Ever notice that the Cylon can recognize each other before they have said anything to one another? This strikes me as a bit odd. I know there are arguments that would say it’s simply written that way for ease of storytelling, but you have to admit it is a bit odd.
On more than one occasion the skin models have recognized each other on sight and known exactly who they were talking to. When Athena was surprised in the Cylon records room during “Exodus Part II,” Six knew exactly who she was before she even spoke. Back on Caprica, Caprica Six was recognized by all the other models wherever she went. How does that work?
Perhaps they are like penguins, who can I.D. and hone in on their mate in a sea of other penguins and no one has yet figured how. Heck, we can’t even tell the difference between twins in most cases; imagine if we had a couple thousand siblings that looked just like us. The Cylon obviously have some mechanism that works for them; I would just love to know what that could be since they look like they all get their bodies from the same place.Onemight suspect that they are all built to the same spec.
I suppose it could also be software related. Something resembling a cool ID3 or HTML tag that says this is me and this is who I am. I guess what it comes down to is, what really makes you an individual?