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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five (Part 4)

Battlestar Galactica

"The Final Five" Part 4

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #4

Dynamite Entertainment

Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey and David Reed

Pencils: Nigel Raynor

Colors: Iven Nunes

Letters: Simon Bowland

Cover B by Nigel Raynor

2009

 

The Final Five arrive at the Twelve Colonies.

 

Read the summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki

 

Notes from the BSG chronology

 

This issue takes place 30 years before the fall of the Twelve Colonies.

 

Didja Know?

 

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five is four-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2009.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Saul Tigh

Ellen Tigh

Number One

Daniel (Number Seven)

John Cavil (in flashback only, deceased)

Galen Tyrol

Tory Foster

Sam Anders

Ellen (mentioned only, deceased)

Lt. William Adama (mentioned only)

Number Two

Number Three

Number Six

 

Didja Notice?

 

During the journey from the original Earth, the Final Five follow a breadcrumb in the ship's computer to the algae planet. On page 6, they investigate the Temple of Hopes (otherwise known as the Temple of Five as seen in "The Eye of Jupiter").

 

On page 11, Ellen relates on arriving at the Twelve Colonies, 12 years into the First Cylon War. She tells of the humans and Cylons fighting to a standstill on each colony and mentions the jungles of Scorpia; The Plan first stated that Scorpia was known for its jungles.

 

On page 21, panel 3, it is implied that Saul drew the body of the Number Six model Cylon to look like the Head being he had been seeing.

 

The semi-organic space station seen in the last panel of page 17 is the Cylon Colony, previously seen in "Daybreak" Parts 1 and 2, and destroyed in the latter.

 

We get our first and only look at the Number Seven model Cylon, Daniel, in this issue. Though I had speculated in the study of "No Exit" that this Daniel might have been based on the body/mind of Daniel Graystone, the inventor of Colonial Cylons in the prequel series Caprica, the Daniel model seen here does not look much like Graystone.

 

Cavil's killing of Saul and Ellen by sending them out an airlock does not match the death of the Final Five as told by Anders in "No Exit". There, he says Cavil trapped them all in a compartment and took the O2 offline.


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