"I loved a woman. Beautiful, beautiful woman. But so serious. This frowning face, trapped in the middle of a daisy. She had a way of walking. Processional, as if she were on her way to her own execution. We had ten years. Then it fell apart under its own weight." Under the atmosphere of a gas giant, invisible Heavy Raiders on the prowl, caught in the black hole of gravity, a life on the edge, a trajectory that started at Socrata's door and ended in the storm. "Is that what you wanted?" asks Caprica: does love end by choice? Are there things I could have done differently? Does he really hate me after all? Did Three take him away for good? She's on her own among the enemy, caged up and beautiful: TheGreaterFool, on the forums, mentioned something so smart and so sharp and hard that I got kind of winded, when I read it. The reason Caprica's still in her slinky dress, the reason her hair is perfect and her makeup and nails are done, the reason she's looking for all the world like a guest at Club Med and not a prisoner of war, is that the Pegasus is always with us, and Gina will always be with us, and the dead of Cloud 9, and if we thought about that for one second in these closing episodes, we'd never stop. Too big, too sad, too scary. So give the girl a martini and a hug, and stay focused on the trial, whoever's trial it turns out to be. Lee's, for now.
"I thought if I could get over her, I could get over anything. I could endure. Conquer. Be a man, stand up to any and all kinds of punishment. I clung to an empty, spinning bed for months." He has her with that. Her face darkens. Inside everything we say is secret animal language, speech from body to body. You never tell anybody your dreams because they're hearing everything you're not saying: her bed spins, empty, for months, she's weak, no longer enduring, scared and alone. He has her with that. And Lee: "And that... that was when I finally realized how much I loved her. If I needed all that strength, what was the point? I needed to be with her." That's two, maybe three. That's Lee and Caprica, in Romo's grasp. She fills in the blanks for herself. "Did he...ask about me? Gaius?"
Lampkin removes his shades, for the first time. He's the anti-Adama; he only looks you in the eye when he's lying. Watch: "He wanted to know if you were well. He wanted you to know that he misses you. Loves you. Because he can't be here to tell you, he gave me this, to give to you." He produces the pen. "He uses that at the risk of grave reprisal to express his feelings, to put his world into some kind of recognizable order. To be heard. He kept it hidden, because he knows he will not get another. He wants you to have it. Because without you it has no meaning. He wants you to have it because he would do anything, anything to be with you again." That's twice: without you, it's nothing. Without you, he has no place to stand, he doesn't know who he is. You have all the power here, and he has none. And Lee: Kara's gone. And Bill: Kara's gone.