Anyway, all that's left is Olaf, about to pull his button and take the stadium down after all, but the Cylons pile onto him and he just kinda blows up a little bit, and meanwhile Zoë is... Bringing down the house. Making Hell out of her ugly, nasty Heaven. The walls run red with fire, and the whole things melts. Zoë is not having it, sir. Not tonight. The people are all screaming in the hellish wind, and out in the real world Clarice's computers are boiling and the world is falling apart, and Clarice screams, "It's what God wants!"
But look around you, dear. Who painted the sky? As the lava flies up and the skies burn red, who did that? If this is Heaven, then Zoë is God. You can't have it both ways. When Zoë brings it all down around them, fists clenched, eyes burning; when she says, "I am God," she's not being rude. She's being honest. The Matrix is a world laid over our own; Cylon psychology is based on projection. One day there won't be a difference between the world we walk and the world we dream. Osiris dies and Horus rises and it stops being about create/destroy, and starts being about infinite creation. And that will be Heaven, and everybody will get what they want, just like Clarice said. And none of this painful, hateful shit will make any sense anymore. We'll see it only looked like war all along; that it was something being born.
Five years from now Sarno will be surprised, even Daniel will be surprised, at how quickly the Cylons came to be such a part of society. Daniel will suggest that it was the Atlas occurrence that galvanized them. They were able to look at the Monads, see their hate for what it was, and choose something better. Something safer. They wanted to feel protected, not hated. They wanted to return to a fundamental state of grace that never really existed. They wanted to pretend.
"Because I'm hearing talk about Cylon butlers, Cylon nurses... How long before my niece Candace comes home with her Cylon fiancé to introduce to the family?" Daniel and Baxter will laugh, like old chums. Cylons will walk dogs. There will be a vast monument to that first day. The day everything changed for them.