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End of the Line
Episode Season 01, Number 09
109 Amanda Gathers her Courage
Title "End of the Line"
Airdate March 26, 2010
Written by Michael Taylor
Directed by Roxann Dawson
Previous "Ghosts in the Machine"
Next "Unvanquished"
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About Edit

End of the Line is the ninth episode of the first season of Caprica and the tenth produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on March 26, 2010.

Summary Edit

PrologueEdit

The U-87 is in a van, speeding down a highway at night. Military planes chase it.

A news report on television announces that Graystone Industries' stock has dropped thirty-seven percent, causing many to speculate that Daniel Graystone will have to sell assets, perhaps even the C-Bucs.

Twenty Hours Earlier

In the lab, Philo and Drew discuss Philo's dating life. Drew questions why Rachel has not met Philo in person. Philo says that they will meet when she is ready. Cylon Zoe twitches her fingers. The two notice and Philo says it must be another motor-control glitch.

Daniel and Cyrus Xander meet on the playing field at Atlas Arena. Cyrus says that Tomas Vergis needs an answer now on his offer to purchase the Bucs. He says the money from the sale might save the company. With the military contract for one-hundred thousand robots due the next month, Daniel makes the difficult decision to sell the team.

109 Clarice Confronts Barnabas

Clarice confronts Barnabas

Down at the docks, Barnabas, Pann, Hippolyta and Keon wait for a shipment which is past due. Clarice Willow, Nestor and a few others arrive. Clarice tells Barnabas he can forget about the arms shipment. She told his contacts he no longer has the STO's sanction. She shows him the "Stolen Bike" flyer. [1] She says she has been trying to get everyone to lay low while Barnabas has reached out to the other cells trying to build a power base. Barnabas says the leaders like action, not crazy plans to make Clarice a bouncer in some homemade heaven.

Clarice strikes him down and puts a gun to his head. Both sides draw their weapons. She threatens to send him to heaven, then tells him to toe the line or someone will get hurt.

The AdamasEdit

Joseph Adama is in his living room wearing his holoband. Sam Adama tries to wake him up. Evelyn says he is sick. Sam says he needs rehab. Evelyn tells Sam to go buy some comfort food for him. He is incredulous that this will be of any help. She says when Joseph comes out of this, he will need his strength. Sam wants to rip the band off of his brother, but Evelyn says he knows he cannot do that. She sends him to buy some organ meats.

Tamara's T-with-flower symbol shines in a window. She enters the room and realizes that Emmanuelle is behind her. Emmanuelle tells Tamara that she is a friend of her father and that he is looking for his daughter full time in New Cap City. He has become so obsessed that he missed his son's ink day. He has become a regular user of amp. Tamara does not believe that she can help him, but Emmanuelle has a plan.

109 Joseph Derezzes

Tamara sends her father home.

Sometime later, Joseph arrives in the same room. He pauses to shoot up with amp, then calls out that he can hear whoever is in the room. Tamara greets him and tells him that she does not want him to follow her anymore because if that is all he does, it is all he will ever do. Without warning, Tamara draws a weapon and shoots herself in the chest. Unaware that the wounds of his daughter's avatar always heal, Joseph yells in shock. Suddenly Tamara turns the weapon on him and shoots him "fatally", causing him to de-rez from New Cap City forever.

109 Evelyn Prepare to Come Out

Evelyn comes out.

Emmanuelle is sitting at a table at one side of the room and reaches up to her head as if removing glasses. In the dining room at the Adama residence, Evelyn removes her holoband. She goes to the living room (where Joseph has just returned from the Virtual World), to comfort him.

Zoe Edit

109 Philo Tries to Cope

Zoe comes out to Philo

In order to get the U-87 military contract done on time, Daniel tells Philo to wipe the MCP chip and start over, abandoning his attempts to develop artificial sentience. This will destroy the Zoe avatar program.

Fearing extinction, Cylon Zoe comes out to Philo. He initially panics, and is pinned to the wall by the U-87 while Zoe frantically tries to explain who and what she is, and to enlist his help in escaping. This gives Philo time to collect his wits. He agrees to help Zoe, repeating his previous assertion that he does not care what she really looks like (his promise to her as Rachel on their last V-World date), but when she releases him he lunges for a nearby console and initiates an emergency lockdown. Startled, Zoe shoves him away from the keyboard, but in her alarm she forgets the strength of the U-87 and flings Philo head first into a support column, killing him instantly through blunt force trauma.

109 Zoe Strikes

Zoe's escape from the lab meets a disastrous end.

In desperation, she steals a Graystone Industries company van, and escapes the lab. Since the U-87 is a military contract, the military is called out to stop her. However, they are instructed not to destroy the robot. Soldiers set up a roadblock to stop her, but she barrels through. The van flips and crashes.

Amanda Edit

109 Amanda Steps Off

Amanda solves her problems

Amanda Graystone is reading online articles about the Graystone robot contract - "Military Awards Graystone Robot Contract" from The Caprican Financial Times, "High Tech Theft Leaves Workers Slain" from The Tauron Globe Times, and from Defense Times: "Did Graystone Steal His Chip? Say It Ain't So, Danny!"

While she reads these articles, a news segment about the Pantheon Bridge plays on the television in the background. It details the dimensions and history of the bridge, and those who have jumped from it.

Amanda has flashbacks of chasing Darius down hallways at the mental health hospital, and a razor blade dripping with blood. She begins to cry.

