About a billion Raiders jump in and Gaeta says some Gaeta Talk: "Dradis. Here they come. Multiple targets. Bearing 371 carom 552. Cylon Raiders." I recognize, like, one noun and one adjective of all that. Tigh points out that the "bastards tracked us, all right." Why is he here? Adama launches the Vipers, and we get to see all the pilots running through the bay to their ships, all activated, which I always love to see in any show or movie. Apollo and Hotdog talk about how the Raiders are establishing and holding a formation pattern. A lovely Chippendale pattern, actually. Tiny lights in Harlequin diamonds. I think it's meant to work like a fence, or a net, to catch the fleet. It's very pretty. I like shiny stuff? Sharon cuts the base of her hand with Dualla's knife, meaning something totally gross is going to happen in a second. Tigh: "What the hell?" (6) Sharon's bleeding and it's awful. She explains, kind of: "Okay, this is how it's going to work. The Raiders are going to send a signal to activate the virus. It could take a few seconds. On my mark, initiate the computer wipe. Miss the window..." And Gaeta supplies the answer, which is: flesh peels, eyeballs run, everybody dead. Sharon: "Yeah. Sometimes you gotta roll the hard six. Right, Commander?" It's hardest watching her interact with her old shipmates, because she can't be expected to change her perspective as harshly as they have, so she relates like they don't viscerally hate her, and that's tough. She inserts the fiber-optic cable deep into her hand and up her arm. Tigh: "What the hell is she doing?" (7, douchebag.) The Raiders go all red with the exterminate lights of old, and Dualla and Gaeta explain that they've made contact with the system and that there's nothing they can do. Tigh: "We gotta stop this." (8) Adama and Gaeta are cool, though, all ready to execute the wipe when it's time. Boomer gives the mark, Adama gives the order, and we learn that it's still called "reformatting" even in a galaxy far away with octagon TVs. We cut to the Vipers, where Apollo is mystified by the great big nothing that the Raiders are doing.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 908 USERS: B-
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