Ron Moore Talks Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Finale

Posted on March 30, 2007

Photo of Starbuck in Crossroads Part 2, Season 3 FinaleBattlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore explains what exactly was happening in the season finale. (Major Spoilers Ahead).

Apparently, some fans weren't sure whether Col. Tigh, Chief Tyrol, Anders and presidential aid Tori really are Cylons. Well, they are. They are four of the final five. Presidential aide Tori is one really boring character, so her selection as a Cylon was a big surprise. But we suppose that her proximity to President Rosslyn makes her useful. And was that really Starbuck that showed up saying she knew the way to Earth? The last scene was of North America, like she and Lee just got there via wormhole. It's pretty convenient that Kara showed up right when the Cylon fleet showed up.

In the interview, Moore explains how music helsp them realize who they are. He says, "It's more that they arrived at a certain point in space and they were made aware of who they are. The music manifests a dawning awareness. These are four of the final five, which puts them in a separate category from everybody else. There are reasons for that I can't really get into. We'll be playing out those plot lines for quite a while."

Moore also says, "A lot of the specifics of the back story of how this came about will reveal itself over the course of the next season. Those four are trying to figure out their own story. They don't really understand what this all means. Tigh's been in two wars and wondering, how could this be? A part of next season's storylines will uncover how they came to be who they are and the specifics of that."

He says the reason Roslin has mental connection to Sharon and Six but not the other Cylons because they are "fundamentally different Cylons."

He also says he thinks we will we meet the final fifth Cylon next season.

Well, that cleared up a few things. But not everything. What a nightmare for Tigh to end up being a Cylon after fighting them in two wars, being tortured by them and killing his wife because she betrayed the humans to them. We just don't know about having four Cylons inside Galactica. Things look pretty grim for the human race. And, if Starbuck leads the fleet to Earth, the Cylon fleet will be right behind. Which means they can wipe out Earth quite easily, since Earth has no FTL drive or much space travel ability at all -- assuming that the show portrays Earth as it is in real life. Huge Bummer.

Still, if the final five Cylons are fundamentally different from the others -- like perhaps they are unique and have no copies -- maybe they will side with the humans, like Boomer did. After all, they just found out they are Cylons; their entire personalities have been human to date. Let's hope so, or it's buh-bye to the entire human race very soon.

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