Overcome with depression over the grief of her daughter's death, remembering her brother's death and discovering Daniel stole technology which resulted in the deaths of two men, Amanda decides to end her life and jumps off the Pantheon Bridge. ("Pilot") ("Know Thy Enemy") ("The Imperfections of Memory")

The Contract Edit

109 Sasha Patel

Daniel gets bad news

Colonel Sasha Patel of the Caprican Military Department of Procurement visits Daniel Graystone at his home laboratory to check on the progress of the U-87 military contract. She calls Daniel on his delay in delivering the robots due to the difficulties of reverse-engineering stolen technology, referring to the theft of the MCP from the Vergis Corporation. Daniel tries to deny it. She tells him that Defense may have turned a blind eye to this, but Procurement knew what they were getting into.

Daniel is supposed to deliver on the contract in one month. The longer the project drags on without results, the more embarrassment it causes the Department. Therefore, Colonel Patel moves the deadline up to the next week knowing Daniel will not be able to deliver.

Later that evening she and Vergis have dinner. Because he promises robots that work and a share of civilian applications, she tells him that he will get Graystone Industries and the military U-87 contract, guaranteed.

The STO Edit

109 An Infinity of Lights

After an STO service


TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

RatingsEdit

Production NotesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The DVD box set lists the episode title as "End of Line." [2]

Deleted PlotlinesEdit

Gaslighting AmandaEdit

In his effort to take from Daniel everything he loves, Tomas Vergis gaslights Amanda into thinking she sees Darius everywhere. She sees him at the site of the MAGLEV bombing, at the site of a car crash in Caprica City, and driving over the bridge where he died years ago. Vergis' intent is to drive Amanda over the edge. Vergis' Driver poses as Darius, to whom he bears an incredible likeness. ("The Imperfections of Memory")

The producers later realized that this plot strained credulity so they reworked it. The new plot became Amanda's deteriorating mental health. She is reminded of Darius due to the grief over losing her daughter. This, combined with her realization that Daniel is responsible for theft and murder, leads to her suicide attempt. [3]

Therefore, Jesse Haddock's scenes as Vergis' Driver were deleted from the episode. They are included in the deleted scenes in the special features on the DVD release. [4]

TamaraEdit

MusicEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Bear McCreary composed the operatic segment "Capricoperatica" for two soloists and chamber ensemble. [5]
Music: Bear McCreary
Lyrics: Laura Kalpakian
Vocalists: Alyssa Johnson (soprano) and Alessandro Juliani (tenor)

Source MusicEdit

"Caprica Main Title"
Music: Bear McCreary [6]
Daniel plays the Caprica theme on the piano after the U-87 prototype escaped his lab and stole a company van; and after he learned he will probably lose the robot and the military contract.

Bloopers and Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • The Caprica soundtrack album notes list Juliani as a baritone. He is a tenor.
  • At the beginning of this episode, there is flashback to a scene that never aired previously.

00:00:44.7
Clarice Willow: I'm being challenged for the leadership of the STO by Barnabas.

Olaf Willow: If the leadership on Gemenon thinks we can't control one of our own STO cells. . .

Clarice: Then trying to get our hands on Zoe's Apotheosis program is pointless.

Five seconds later. . .

108 Bike Flyer Infinity Symbol

Olaf: Look at the way the bike chain is drawn. (It looks like an infinity symbol.)

Clarice: It's Barnabas calling for a meeting.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. In the "Previously on Caprica" recap at the beginning of the episode, there is flashback to a scene that never aired previously. See Bloopers and Continuity Errors.
  2. "End of Line." Caprica: Season 1.0, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, episode title, episode 109, Syfy, 2010, disc four.
  3. "End of the Line." Caprica: Season 1.0, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, commentary by Executive Producer David Eick and series regular Paula Malcomson, episode 109, Syfy, 2010, disc four.
  4. "End of Line." Caprica: Season 1.0, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, deleted scenes, episode 109, Syfy, 2010, disc four.
  5. "Caprica: Original Soundtrack from the Syfy Television Series." Music by Bear McCreary, La-La Land Records, 2009/2013, LLLCD 1267.
  6. Ibid, Caprica Soundtrack.

Cast and Episode ListEdit

Starring
Eric Stoltz as Daniel Graystone Esai Morales as Joseph Adama Paula Malcomson as Amanda Graystone Alessandra Torresani as Zoe Graystone Magda Apanowicz as Lacy Rand Polly Walker as Clarice Willow Sasha Roiz as Sam Adama Brian Markinson as Jordan Duram
Guest Starring
Scott Porter as Nestor John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis James Marsters as Barnabas Alex Arsenault as Philo Leah Gibson as Emmanuelle Jill Teed as Col. Sasha Patel
Co-Starring
Hiro Kanagawa as Cyrus Xander Genevieve Buechner as Tamara Adama James Pizzinato as Drew Liam Sproule as Keon Teryl Rothery as Evelyn Jim Thomson as Voice of Serge Jesse Haddock as Vergis' Driver Johnson Gray as Darius Zak Santiago as Pann Aidan Dee as Hippolyta Alan Wong as Soldier at Roadblock
Caprica Season 1
"Pilot" • "Rebirth" • "Reins of a Waterfall" • "Gravedancing" • "There Is Another Sky" • "Know Thy Enemy" • "The Imperfections of Memory" • "Ghosts in the Machine" • "End of the Line" • "Unvanquished" • "Retribution" • "Things We Lock Away" • "False Labor" • "Blowback" • "Dirteaters" • "The Heavens Will Rise" • "Here Be Dragons" • "Apotheosis"