eric Stoltz played Daniel as all the blackmail was being discussed. Also? Clarice went Corleone on Barnabas and his minions, so James Marsters may no longer be on the show. Episode titles: 1.10 Unvanquished 1.11 Retribution 1.12 Things We Lock Away 1.13 False Labor 1.14 Blowback 1.15 The Dirteaters 1.16 The Heavens Will Rise 1.17 Here Be Dragons 1.18 Apotheosis 10 p.m. Tuesday. Syfy.
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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Second best show on Syfy

    by A_Die_Hard_Fan

    After SG:U.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Like winter molasses..

    by macewinduful

    ...Caprica moves way too slow and the characters are tasty as a sawdust sandwich. Let's get to the centurion rebellion already.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    They left if open for a Barnabas return

    by CCon99

    I'll bet he somehow cut his hand off to escape the explosion.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Virtual Suspense is not as good as real suspense

    by Saen

    I cant give a shit about what happens in the cyber reality. I cant give a shit about Lacy and the teen terrorist club. I want my frakkin space battles and robots back!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    RIP Tom Bosley =(

    by CCon99

    He was an icon of 70/80's TV.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    In a show predicated on virtual resurrection, never say never.

    by V'Shael

    He could be back.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Tom Bosley is dead? Someone tell Kevin Smith...

    by V'Shael

    (You had to hear a recent Smodcast...)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Caprica is great.

    by HoboCode

    I think it's a more than worthy spinoff to BSG myself. Not to mention the concepts of the show are terrifyingly realistic and plausible. I'm not in love with Stolz on the show but that could change with time.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I think if I was going blow my enemy up

    by InActionMan

    I would chain them to the table first and then arm the bomb second 'cause the other way around my enemy might take his chances on getting shot and living vs gettin' blowed up.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Last two episodes have been very good

    by _Venkman

    That opening terrorist attack on the stadium was great

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    1st Ep Strong but...

    by Oldnewbie

    now it's back to dragging feet and just numbing boredom. Oh sure, blowing up Barnabas was a 'boom' but the moment she handcuffed him I knew he'd be back. He slipped out of them and was off that floor out of harms way before Clarice's elevator got to the first floor. So 'yawn' to the 'boom'.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The stadium explosion

    by pushthebuttonmax

    I just felt it was a cop out. They kept showing that shot in the previews and then we find out it was just a V-world scenario. Lame.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    What's with the in-head Zoe?

    by pushthebuttonmax

    In V-world? Where did that come from? Did I miss something?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    This episode

    by Hercules

    restores all kind of faith in the series.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Great ending...

    by _Venkman

    It definitely caught me off guard. As always Daniel and Clarice steal the show. I wasn't too big on the V world fight scenes though...felt a little cheesy to me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Hi, I'm Zoe, series regular, remember me?

    by Nem_Wan

    Being even more dead than usual right now, with her robot body out of commission, the show has to resort to a lot of flashbacks and dreams and such, to give Zoe screen time.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    You think Zoe's been marginalized?

    by Hercules

    Try to follow what young Willie Adams has been up to.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    We're back to god did it

    by InActionMan

    Virtul Zoe apparently has an angel Zoe pushing her buttons and pulling her stings and putting visions of robots in her head. <P> The Cylon uprising should be a slave rebellion not robots with virtual religious fanatics with daddy issues in their CPUs. Ugh! <P> Their taking the worst elements of BSG instead of the best. BSG was best when it was about family, duty, questioning what is leadership, letting bad things happen because it is the right thing to do. <P> I just don't give a shit about Space Mexicans, Space Mormons or teenage terrorists. As great as BSG was Caprica is looking like a major cluster fuck and a wasted opportunity.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Angels

    by pushthebuttonmax

    I've been rewatching BSG on Netflix. The series was absolutely filled with hints about God and angels pulling the strings, anyone thinking GOD DID IT was a cop out should go rewatch the series. But yea, I'm tired of in-head angels too.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    I gotta agree with InActionMan on this one...and Herc, a little.

    by zillabeast

    This was easily the best hour of Season "1.5," but like InActionMan said, CAPRICA is taking all the I-Never-Really-Gave-A-Shit elements of BSG and creating hourlongs that quite frankly, are putting me to sleep. I agree with Herc too though, Virgis' seppuku was the kind of fun stuff I long to see more of on Caprica, and sets the stage for a juicy remainder of the season. However all in all, CAPRICA is going to need a furious finish to the season to keep people coming back next year. I would not be opposed to a redux of the BSG S2 finale, with a jump into the future and things have gone to all hell, Cylons running around blasting everything in sight. This show desperately needs to kick it into gear NOW. No waiting around for SyFy to greenlight the proposed "Husker Adama" series. The Cylon War needs to happen on CAPRICA, or it will all feel like one big boring waste of time.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Oh for the Love of God...

    by WeylandYutani

    please get rid of the crappy kids and the V World B story arch. <P> Make this series a tight mafia family saga mixed with political/industrial intrigue. <P> The virtual crap has no drama... because it's not "real" and we've seen it done better and in a more interesting way before.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    arch = arc

    by WeylandYutani

    fail.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Yes...but...

