Wrapping up the cliffhanger: Narcho gives chase to the President's Raptor, while the Marines retrieve the unconscious Admiral and Colonel. Two Marines each are required to get them up and moving again. Tigh pulls it together enough to sass former LSO Aaron Kelly, whose part in this is pretty interesting. I never really noticed him, before he tried to kill Romo, but I guess that's sort of the point:
As the Landing Signal Officer, he was responsible for flight operations, launching and landing: like the opposite of Anastasia Dualla, or the third thing between her and Felix, being the home she called them back to. During the First Exodus, Kelly organized damage control in the bombed-out port flight pod while the Colonel was still trying to focus his eyes; soon enough, Tigh countermanded him and vented the whole thing. Kelly helped catch Aaron Doral, and when the Old Man was shot, Kelly became second-in-command. He took up Adama's cry against networking, and fought Felix on it even when they'd lost the whole Fleet.
When the Centurions boarded, it was Kelly -- with Felix and Saul -- who stopped them. During the year-plus of New Caprica, he played the Gaeta on Galactica, even though with Saul gone to the surface it was him, not Helo, who should have been XO. Afterward -- just like Felix, and Dualla before him -- he caught fire: tired of sending pilots to their deaths in a never-ending war, he declared himself broken beyond repair, and asked to be locked up so he could stop blowing up lawyers. This isn't just some beefy hottie we're dealing with: it's the guy in the vicinity of Lee and Tigh and Gaeta, chainwise. I had no idea what we'd lost the last time we saw him. Nor how sympathetic I'd be a year or two later.