This Week On Caprica – 01 – 22 – 10

Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) decides to go down a path that will lead to disastrous consequences for humankind. Photo by Jeff Weddell and copyright of The Syfy Channel

SPOILER ALERT!! – On the vibrant world of Caprica, in a culture recognizably close to our own, two dynamic families – the Graystones and the Adamas – live separately on opposite ends of society until they are brought together by tragedy.  

A shared tragedy brings together Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Graystone. Photo by Jeff Weddell and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz), a computer engineering genius, owns a large corporation that is spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. His unwavering professional pursuits are driven to extreme measures when personal tragedy strikes him and his wife Amanda (Paula Malcomson): their strong-willed daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) dies in a terrorist bombing fueled by an underground religious dogma. Unbeknownst to her parents, the teenager had also been dabbling in these radical teachings, which were secretly propagated by her school’s headmistress, Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker).  

L-R: Zoe (Alessandra Torresani), Lacy (Magda Apanowicz) and Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker). Photo by Joe Pugliese and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Also living on Caprica but deeply entrenched in a cultural heritage that sets them apart from the rest of civilization, is the Adama clan.The family is helmed by Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), a renowned criminal defense attorney – with questionable ties and sometimes-devious methods – and father to William (Sina Najafi) and Tamara (Genevieve Beuchner). When Joseph’s wife and daughter perish in the same attack that befell Zoe Graystone. Joseph’s path soon crosses Daniel’s, and the two become united in their grief.  

Could Zoe have been too smart for her own good? Photo by Jeff Weddell and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Soon after, Daniel lets Joseph in on a sinister secret: he’s discovered that Zoe, a computer genius in her own right, had been experimenting with perilous virtual reality technology along with her friend Lacy (Magda Apanowicz), and managed the impossible: she created a life-life avatar of herself, a perfect digital copy. Obsessed with the possbility of seeing his daughter once again, and preying on Joseph’s shared emotions, Daniel implores his new confidante to help him make Zoe’s vision a complete reality. Appalled by the ethical implications of re-creating a soul, but aching to bring his own daughter back to life. Joseph complies…and the fate of the human race is altered forever. Caprica’s two-hour series premiere airs Friday, January 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. on The Syfy Channel.  

As noted above, photos by Joe Pugliese or Jeff Weddell and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!


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