Cally and Chief stand at the glass, looking up at the Admiral. We don't see him speak, but he says he'll see to it. Cally holds her husband and cries, terrified. The Chief holds his wife, and apologizes for the dust on his shoes: "I was being selfish. I wanted you with me, like old times. I didn't think about Nick."
Adama looks down at them, crying and shivering, and his heart breaks. "I'm sorry," the Chief says. "I'm sorry," Bill says, silently, to nobody in particular. Cally promises her husband that the Admiral will save them; the Admiral looks down on them, through the glass. They share oxygen. In the airlock, on the site of murder and worse, Chief and Cally wait for the Cylons to take one more thing from them, and they share breath. I mean to say that Seelix looks down on them, through the glass, and Saul, as they step across the line of salt and wrap their arms around each other, tighter.
"More than a few seconds out there, we're talking severe exposure. Decompression sickness. At the very least, hypothermia. They could freeze to death," says Saul. Bill orders somebody to make sure Cottle's hyperbaric chamber is ready. "I'm sorry," Cally says, and holds him in the whistling and the cold.
The Raptor comes around, Kara and Lee inside with Sharon; Lee calls their position in and Chief and Cally put their masks on. Adama and Seelix and Tigh look down, through the glass, scared to death. The Raptor comes alongside. Lee points out to Kara and Sharon that stuff is going to be flying out at them when they blow the doors, and Sharon assures him she can handle her bird. "Let's just get this done," says Kara. The Raptor door opens.
"Okay. No matter what, you hang onto me. Don't let go."
Adama's voice is nearly shaking, as he counts them down; Tigh almost shuts his eye. "Do it," says Bill. Ready to let two more children go, to try and save them from the war. The door flies out at the Raptor and hits her; Cally and Chief are among the crap rushing out. Lee and Sharon shout back and forth, working together: tactics and muscle, coming into their own. Chief and Cally slam onboard and Sharon closes the door. It takes seven seconds; for Bill I'd imagine it felt longer. "Raptor secured and pressurized. They're in rough shape, we gotta get 'em to sickbay right away."