"Wipe 'em out," yeah? So I'm glad we're looking at this from a bunch of different angles, with due deference to like the sanctity of life. And before you freakin' email me, I'll remind you of something Abraham Lincoln said, which Moore has said more than once is a guiding principle for the show: " With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." With malice toward none, and charity for all. The categorical imperative says it's fine to commit genocide as long as you'd be happy to be on the other side of the line. But we'll get to that particular bizarre viewpoint in a second. Right now it's Roslin's office on Colonial One, where Lee is explaining his sickening but clever plan. "We jump to an area we know the Cylons use as a supply line, NCD2539. We stay there, exposed; we look as if we're spoiling for a fight. They'll send their Fleet. And where there's a Fleet, there's a resurrection ship. And once the resurrection ship is within our reach, we execute our infected prisoners. We bug out, the executed prisoners download into the resurrection ship, and with them, the virus." Roslin confirms that the virus would download to the new bodies, and Adama is very still and quiet about this. "Rescuers become carriers of the plague. Cylons themselves don't believe that they'll develop a cure." Well, Cylons are downers, Bill. But I think I see the logical loophole here, too: one of the main differences between the humans and Cylons has always been "network" v. "non-network." Adama's decree is that no computers be networked, because of the way the Cylons can get in; the Cylons' greatest fear, on the other hand, is having anybody cut off from the network: I think the resurrection ships are all connected, so this would work. Or, you know, whatever: the Cylons are scared of it, and they would know.
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