In his Viper, Apollo calls for Boomer and Starbuck to patrol with him, and sends everyone else home for naps in three-hour rotations. As most of the Vipers head for the Galactica, Starbuck says, "Not that I'm not honored by being chosen to sit in my cockpit for the next three hours, but --" Apollo tells her to guess why he picked her. Starbuck says, "'Cause I'm on drugs?" Apollo says that "this patrol is 100\% stimulated." Hello, nurse. Aboard the Raptor, Crashdown asks if anyone feels like there are ants crawling behind their eyes. Ew. Someone pitch that idea to CBS. Tellingly, nobody answers, but Apollo asks Boomer how she's feeling. He adds, "Doc tells me you're holding up better than anybody in the squadron." Boom says that she's tired, but Apollo says that she never seems like she's tired. Starbuck chimes in, "'Cause she's a Cylon." Boomer smirks, "You're just gonna make me come over there and kick your ass, aren't you?" I'd like to see that. No, I really would. I can't get enough of seeing Starbuck get pummeled. Apollo intervenes and says that he's going to "set up a patrol here before somebody gets hurt." Spoilsport.
CIC. Tigh and Adama are heading for the door as Tigh sighs that a few hours of sleep sounds pretty nice. I imagine so. Adama says that Tigh deserves it, which is slightly weird because, "Great job: you deserve sleep. Woohoo!" That's right up there with offering people oxygen as a reward. Tigh scoffs, but then admits, "All this has me feeling...well, more alive than I have in years." Adama says that Tigh looks more alive, and adds that it's nice to see him "without that cup in [his] hand." Tigh grumps, "Don't start," and they go on with their old-married-couple shtick for a minute. Tigh winds things up by saying, "If the crew doesn't hate the XO, then he's not doing his job. Besides, gotta make the Old Man look good." Adama firmly notes, "I always look good." Heh. Tigh tells him to check a mirror, and starts to exit. Double hee. Adama tries to give Tigh a final appreciative word about how he pushed the crew without breaking them, but then Gaeta announces that a ship has appeared. Tigh and Adama head for Gaeta's console as Gaeta reports that it's not the Cylons but the Olympic Carrier. Dualla confirms that it's their missing ship, and Tigh relaxes. Until Adama orders everyone to action stations. He puts the fleet at "Condition One," which means that I start making "aooogah" siren noises because I make my own fun. Adama adds that he wants the Vipers ready to launch, and asks Gaeta to reset the clock to the thirty-three-minute countdown. Tigh says, "I hope you're wrong," and Adama does that "So do I. So. Do. I" thing, although he tries to breeze past it lightly.