Never disrobe on the Pegasus, especially if you are a high-ranking officer, because your ass is gonna die. Case in point: Colonel Fisk, who enters his quarters tiredly after a hard day of second-guessing any leader who's not a dangerous sociopath, notices someone in the corner, and almost smiles. "I wondered when you were going to show up." A dude sneaks up behind him, pulls a length of piano wire from a watchlike gadget designed expressly for this purpose and which combines the best features of a fishing reel and a deadly wristwatch, and strangles Fisk. We hardly knew ye, but we only liked ye when ye were drunk. Phelan, from some number of hours in our future, watches this happen, and smokes a luxurious black-market cigar. Credits. 49,597 souls in the Fleet (that's one less than last week. That shit is up to the minute!) We also get the 2001 Toaster Fetus commercial again.
Raptor 129er plays host to a bunch of Apollo's flashbacks (the girlfriend on Caprica, who looks a lot like Kimber from Nip/Tuck; his EVA) and Racetrack brings them in to Galactica. It's clear that Apollo is still verrrrry iffy about spaceflight, which is to be expected. He flashes and flashes and flashes back, in case we missed that he was in a reverie of sorts.
In Galactica sickbay, Cottle is smoking a hilarious grumpy cigarette while preparing for Fisk's autopsy. "I'm just getting started, but from the looks of him, I'd say he was garroted," he says, and somehow avoids putting some spirit fingers on the very dinner-theatre rimshot hilarity of that. He reaches into Fisk's throat and pulls out...a Death's Head Moth! Just kidding, it's a coin. Coins in the Fleet are shaped like octagons, shockingly. Cottle: "Looks like our friend Fisk hit the jackpot." It's like Cottle's the only one who actually gets that they're in a noir this week -- and the only one who thinks it's funny. He's so awesome. Adama and Tigh gawk, and Adama asks to be contacted if Cottle finds anything else. "If I find anything else, I may retire early!" All right, simmer down, Cottle.