Laura looks up, above the bridge at the Final Five. Bill explains, in case Laura is as dumb as apparently we are suddenly, that each of them has a piece of the puzzle, so they're going to put their hands in Sam's datafont and share the information, and then send it via Samphone to the Colony. "Now, for a moment, we're going to know everything there is to know about one another," Ellen explains, and Saul's sweetly and romantically excited by the idea. Tory, not so much. "There are certain things that..." Saul and Ellen break their stargazing canoodle long enough to look over at her and wonder what she's going on about this time. "That we've all done. Certain things that people would be shocked to learn about..." Her eyes dart to Galen, and he sort of eyeball-shrugs.
Kara agrees, down below, with Cavil: "Hey, I don't mean to rush you, but you are keeping two civilizations waiting!" Which is so first draft it's ridiculous, considering Kara just made that same joke ten minutes ago when they killed Boomer, but who has time to quibble the little things. "Let's... Let's just all agree that no matter what we learn about each other..." Galen breathes, because if anybody is going to reveal doing something super frakked up it's going to be Tory, because that's what she is in this story, another Dirty Girl, "...We're all Cylons, and [to Galen directly now] we're all capable of making mistakes." Saul's like, "Blah blee, I'm so sure you cheated on a civics test in the seventh grade." (Well, they're all Canadian so he's thinking "grade seven.") He summarily forgives her all her "dark secrets" and urges them to get on with it.
(Like! I like the way it takes all five of them, and all the changes they've gone through, and all the different cycles they're on, which lives they remember, which lives they've tossed out the window. One thing I'll say is that, individual opportunities for characterization aside, these five really do work well as a unit of personalities. What's that Vonnegut word? I believe in them as one of those, and I believe it here now. There's all kinds of Jungian stuff you'd hate me for going into as far as I want to, but it works, in the same way as that episode of Buffy where they did this exact same thing. Compare with the Fleet estates, from when the Four were revealed: Saul the officer, Sam/Ellen the civilian, Tory in the administration and Galen the crewman. Thanks to Boomer and Kara, Sam and Ellen have switched places, and he's the magical missing one. Flip it along an axis and you've got the four functions, Intuition Feeling Thinking Sensation, and their associated shadows, and Sam's in the middle transcending and connecting it to the capital-S Self, the higher purpose. Flip it again and you're looking at the classic Elements, or the Humors, or Hogwarts Houses, or members of the Fantastic Four, or the Golden Girls, or Carrie Bradshaw and her friends. There aren't really that many stories we tell each other. This is not all that we are: the Opera House is a map of every human soul, and every Cylon's too.)