I offer my wacky predictions for the third season.
The Cylons Will Be Nice
But only to a point. I totally agree with all of the Vichy France rumours floating around. A outwardly pleasant, yet evil occupying army is a logical direction for Battlestar Galactica story to head. The Cylons will tell the people of New Caprica the same as they did Baltar: do not resist, and you won’t be harmed. They will take care of the colonists, as long as the stay quiet and don’t complain about the odd person taken away for testing and interrogation. The Colonials will accept their new rulers gratefully, though uneasily at first, but slowly and surely they will realise the true horror of their position. A resistance will form.
Anders and Starbuck Will Lead The Resistance
Anders and Starbuck will reunite the Buckaneers and lead the resistance against the Cylons. No tactic will be beneath them and they will use bombs, snipers, and plain old backstabbing to strike out against their enemies. They will be so brutal, in fact, that many of the regular Colonial people will be afraid of them.
Starbuck Will Cut Her Hair
I like the hair, but it’s gonna go. It’s so much easier to kick ass without all of the blonde tresses getting in the way.
Anders Will Die
Unfortunately, Anders is really going to fight them until he can’t. He dies fighting, in a hail of bullets, weapon in hand. Powerless to help him, Starbuck will watch him die. Then she’ll get really angry.
Leoben Seeks Starbuck
Inspired by her mercy in Flesh and Bone (admittedly after having tortured him for a while), a resurrected Leoben believes he has found true love. Not realising that she has married, he has come to New Caprica to ask her to come away with him so they might be together and have children.
Baltar is Going to Get Kicked Out of Office
Baltar’s only real option at the beginning of season three is to collude with the Cylons. But by the end of the season, Baltar will be impeached by the Quorum because he sucks as a leader. Roslin will be appointed as the President in his place. No one will complain. Her first act will be to pardon him and tell him to never cross her again.
Helo Will Move On
Helo is going to find a new girl this season who isn’t a Cylon. I’m not sure how or why, but Helo’s getting a new one. He’s finally going to get over Sharon. Unfortunately, Sharon still isn’t over him.
Cally Will Continue to Suffer
Cally will continue to be one of saddest supporting characters on television.
She only signed on to the Colonial Fleet to pay for her schooling as a dentist. Just prior to the Cylon attack her service was nearly complete and she was about to be honourably discharged from the military to pursue her career in dentistry. Guess that isn’t happening now. In Bastille Day she narrowly avoided getting raped only to get shot instead. In Kobol’s Last Gleaming, she is forced into the role of a combat soldier, and watches some of her crewmates die. While on Kobol, she is nearly executed by Crashdown for refusing to carry out his suicidal attack order. She has a front-row seat as Dr. Baltar blows him away. In Resistance, she takes out her anger on the BSG Sharon and kills her. In Lay Down Your Burdens she is savagely beaten by Tyrol after rousing him from a violent dream.
So in keeping with this fine tradition of suffering, she’s going to lose her baby. We feel really bad for poor Cally, but such is her lot.
As it turns out, there is more.