39,644 survivors, after Dee's death and Felix's trip to hell. Adama takes another pill, his neck still hurts, and it's about to hurt a lot more because there's a pain in it and that pain is named Felix, who is here on Saul's invitation from the very end of the webisodes. (To recap the recap: Felix figured out that he'd served up hundreds of influential prisoners for death on New Caprica, went totally insane because he already knew that and was just in denial; stabbed Gaius that time because Gaius already knew it before he could accept it; stabbed a girl, broke up with his boyfriend, got hostile and racist with Saul, continues to be a miserable little shit, and is now at this meeting.)
Galen announces that it's been decided on the rebel Baseship that they'd rather take their chances with the Fleet than risk running into Cavil's forces alone, just like Adama figured during his big rousing speech last week. Tigh laughs at Galen for throwing "we" all around the place when he's the least likely Cylon of the twelve, and Galen's like, "Um, yes we, as in you are also part of this we, no matter who else you are in addition to that." Bill's like, "Ladies, please. Less of this, more technobabble." Galen obliges; basically it comes down to replacing all the FTL drives with Cylon technology, which has always been better at things like math and science, because they are robots. Lee worries about selling this concept to the Quorum -- "Frak the Quorum," Tigh says, which honestly he would say no matter what the context, because he hates them and because he says it about once an episode -- and Lee's like, "Well, we could storm them one by one and upgrade them at gunpoint. That sounds fun too." Actually, Leland, that sounds like Microsoft.
So what'll it take to get the Quorum to sign off? First, Lee wonders whether they can do the upgrades with Galactica personnel only. Galen rankles at this, but I don't see why, because he's not being specific: It's one thing to accept Cylon technology. It's quite another to have actual Cylons aboard their ships." Except first of all, half of Galactica personnel is Cylon, dude, and second of all, as Galen points out, if humans were smart enough to build this technology, they already would have. "We are gonna need teams of Sharons and Sixes, possibly Leobens, just to do the installations." Felix is grossed out, but I don't have time for that, because I know that there's a lesbians/lightbulbs-type joke in there somewhere. I just know it.*