Caprica/The Dirteaters

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The Dirteaters
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Season 1, Episode 14
Airdate January 4, 2011
Written by Matthew B. Roberts
Directed by John Dahl
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The Dirteaters is the fourteenth 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) (credit only), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Brian Markinson (Special Agent Jordan Duram)

and Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow)

Guest Starring: Scott Porter (Nestor), Peter Wingfield (Gara Singh)

Guest Starring (end credits): Jorge Montesi (The Guatrau), Aleks Paunovic (William Adama Sr.), Elisabeth Rosen (Kolibri)

Co-Starring: Sina Najafi (William Adama), Genevieve Buechner (Tamara Adama), Panou (Olaf), Teryl Rothery (Evelyn), Jim Thomson (Voice of Serge), Christian Tessier (Francis), Alison Araya (Isabelle Adama), Daleal Monjazeb (Young Joseph), Alexander Kambolis (Young Sam), Diego Diablo Del Mar (Bartender), William C. Vaughan (Fan Boy), Nicola Anderson (GDD Receptionist), Colin Decker (Herac Soldier)


Plot Overview

As the Adama brothers rise to new positions in the Ha'la'tha, they are haunted by the mission of their late parents and the different direction the Guatrau is taking them. Daniel hopes to use this with Sam by offering Cylons for Tauron, in exchange for refraining to carry out the ordered hit.

Meanwhile, Zoe and Tamara have gained a reputation in New Cap City so immense, that it has spilled out into the real world.


Arc Advancement


  • Zoe and Tamara have become known as the Avenging Angels and many come to the bar Sīnny McNutt’s Slash & Cut to attempt to kill them, although many opt to remove their holobands. This reputation bleeds into the real world and when Daniel finds out, he enters New Cap City. However, upon seeing him, Zoe takes Tamara and flees. Rather than leave the game, Zoe resolves to stay, and to live up to their status as gods and the two proceed to change the entire world of New Cap City into a lush forest, leaving them to rest atop a fortress where they can't be touched.
  • Joseph gives Daniel a nudge that makes him investigate Sam Adama, Tauron, and the Ha'la'tha. Daniel then looks into the Guatrau's shell company and its recent mergers and acquisitions. The companies statuses range from bankruptcy to liquidation. Looking deeper, he finds that all their CEOs are dead, with himself the current exception. He then approaches Sam to make deal to keep him alive in exchange for helping ship Cylons to the Tauron rebels.
  • Singh initiates an Internal investigation on Duram under the guise that he failed to provide him information on his CI. Duram is forced to hand over his badge and gun, leaving Amanda to learn that he's no longer working at the GDD when she tries to contact him.


  • Joseph becomes one of the Ha'la'tha while Sam is promoted to Captain.
  • Sam still feels guilt that when they were boys, he brought a gun that led to Herac soldiers to brutally interrogate their parents, which led to their mother's death, and forcing Joseph to return his father to the soil by shooting him.
  • Joseph finds out about his brother shipping the Cylons to Tauron. He assures Sam that they need to go up against the Guatrau together.
  • Daniel tells Amanda about Zoe avatar still being alive in v-world. Amanda wants to see her and Daniel readies for them both to go in after her.



The Show

  • Aleks Paunovic had a recurring role as Sgt Fischer throughout the second and third seasons of Battlestar Galactica. Diego Diablo Del Mar also made a few appearances as the character of Hillard. William C. Vaughan had the role of Finn in "The Face of the Enemy" webisodes.

Behind the Scenes

  • Behind the scenes, this episode was unofficially called "Adamarama".
  • Sīnny McNutt’s Slash & Cut seen in New Cap City is named after Stephen McNutt, the show's director of photography.
  • Less than 24 hours after this episode aired in Canada, Universal's online store introduced Caprica merchandise related to the "Avenging Angels". Ironically, the store ships only within the U.S.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Zoe: (to Tamara) We're gods in here. Let's act like it and forsake these motherfrakkers.