“Caprica” Season 1 Episode 12 “Things We Lock Away” begins with Daniel seizing back control of his company, much to the disconcertion of Vergis, who is learning about the maxim of when you strike at the king, make sure you kill him.
Vergis is not the only one disconcerted. Spoilers follow.
Lacy, for instance, is locked up in Clarice’s attic, not knowing whether she will be killed or not for betraying a woman who is beginning to exhibit delusions of grandeur on an epic scale. After an escape attempt or two, it is decided that Lacy will be shipped off the Gemenon to be trained in the proper behavior of a monotheistic terrorist.
Amanda is also somewhat disconcerted about Clarice. It appears that she has become a spy on her for the authorities, something that will wind up badly for her if Clarice ever finds out.
In the V World, Zoe is looking for Tamera, as she is the only other person who cannot “die” (i.e. deres) when fatally struck. She finds her in a strange arena where howling mobs look on as people fight to the death. This venue turns out to be a torture arena for Zoe since many people in the V World blame her for the terrorist attack that the real Zoe committed, killing scores. Tamera herself is put out by Zoe and fights her. However, Zoe eventually convinces Tamera that the two people in V World who “cannot die” can be stronger if they become allies.
Also seeking an alliance is Daniel. He has Vergis over for drinks, trying to get him to accept the defeat like a man, seeing it as another business reversal. Vergis reminds him that Daniel has allied himself to the Adama crime syndicate, and this has consequences. Vergis, like the Adamas, is a Tauron. The Taurons do not deal with defeated foes gently, but will “return them to the Earth.” Vergis demands that Daniel kill him, thus allowing him to choose the manner of his returning.
Daniel exhibits a certain cultural insensitivity by suggesting that instead Vergis and Daniel combine forces to put the Adamas “into the Earth.” Vergis pretends to agree, but then maneuvers Daniel into killing him anyway. Joseph Adama then comes over and proves that while a friend will help you move, a true friend will help you move a body and cover up the evidence.
So once again we have a couple of sociopaths, Clarice driven by religious mania and Daniel driven by the lust for power and wealth. Oddly, the only normal person in this drama is Zoe, who is now a computer-generated entity, a copy of a now dead real person.
Source: Caprica, Things We Lock Away, TV.Rage