Apollo gives final orders to the Pegasus crew and then commands everybody to abandon ship. "Good work, and I'll see you on the other side." It's a neat moment, but once Dualla clears out the last of them, and it's just Lee and his ship all alone, it becomes really very touching. "Thank you," he tells her, and leaves. She rams one basestar, is torn apart, and then some of the resulting space trash manages to take out another basestar. And that's the end of the cruel story of the Pegasus, who lasted longer than any of us thought she would: the ghosts onboard are just as much to blame for Gina as Gaius is, and now she is sacrificed to redeem humanity of New Caprica's mistakes. We only really knew her for a short time, specifically almost the entire time I've been recapping, so there's not that much to say. But she faced things. She looked them right in the eye and she didn't flinch, which is something that happens a lot on Galactica: they second-guess. They worry. When you think about what she's gone through since the attack on the Colonies, the blood and the screams not even Lee could entirely wash out of the floors and the walls: she didn't give up, in the end. She was more like them than they could admit. She didn't worry. She didn't second-guess. She acted. She did what she thought needed to be done, and she survived. Might be hard to admit, or hard to hear, but we were safer with her than we are without, no matter what her history. And they've become more like her, in the last two years, than any of us could have imagined possible.
Kara races back inside her apartment, looking everywhere for Kacey. Things get very slo-mo and very creepy, as Leoben creeps, creeps, creeps down the stairs with the child. "I knew you'd be back. I saw it." Commercials and willies attack, and then more slo-mo creep, creep, creeping. He won't give up the kid until Kara "says the words." What words? "You know what I want. I want to hear you say them. And I want the rest of it. Just like I told you." She wrinkles her nose. "Fine. I love you." He leans in: "Say it again." She says it more solidly this time. It's a little more true-sounding: "I love you." And he kisses her. (And she kisses back. And if you don't know what that is like, that particular horrific surprise party you can throw yourself in those moments, that trapdoor into realizing you're basically pretty disgusting to even yourself, you're a lucky son of a gun indeed. Doesn't last long but it's got a hell of a kick.) She kisses him back, and asks with a hiss: "Was it everything you thought it would be?" That and more. "I'll never forget this moment," he says. She kisses him again, one last time: "Neither will I." And then she stabs him, and he drops, gurgling. Anders enters with a gun; Kara grabs Kacey, and they leave with him: "I'll explain later." Which, given that not even Starbuck realizes what just happened there, entirely, seems like a tall order -- not to say an empty promise. Poor Anders, thinking he bagged the "fun" kind of crazy. Poor Kara, thinking she's free.