Credits. 41,435 souls in the Fleet. Also Sharon Agathon and Cally Henderson Tyrol, who are up in the fucking air right now. By comparison, the population of the Fleet at the time of New Caprica's settlement was 49,550. Between the unsanitary and refugee year down there in Baltar's hair, and the corresponding four months of torture and execution under the occupation, we've lost...over eight thousand people. That's not even taking into account the baby boom down on New Caprica. That's so awful.
Colonial One, where Adama and Tigh and Roslin are all agreeing that nothing that happened was somebody's fault: it was an impossible situation. Tigh says he would have probably done the same, in somebody's position. Roslin isn't entirely sold, but she shakes somebody's hand: "No hard feelings?" It's Gaius Baltar! Who is clearly having a drug-related psychotic break! "None. Mistakes were made. No doubt, there's no question. But the past is the past. I think we can all agree that we'd like to move on." Chip Six appears, railing at them: "You fools, you're being too lenient! He betrayed you. Actively sought your deaths. Doesn't that matter to you? Don't you have any self-respect?" Gaius reminds her, smirking, that nobody can hear her. "Don't make me angry, Gaius," she grits, and Adama looks at him: "You wouldn't like her when she's angry." (Man, I finally saw The Hulk movie. That was like having a drug-related psychotic break, but at least it wasn't horribly fucking offensive and disappointing in the last two minutes like Haute Tension, because it wasn't that great at any point.) Wait, what happened? Is this is a dream? Adama and Six are in cahoots? Of course they are: daddy and mommy. I also like the note that Tigh would have done the same, like he's some kind of fucking moral high bar. Wish fulfillment is so fucking creepy. Cf. this shit right here: "I've always wanted you," says Roslin, taking off his glasses. Even Gaius knows that's viciously unlikely, and gets sad again. "Oh, no. I'm dreaming, aren't I?" She smiles and leans in. "Yes, you are." And she kisses the hell out of him. (Roslin finally gets some play, but it's with Gaius and it's a nasty dream sequence. Everything you want, in the worst possible way.) Gaius jerks awake on a basestar. The reason we know it's a basestar room, though we've never seen them, is because it is AWESOME-looking. Chrome room, red band around the walls, pulsing, and bright lights everywhere. Gaius is naked in this room, and his bathrobe is hanging on the wall. His bed is...baroque, to say the least. It's an overstuffed purple fainting couch in a bright white room. A Centurion watches him dress, and they stare at each other. I bet if you sleep in that bed you dream all the dreams of all the hookers that ever owned it.