Auditorium. Apollo and Starbuck stand behind the Prez, peering around suspiciously, as she reads the votes from each delegate. McManus helpfully explains to his listeners that the votes shifted when Baltar replaced Gray as a candidate. Playa chimes in that it's anyone's guess as to who will win the election, but notes that she's betting on "Gaius. Uh, Doctor Baltar." More votes are read. Playa tells us that Zarek has six votes to Baltar's five. If it ends up in a tie, the Prez gets to cast the deciding vote. Oooh, suspense! The Prez pulls out the last octagonal piece of paper.
Cut to the ballroom. The Prez stands in front of a cheering crowd and asks everyone to welcome the new Vice-President. And then it turns into the old Tonight Show for a second as a big band starts to play and Baltar runs out from behind a colorful curtain. Hee. So, for the first airing, I was taping the show but wasn't paying a whole lot of attention because of other stuff going on. And I happened to be looking at the TV just as this scene started, which was excellent because hearing Baltar get introduced as Veep without knowing how or why it had happened made it even funnier. Baltar starts mingling with the many pretty girls in the crowd. Six pulls him aside and says, "We're going to do great things together." Baltar calmly tells her that he never aspired to power. Six says that she knows that, "but someone had to step up." Heh. Baltar says, "Well, after what Laura told me --" Six interrupts, "'Laura'?" Baltar says they're on a first-name basis now. Baltar puts his arms around the groupies and excuses himself, telling the air, "The people need me."