I had a great lunch with former guest-blogger Buckminster yesterday, which lead to a very important and totally dork-tastic question for my readers today: Is Gaius Baltar a Cylon? (if you don’t understand the question, please just don’t bother reading the rest of this post).
Evidence: Baltar suspiciously survived the attack on Caprica, if you look at the explosion of his house (which you see every episode in the opening credits) it doesn’t really look like the sort of thing that a human would survive. So perhaps there’s multiple copies. There are five Cylons (Called the final five) that we don’t know about and that the Cylons won’t talk about. Perhaps he’s one of them. Also, Baltar can “project” to other locations and realities in his mind, which we learn the Cylcon’s can do. Also, Baltar seems to have no real allegiance to the human race.
Which I guess would mean the red-dressed hallucinated Caprica 6 is the Cylon God talking to him? And that the other Cylons may or may not know he’s one of them? Who knows.
But the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction. Of course if he’s a Cylon, there’s some explaining to do in a sort of Occam’s Razor direction. Like: wouldn’t it have been much easier to just send a human-model Cylon who knew what they were and what their mission was to find out the defense mainframe codes instead of sending a Cylon that didn’t know they were a Cylon and then tricking said Cylon with another Cylon into giving up the codes? Etc. etc. and so forth.
So what do you think, dear reader? Is Baltar a Cylon? Why or why not? Discuss.