See the look on Tigh’s face in the picture. It has meaning now, a reference point. He looks at ease, at peace sitting next to that blank space.
Ellen would not have ever been my choice as the fifth cylon. Why? Frankly, it’s because I never much liked Ellen just as I’ve never much liked Cally. I actually prayed that Cally wouldn’t be the fifth cylon. Her tendency toward hatred was more than I could champion if she was the fifth.
Ellen, however, is a different kind of animal and that all Tigh’s problem. In hindsight, the clues were there and they began when Ellen first arrived on Battlestar without satisfying answers as to how she survived the holocaust on Caprica. I suspected she was a cylon but then moved on as I got caught up in Ellen’s shenanigans, her drunken, flirtatious, supposedly adulterous behavior. The moves she made on Lee and to the Old Man, himself, so he says, the many stories out there about Ellen’s jaunts into extramarital activities, Cavil excluded. She had a good and legitimate excuse with Cavil. She was saving Tigh’s life. God, when Cavil finds out who the frak he was messing around with.
I disliked seeing Tigh, a badassed colonel made into sapping mincemeat in the presence of Ellen.
Who knew. They’ve been doing this for 2,000 years. They are destined to be together and despite it all, they really love each other.
Ellen reveal as the fifth cylon shattered no walls and made no need to gulp air from excitement and made no desire to shout out, OMG! My reaction was more like “Huh.” “Ug.” “WTF.”
There are holes in Ellen’s personality. A hint of something else. That something stronger than her persona leaves us to believe. Curious wording by Ellen. “It’s okay. Everything in place. We’ll be reborn. Again. Together.”
Oddly, She is Tigh’s rock. She is also his weakness. She is self-serving and ambitious.
Just how many times have they been reborn?
Are they together now, Ellen taking the form of Caprica?
Next Up: Dee. Poor, poor Dee.