"For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars -- pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time."
Gaius speaks. "Because that is what we are, voyagers traversing the stars..."
Caprica and Ellen offer the Prayer to the Cloud of Unknowing. "Heavenly Father, grant us the strength, the wisdom, and above all a measure of acceptance, however small."
Adama speaks. "We must understand that what we sacrifice here today are women and men of extreme courage. So say we all."
And Gaius, praying for comfort: "In search of grace."
And Ellen, anointing her daughters one by one, in grief and in renewal: "Grace."
And Gaius. "Unity. Life. Love."
And Ellen. "Unity. Life. Love."
And Bill, with honor and with love. "So say we all."
And the Fleet: "So say we all!"
The cult comes into the military funeral and joins them quietly, as does Caprica. Adama calls the service, and they salute sharply, shutting the door on them. She carries a candle in vigil; Gaius holds the dogtags in a vigil of his own. Seeing her, he smiles vaguely to himself. He thinks it's as easy to impress Caprica as it is to impress Six.
"Listen to me. Death is not the end. And I'm not talking about Cylon resurrection, I'm talking about the gift of eternal life that is offered to each and every one of us. Yes, even the most flawed amongst us." Lee stares. "All we need is the courage to face death when it comes calling for us -- embrace it even..." Caprica stares at him; Kara makes the funniest, Chiefiest face she'd ever made, like, "Ohh, fuckin' Baltar."
"Only then will we truly have the ability to cross over... As one amongst us here has already crossed over! One amongst us here is living proof that there is life after death. The blood on these dogtags comes from necrotic flesh -- that means a dead body. The DNA analysis is a hundred percent proof positive match..." Ellen's eyes dart at her again and again while he's speaking, I don't know if it's just Vernon being bored in this take or there's a point, because she's very soft-focus in the background and it's not the kind of thing EJO would look out for, but then also Ellen knows Kara is magic, in some way that is not directly related to her entire bag of bullshit, so it's not that hard to figure out.