He opens her hand slowly, talking to her all the time: inside she holds a pagan medallion: Asclepius. The God of Healing. "I know you'll heal our people. But I thought..." Lilly swallows, and she's so adorable, so right and full of belief, so full of fear that he'll forget her, or denounce her, that even Six hasn't much to say, beyond, "The old Gods are fighting back." Gaius looks into Lilly's eyes, so full of belief and love, like the memory of something we've all forgotten. Imagine the eyes of something infinite and loving, that could forgive you anything. Not like a hound, not like a pet, but something brilliant, that saw all your angles at once, the dark and bright sides, all the facets, and loved you anyway. Like music, across the water. Something switches on, inside Gaius. The old Gods are fighting back, but he's got something better. He's going to save them all, for the love of this old woman. A gift, to replace all the things the Cylons and New Caprica took from her, and all the things the Gods failed to protect. He will heal us all, save us all, fight until the medal in her hands is dust.
Figurski cautions the Chief that the capacitors on the remains of the Raptor are still hot; he doesn't know that the Chief can't be burned anymore, but he still lends him his gloves. The Chief finally figures out that it's the wrong capacitor: lost in memory, projection, he switched them out wrong, put the new one in his pocket. A bad mistake, but one born of stress and mourning.
But is it?
Skulls is horrified -- "Was that in your pocket?" -- but Racetrack's first response is life, and love, and no harm done. "We don't have to do this." Skulls remembers who he's talking to, where they are, what happened here, and his voice goes soft. "You're right, we're okay. It's okay." Chief flips out: is it okay? Is this okay, no harm done, more life -- or is it a murder averted, the first betrayal? Is he Boomer, eyes full of water and mouth full of silence? Is this how it starts?