Evidence For: The man loves his fellow crewmen, but that could all be a ruse or just part of his programming. There have been times when he makes an abrupt about-face in his strategies based on hunches, and he did recover from Boomer’s assassination attempt rather quickly. Add to that the fact that he was the last in the military to stick to the old ways of avoiding networks, Adama’s hunch may have been his Cylon subconscious winning out. Oh, and he was quite willing to make Sharon an officer in the fleet again. Hmmm….
Evidence Against: Come on, could Commander Adama really be a Cylon? The guy has found more ways to frak Cylon’s than anyone else in the fleet. Then there’s the real kicker: he has two biological sons. Sharon Agathon aside, this is something of an impossibility for Cylons.
Evidence For: Ever since he miraculously survived the holocaust of Caprica, Baltar has been plagued by visions of a mental Number 6. For most of three season, it’s been told that Baltar is fated for something great, even being called “The Chosen One” by Number 6. He’s been something of a Cylon sympathizer (although to be fair, that’s only because of the circumstances he found himself in). His trial starts soon, and this cockroach of space may well find himself in an airlock by the season’s end. But if he dies, will we see him return in a new body?
Evidence Against: Well, his mental Number 6 has pretty much told him that he’s not a Cylon. That’s a hell of an argument against, plus it would be too obvious a choice to be Baltar. But maybe that’s all just a red herring.
Evidence For: The guy has been anti-establishment from the start and has worked to undermine both Adama’s and Roslin’s authority at every turn. A master at subversion, he has worked from the inside to establish his own agenda. Now as vice president of the colonies, Zarek has attained more power than he’s ever had and could just be biding his time until the right moment. And just what’s he afraid that will come to light should Baltar’s trial go through anyway?
Evidence Against: History. Zarek has been a very public figure for almost 40 years. There’s a record of his coming and goings, and a good portion of that time was spent sitting in prison. No, it seems Zarek is just out for Zarek and will use any ideology he can to make sure he has as much power as he can attain.
Anastasia DuallaEvidence Against: Dee is often the voice of reason to whomever talks to her. She also has a pretty well established history and talks of family and the like. We've seen her ill and we've seen her get fatigued like regular soldiers after prolonged physical activity.
Evidence For: She’s been romantically linked to powerful people in both the military and the government and is known for being the quiet one. People confide in her and she is privy to a lot of secrets. When Cylon Centurions got abord the Galactica, she was the only survivor in her particular corridor, suffering only a concussion. Luck or good cover story?
Evidence For: In “33”, Gaeta noticed a strange device attached to the DRADIS and didn’t tell anyone about it, a device that was later revealed to allow Cylons to track the Galactica. He also worked closely with Dr. Baltar when the Cylon detector was being developed (not to mention Baltar neglected to tell Boomer she was a Cylon out of fear). Then there was Gaeta’s attempt to kill Baltar recently after Baltar whispered something into his ear. Wonder what was said?
Evidence Against: Gaeta has been working with Adama since before the Cylon’s infiltrated human society and even worked with the resistance on New Caprica to thwart Cylon plans.
Kara “Starbuck” Thrace
Evidence For: A lot actually. She learned to fly the Cylon Raider when no one else could and could almost communicate with it. She did all those funky paintings of the Eye of Jupiter back on Caprica without knowing what it was she was painting and Leoban is way into her. Don’t forget also that when she returned to Caprica, while all the other women capable of bearing children were hooked up to insemination machines, she was oddly kept away from that. Then, on New Caprica, her ovaries were removed. That’s just weird and smacks of the Cylon’s knowing something they haven’t let onto yet. Not to mention that when D’Anna saw the face of one the final five Cylons, she apologized. Now what would she do that?
Evidence Against: Starbuck has memories of a mother and a very fundamentalist upbringing. When she was a prisoner on Caprica, Simon mentioned that her fingers had all been broken when she was a child. Like Zarek, she has a history that may preclude her from being one of the toasters. Could be her mother was just a religious nut with access to lost scripture. Or her mother could have the Cylon. Huh…
President Laura Roslin
Evidence For: Everyone in the fleet thought it was odd that the only surviving member of the president’s cabinet was a glorified school teacher. Roslin is a strong will woman though and will do her damndest to make sure her will is done, even if that means going up against Adama. The most condemning piece of evidence is her miraculous recovery from terminal breast cancer. Baby Cylon blood? Hardly. Most likely the injection jump-started her Cylon immune system and purged the disease. Not to mention that we really haven’t seen much of her history. By all accounts, she was a very obscure member of the president’s cabinet who no one really knows that much about. And like Number 6, she was in the process of having an affair with a very powerful and influential man (the president himself) when everything went to Hell.
Evidence Against: This woman hates her some Cylon. In fact, she’s yet to meet one she hasn’t wanted to initially toss out the airlock. She also wanted to use the biological weapon the fleet found to eradicate the entire Cylon race. That’s just hardcore.
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So there you have it. Could be someone on the list or could be someone none of us has thought of. But this is just what I’ve come up with. What do you think?