Group head, where the deck crew is getting ready for the first shift; Chief informs Cally that Nicky didn't even cry when he dropped him off, then ignores her for a second, pissing her off, while he checks in with Figurski and then calls Seelix and Cally to join him on checking Airlock 12.
Down there, Airlock 12 is a total mess. "Cylons blew the hell out of it. Nobody's been down here since damage control plugged the holes." He calls out to Seelix, who's behind the glass, just like she was when she was murdering collaborators, back when we started airlocking each other, thinking that would shake the dust off. I say this not to get back on the Seelix thing, or God forbid the Cavil thing, but to point out that it had to be pilots -- the ones the deckhands send out to their deaths every day -- that saved Chief and Cally Tyrol for their son, and it had to be Sharon, and it had to be Seelix and Saul, and it had to be Adama: all these people had to be there, to save Chief and Cally Tyrol. It had to be the twins, under Bill's eye, saving the dirty-handed family of the Fleet, and their own. It had to be Seelix and Saul, from the Circle, to turn Airlock 12 back into a place for life; it had to be Sharon, shedding Boomer for good, to save Chief and Cally. It had to be Adama, to forgive himself for letting them go to New Caprica in the first place, to bring balance back to his declarations of heartlessness back in the ring. In this way, "A Day In The Life" bookends Verheiden's last episode, "Collaborators," a lot more neatly than that crap last week, and it's more satisfying as a result. Separately I always said that "Unfinished Business" was as much about Bill's relationship with Chief than anything else, and this feels like a nice close for that too, alluvially speaking.