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Um.

Okay. Who's going to explain tonight's BSG to me?

I mean, I get that Ellen, Tigh, Tyrol, Sam and the chick whose name I can't remember Tory were Earth-cylons, and they traveled to the 12 Colonies, right? And the way they got the attacking Cylons to lay off is to promise to make them skin jobs. So they made Leoban and Six and Cavil and Deanna and Sharon and the black guy who was on SG-1 Simon and that other wormy-looking guy Aaron. But then the "skin jobs" decided to attack the Colonies anyway.

What else did I miss?

ETA: From Wiki:

It is revealed in the fourth season that he and the other seven Cylon models were created by Ellen Tigh and the other final four Cylons, and was made in her father's image, as well as being given the name "John" by her. He hates this name and shows deep resentment towards Ellen at being 'limited' by having to live in a human-like body.

Cavil (John) was the first Humanoid Cylon created by the final five. Cavil with the help of the final five created the other 7 humanoid Cylons. Therefore Cavil knew about the final five all along. The final five showed the Centurions how to make Humanoid Cylons in attempt to give them human characteristics (love, mercy). The final five thought that these characteristics would prevent the same type of war that occurred on the 13 colony (Earth). For some reason Cavil rejected the human trait mercy and turned on the final five. Before the war on Caprica started Cavil kills the final five by putting them in a compartment and then cutting off their oxygen. When the final five were resurrected and unboxed John wiped their memories and implanted new memories for their life on Caprica.
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Well, "John" (Cavil) somehow arranged for his fellow Cylons not to remember who the Five were, in addition to wiping the minds of the Five. He also killed one of the other skinjobs the Five created, destroying that whole line, because he was jealous of the time Ellen spent with "Daniel". Basically, Cavil's even more screwed up than we thought, which is saying something.
Hee.

Okay, but I still don't understand about the whole timeline. Everyone started out on Kobol, and the 12 colonies went one way and the 13th who were cylons went to earth? I don't get it.
Ellen said something about "the real 13th tribe" at one point, iirc. So who the frak knows, at this point? Sam did, but he's a vegetable at the moment; Ellen does, but she was talking mostly with "John" and thus not giving the whole story. We-the-viewer don't know, but I personally don't mind given the awesomeness of a) Ellen-vs.-John and b) Boomer in this episode.
Oh yes. Yay for Boomer. I'm still hoping there's a chance for her and the Chief *sobs for them*

I'm glad you're as confused as me; I don't feel so bad ;)
Personally, I'm at the hand-waving stage. I'm going with the flow. I was really annoyed by the first few eps of 4.5--it seemed like they were doing awful stuff to the characters for the sole purpose of doing awful stuff to them--but the last couple episodes have been good enough I'm willing to accept that. And there will probably be more revelations next week.

I would like to see Boomer and the Chief get together, yeah, but was it really necessary to make Cally have an affair so her son isn't really the Chief's to set it up?

Oh, and I'm also thrilled that Caprica and Tigh seem to be getting on well--I think they both need a break. Although, if both Tigh and Ellen now have their heads screwed on straight finally, that could work too. I've gotten to like the Tigh character so much better since we found out he was a Cylon.

Although, given what we learned from Ellen and John, I'm feeling sort of squicked by any of the Five getting together with any of the Cylons they created--it's almost incestuous, you know?
All I know is that I'm even more creeped out by Cavil and Ellen getting it on. And I was pretty creeped out by that to begin with.
Oh lord you just had to remind me about that.

Makes sense from his sick, twisted POV, though, doesn't it?