Gaius goes off here on a really inadvisable word ramble about all the stuff we either already knew and didn't need confirming, or which is beside the point and muddles the issue. Sometimes you'll have a scene -- rarely on this show, to be fair -- where you get scared that somebody flipping past will see it, and think to himself or herself, "Now I know what that show is about, and it is not for me." And this is one of them: Callis devouring scenery at a furious rate, without anybody to act against, in a crazy stupid monologue that sounds like anime, that goes like this: "I never intended...but she said deep down, I'd always suspected. But I didn't know. How could I know? Did I conspire? Did I? No! No. I don't know. No. It wasn't my fault. It wasn't my fault!" Seriously, just like that. I would say it's the big flaw of the episode, but really it's just the same flaw, writ large: too big in concept, too hard to pull off. A for effort and A for ambition, but kind of an F for being embarrassing and unbelievable in the same way as watching somebody sing karaoke. Roslin stares at Adama as Gaius begins to weep. "I am not responsible!" shrieks the Doctor, scaring Ishay, who knocks over a tray and sends the whole MKUltra scenario off the deep end. The imaginary water starts roiling around Gaius, and the apocalypse happens on Caprica, and there's his eyeball again, and he remembers Caprica in the pool of his old-slash-imaginary condo, and then he's raising her in the hallucination, out of the water.
More Sin City bullshit talk over various on-the-nose clips of the variety where he says "hand" and there's a hand, or "seduce" and she's kissing him. That kind of thing.
"She...Caprica Six...she chose me. Chose me over all men. Chosen to be seduced, taken by the hand. Guided between the light and the dark. But is she an angel, or is she a demon? Is she imaginary, or is she real? Is she my own voice, or the voice of...?"
I mean...and this is the half of the episode people liked. "She chose me, over all men." "Is she an angel, or is she a demon? Is she imaginary, or is she real?" Fuck you. I realize he's an eight-year-old boy that thinks like this, but he didn't write the script. You did. And it's very nice, which makes the shitty stuff really stand out.