Who Is the Final Cylon?
“Twelve Cylon models. Seven are known. Four live in secret. One will be revealed.”
—Battlestar Galactica opening, Season Four
Who’s the twelfth and final Cylon on Sci Fi Channel’s brilliant, thoroughly addictive, Peabody-winning Battlestar Galactica (which launches its final season on January 16)? The suspense is killing us! Everywhere we hunt for clues. What is the significance of comments by executive producers Ron Moore and David Eick that they’ve known since season one who the final Cylon would be? What did D’Anna (Lucy Lawless)—herself a Cylon—mean in last season’s “Revelations” when she told President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) that the final Cylon was not in the fleet? How should we interpret Entertainment Weekly’s famous “Last Supper” photo of the cast, accompanied by cryptic clues from Moore (asked by EW if the empty space at the table belongs to the final Cylon, he replied: “You ferreted that out pretty slyly. I didn’t really want to give that away.”)? Does that rule out everyone who is in the picture, or is Moore simply having a bit of fun? (For a detailed analysis of the photo, see Battlestar Wiki.)
Needless to say, the Internet is rife with rumors and speculation, some even suggesting that Galactica itself—the spaceship—is the final Cylon; our head hurts just trying to figure that one out.
We conducted a poll, asking who YOU thought the final Cylon was. You spoke, and the top choice (26.5%) was "None of the above." So the mystery continues—but not for long! Tune in to the Sci Fi Channel on Friday, January 16 at 10 pm for the final season premiere, when the final Cylon will be revealed.
Below, you can browse the full poll results, and watch a clip from PALEYFEST06, featuring BSG cast members interacting directly with fans in the audience.
Who is the final Cylon?
Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos)
Quoth Leoben: “Adama is a Cylon.” When D’Anna tells Roslin that only four of the final five Cylons are in her fleet in “Revelations,” where was Adama?
Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell)
Cured of cancer with Hera’s blood, she can be ruthless.
Lee “Apollo” Adama (Jamie Bamber)
Switched at birth?
The hybrid says the final Cylon is “clawing toward redemption.” But doesn’t Baltar embody humanity—at its worst and best?
Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff)
Too obvious? The hybrid claims Starbuck will lead humanity to its end. Sackhoff insists it isn’t she.
Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani)
Missing from the famous Entertainment Weekly “Last Supper” photo, he is tech-savvy.
Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch)
Also MIA from “The Last Supper.” How ironic would that be?
Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (Kandyse McClure)
A wolf in sheep’s clothing? Like Gaeta and Zarek, missing from EW. And she was an Adama.
Karl “Helo” Agathon (Tahmoh Penikett)
Can’t think of a single reason.
None of the above
Is it someone else not listed? Post a comment below after voting.