Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Spoilers:
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Starbuck's Fate Spoilers:
3/17/07: Not long after (roughly an hour) we posted Jessica's three-day old season finale recap on our site on Saturday, Hercules at Ain't It Cool News posted an article confirming the recap including Kara's appearance as spoilers. Herc's Ain't It Cool News BSG Article [Herc isn't infallible and his post seemed to indicate that he didn't like being scooped so it could just be damage control on his part. Although, we at TPR are listening to our own Inner Six who finds our posting and Herc's seeming folllow-up an hour later too much to be coincidental. Our Inner Six has convinced us that Herc feels like TPR scooped him even if he won't admit it.]
3/16/07: Updated Season Finale Rumor/Speculation
3/13/07: Updated Season Finale Rumor/Speculation - More on Starbuck's rumored return.
3/10/07: RDM response to a question about Kara's destiny was to "embrace death": "Kara's destiny is layered with meaning." From Ronald D. Moore Posting @ SciFi.com Board [That's a cryptic "answer" that Babylon 5's Kosh would be proud of.]
3/10/07: RDM response to a question about what damaged Kara's Viper: "This was left deliberately vague. What do you think it was?" From Ronald D. Moore Q&A @ SciFi.com Board
3/6/07: Kristin claims that she interviewed Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff just after they filmed the episode. She says that Katee was upbeat and talked about her character in the present tense. She says that Sackhoff said, "My hope for the character is that she finds peace, and my fear is that she is gonna be a Cylon." From Kristin
3/6/07: During a radio interview, Katee said, "I'm dead as far as I know" and later "As far as I know, the fate of Starbuck is completely changed. Her ship exploded and she didn't pull the ejection thing." Of note, though, is that she was not on-set when the shot of Kara reaching for the eject switch was filmed. She is doing feature work and looking for regular television work, but she is still under her six year contract with the show. From Katee Sackhoff Interview with Cort and Fatboy
3/5/07: Updated Season Finale Rumor/Speculation - Includes Rumor of Starbuck's return.
3/3/07: Updated Kara Speculation from The Patriot Resource
3/3/07: When asked about being back, Sackhoff's response was: "I cannot answer that question due to confidentiality. All I can say is that when I read ep. 16. I was shocked to say the least." Later, when asked about Season 4, her response was: "I have not given Battlestar a thought for awhile. Focusing on feature work." From Katee Sackhoff Interview with The SciFi World
2/17/07: Updated General Speculation - Hints of Starbuck's fate.
1/17/07: On his internet broadcast, KoenigRules again stood by his long-ago reported spoiler that Kara dies in Maelstrom after finally realizing her destiny. Subject2Discussion | LVRocks.com [KoenigRules has been mostly correct although some of his spoilers have been vague and open to interpretation, which is why his spoilers only sporadically appear here.]
1/17/07: Ausiello says that Kara is not a Cylon. Ask Ausiello at TVGuide.com
1/8/07: Ronald D. Moore and David Eick did an interview which mostly focused on the speculation about Kara. They again would not say her character (or any mjaor character) dies. However, they said something profound would happen to the character, which would help drive another "reset" of where the other characters were. Interview in Chicago Tribune
1/8/07: Updated Kara Speculation from The Patriot Resource
1/7/06: Entertainment Weekly's Season 3.5 preview includes "'cosmic destiny' prompts a dramatic life change" which combines with the identities of the final five Cylons for a big cliffhanger. [Going by this, looks like Starbuck doesn't die.]
1/6/07: Updated Kara Speculation from The Patriot Resource
12/29/06: Updated Kara Speculation from The Patriot Resource
12/29/06: One Season 3.5 promo states "One will die. One will realize they are a Cylon. And One will find Earth." [We know that with Kara's "destiny," she'll likely fulfill at least one of those.]
12/20/06: Katee admitted that she wasn't in the final episodes, but she would not comment on whether Starbuck was dead, citing that she had signed a confidentiality agreement. From Katee Sackhoff Interview with Fatboy [A "No Comment" is not exactly encouraging news for those hoping that Starbuck is just missing...unless Katee is being clever and thus heightening interest in Kara's fate.]
12/20/06: Starbuck continues her downward spiral even up to episode 316. From Katee Sackhoff Interview with Fatboy [How much worse can things get with Kara pushing Anders away, pushing Kat likely hastening her death, screwing over Lee, then just screwing Lee and screwing over Dee?]
12/14/06: From Ronald D. Moore: "There's a pretty big loss coming midway through the second half of the season...you'll be pretty shocked about what happens to somebody...and I'm not really saying that we're doing that [killing off a character]." From RDM Interview [RDM wouldn't come out and say that they were killing off another character, which he's never been shy about before. Looks like the idea of Kara being kidnapped, suffering a trauma or turning out to be a Cylon looks to be more likely. That would leave the character alive, but be a loss to the rest of the character.]
12/13/06: From a second-hand source, Katee Sackhoff supposedly privately reassured a fan at a convention that Kara is not dead and gone yet.
12/13/06: Both Ronald D. Moore and Katee Sackhoff have said that Kara has a destiny that is central to the show. This destiny has been hinted at several times in episodes by various Cylon characters starting back in Season 1 starting with Leoben's interrogation, the whole Arrow of Apollo storyline and The Farm and Simon and in the latest Leoben-Kara interaction on New Caprica.
12/12/06: Updated Kara Speculation from The Patriot Resource
12/12/06: Katee Sackhoff says that she was told that her character was not a Cylon.
12/12/06: Ronald D. Moore has repeatedly said that the relationship between Lee and Kara is a central storyline to the show. [I understand not wanting to bring them together since ending the "romance dance" has taken the wind out of television series before, but the way they've decided to string the dance out has left the two characters almost unredeemable.]
12/12/06: At a convention, Katee Sackhoff called Maelstrom her favorite episode. Also, according to second-hand sources, she disclosed that it was her final appearance of the season. [which would obviously mean that she's not in the three-part season finale]
11/27/06: Kara will learn of the destiny that the Cylons have hinted at. Leoben turns out to be the only one to understand Kara. From Katee Sackhoff [Leoben is the only one who understands her? That oughta heat up the 'Kara's a Cylon debate' even further]
11/21/06: The following characters appear in the season finale (unknown if they might be appearing only in flashback): Adama, Roslin, Lee, Tigh, Athena, Helo, Tyrol, Cally, Gaeta, Anders, Cottle, Racetrack and Seelix. [Revised to hopefully eliminate some confusion and needless speculation. This list comes from a particular day of shooting and as such can be used only to confirm some characters' survival. Just because Kara and Baltar are not listed does not mean that they have been killed off. More can be taken from the fact that Tigh, Anders, Gaeta and Racetrack are still around.]
11/19/06: In a video interview with TV Guide, Katee Sackhoff said that we'd find out that she was a Cylon and see how she died. [Her comment was likely a joke as the interview was light-hearted, at least the Cylon part. The "major death" probably happens at the same time that Kara's Viper is damaged in a scene not yet leaked. Kat? Hot Dog?] YouTube Link
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