Starbuck is marking up blueprints of the Astral Queen as she describes how she and her team will retake the ship. Tigh isn't keen on having Starbuck involved, and Adama suggests that they let their remaining Marines handle it. Starbuck says, "They don't have a sniper. And with all due respect, sir, I am the best shot, in or out of the cockpit." Tigh says, "She's right. For once." Heh. Adama approves Starbuck's plan, and tells her that if she gets a clear shot at Zarek, she should take it.
Dualla idly wonders how she got this assignment, and Billy confesses that it's his fault, and apologizes. Dualla declares that it's nice to get out and meet new people. She's pretty. I have no real opinion of her beyond that.
Mason sits in the cell next to Cally's and says, "You're not asleep." Cally opens her eyes and concedes, "Not anymore." Dualla and Billy watch tensely as Mason asks if Cally is pretending that she's not scared. Cally smirks that she's quite genuinely tired. Mason says that she doesn't know what tired is, which is a nice callback to "33." Cally grunts, "Right," and Mason snaps, "Don't mock me, little girl!" He says that he and Zarek are old pals, so Cally should be nice to him. Cally just snuggles down into her bunk as if she's going back to sleep.
Starbuck heads out with the Marines. Tigh wishes them "good hunting."
In the control room, Zarek is lecturing Apollo about how the Prez wasn't elected legitimately. I wait for Apollo to say, "Dude, it's been twelve days since we were almost annihilated. Not much point in having elections if we all die during the campaign." I suspect I'm going to have to wait a long time for Apollo to think that fast on his feet. The best he can do is to insist, "We need a government. We need rules. We need a leader." Zarek argues, "We need to be free men and women. If we're not free, then we're no different than Cylons." Why do I think that there's a Cylon corollary to Godwin's law? Also, during this scene I realized that Apollo isn't restrained at all. Zarek's way confident. Or way stupid. Or both. Zarek notes that Apollo is one of the Lords of Kobol, and figures that he must be pretty special to rate that kind of callsign. Zarek pontificates, "Son of Zeus, good with a bow, god of the hunt, and also a god of healing." He tells Apollo that a god can reconcile opposing forces, "but a mortal has to pick one side, or the other." Oh, look. It's a theme.