At Pergamus Flats, PROBABLY ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AGO, Chief stares through the binoculars at the trucks approaching, and sends his men to the corresponding ridge. "This is it. Lock and load." Chief finally notices that they've got Laura Roslin and Tom Zarek with them, proving that he didn't even read the list beyond Cally's name. Which is kinda Duck of him, frankly, considering the emphasis put on the whole "Read the names! Look at the names!" issue last week with Gaeta and Gaius. Seelix hates to see focus pulled from precious Cally as much as we all do: "Is there any sign of Cally?" Sadly, there is not.
Sharon fills Anders in at the rendezvous: rescue plan's in place and ready to go, and she's down here to coordinate the mission and evac, as well as snag the launch keys to the ships on the ground. "When can we meet with Colonel Tigh?" Anders tells her they'll wait until nightfall and then go into the city.
Chief wigs out about Cally, and then wigs double hard when she starts running. If he knew she were twisting time, space, and gravity in order to completely revise the shot from not only last week but the previouslies from this episode, he'd probably wig out a bunch more. Seelix notes that the Centurions are lining up for the execution, and Chief figures out what it means and says to sight the bulletheads immediately. But of course, Cally and her bag of bullshit and myriad issues and pointlessness are running right at the rescue party -- enfilade, if you will -- so that they can't take out the guys currently lining up to execute the main characters of the show. The Platonic ideal of the situation we call "friendly fire." However, then something really cool happens, where Sharon and Chief -- miles apart and at two different operations, dealing with two different groups of Centurions, occasioned by two different hapless wives -- have basically the same thought. "Count to five, open fire," he says, and runs out toward his wife. Seelix tells one of the men to bring up the RPG. Man, I love the RPG. Launching grenades with a grenade launcher is like seeing a unicorn or kissing a baby, as far as things on TV that are awesome. Bring it on!
Anders starts to tell Sharon about the underground system of tunnels in New Caprica City that we've watched him start to tell her about like eight times, and which we'll see in this episode, but then Sharon hears the toasters and then the gunfire starts.
Seelix counts slowly by thousands, up to five, and Chief reaches Cally in the nick of time. More heartwarmingly, Roslin grabs Zarek and pulls him down the bluff with her. The bluff that apparently flips you backwards out of time and space so you're running upside down and in a whole other direction. But I don't know if it does that to them, because they spend the next bit rolling around in the dirt while everything explodes. I would like it if they got together, I guess.