    by photothatdodo

    I agree with Weyland that the V-land story arc is pretty bad, but, I think that the writers are going to reach for story arcs that explain Starbuck's resurrection and what the in-head 6 and Baltar were. (Spoiler?) When Daniel tells the Tauron Mafia boss that they might eventually be able to give the dead their bodies back, I got a little chill...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    i should say...

    by photothatdodo

    ...that that's my hope. Unfortunately, right now, it really feels like the writers don't know what story to tell and that they're seeking one from within a pile of ideas. (Spoiler) Out of context, this most recent episode was good, full of tension; it felt like something happened. In context, it seemed like the writers just killed off a plotline that they spent four or five episodes building. Now, the story is just reset back to the place it was before the introduction of Barnabus's faction. I was hoping the Church of the One was going to point to a connection with Kobol, instead it turns out that Agnes of God is hanging with some Ren Fair-ers on the set of a 1970s Dr. Who episode. And that's also bothering me: what's with the pastiche? Why does each subplot feel like it's lifted directly from another movie or tv show? In general it just seems like there is no story here. Just some ideas that the writers are fleshing out in the hopes of finding the story along the way. In the meantime, the aimlessness is obvious to any viewer.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Zoe is God and she is appearing to herself.

    by Chain

    In the BSG verse Zoe ends up being the Cylon's one true God. She somehow figures out that the "real universe" and the V world are very similar. She somehow hacks it. And tries to make peace with both the cylons and humans. Even though it takes her several attempts (and centuries)to work though all the variables. "All if this has happened before and will happen again"

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Chain

    by WeylandYutani

    interesting ideas... but how could it Zoe "several attempts (and centuries)" if this series opens about 40 years before BSG and Zoe was born about 15 years before the events of Caprica? Not sure you ideas and the established timeline fit.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Bleah

    by jdb1972

    I'm still trying to enjoy this show and still failing. Whenever there isn't a single character you can stand in the least, it's probably not going to work. If only something else worth watching came on then. Or SGU wasn't it's lead-in.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Weyland

    by Chain

    well if you're "God" and the universe is similar to the V-world then time is just something else that can be manipulated? There are some rules however that even a programmer (God) must adhere to. Perhaps they are only allowed to reboot from certain points? So she tries to fix things in the beginning of the simulation first. One point being Kobol? The other Caprica? The next Earth? Perhaps each failed attempt results in new variables for the next attempt? Or maybe she is just a "God" in training? A candidate being tested/groomed? It does seem that she's being subjected to several emotions and some tough decisions reflecting her sense of empathy,justice,morality,sacrifice etc. This would require a being other than herself to be the current caretaker of the simulation. I find the overall allegory of BSG to be that of the garden of Eden. Man having amazing technological power without the wisdom to use it (or choosing not to use it) wisely. (the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge is his downfall)

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Personally I really like Caprica

    by Rebel Scumb

    In some ways I like it more then BSG, I at least find it more consistent, where as BSG only had 2 settings, masterpiece and utter crap. I like the world Caprica creates, so many layers and tangents, and for once, a scifi show that isn't action based.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Just watched latest episode.

    by HoboCode

    This hsow id getting fuckign awesome. I don't know how any of you mouthbreathers can find this show boring. there is so much cool shit going on that is ratcheting up the tension. Graystone getting invloved in the mob. Clarice trying to turn that girl into a STO terrorist. Ms. Graystone working for the police by infiltrating Clarice's home even though she now knows she is responsible for killing her Zoe. Good shit.<p> God or angel Zoe I find interesting too. I mean there's no way a bitchy teenager could have created the avatar program on her own (essentially life) so it's a welcome development for me. People really need to except that every question just leads to more questions. That's the nature of the universe and it's not going to be solved by a tv show.<p> It will be intresting to see what happens in the v world now that the deadwalkers are united. Me thinks they are going to clean up that place and start creating more self-sustaining avatars that will eventually download into cylon chassis and rebel against the humans. This is some cool shit happening.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I agree Hobocode

    by Rebel Scumb

    Its such an immersive scifi world, the kind you get in a good novel but rarely if ever in a movie or tv show. I do hope they do more with Sam though soon as he's one of my favorite characters and all the Adamas have been neglected as of late.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    This show is going NOWHERE slowly

    by frankenstone

    NOTHING has changed since the pilot - every time it seems like something is going to change, it just stays more the same. They introduce some interesting characters that are antagonists to the main characters - and then they kill off Vergis and Barnabas and we are back to square one. Where's our conflict now? Blowing up the stadium would have been awesome, but then it turns out it wasn't real. Lamer than the scene in Galactica 1980 where the cylons attacked and destroyed Los Angeles. (It was just a computer prediction.) Cylons have been coming off the assembly line for weeks now, why not show us how they are being used by the military? (Because animating cylons is expensive, no doubt.) Why do the Caprican NEED cylons? Who are they fighting? Are Caprican soldiers fighting terrorists in the deserts of Gemenon? Or pirates on the seas of Picon? This story might be more interesting if it were about Cylon butlers or Cylon fruitpickers or Cylon barbers. For Fraks sake, how can this show be so damned boring?