Zarek and Apollo are interrupted by the comm system when Gaeta says that Adama wants to chat. Zarek grunts, "Zeus is calling," which is funny. Zarek moves over to the radio or whatever and asks Adama, "How can I help you?" He does have balls, I'll give him that. Adama wants to make sure everyone's okay, so Zarek waves Apollo over to say hi to daddy. Apollo says that everyone's okay, and starts to mention, "They're located on the lower --" before Zarek shoves him away. Zarek asks Adama, "How long until you storm the ship?" Adama says he doesn't want to do that, but Zarek smugs, "Your men are on their way." Zarek tells Adama that they have to have elections, and Adama nixes that. Zarek concludes, "Then I look forward to meeting your men," and ends the conversation.
The Marines' ships scoot under the Astral Queen, flip over, and attach themselves to the the hull.
Mason opens Cally's cell and steps inside. Cally instantly sits up, wide awake. Dualla and Billy watch. Mason thinks that Cally doesn't respect him, but Cally says that she does. He orders Cally to stand up, and she does. Billy gets as far as shouting, "Hey!" before Mason aims a gun at him. Cally quickly shakes her head at Billy, and then Mason leads her out of the cell. Dualla demands to know what Mason's doing, but he ignores her. Dualla calls reassurances to Cally as Billy shouts for Apollo. Eek.
In the control room, Apollo realizes, "You want them to storm the ship."
The Marines begin to cut through the hull of the Astral Queen.
Apollo continues, "You don't want elections, you don't want your freedom -- you want a bloodbath." He says that Zarek's been forgotten for twenty years, and that this is a chance to "go out in a blaze of glory."
The Marines enter the Astral Queen and move past a prisoner that they've already tied up and gagged. Before he could sound the alarm. Gee, that was lucky.
Zarek enters full-on crazy as he declares, "Once Roslyn uses Adama's soldiers to massacre the people on this ship, prisoners and hostages alike, the people in the fleet will never, never forgive them. The entire government will collapse." Yay?
Dualla stiffly assures Billy that Cally can take care of herself. She says, "We've all been trained in capture, it's --" and then she's interrupted by a shriek from Cally.