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108 Mysteries Emmanuelle
Ghosts in the Machine
Season One
Episode 08
Airdate March 19, 2010
Written by Michael Taylor
Directed by Wayne Rose
Episode Guide
Previous "The Imperfections of Memory"
Next "End of Line"

Ghosts in the Machine is the eighth episode of the first season of Caprica and the ninth produced hour of the series. It first aired on the SyFy Channel on March 19, 2010.


Searching for Zoe[]

108 Testing Zoe

Daniel tries to force Zoe to react

Daniel Graystone pursues his breakthrough discovery that Zoe's avatar exists within the U-87. In a desperate attempt to communicate with her, Daniel presses her with a story of their burning home, and the fire that almost killed her - but to no avail.

As Daniel's desperation increases, so do his methods. Playing on Zoe's traumatic fear of fire, he commands the U-87 to stand still as he constructs a blazing pyre around her. She can end the torture and reveal her presence by simply walking out. Although Zoe is agonized by her terrifying memories and the current distress her father is inflicting, she does not reveal herself.

Meanwhile, Daniel presents a final test: Placing a loaded gun in the U-87's hand, he orders it to shoot his dog. Zoe masters her revulsion and carries out the orders. Frustrated and tearful, Daniel cedes the game, and reveals that the gun was loaded with blanks.

Searching for Darius[]

108 Young Amanda and Young Darius

Amanda and Darius when they were young

Amanda Graystone, still troubled by visions of her long-dead brother, Darius, returns to the scene of the fatal crash in an attempt to unravel the mystery, only to see an even more vivid apparition of her brother driving away. Later, as Amanda unburdens her heart to Clarice, the teacher deepens her plot to find Zoe's avatar by manipulating Amanda to fixate on her dead daughter.

In a surprise visit to the Graystone house, Tomas Vergis relates to Amanda the gruesome tale of the death of his employees and the theft of the MCP. Amanda stands by her husband, but the news troubles her.

Searching for Tamara[]

108 Emmanuelle Partially De-Rezzes

Emmanuelle gets wounded in a gun fight

Attempting to find his daughter, Joseph Adama re-enters New Cap City. His guide, Emmanuelle, prepares Joseph for the ugly truths of the game, and equips him with a gun and a digital performance enhancement drug - amp - to improve his reaction time and increase his brutality.

Joseph and Emmanuelle seek Tamara at the New Cap City equivalent of the Adama home, but the apartment is inhabited by a drug addict - an amphead. As the druggie yields the information that Joseph's daughter is at a club called "Mysteries", a gang of drug dealers burst in on the scene and threaten to end Adama's New Cap life. Feigning innocence, Emmanuelle claims not to know Adama, and as the gangsters are focused on Joseph, she deftly takes out the whole team with her pistol. Joseph is relieved, but she berates him for freezing up - if he cannot pull the trigger when he needs to, he will never be able to help his daughter.

108 Joseph Emmanuelle Mysteries

Joseph and Emmanuelle look for Tamara at Mysteries

Sam visits Joseph and reprimands him for the sad state into which he has fallen. Joseph merely responds by pressing his brother about how he is able to convince himself to murder, which Sam reveals: You have to think of it as a game. Reinvigorated, Joseph ventures to Mysteries, where he sees a sign: His daughter's initials in her own handwriting. He doses himself with more amp and goes on a killing spree, only to learn that his daughter has come and gone. He and Emmanuelle leave the club and find the streets covered with Tamara's symbol - growing ominously larger and grotesque. Emmanuelle nudges Joseph to abandon the quest.



The scenes with Tanner, Mar-Beth and Olaf Willow were deleted. They are included in the special features of the Season 1.0 DVD release. Phil Granger, Anita Torrance and Panou still received screen credit.


1,230,000 American viewers[1]

Production Notes[]

Filming Locations[]

The Willow house was filmed in New Westminster, a city in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area.[2]


Cultural References[]

Bloopers and Continuity Errors[]

See Also[]

Sexuality (Cerberus' cross-dressing and same gender flirting)


  1. Caprica, Episodes, US Viewers on Wikipedia. Retrieved on August 13, 2019.
  2. Episode 2: Rebirth on "Visit Caprica: A Guide to Caprica Filming Locations". Retrieved on August 21, 2019.
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Cast and Episode List[]

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
John Pyper-Ferguson as Tomas Vergis Leah Gibson as Emmanuelle Dmitry Chepovetsky as Cerberus
Phil Granger as Tanner Anita Torrance as Mar-Beth Panou as Olaf Jim Thomson as Voice of Serge Jesse Haddock as Darius (vision) Johnson Gray as Darius Stefan Arngrim as Amphead Ron Selmour as Shotgun King Lau as Bouncer No 2 Amos Stern as Cigarette Man Patrick Sabongui as Weasley Bouncer Kailyn Stratton as Six-year-old Zoe Kassandra Kingsborough as Young Amanda Hannah as Caesar the Dog Kirstyn Konig as Female Dancer No 1 • Crystal Yuan-Jui Lai as Female Dancer No 2 • Paula Giroday as Female Dancer No 3 • Aryn Savard as Female Dancer No 4 • Christian Vincent as Male Dancer No 1 • Scott Augustine as Male Dancer No 2 • Kenny Mugisha as Male Dancer No 3 • Marco Arimare as Male Dancer No 4
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 Line" • "Unvanquished" • "Retribution" • "Things We Lock Away" • "False Labor" • "Blowback" • "The Dirteaters" • "The Heavens Will Rise" • "Here Be Dragons" • "Apotheosis"