Zarek and Meier confer in Zarek's office-bridge-thingy. Meier complains that the Prez's plan is reckless, and asks Zarek if he believes her. Zarek says, "No, but I believe in the power of myth." I think Joseph Campbell lost any credibility he may have had simply through association with George Lucas. Zarek says that he doesn't like the plan, but adds, "President or prophet, it doesn't really matter. She still needs a commander. A man in charge of the fleet. A man with a nice black leather jacket. Like mine." Meier suspects that Apollo's the one who will lead their fleet. Zarek looks terribly crestfallen for a moment. Meier goes on to say that they still need the Prez to keep the fleet together, so they'll have to protect her on Kobol. Zarek ponders, and agrees. He says, "I want to set this fleet on a path to freedom." Meier very sincerely says, "Of course." Zarek reminds Meier that, according to scripture, some of them will die on Kobol. Meier mwah-ha-has, "One man in particular."
Commercials. Aha! Moore says that they did originally plan on having Elosha act as a bad influence on the Prez. I'm not crazy! Okay, so my psychic link seems to connect to vague intentions instead of the finished product. So it needs some fine-tuning, but still.
Galactica. There's a refueling mission going on. I wonder how they decide when the captions go in the center of the screen instead of at the bottom. So this is another scene full of people talking in jargon that I'm gonna skip. The short version is: Birch is directing a freighter toward the Galactica, and doing a sucky job of it.
CIC. Tigh is monitoring the goings-on unhappily as Adama strolls in. Tigh complains that Birch is screwing up a task that should be "the simplest op in the book!" Gaeta chimes in that Birch can't handle the job. Tigh tells Adama, "I realize that he is your guy, but..." Adama concludes, "He's no Apollo." Tigh's like, "Well, that's not entirely a bad thing, but essentially, yes."