Could Kendra Shaw Be the Final Cylon?April 15, 2008
The producers of Battlestar Galactica spent two full hours of their final season exploring the character of Kendra Shaw in Razor. That seems an extraordinary time commitment for a character who by the end of that two hours, appeared to have no direct impact on the outcome of events. While her contribution to the events of Season Four could have been significant, at the last minute, it becomes a moot point. That hasn’t sat well with me since I saw it.
One of the 13th Colonists, wyrdwritere, has presented an interesting theory over here at his LJ blog. I think he makes a good case.
I was one of the people who invested four hours listening to the Razor Writing Room Podcasts, even despite the bad audio quality that made it difficult to follow the conversation at times. To my ears, they spent a good deal of time discussing the possibility that the last shot of Razor would be Kendra Shaw waking up in a resurrection tank aboard a Cylon base star. Granted, they were just tossing out ideas, many of which were very different than what we saw.
Stephanie Jacobsen did such a compelling job as Kendra Shaw, that I have trouble believing that we won’t see or hear about her again. And so far, her dance card doesn’t appear to be too full.