The Day After
This development precipitates a meeting in the Oval First Class Section, with Apollo counseling Mary to leave immediately, and abandon everyone in the ships that can't make an FTL jump. PMKS, however, wants to stay, and try to rescue survivors until the last possible minute. That'll be important later. Apollo's concern is that the Cylons could appear at any minute and wipe them out before they even have a chance to react. "We'll be saving tens of thousands [of lives]," he says. "I'm sorry to make it a numbers game, but we're talking about the survival of our race here, and we don't have the luxury of taking risks and hoping for the best. Because if we lose, we lose everything." Including consciousness and our lunches, apparently, what with the nausea-inducing spin-move the camera has been performing for this entire scene. The buck (and thankfully, the camera) stops with President Mary, and after a moment's thought she decides that everyone who can make an FTL jump should do so immediately. Poor Man's Kevin Spacey isn't happy about this, and he stomps back to his seat in protest. He's also got his red blazer on for this scene, if you're keeping score.
Apollo runs off to the cockpit to send the orders, and Lackey Howser steps over to talk with his boss. He tries to tell her something, but she interrupts to announce that she has cancer. Yawn. "I know," he replies. "Little things. A couple of comments you made. Also, I was peeking in the windows of your doctor's office when you got the mammogram. Sorry." Mary thinks it's selfish that the world is ending and all she can think about is dying of plot cancer. Lackey Howser assures her that it isn't, and then finally manages to drop the news that he wanted to tell her from the beginning: The little girl we saw earlier is on a ship that doesn't have FTL capability. Is anyone really surprised?