Three walks through New Caprica City, not insane to the naked eye. She sees the Oracle's tent from her dream, and walks right in. There's Amanda Plummer, always crazy, formerly Honey Bunny of course and currently known as Dodona Selloi "Don't be afraid," she says. "I know who you are. What you are. Poor thing. You must be terrified." Selloi pours some chamalla into her hand and licks it off. I do love the nutty religious angle, especially when the drugs get involved. People make frackin' awesome decisions when they're fucked up on chamalla. "Do you have any candy?" See? Nuts. Three's like, "Um, no?" Selloi smiles. "Chamalla's so bitter." Oh yeah, Roslin used to eat candy too. "Zeus sees all. Sees you, number Three. Sees your pain. Your destiny. All the Gods weep for you." Three comes further into the tent and utters eight words that spell controversy: "There is no Zeus. No other God but God." (That's one of the Three Pillars of Cylontology, I believe.) "Well," Selloi sniffs, "You don't believe that anymore. You don't know what you believe, and that is why you're here." Three is very still, and very quiet, with this woman. Like she's waiting for an explosion, or for the Oracle to start freaking out. It's very nice, and very perfect for the scene, and it's not a Three we've ever seen. She is completely rational with her. It's great. "It's not true. I don't even know why I'm here. This is the stupidest thing I ever did," she grins. "It is your dream that brings you to me." Three's grin thuds in the sand. "How do you know about that?" Selloi gestures to her, and Three kneels across from her, shaking her head. "I have a message for you from the one you worship. He speaks through me to you, just as He speaks in your dreams. The message is...the fruit born of two peoples [Three's smile fades entirely] is alive. A child named after the wife and sister of the all-knowing Zeus: Hera lives." Three shakes her head sadly, thinks the word "crazy," says, "That's not true. The child is dead." But the Oracle is insistent: "You will hold her in your arms [like Kara and Leoben], and you'll know for the first time what it is to feel true love [like Kara and Kacey]. But you'll lose everything you've done here." They stare at each other in a prophetic impasse. "Wish I had some chocolate caramels," Selloi mumbles. Three's like, "Trade you for some Pepto."
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