The Day After
The looooove baton then gets handed back to Lackey Howser, who is still lost. Once again, however, he runs into Ensign Uhura. She's fully dressed this time, but no less amorous because of it. He tries to explain that they're lost, but she interrupts him with a completely unsolicited kiss that probably would have gained her instant admission to the Tailhook society. Howser is speechless, and while I'm not exactly sure how to describe the expression on Baltar's face here, I can assure you that it was hilarious.
A complex, gravity-defying overhand toss sends the loooove baton spinning down to the hangar bay, where Apollo finds Starbuck trying to fix her broken Viper. Despite the fact that she's lying on her back with her legs spread, he elects not to open this particular conversation with a repeat of last night's "this looks familiar." They're happy to see each other, but they completely fail to kiss, even though they both totally want to. Somewhere out there, the ghost of Rick Springfield is smiling. Or is he not dead yet? In any event, Starbuck can't resist getting in one last plug for The Olmos, because she orders Apollo to go tell Dad that he's still alive. Wow. The guy's not even on the ship at the moment, and he still has that kind of power. I've got to find out what his secret is.
And perhaps here's my chance. Adama is still stuck on the space station with Sweaty Guy, only now they've moved to a room with lots of loose metal objects and leaky steam pipes, so you just know there's a fight scene coming. Before that can happen, however, Sweaty Guy has to deliver a bunch of exposition about how the storm that surrounds the anchorage is poisonous to Cylons or some such. He also explains (again!) that when Cylons die, they wake up in another body, which means he'll be able to tell everyone exactly where to find the Galactica. And then he repeats Adama's line from last night about not being able to hide from the things that he's done. This, of course, tells Adama that the Cylons must have a spy on board Galactica. Or perhaps even more than one, as we'll find out eventually. Anyway, the exposition finally gets wrapped up, and then the looooove baton comes crashing through the hull just as Adama grabs Sweaty Guy by the lapels and leans in real close to kiss er, "kill him." They fight. Because this miniseries doesn't contain even one single original idea anywhere, Adama finally defeats his foe by holding his face over a leaky steam pipe. Can anyone here actually name an action movie where that DOESN'T happen? Yeah. Didn't think so.