My immediate thoughts on tonight's BSG (copied from a response to melebeth's post, 'cause I need time to mull on it before further blithering).
SPOILERS in my own post, more likely in any comments; you have been warned.
First of all, Katee Sackhoff acted the living HELL out of that ep. She gave about three layers of emotion at any given moment. I love, love, love her.
Now, then... while it seems fairly evident that they're setting her up to be 'reborn,' to - as the Cylons do - find out what lies between death and life, I'm not absolutely convinced she's a Cylon. It wasn't Leobon (though, thankfully, Callum Keith Rennie was no less hot... yeep!), and she had a chance to make peace with her (despicable, unforgivably horrible) mother.
Is Kara Thrace a child of the Gods?
I don't know. I don't know. Maybe she is a Cylon. Maybe she's not. Maybe, amidst all the turmoil and anger and pain, there's always been a brighter thread of grace. Maybe she just suicided (but I really think there's a lot more to it, so probably not). Didn't make me weep any the less.
And yes, I've heard the rumors that Sackhoff wants to leave the show to work on other projects, but until I get the official notice, I refuse to give up hope.
I need to watch the episode again to really delve into it, but... ouch. Kara knew. She knew she was not long for this world. She said her goodbyes to the people who mattered most: to Anders (the best thing she could do for him was to let him go), to Bill (he'd need something to remind him of her, a piece of her: the figurehead for his ship), to Lee ("I'm glad for you," she said, when he spoke of how well he and Dee were doing, and she meant it. With a heart full of love and aching and loss, still she could speak the words, mean them, and it was beautiful and painful to behold). And no, the goodbyes weren't particularly subtle. Don't care. They still hurt.