The Dirteaters

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For the anti-Tauron racial slur, see: dirt eater.

The Dirteaters
"The Dirteaters"
An episode of the Caprica Series
Episode No. Season 1, Episode 15 (discuss)
Writer(s) Matthew B. Roberts
Story by
Director John Dahl
Assistant Director
Special guest(s)
Production No. 115
Nielsen Rating
US airdate USA 4 January 2011[1][2]
CAN airdate CAN November 9, 2010
UK airdate UK
DVD release
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Blowback The Dirteaters The Heavens Will Rise
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Joseph and Sam Adama reflect on the horrors of their childhood and their loyalty to the Guatrau. Zoe-A and Tamara-A come to understand the extent of their power in V-World. Agent Duram's investigation is thwarted from within the GDD itself.



Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4


  • "Dirt eater" is a derogatory term for a Tauron.
  • Joseph is seen for the first time with the lighter that, according to his son William, he always carried with him into court when arguing cases. Nearly sixty years later, William lends the same lighter to his own son for good luck before a key battle (TRS: "The Hand of God").
  • Black-and-white film of atrocity victims from the Tauron Civil War is taken (at least in part) from footage of bodies discovered in Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces at the end of World War II[3]


  • After being gunned down in New Cap City, Olaf complains that he had been working on his avatar inside the game for five years. This puts a minimum age on the game, and possibly approximates the age of holoband technology.


Official Statements

Noteworthy Dialogue

  • Nestor stands alongside Olaf in the Slash & Cut bar in New Cap City, challenging Zoe-A:
Nestor: You look nothing like Zoe Graystone. Whoever programmed you was a hack.

Guest Stars


  1. Gorman, Bill (27 October 2010). Caprica Cancelled by Syfy (backup available on . Retrieved on 28 October 2010.
  2. Exclusive: Syfy's "Caprica" to Sign Off Tuesday, January 4 (backup available on . (19 November 2010). Retrieved on 19 November 2010.
  3. [ Nazi Death Mills

Caprica Season 1 (2010) Episode List

Pilot | Rebirth | Reins of a Waterfall | Gravedancing | There is Another Sky | Know Thy Enemy | The Imperfections of Memory | Ghosts in the Machine | End of Line | Unvanquished | Retribution | Things We Lock Away | False Labor | Blowback | The Dirteaters | The Heavens Will Rise | Here Be Dragons | Apotheosis

Other Series : Original 1978 Series  | Galactica 1980 Series  | Re-imagined Series  | List of Episodes

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