There Are Many Copies… And They have a Plan

Warning: This blog post contains spoilers regarding the final five cylons. If you don’t know who they are, and you don’t want to know, don’t click the “more” tag.

Gentle readers, I am writing to alert you to a potential menace to our very survival.  Yes, bizarre as it is, I am growing more and more concerned that cylons are real.

No, no, the cancelation of One Life to Live has not caused me to finally crack. That happened during the one year I tried to teach high school and is entirely beside the point. The point is, lately Anders seems to be everywhere.  Yes, Anders the clueless jock turned defective robot from Battlestar Galactica. I know, I know, you’re thinking of a way to tactfully point out that Anders is a fictional character and it is, in fact, actor Michael Trucco who is everywhere.

Or is that just what they want you to believe?

He first turned up on Castle as a new love interest for Beckett. I kept screaming, “Don’t do it, Beckett! He’s a cylon!” but she wouldn’t listen.

Next thing I know he’s on How I Met Your Mother playing a nameless man that Robin once made fun of and then developed a serious crush on. Come on, Robin! First a womanizer, now a cylon?

Then this season he appears on Psych as Shawn’s childhood idol. Shawn should really watch out since I worry his best friend Gus may also be a cylon—he looks an awful lot like Charlie Young from The West Wing.

Seriously, Anders is everywhere. And he seems to have magical seductive or charismatic powers wherever he goes. Either he has one heck of an agent, or it’s a plot. I tend to go with the latter. And it makes sense—if the cylons really want to get us, invading our televisions is probably the best strategy.

There is, of course, an alternate theory that Anders is simply stalking me and has learned my television habits. Maybe he only appears on the television when I’m looking. No doubt because the cylons know I’m on to them.

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