This week’s Caprica episode, “The Things We Lock Away,” was perfectly-titled and a very good conclusion to last week’s episode. It was also more of a chapter than a plot-driven episode on its own, which makes it harder to review (though next week’s episode is looking fantastic). So I thought I’d take another route and ask other Caprica fans a question.
Spoilers, of course.
This episode introduced us to Zoe’s own invisible friend, a-la invisible-Six or she was called on BSG. So I’m wondering what you make of invisible-Zoe?
I can’t tell if she’s part of Zoe’s consciousness, perhaps part that fractured off when she had a really traumatic incident in her childhood. Or perhaps she’s something mystical that’s always been there. I don’t know and I don’t know what I want it to be either.
Were this not tied into BSG, I’d hypothesize that this invisible-Zoe split off when little Zoe realized that her parents weren’t going to come for her and she was on her own. That this Zoe carries a lot of anger for her parents and abandonment issues combined with a strong self-preservation instinct. But I suppose we’ll learn more later.
[And more thoughts after sleeping on it:] There’s a kind of Zoe/Baltar parallel in that both of them are complete geniuses who developed angels/invisible-people after going through a traumatic event. For Zoe, it was the fire, so it happened when she was young. For Baltar, it was the destruction of the colonies.