There we go. Gaius lies on Six's chaise lounge on the beach, wearing a white suit just like Three's. There is a very interesting thing about Chip Six which is confirmed in this episode: she's never told a single lie. Watch. "Relax," she says softly. "Have a drink." He whimpers, gasping, at the pain he's going through now that he's being tortured in reality. "It's all in your head, Gaius. Pain, pleasure...They're just neural impulses sent to the brain. You decide how to interpret them. They can be pleasant. Or unpleasant." Chip Six has about three different tasks to accomplish in this episode, and she does them all brilliantly. She's back to being my hero. In both the projection and the interrogation, Gaius screams. Three's got him hooked up to a pain device like in Dune, with a volume wheel like in The Princess Bride. And she's turning it up. Caprica looks like she's going to puke. "I want it to stop, Gaius," says Three. And she does. She's got a fucked up sense of priority, but when I said Cylons are never cruel -- and wasn't that a long, wrong time ago? -- it was somebody like her that I was thinking of. Nobody's ever been so sure they're right. Except everybody else on this show... except Gaius, actually. "I don't want you to feel this pain. And neither does Caprica, do you?" She's crying, stepping back not of her own volition. "No," she chokes out, and from the edge of something big, tears in his eyes, exhausted, he looks up at her: "I love you." It's interesting. On the relationship level, you have somebody who broke up with somebody in a literally explosive way, and lived with a vision of them in his head for years, and he dated girls that looked like her, just like a Hitchcock movie, and when they got back together, they kept trying. I don't think he loves Caprica anymore; they're both completely different people now. I think he'd be better off if he figured that out, because he's really not bringing his A game here.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A+ | 1333 USERS: B-
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