In the Season 3 premiere, I thought it was intriguing that D’anna Biers (Number 3) points out that Caprica Six was the first Cylon to commit violence against another Cylon. (As you remember from Episode 218, “Downloaded,” Six cracked D’anna over the head with a giant rock and then freed Anders.)
But immediately after this revelation, Aaron Doral shoots Caprica Six point blank in the head because he’s unhinged by her arguing for Baltar’s life. “She’ll come back,” Doral says to Baltar, “but you won’t.”
So, the Cylons, who have been around for at least 40 years, have never perpetrated violence on one another until the rock-over-the-head incident, which, when it occurred, seemed to strike fear into Six and Sharon as to how they would be punished.They apparently escaped punishment, but the deed becomes a widely-known first in Cylon history. And then Doral pops Caprica Six without hesitation. Did her one act of violence initiate Cylons into a new era of self-destructive behavior?
Six told Gaius once that what made humans human was “murder.” We know the Cylons have few qualms about killing humans, but until now we thought they never killed each other. Assuming the Centurions still haven’t broken this taboo, does this mean the human-looking Cylons are now more human than before?By Six’s definition, they are human now.