Battlestar Galactica speculation: What will Laura's fate be?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hefe, Jan 16, 2006.

Will President Roslin die?

  1. Yes, she will die from her illness

    26 vote(s)
  2. Yes, she will die, but for another reason

    7 vote(s)
  3. No, her life will be extended, but she won't be cured

    50 vote(s)
  4. No, she will be cured somehow

    54 vote(s)
  1. Tangent

    Tangent Aluminum Falcon?!

    Feb 25, 2005
    San Jacinto, CA


    My theory, spoilerized just in case...

    The doctors (Baltar together with the MD) will extend her life but not cure her using stem cells from the Baby Boomer
  2. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

    Apr 6, 2001
    MD, USA
    I think the term you're looking for is "total nutjob" ;)
  3. Skittles

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

    May 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Actually, I suspect that Roslin will find out about Gaius before she kicks the bucket. She's a smart cookie, and I wouldn't be surprised if she started to put the pieces together and realized that he's a Cylon conspirator.

    If nothing else, she ought to easily come to the conclusion that Gaius is the one responsible for PegaSix getting free. And that alone will put them at odds with one another.
  4. Granny

    Granny PatPacker

    Mar 29, 2005
    Tukwila, WA
    OTOH, PegaSix escaping played right into Roslin's grander scheme of things, so maybe she won't be too upset about that.
  5. darthrsg

    darthrsg New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    post 911...


    before pegasix got loose, i thought they should use her to do the chic captain in. because the doc is in love with her(six) and wants to help her. it would have made sense to let pegasix "die", especially since it would have covered any of his tracks. the whole dual purpose thing.
  6. Cue-Ball

    Cue-Ball New Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    I think that Laura will end up getting a reprieve from death (probably in the next episode). But I think that ultimately she will still die. They might slow the cancer and extend her life, but she's not going to be "cured". The prophecy says that she'll die, the doctor says she'll die, so if she has a miracle cure a lot of viewers will be put off by it (myself included). I don't think the writers want that to happen.

    And no way she's a cylon.
  7. vikingguy

    vikingguy New Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    I also think they will just prolong her life. I just hope they don't cheat and let her flat line on the operating table trying some cure. Then they bring her back to life she is cured and technically died so it takes care of the profacy.
  8. jwreiner

    jwreiner New Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    Won't she die when the writers need to explain Mary McDonnell's absence from the show and not one episode sooner? As long as there is money to pay her, and she is interested in taking it, I think she will live. Since they have mentioned a month, I think that indicates she will last the rest of this season, but not be back for the next one.
  9. jwreiner

    jwreiner New Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    The prophecy presents no trouble at all, since if I remember correctly (though I try to forget about the prophecy because it is unexplained mystical gibberish and I doubt that will change) she will die before BG reaches Earth. But reaching Earth will never happen in the series, except as a remote possibility in the series finale.
  10. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    No, not at all.

    She can be killed off simply as part of the story, having nothing to do with real life or business.

    That does happen. (Lost, Alias, Sopranos, etc...)
  11. jwreiner

    jwreiner New Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    That depends on whether you think Laura is in the same category as Tony Soprano and his family or not. I'll admit Adama is more important (could BG survive as a show without EJO ... I say no), but I think Laura isn't far behind. The series would survive, but I think it would suffer mightily.
  12. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    I think she'll be cured. Based on the somewhat vague previews, I think....
    they'll inject some sort of cells taken from Boomer's baby into her which will move through her body killing off the virus. I bet the Cylons have some sort of immune system that keeps them completely healthy and that Boomer's half human baby will make that immune system compatible and useable in humans.
  13. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I think she's too good an actress and too big a name to just kill her off...I remember how great the producer felt about pulling her and Adama (whatever his real name is) as the leads...

    so I think she will survive for a while...

    they could always redefine the term "dying"...aren't we all, in a sense, dying?
  14. Firegeek

    Firegeek New Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    I think the cancer will go into remission.
  15. bryan314

    bryan314 New Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    I think they'll let her die, but not for a few more seasons. The only reason the probably had her sickness progress, instead of having the it being there but ignoring it, is they have a way to temporarily cure her.
  16. Cue-Ball

    Cue-Ball New Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    I don't think I've ever heard of a cancer patient who's cancer went into remission when they were only given a month to live. It's not like she's got a cold. She's got terminal cancer. She can barely walk, she can barely get off the couch, she halleucinates.

    I think we're far beyond remission at this point, unless you're talking about some sort of cure or miracle treatment.
  17. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Saved by a gay kiss with Boomer!
  18. Cue-Ball

    Cue-Ball New Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    Unfortunately, I think you may be correct. I would hate to see this happen because then the humans are just one step closer to being cylons/machines themselves. If you can't get sick you lose some of that vulnerability that comes with being human.
  19. Cue-Ball

    Cue-Ball New Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    If that's the case I wanna see Six get really, REALLY sick. ;)
  20. Vito the TiVo

    Vito the TiVo Rockin' the Suburbs

    Oct 27, 2003

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