Daniel smiles, orphans all around him. Sobbing, terrified; their father lost and gone to war. Johnny and Tessa, mourning their father. "The passing of a loved one is a terrible thing. A tragedy that leaves us bereft, our lives and our world that much smaller. But what if I told you there was a way to ease this heartache, thanks to a breakthrough technology from Graystone Industries?"
A perfect world, no pain at all, floating just above the sorrowful world you know. Like beautiful Caprica, beloved of Apollo; shining white Caprica, spires and skies like a fresh sheet of paper, riding on the back of Tauron, Aerilon, Sagittaron. On their blood and their pain, like a chugging engine, a floating world that runs on money. Feeding those unlucky sisters on her shit.
Johnny and Tessa won't have to cry too much longer; their father appears in living color, arms out, holding his orphaned children tight. "Imagine never having to say goodbye to your loved ones again. Imagine a future without loss, brought to you today." Caprica's fallen, back again, raising you up out of sorrow and into the light. "Grace, by Graystone. Because some memories should live forever." Johnny and Tessa fade away; they were never real. Johnny and Tessa were just a story, their dead father an index of every man we've lost. Daniel was never real either.
Daniel hates it. He hates it: He hates Daniel Graystone, artificial life form extending a perverted grace. Johnny and Tessa, he likes the idea. But his own form? Repurposed, in his image, saying words he's never said and pretending to feelings he's never felt. Offering grace Daniel knows will never come. Perverted. How could you do that to a person? How is that grace?
The Guatrau's confused: Is there a problem with the program? Daniel can't admit that, so he stays on task with his complaint. "My problem is with this commercial. For one thing, I didn't even know it was being made..." Cyrus explains they made it on their own time, to let him work on hacking his way toward grace. "And since our research shows that most people still see Daniel as the face of Graystone, we went ahead with the computer-generated image. I didn't think you'd have a problem with it."