As soldiers haul Boomer toward the airlock, Boomer shouts that she can find the Tomb of Athena. Starbuck opens up her quiver (not like that) as Boomer calls, "Kobol's a big planet! You don't find the tomb, you don't find Earth!" The Prez looks thoughtful as Starbuck pulls out the arrow and presents it to her. The Prez glances at the arrow and then, in a beautifully casual way, gestures toward the airlock and says, "Tell them to wait a minute." On the Donnie Darko commentary, Richard Kelly describes Mary McDonnell as having a sort of regal bearing, and that's an excellent description. Sometimes it seems like being President is kind of slumming for her. Anyway, she takes the arrow, and thanks Starbuck before handing it back. Then she asks Zarek, "Is there some place where that...young woman...and I can speak?" Zarek says he'll take care of it. As everyone moves out, Apollo pauses by Starbuck long enough to say, "It's good to see you again, Kara. Thanks for bringing in the trash." He exits, and Starbuck quietly tells Helo, "Looks like we missed all the fun." Sadly, we cut away before Helo can say, "Yeah. So, what was up with that kiss?" Poor guy. I wonder if, by the end of the season, Helo makes plans to hightail it back to the relative sanity of Caprica.
Episode Report CardStrega: A- | 654 USERS: C+
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