Flashback to the miniseries. Starbuck tells Apollo that she passed Zak even though he failed basic flight.
Starbuck gulps down her water. Adama says, "Zak passed basic flight. He was trained and ready to sit in that cockpit." But see, we know different. Are we clear on that? Adama insists that the accident could have happened to anyone -- that Starbuck did her job. But that's not what's true! You might want to make a note of that. Adama concludes, "I need new pilots. And I want you to train them." Starbuck finally says, "I can do that," and smiles winningly. She finishes the water and stands up. Adama faces her and squeezes her arms, and it looks a little like he's checking her biceps. I think it's just a bit of awkwardness from someone who doesn't usually hug anyone, though. He says, "Just give them the attention and the professionalism that you gave my son." All right already! Jesus. Adama finally does pull Starbuck into a hug, and as soon as he can't see her face, Starbuck gets an expression that's a lot like the one Flat-Top had when he saw the drone coming at him. Hee.
Commercials. As I write this, the Chubacabra movie is due to start in ten minutes. I'm very excited.
Clouds of smoke waft up from Starbuck's cigar. She's in the rec room, playing poker with Baltar again. A pilot who will soon be identified as Crashdown bets ten cubits that Starbuck will win this time. Boomer takes the bet. She probably figures that, with a nickname like "Crashdown," that guy doesn't have luck on his side.
Starbuck's busy having a flashback to bedroom shenanigans with Zak. They cuddle, and Zak rubs a finger around her ear.
Starbuck strokes her finger over her ear. I wish this wasn't in close-up. I wouldn't mind being expected to make sense of the flashbacks and everything if they didn't spend so much time emphasizing things that are pretty clear. Baltar sniffs, "Thanks for the vote of confidence" and antes up. Starbuck's still busy reminiscing. She strokes her fingertips over her lips.
With apologies for my thievery to Dan Kwa and Daniel: FlashZak. Starbuck strokes Zak's lips.