I dunno, I'll admit my bias coming off the disappointment (IMO) of the BSG finale, but I think at this point Caprica is failing (or at least flailing) on its own merits. These first few episodes of the 2nd half demonstrate my main gripe with the show: there have been fewer plot points than episodes!
-Clarice becomes religious mob boss on Caprica (uhg I don't even wanna think about this episode)
-Amanda suspects Clarice is an evil ho and starts looking through her ****
-Tamara and Zoey are now buddies after about 6 episodes of wandering around looking for each other. I like teen-girl kung fu as much as the next guy, but the V-world thing has just been agony.
Lacy getting caught up deeper with the STO doesn't count as a plot point because she's pretty much just back where she started now. Why the heck didn't the Lacy-Clarice exchange about Zoey being in the robot body happen 5 episodes ago, sparing us the whole Barnabus jag? Same deal for Daniel--he now has his company back, but he's supposedly even deeper in it with the mob? He was already in it with the mob back from when they stole the MCP! Like a bunch of gangsters would care whether you asked them to kill two guys or twenty? Both of these stories have been eating up screen time while pretty much treading water. It's like the writers were like "What can we do to **** with Daniel Greystone and make him do bad things? I know, let's have him lose the company!" but then they realized that if he didn't have the company there was no show, hence the retrograde motion. The show is full of sound and fury and emotional turmoil from the players, but it's mostly just padding while we wait for the stars to align so something can actually happen.
I don't think I was expecting BSG, I mean, the producer's statement pretty much laid out that it was a family drama which just happened to be set in this world. I was expecting to have some two-families HBO style action, but the Adama storylines have pretty much foundered at this point--isn't this guy supposed to be one of your two main characters? Now he's just a mob go-between, a character who has been squeezed out of the action because there's been nothing for him to do.
Maybe carrying 5 threads is just too much for a one-hour show to handle. Usually television keeps things watchable with an A-plot B-plot type of structure. Anyway, the glacial pacing has me wishing for some monster of the week action. Hence, I'm waiting for the robots.