At long last the five final episodes of Caprica are airing on TV. Yes, you can get them on the recently released DVD, but if you want them for free, set your DVR... unless you get home from work and can watch five hours of television starting at 6 PM on SyFy. Frankly, this show deserves a better send off than this early January burn off of the remaining season 2 episodes, but I guess it is better than not airing them at all.
It seems like this show just started, but it is already ending the first half of the season. The other nine episodes won't air until sometime in the fall. And while it got off to a bit of a slow start, I've stuck by this show (mostly out of Battlestar Galactica loyalty) and found that it's pretty good. While I tend to like my sci-fi to take place in outer space, or involve monsters and lots of shooting, this twisted drama with computer-generated realities, drugged up religious cult members, and robots with feelings has actually won me over. Especially since some of the characters might look human, but do really twisted and monstrous things to each other. Kinda like real humans!
It's probably a good thing that most diehard Battlestar Galactica fans have already watched the Caprica pilot on Hulu or on DVD, since the first hour of it is going to be on against the Haiti benefit that everyone in the world is going to watch. Though of course if you haven't watched it, it's airing again right afterward at 11, so you can always do both. And if you haven't, while it isn't a perfect pilot, it is definitely worth checking out. Even if you don't know what the hell a Cylon is or how to find Caprica on a map.