In New Cap City
, a decrepit Atlas Arena is busy with an audience watching a couple of players battle it out to the death with swords. Soon Zoe enters the stage, demanding to see Tamara. However, they insist she play the game and readies to engage a couple of players in combat. She is then shot and falls to the ground in pain, with flashes of the fire she became trapped in when she was six-years-old. From the shadows emerges Tamara with shotgun in hand. In her wounded state, Zoe continues to flash back to the fire and then herself as a young girl, painting the house on fire. On the stairs, she sees what appears to be herself as a teenager, who apparently rescued and befriended the young Zoe. Back in the arena, she comes to and tries to reach out to Tamara because they both can't die. Just then, someone comes to her to deliver a newspaper clipping of the Maglev bombing having killed Tamara. Zoe tries to explain that she is only a copy and therefore not responsible, but Tamara doesn't buy it because she herself has all the same memories of the flesh-and-blood girl who died on the train. Zoe is then surrounded by players who lost someone on the train. One stabs her in the stomach with a knife and in her moment of pain, Zoe sees the same angelic being she first met as a little girl. They all then gang up and assault her. ..Read the full recap
Series stars Sasha Roiz and Brian Markinson do not appear in this episode.
It's revealed that Zoe is responsible for creating the (very rough) design for the Cylons of the Twelve Colonies.
The Zoe apparition seen exclusively by the real Zoe and her avatar appears to be a type of being like that of the Number Six seen by Baltar in Battlestar Galactica and one of Baltar seen by Caprica-Six. These beings are deeply rooted within the mythology of the show, as they described not only as agents of God, but have witnessed events that unfolded as far back as Kobol; similar beings also influenced the Final Five on Earth, referred to as Messengers.