- This page is about Shelly Godfrey, the copy of Cylon Model Number Six who tries to expose Baltar as a traitor. See the Caprica-Six and Gina articles for information about them. For other copies, see the Number Six article.
|Portrayed by||Tricia Helfer|
|Shelly Godfrey is a Cylon|
|Shelly Godfrey is a Final Five Cylon|
|Shelly Godfrey is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Shelly Godfrey is an Original Series Cylon|
"Shelly Godfrey" is the pseudonym adopted by a copy of Number Six that arrives on board battlestar Galactica with a mission to apparently expose Gaius Baltar as a traitor. "Godfrey" presents a disc with surveillance footage that seems to indicate that Baltar was responsible for destroying the defense mainframes at the Colonial Ministry of Defense prior to the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.
During her time on Galactica, "Godfrey" very much reveals her underlying nature is very similar to that of her "sisters" as she attempts to seduce William Adama. She also claimed to have had an affair with Dr. Amorak.
The evidence she presents is initially determined to be authentic, which results in Baltar's arrest. Lieutenant Felix Gaeta later determines that the footage was doctored, much to Baltar's astonishment, which further leads to Gaeta's comment on how "Godfrey" apparently wanted someone to find out that the so-called evidence was faked.
In light of her actions, "Godfrey"'s true aim appears to be an attempt to further establish Baltar's position of prominence in the Fleet and to protect him from any future claims of his complicity in the Colonies' downfall (Six Degrees of Separation).
A file photo of Godfrey exists in President Roslin's office aboard Colonial One as part of a dossier of identified Humanoid Cylons. When, where, and how this photo was acquired is not known (Epiphanies).
- Some fans have speculated that Ms. Godfrey was a physical manifestation of Baltar's Internal Six, given her mysterious disappearance and her apparent goal of covertly helping Baltar, whom the other Cylons have not shown an interest in beyond his help in setting up the sneak attack (e.g. Centurions attacking his party in "Fragged," Ms. Biers' lack of any special interest in him beyond that which she had in any other Galactica resident in "Final Cut," etc.) It is unclear whether this will ever be resolved.
- The last name Godfrey is a derivative from Old French which in turn derives from the Old High German male proper name Godafrid meaning "the peace of God".