Caprica/Reins of a Waterfall

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Reins of a Waterfall
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Season 1, Episode 2
Airdate February 5, 2010
Written by Michael Angeli
Directed by Ronald D. Moore
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CapricaSeason One

Reins of a Waterfall is the second episode of the first season of Caprica.

Starring: Eric Stoltz (Dr. Daniel Graystone), Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), Paula Malcomson (Dr. Amanda Graystone), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy Rand), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Brian Markinson (Special Agent Jordan Duram)

and Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow)

Guest Starring: Patton Oswalt (Baxter Sarno), Avan Jogia (Ben Stark), Kendall Cross (Agent Youngblood), Peter Wingfield (Gara Singh), Luciana Carro (Priyah Magnus)

Cast: Sina Najafi (William Adama), Hiro Kanagawa (Cyrus Xander), Karen Austin (Ruth), Genevieve Buechner (Tamara Adama), Jim Thomson (Voice of Serge), Liam Sproule (Keon), Renu Bakshi (Abasi Lowe), Dale Wolfe (Steve Bahara), Paul Perri (Judge Maximus), Teryl Rothery (Evelyn), Julius Chapple (Larry), Katie Keating (Prefect Caston), Sarah Afful (Angry Woman), Lynn Colliar (Delice Jackson), Christian Tessier (Francis), Lee Tichon (Kalil), Kristian Haas (Paulie), Sheldon Yamkovy (Protester), Dawn Chubai, Elfina Y. Luk (Reporters), Shane Sweet (Student), Warren Stroka (Man on Street)


Plot Overview

The Graystones deal with the repercussions of Amanda's claims, including doing publicity as a talk show host uses their poor image as a punchline every night.

With hopes that Lacy will pick up her deceased counterpart's plan, Zoe recovers her avatar, as well as that of Tamara whose father desperately wants to see her again.

Meanwhile, Sister Clarice continues in her attempts to get closer to Lacy, as the Caprican government stumbles across a misplaced piece of their investigation.



  • MaxxFemm - "Weak Condition"

Arc Advancement


  • There is now backlash against the Graystones following Amanda's public confession, even calls for boycotts of Graystone products. Cyrus brings in a PR officer to book him on a popular talk show Backtalk with Baxter Sarno. He is against it, especially when it means pinpointing Zoe's actions on her, so as to take it off the holoband. Daniel refuses to tatter his daughter in public. He eventually changes his mind.
  • At the Caprica City Bureau of the Global Defense Department, Agents Duram and Youngblood are confronted by Director Gara Singh over a year-old tape he found of Youngblood interviewing a Ben Stark over some explosives that were found in his backpack The tape was misfiled due to the misspelling of Stark's last name. To save themselves, Duram alerts the media that the Graystone home has yet to be searched due to red tape. This is enough to get them a search warrant.
  • Lacy is on to Clarice's attempt to get information from her. Zoe later tells Lacy that there's a reason Clarice was never told about her.
  • Clarice puts on the holoband and enters a room to meet with someone named Alvo whose identity is revealed only through silhouette and distorted voice. Alvo points out that her quest for apotheosis has resulted in a lose of control and unwanted exposure to the STO.
  • Zoe has found a way to reenter v-world and exit Daniel's computer.
  • The Zoe avatar claims that Zoe told her she had a purpose on Gemenon and that Lacy needs to get her there in the U-87. She her find a boy by the name of Keon Gatwick who knows about the transportation to a safe house on Gemenon.


  • Sam is revealed to be married to a man named Larry. William brings up why they never adopted kids with both admitting that Sam's current line of work is not good for children.
  • Joseph demands to see his daughter's avatar again. Daniel eventually finds it and takes Joseph there. However, somewhere in that time, Zoe and Lacy found her and let out her into the larger v-world. Unaware of this and believing that she's now gone for good, Joseph tells Sam that he wants him to bring "balance" by killing Daniel's wife.



The Show

  • Christian Tessier and Luciana Carro both appeared in Battlestar Galactica as Viper pilots. Tessier appeared in a few Season 2 and 3 episodes (as well as "The Resistance" webisodes) as "Duck". Carro played "Kat" for more than twice as many episodes over the span of the show's first three seasons; her character's following makes her the most significant carryover. Additionally, Paul Perri played Royan Jahee in Season 2's "Epiphanies".

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Warren Sroka's last name is mistakenly spelled in the credits as 'Stroka'.


  • Baxter Sarno: Big news in the publishing world today. Uh, Daniel Graystone is revising his autobiography. Uh, a lot of you know it as The Man Who Could See The Future. It is now going to be titled Wow, I Didn't See That Coming.
  • Lacy: Can you be free if you're not real?
  • Joseph: Daniel Graystone lost his daughter, right?
Sam: Mm-hmm.
Joseph: I lost my daughter and my wife. Balance it out.