Up on Galactica, Commodore 64 has picked up incoming ships. Colonel McCain orders everyone to battle stations, but Ensign Uhura quickly detects that the incoming ships are friendly, and requesting permission to come alongside. McCain grants the request, and we then cut immediately to a shot of him and Mary having the exact same fight that Olmos and Mary will be having in about half an hour. McCain's priority is repairing the Galactica and getting back into the fight. Mary's is caring for the survivors. You've heard all this before, and you'll be hearing it again, so let's just move on, okay?
Elsewhere in The Corridor, Lackey Howser is leading Baltar through the Mobius loop. Unfortunately, he totally gets lost again, and leads them the wrong way. This whole upcoming sequence turns into another relay race, only instead of an exposition baton, this time they're passing the looooove baton. Lackey Howser hands it off to Master Chief Lovewrench, who chats with a subordinate in The Corridor. Then he looks up to see Boomer standing a few feet away, and they gaze deeply into each other's eyes for a moment before rushing into an embrace. Lovewrench is a lucky guy, but I'm pretty sure that kiss has to be against military regulations. Boxey would seem to agree, because he just stands there with a look of bemused disdain on his face. Eventually Boomer remembers to introduce him to her boyfriend, but when Lovewrench fails to see Muffet, he completely loses interest.
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.