Here Be Dragons

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Here Be Dragons
"Here Be Dragons"
An episode of the Caprica Series
Episode No. Season 1, Episode 17
Writer(s) Michael Taylor
Story by
Director Michael Nankin
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Production No. 117
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US airdate USA January 4, 2011[1][2]
CAN airdate CAN November 23, 2010 [3]
UK airdate UK
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The Heavens Will Rise Here Be Dragons Apotheosis
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The Graystones search for Zoe in V-World, while a vengeful Clarice closes in on them in the real world. The Ha'la'tha turns on the Adama brothers.



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  • "Here be dragons" is a phrase used to denote unexplored or dangerous territories, derived from the medieval European practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps. The most obvious correspondences between the title and the episode content are the inhospitable forest created by Zoe and Tamara (unexplored) and the dragon conjured there by Zoe (dangerous) to attack Amanda.


  • The episode contains two indications that Evelyn is the future mother of Admiral William Adama. First, she enjoys model shipmaking, as her son is seen doing in several episodes of Battlestar Galactica. Second, she mentions a brother on Tauron who uses hunting dogs to drive foxes into the water; this is the uncle that William mentions in "Sometimes a Great Notion". This is later confirmed in the series' finale, "Apotheosis."
  • Zoe-A's brief return to the body of the U-87 prototype is the first Cylon resurrection to occur in the Twelve Colonies. Like the humanoid Cylons decades later, massive damage to her physical body caused her consciousness to upload completely to a larger computer network; for Zoe, this was V-World, rather than a Resurrection Ship or the Resurrection Hub. She is capable of downloading only to a body specifically designed for her, but unlike the humanoid Cylons who would have many genetically equivalent biological bodies available at any time, Zoe is obliged to wait until the unique U-87 prototype body was sufficiently repaired to hold her once again. However, Zoe is able to download into that body at will, whereas downloading for humanoid Cylons would be more akin to a reflex response out of the individual's control.


  • Will Zoe-A continue to associate with Tamara-A in New Cap City, or anywhere else in V-World?

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  1. Gorman, Bill (27 October 2010). Caprica Cancelled by Syfy (backup available on . Retrieved on 28 October 2010.
  2. Exclusive: Syfy's "Caprica" to Sign Off Tuesday, January 4 (backup available on . (19 November 2010). Retrieved on 19 November 2010.
  3. SPACE Schedule (backup available on . Retrieved on 21 November 2011.