"All right," Bill says firmly. "Let's get to work."
And Three's looking at it all. Takes a host of moments -- fear, guilt, longing, secrets, love, hate -- and edits it down, combines them all into one living, beautiful thing. A memory of greatness, a ray of hope about the future.
"I came to Galactica to tell a story. In all honesty I thought I knew what that story was before I ever set foot there: how an arrogant military let their egos get in the way of doing their jobs, safeguarding the lives of the civilian population.
"But I found out that the truth was more complex than that. These people aren't Cylons, they're not robots blindly following orders and polishing their boots. They're people. Deeply flawed, yes, but deeply human too, and maybe that's saying the same thing.
"What struck me most is that despite it all -- the hardships, the stress, the ever-present danger of being killed, despite all that -- they never give up. They never lie down in the road and let the truck run them over. They wake up in the morning, put on their uniforms and do their jobs. Every day. No pay, no rest, no hope of ever laying down the burden or letting someone else do the job. There are no relief troops coming, no Colonial Fleet training new recruits every day. The people on Galactica are it. They are the thin line of blue that separates us from the Cylons.
"Lt. Gaeta told me a remarkable statistic: not a single member of Galactica's crew has asked to resign. Not one. Think about that. If you wore the uniform wouldn't you want to quit? To step aside and say, Enough! Let someone else protect the fleet! I know I would, but then, I don't wear a uniform. Most of us don't. Most of us never will.
"The story of Galactica isn't that people make bad decisions under pressure, it's that those mistakes are the exception. Most of the time the men and women serving under Commander Adama get it right. The proof is that our Fleet survives. And with Galactica at our side, we will endure."
And Gaius throws himself on his knees, bleeding before God. "And when we know what we are, then we can find the truth out about others. See what they are: the truth about them. And you know, what the truth is. The truth about them. About you, about me. Do you?"
Steady as it comes. Steady, as she goes.