For one reason or another, Caprica is one of those shows I never got around to watching when it was on. I enjoyed the pilot movie when it was released on DVD long ago, and thought it had potential for an interesting character drama set in a futuristic city. But the first couple of episodes past that really didn’t catch my interest, so I set the show aside and figured I’d come back later. After the show was cancelled after just one season, I figured there was no pressure to catch up on the story any time soon.
I don’t currently live in the States but picked up the first half of the season while home for Christmas, and last month I finally decided to give it a go. I’ve seen a little bit into the back half of the season at this point — so please, no spoilers for me in the comments section! (You can track my progress by watching how far the episode guide has been filled out.) But if you haven’t seen the show yet, do watch out for plenty of spoilers on the first 12 episodes or so.
The series does start out slow. Amanda Graystone is coping not only with the death of her daughter, but with the realization that she was connected with the terrorist bomber who blew up the train where she died — if she wasn’t one of the bombers herself. Her story arc is wholly emotional, and makes for some interesting beats — mostly from her friendship that develops with Sister Clarice, who as the secret head of the STO on Caprica has ulterior motives. The scene where Clarice lets a little bit of her monotheism show — urging Amanda to “trust God,” to which Amanda replies, “Which one?” — is particularly
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