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The Face of the Enemy Webisode Summaries:

Webisode #5
Written by: Jane Espenson & Seamus Kevin Fahey
Directed by: Wayne Rose
Original Release Date: 12/24/08 on SciFi.com
Characters That Appear: Lt. Felix Gaeta, Specialist Brooks, Civilian Eight, Lt. J. 'Shark' Finnegan, Ensign 'Easy' Esrin
Cylons That Appear: Civilian Eight


Webisode 5 Recap:
Pilot Eight's body is pushed out into space from the open Raptor by Lt. Finnegan as the other four remaining occupants watch.

Civilian Eight cries.

The body is seen drifting away in empty space.

As civilian Eight gathers her emotions, Gaeta looks at her.

The Raptor computer shows a little over sixteen and a half hours of oxygen left.

While everyone else sleeps, Lt. Gaeta grunts and groans as he scratches at his leg. He pulls out the morpha and gives himself a shot. Civilian Eight, who is sleeping nearby, opens her eyes just long enough to see Gaeta injecting the morpha. Gaeta then settles down to sleep.

Flashback #1:
Civilian Eight and Gaeta go over the list of names. Eight tells him that 'Jeremiah' got sick and died in detention. Someone else killed herself while being held. She starts to cry as she tells Gaeta that she got two others out, but that "nobody knows what happened to the child." She breaks down as Gaeta consoles her and says that she saved so many. She apologizes and then tells him to think of more names and make more lists. Gaeta agrees and thanks her. They look at one another for a moment and then kiss.

Back on the Raptor, civilian Eight calls Gaeta awake as the computer display shows about twelve and a quarter hours of oxygen remaining.

Civilian Eight tells Gaeta that she can interface with the Raptor's computer and "determine the corrupted memory address."

As he struggles to awaken, Gaeta remembers that he had seen another Eight (Sharon) do the same.

Civilian Eight is concerned that the others will think that she's sabotaging the ship and wants him to stand guard.

Gaeta wants to know how they'll do it.

Civilian Eight holds out a scalpel. When he sees it, Gaeta jumps back and bumps Brooks. Brooks doesn't awaken.

Gaeta notices something in Brooks' hand. An empty needle from Gaeta's morpha is in Brooks' hand. Gaeta finds another empty needle on the floor and says, "Lethal dose."

At this point, Ensign Esrin and Lt. Finnegan wake up and want to know what happened to Brooks.

Civilian Eight tells Gaeta that she won't tell them.

Esrin immediately suspects that civilian Eight killed him. She stands up and pulls her pistol even as Gaeta tries to say that Brooks might have killed himself and that they don't know. Esrin asks if he wants to take that chance as Finnegan shackles civilian Eight, who says that "it's okay" and that "she understands."

to be continued

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Analysis:
  • Civilian Eight was emotionally invested deeply in helping Gaeta save people on New Caprica. So much so that the unknown fate of a child greatly upsets her. She also became romantically involved with Gaeta.
  • Civilian Eight saw Gaeta give himself the morpha injection. However, since Brooks was also sleeping facing Gaeta, it's possible that he could have seen Gaeta's stash as well.
  • Civilian Eight plans to interface with the Raptor's computer to pinpoint the corrupted memory, but she's afraid that she'll be suspected of sabotage.

Backstory:
  • Civilian Eight succeeded in setting some humans free back on New Caprica. She also became romantically involved with Gaeta on New Caprica.

Flashbacks:
#1:
Civilian Eight and Gaeta go over the list of names. Eight tells him that 'Jeremiah' got sick and died in detention. Someone else killed herself while being held. She starts to cry as she tells Gaeta that she got two others out, but that "nobody knows what happened to the child." She breaks down as Gaeta consoles her and says that she saved so many. She apologizes and then tells him to think of more names and make more lists. Gaeta agrees and thanks her. They look at one another for a moment and then kiss.


Notes:
  • Running time: ~4:30

Unanswered Questions:
  • How involved did Gaeta and civilian Eight become back on New Caprica? Did their relationship end when the humans escaped? Or for some other reason?
  • Where did Civilian Eight get a scalpel and why did she have it onboard the Raptor?
  • Did Brooks kill himself? Or did civilian Eight do it as we are being led to suspect?
  • Now that she's shackled under suspicion, will civilian Eight be able to interface with the Raptor's computer as she planned?
  • Does Gaeta have any morpha left? And what will the other humans do now that his mortha stash is presumably been revealed with Brooks' death?





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