The Prez says she has a bad feeling about what's going to happen. Adama does too, and adds that if the Carrier is a threat, they'll have to destroy it.
The Raptor swings out of the way as the Carrier continues on its course toward the fleet. Apollo tells Boomer to end radio silence on his authority, and to warn the Carrier again to stop where it is.
Adama suggests evacuating the Carrier's passengers and destroying the ship. The Prez says, "That solves the problem if they're tracking the ship. What if they're tracking one of the passengers?" Consider that the first hint that the Prez is a lot more cynical than Adama.
Boomer orders the Carrier to stop as the Vipers fly past. She gets no response Apollo tells Starbuck to fire a warning shot across the Carrier's bow. Starbuck flips her Viper around and almost drunkenly chuckles, "Copy that," as she fires a burst of shots just past the Carrier. It doesn't stop. Apollo tells Boomer to let the Galactica know what's going on. Dualla tells Adama that the Carrier is headed right for them. I think she means the fleet in general, and not the Galactica, given what Adama says in a minute. There are now thirteen seconds on the clock. Adama orders the fleet to jump, adding, "Get us between that ship and the fleet." As the clock blinks at zero, Gaeta reports that the Cylons have returned.
A Basestar appears, and look at all the pretty Raiders swooping out! Crashdown checks his scanners and says that the Raiders will be in weapons range in two minutes. An alarm goes off and he gasps, "Radiological alarm!" Dualla passes on the news at CIC, and adds that the source of the radiation is the Carrier: "They've got nukes onboard." Adama tells the Prez that they have to take out the Carrier. The Prez, whose voice is making me sad because she sounds so ill, says, "There are 1,300 people on that ship." Adama points out that the passengers may not have already been captured by the Cylons. Baltar is lurking behind as bulkhead to eavesdrop on the conversation. He blearily tells Six, "She's not gonna do it. She has to do it!" Do you think he's more worried about dying or about Amarak turning him in as a traitor? Six leans in close and says that it's not up to the Prez: "It's God's choice. He wants you to repent." Baltar rolls his eyes up and there are tear stains smearing down his cheek. Meanwhile, Adama tells the Prez, "It's either them or us." Six tells Baltar that if he repents and accepts God's love, he'll be saved. Adama waits for the Prez's answer. Baltar snivels, "I repent. Then I repent!" Six looks at him intently, and Baltar even more intently insists, "I. Repent." And then the Prez harshly tells Adama, "Do it!"