At the end of series one of Battlestar Galatica, we see Boomer shooting Adama twice in the body at near point blank range. As a member of the military (and a Cylon), if her true intention was to kill him, then surely at such close range a head shot would do the job far more effectively? I realise it is just sci-fi and makes a good season cliffhanger, but given the often gritty realism of the show (which should be applauded) I find it a bit strange that if the creators would make such an oversight.
Therefore, I was wondering if this is in fact intentional and meant to represent a struggle for her to accept that she is Cylon. Or indeed, if this is some further element of the "This has all happened before" religious aspect of the show. I have watched the series, but not watched and documentaries or read any further material about the show. I was just wondering if this scene has hidden meaning or just there for dramatic purpose, because in the context of a war this a terrible military decision and missed opportunity (from a Cylon persepective of course).