30 Days of Female Awesome, Day 15
Favorite Female Growth Arc: Caprica Six, Battlestar Galactica
Caprica: I want the pain, it’s how I learn. I was instrumental in the destruction of humanity. But at the same time, I learned because…I fell in love. With a human man. And he was mortal, and…fallible. And he had this incredible pride in himself. He thought he knew everything there was to know. And I loved him with my whole heart. And then one day, I realized I wouldn’t have him forever. I understood what I’d done. How I betrayed him, and humanity. And that pain taught me to understand death.
Spoiler Alert: The robot falls in love.
Man, oh man, did I love this show something fierce, and I was a total toaster lover from the beginning. It’s sometimes hard to remember that we saw Caprica for about 10 minutes in the mini, and then didn’t see her again until the end of season two, because her journey is so important to the show’s arc. It must have been a total mindfuck to go into “The Plan” as a willing soldier, a martyr for God, and come out of it in love with a man that embodied so much of what the Cylons hated the Humans for- pettiness, pride, cowardice. Gaius Balter was not a good man before the fall, yet his faults helped Caprica become the individual that would go on to try to convince the Cylons to attempt to reconcile with the Humans. Of course, loving them to death is almost as bad as dropping a ton of nuclear bombs on them, but hey, she was a learn as you go kinda girl. Also- I have to believe that she and Gaius had like ten bajillion babies on NuEarth, because the idea of Caprica not ever becoming a mother makes me have the sads.