An interesting thing came up in the podcast tonight. Ok a lot of “interesting” things came out of the cast tonight, but I think one issue that stuck home with me is the ghosts in the light that appeared before D’anna when she was popped by the bullet-head.
There are several theories running around the net (or internets if you’re a Bush fan) on this occurrence. The first is that they were just visual effects trickery and Ron Moore screwing with our noodle and while he does tend to do that, I’ll go on record as saying that is prolly not the case. Others think they are boxed cylon that can’t return to the others and reside there. There are quite a few explanations floating about in the BSG ether.
One theory that caught my ear (and keep in mind this is pretty far reaching – but I actually prefer it) is that the ghosts are the other five models that evolved past corporeal form and that they are the reason the dead Cylon are guided back across the digital river Styx so to speak. Perhaps these “higher” models live in a space that the other 7 just have trouble understanding and navigating through. I love this whole idea just because it would add a whole other level of complexity and further bog Cylon behavior down into the depths of mystery and confusion.
I just get the feeling however unverifiable though it may be that we are meant to see the other 5 Cylon models or understand what or who they are this season. Perhaps it’s just a fervent wish or maybe I’m just still reeling from all the Tryptophan in the turkey.