Just been looking at the Sci-Fi Battlestar Website
and it seems that very soon at least one of the main
characters will be killed off - "one of the top seven or eight", apparently.
Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen.
And apparently the next episode sees a secret tribunal executing collaborators. That means either Gaeta or Jammer, or both, could be up for
liquidation. I don't think either of those two qualify for the top few.
So... the main characters. Who have we got?
I can't believe they'd get rid of him. He's one of the characters that drives it and EJ Olmos is incredibly watchable. Getting rid of him would
be risky in the extreme IMO.
Well the prophecies have been that he'd be the only one to see Earth. He's the only one currently aboard the Cylon basestar... interesting. How
could he possibly get back into the human fleet without being lynched? The producers have set themselves a really tricky problem there. Could they
be preparing to just dump him? What would Caprica 6 do without him? But unless they both went, my guess is he'd still be popping up inside her
fantasies. Unlikely. And it would kick a hole in one of the more interesting themes of the series - their relationship.
Wouldn't care too much if he went. I don't find either the character or actor particularly magnetic, and it would give EJO the chance to do some
more grieving and stoic endurance, for which his weathered face is entirely suitable.
I'd be sad to see her go. I think she and Adama senior should get together, frankly. Maybe if Apollo dies, Adama will turn to Roslyn for
An iconic figure, but irritating; plus the fire has gone out of her relationship with Lee. I don't think I'd care if she went, and there are no
dangling prophecies attached to her AFIK.
A ripe candidate for suicide if ever I saw one. Been through hell, lost an eye, had to administer poison to his wife and found out she was fracking
Brother Cavil to get him out of detention... His character has got to be heading for a crack-up at the very least, and although I love hearing him say
things like "shut yer yap", I can't help feeling he's the most disposable of the central characters.
However, precisely because of all this, would it be a shock to see him go? It seems as if there's a shock value inherent in getting rid of a central
character, and I don't know if there'd be enough of that attached to Tigh.
She's a Cylon! Maybe Caprica 6 might wind up being "boxed", but Tricia Helfer would still be in the series.
Also a Cylon... however, she's proved altogether too sympathetic to the humans in at least two of her incarnations. OTOH, she provided the baby, a
human/Cylon hybrid. In order for her to go, all of her incarnations would have to be wiped out, and I think it's unlikely, though possible, that the
Cylons just think, defective model, end the line.
Something of a possibility here. We like the Chief and his human foibles, but is he central enough? I'd certainly be sad to see him go.
C'mon... Apollo from the Original Series? It's possible, though. I don't think the producers care about the fanbase from the original show now,
as this one stands on its own and is way ahead of its progenitor. Is he central enough to get shock value? Could be. Plus, the next but one show
is, I think, called "Tom". Hmmm
... (strokes chin)
Have I missed anyone? The other thing to be taken into account is that, successful as the series is, there may be actors within the cast who are
worried about being typecast, or who are getting offers they have to turn down. Apparently the guy who played Roslyn's assistant Billy wouldn't
commit to a five-year run and so they axed him.
So, in order of likelihood of being offed, I'd say:
- Saul Tigh
- Laura Roslyn
- Lee Adama
- Tom Zarek
- Chief Tyrrol
But how likely am I to be right? Not very, I'd say, though the speculation is fun.