Here's an exclusive clip of the memorable arrival of James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Torchwood") in Friday's episode of Syfy's "Caprica."
In the increasingly compelling Syfy drama, Marsters plays an intense character named Barnabas. A plot summary for the episode, "Know Thy Enemy," is below the clip.
My most recent "Caprica" feature -- an interview with Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama) and Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Greystone) is here. For thoughtful recent writeups on the show's excellent Feb. 26 episode from other critics, look here and here.
More information about the episode is below. Spoilers ahead:
From Syfy's press release on "Know Thy Enemy," which was directed by Michael Nankin and written by : "Rival industrialist Tomas Vergis arrives on Caprica demanding a meeting with Daniel, threatening to reveal proof that Daniel stole the chip that is key the U-87 Cylon, and Graystone’s military contract. Vergis whirls up a publicity storm that steals the heart of the Caprican public, and surprisingly serves up a friendly offer to Daniel that could save Graystone Industries. But there’s a catch to his proposal that could haunt Daniel for years to come.
"Clarice, panicked that off-world STO leadership has been backing a rogue named Barnabas, steps up her plans to acquire Zoe’s avatar program and may find her answer through befriending Amanda. Meanwhile, wanting to fulfill her own promise to Zoe, Lacy goes with Keon to meet the enigmatic Barnabas, opening herself up to a new world of danger.
"After the revelation that the avatar of his daughter Tamara is still lost in V-World, Joseph starts his quest to find her in a virtual world he knows nothing about."
The Watcher: Exclusive video: First look at James Marsters in 'Caprica'