There's no doubt that the biggest question that needs to be answered in the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica
is the identity of the final Cylon. In the awesome third season finale it was revealed that Sam Anders, Colonel Tigh, Chief Tyrol, and Tory Foster were robots in disguise. However, there is still one Cylon model that we're unaware of. Fans have speculated that it could be anyone from William Adama (Edward James Olmos
) to the newly resurrected Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff
), but with such little information to go on it's been impossible to predict.
Now, thanks to a recent issue of TV Guide
, predicting the identity of the final Cylon just got a little bit easier. Battlestar Galactica
executive producer Ronald D. Moore told the magazine which cast members are definitely not the final model, narrowing the field down considerably. If you want to go into season 4 completely spoiler-free, don't read on.
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Contrary to fan speculation, Moore swears that the final Cylon is not one of the show's primary humans. That means we can rule out either of the Adamas, President Roslin (Mary McDonnell
), Starbuck, and Gaius Baltar (Gaius Baltar). "Even if you guess correctly, it's still just a guess," Moore teased. "There's no way anyone can figure it out without knowing exactly where we're going with the final season."
A large chunk of season 4 will revolve around how Tyrol, Tigh (Michael Hogan
), Anders, and Tory deal with their newly revealed Cylon natures. Tigh will go into deep denial, Tyrol (Aaron Douglas
) will try to make sense out of it, Anders will explore his dark side, and Tory will dive further into her political career. According to Michael Trucco, who plays Sam Anders, "We're going along for the ride, just like the fans. We don't even know where the four new Cylons fall in Cylon chronology. Are we predecessors? Or did we come afterward? Are we divine?"
If the final Cylon truly isn't one of the primary cast members, who could it be? There are so many other possibilities. It could be Ellen Tigh, Admiral Cain, Doc Cottle, Hot Dog, Zac Adama, Kendra Shaw, or about a dozen other people. Hopefully we'll get some clues when Battlestar Galactica
returns to the Sci Fi Channel on April 4 at 10pm.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
(Image courtesy of the Sci Fi Channel)