Anyone think that it is exceedingly odd that all of the revealed Final Five had ample opportunity to come face to face with the non-skinjob cylons during the Occupation, but were never recognized by them as Cylons. One will certainly offer the argument that the Final Five were not activated or conscious of their identity, etc; however, when Anders encounters the raider, he is in no way conscious of communicating with the raider. He is not consciously initiating the action.
So if it's an inherent ability beyond conscious control, why has it not activated in the past? If its activation and use is not conscious, how does the character's awareness of his or her identity have anything to do with it? Frankly, I don't buy the "activation" argument. The music was a very conscious choice to do something breaking the fourth wall/meta in the storytelling which I loathed. The Ancients/Lords/Thirteen Tribe did not choose to activate the Final Five with some lame version of the "On the Watchtower" that could have only come into existence in the equal lame period after the 90s.
And lest someone point to Boomer being "activated", everything that Boomer did she was nearly totally unconscious of. When the bombs were placed in "Water", she wakes up not knowing where she is or what she has done. She places a bomb on her own raptor and nearly detonates it to avoid detecting the water. She is not aware of who is she or what she is doing. So her "activation" is nothing like this other supposed "activation" of the Final Five.
So whatever external or interior process that triggered this conscious realization for the Five, it seems at odds with the fact that the basis of the recognition by the raider was a process that involved no conscious, volitional action or awareness. In other words, it's bull. The writers were like:
"Dude, we need to put the other cylons in the story for fan service and give them some fan service name like the Final Five."
"Man, how are we going to do that?"
"Hey, let's just like turn them on with some emo remake of a classic rock song that shows we are like totally going meta here. How po-mo would that be??!!!"
"Dude, you are on the right track there. Then every week we can have the characters act like a bunch of fanbois discussing their theories on web forums. The viewers will love it and it will like mixing all that high brow/low brow stuff that I heard of in college once."
"But, Dude, wait. Who are these Final Five going to be? I don't want to write another set of backstories for a whole new set of characters!!"
"No, Dude, no. We just use existing characters that everyone already knows. That makes it easy and it will really screw with everyone watching the show. They'll be like 'Dude, NO WAY!!'"
"Yeah, yeah, that will be F'ing awesome. Awesome, dude."
"But wait. If we use existing characters and make them Cylons, how come the other Cylons never recognized them before? That doesn't make sense."
"Dude, no problem, it's because like they were never turned on before. And now we are turning them on for the fan service. The whole thing explains itself."
"Wow, that's F'ed up. We're gonna flip the switch and everything these people were and did will be called into question. What a mind f___!"
"Dude, it's gonna be awesome!"
Hey, hey, BSG!! How many sharks did you jump today??!!