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mikeforrest2003
July 20th, 2005, 11:51 PM
I refer to the one in his mind of course

Let's look at this 6 though.

Is it possible that in his horror at what he'd done that his mind conjured up a new 6 to blame his own madness on and whatever crimes he might commit?

She doesn't seem to really be helping the Cylon cause all that much and actually pointed Baltar to a way to detect Cylons!

She didn't recognize Darl even though he was a Cylon.

And even in the miniseries 6 didnt' entirely rule out the possibility but simply ridiculed his reasoning on the matter.

Orrie_104
July 21st, 2005, 02:34 PM
While it's certainly possible, I think the events of Season 1 have left it far less likely.

There are several instances where the cylons seem to take advantage of what the Number 6 in Baltar's head knows. The one that leaps to my mind is the fight in the Delphi Museum. Number 6's vicious beating of Starbuck indicated (to me and others I've talked to) that it was personal. She was being vindictive because Number-6-in-Baltar's-head was jealous. Also, she called Starbuck "Lieutenant" (her rank, which admittedly could have been gleaned from insignia on her uniform), but also called her "Starbuck" later in the fight... indicating Number 6 knew who she was.

Just my 2¢. :-)

Helo
July 21st, 2005, 07:51 PM
While it's certainly possible, I think the events of Season 1 have left it far less likely.

There are several instances where the cylons seem to take advantage of what the Number 6 in Baltar's head knows. The one that leaps to my mind is the fight in the Delphi Museum. Number 6's vicious beating of Starbuck indicated (to me and others I've talked to) that it was personal. She was being vindictive because Number-6-in-Baltar's-head was jealous. Also, she called Starbuck "Lieutenant" (her rank, which admittedly could have been gleaned from insignia on her uniform), but also called her "Starbuck" later in the fight... indicating Number 6 knew who she was.

Just my 2¢. :-)


Six is very much real as season 1 proves. She is a chip in baltars head that was implanted so she could go with him abord the galactica without being there.

Space Monkey52
July 22nd, 2005, 02:29 PM
Six is very much real as season 1 proves. She is a chip in baltars head that was implanted so she could go with him abord the galactica without being there.

I agree. I think that it's possible for her to exist both in Baltar's head and as a human cylon at the same time. Tricia mentioned that the "shared consciousness" thing that the cylon models have would be explained a bit this season.

On a side note, real or not, she still messes with Baltar which is amusing for the rest of us. :p I love the scene when she bashes his head into the mirror.

alki
July 22nd, 2005, 03:22 PM
I refer to the one in his mind of course

Let's look at this 6 though.

Is it possible that in his horror at what he'd done that his mind conjured up a new 6 to blame his own madness on and whatever crimes he might commit?

She doesn't seem to really be helping the Cylon cause all that much and actually pointed Baltar to a way to detect Cylons!

She didn't recognize Darl even though he was a Cylon.

And even in the miniseries 6 didnt' entirely rule out the possibility but simply ridiculed his reasoning on the matter.
she's gotta be a chip....

or maybe baltar's actually a cylon!!!

i'm wondering why some cylon's know they are cylons automatically (like the sixes and those two dudes) but others like boomer don't even know and are horrified to find out....what happens when the unknowing ones die?

does their replacement then automatically know it's a cylon?

it's going to be interesting to see how the BSG folks resolve some of the mysteries.....

Ses
July 22nd, 2005, 03:33 PM
Maybe its not so black and white; both theories could be right :)
There could be a 6 inside his mind that is real and in contact with the cylons, and there could also be a 6 he is imagining. But that would probably be way too confuzzling to keep up with on the show as you couldn't be 100% sure either way.

BruTak
July 25th, 2005, 06:35 AM
Speaking personally, if Number 6 is just a figment of Baltar's imagination - where can I get an imaginary play-friend like her? ;)

More to the point, why does no one think it odd when he starts grinning foolishly and goes into his own little make belive world to play "hide the sausage" with her?

alki
July 25th, 2005, 07:17 AM
Speaking personally, if Number 6 is just a figment of Baltar's imagination - where can I get an imaginary play-friend like her? ;)

More to the point, why does no one think it odd when he starts grinning foolishly and goes into his own little make belive world to play "hide the sausage" with her?


LOL :D :D :D

that was a funny scene when starbuck walked in on him during one of his more intense sausage-hiding moments.....

i guess they all think is an eccentric whacko, albeit brilliant - which i suppose he is....or he's a cylon ;)

Carbito
July 25th, 2005, 07:52 AM
More to the point, why does no one think it odd when he starts grinning foolishly and goes into his own little make belive world to play "hide the sausage" with her?

I would have thought they would have noticed something by now. He certainly does not go to any great lengths to hide that he is talking to someone who is not there.

Vala
July 25th, 2005, 09:28 AM
On a side note, real or not, she still messes with Baltar which is amusing for the rest of us. :p I love the scene when she bashes his head into the mirror.
yeah that was great :D LOL!