The Day After
The Seventh Law of Science Fiction: The nerd always gets laid. (See: Idoru, Cryptonomicon, Weird Science, Real Genius, Short Circuit.)
Adama has finally swung around to agree with President Mary, and he orders Commodore 64 to plot a jump to the "Prolmar sector." "I've never plotted a jump that far," protests 64. "I mean, I've only got 64K of RAM. That's less than most digital watches these days." Adama orders him to do it anyway, and then lays out the plan for everyone else. The Galactica will exit the storm and engage the Cylons while the civilians jump away. As soon as they're clear, all remaining Vipers will dock immediately, and the Galactica herself will follow the civilians. "I want ALL my pilots to return," says Adama to Apollo. "Do you understand?" "Um, no," replies Apollo. "I thought you wanted us all to hang out here and relax for a while." Okay, not really. Instead he just says yes, and runs off to execute his orders. Once he's gone, McCain brings up another potential problem: the fate of Poor Man's Kevin Spacey.
And so we then cut down to Ragnar, where Colonel McCain is leaving the prisoner behind. Aww. Farewell, PMKS. You were by far my favorite character, so you'd better be back for the series. Commercial.
After the eight billionth advertisement for the Battlestar Galactica videogame (and by the way, here's a tip for the newbies: If a game is based on a movie, book, or TV series, it's guaranteed to suck. And if the commercials don't even show any actual game footage, it's guaranteed to double-suck. I wouldn't buy that Galactica game for my dog. Consider yourselves warned), we come back to see the final preparations for the big, climactic battle. Galactica slowly inches her way out of the storm, with the civilian ships in tow. Once she's clear, the deck guns start warming up and targeting the incoming horde of Cylon fighters. Adama orders all batteries to commence firing, and the big fight finally gets underway.