When we return, there's a shot from the distance that, on the one hand, makes things look sort of calmer than they should be. But it does clearly show Helo hurrying toward the fracas as Starbuck turns and walks away. The Prez tugs at Adama and calls, "Commander, please don't -- we need her!" Adama hisses, "Die." Boomer's arms fall back limply, but then Adama groans and clutches at his chest. Apollo puts his gun down and tries to help as Adama collapses onto Boomer. Boomer whispers into Adama's ear, "And you asked why." At that, Adama jumps, and pushes himself off of her. Helo helps up a coughing Boomer, and everyone looks around like, "Well, that could have gone better." Meier gives Boomer a pointed look.
Galactica. In sickbay, Cottle and Baltar are looking over the pretty images of the inside of his thinkbox. Cottle sums it up: "Nothing, nothing. More nothing. Are you satisfied?" Baltar pushes his glasses up with his middle finger and peers at the scans intently before thanking Cottle. He confirms that Cottle's completely sure that there aren't any "unidentified objects" in his head. Cottle huffs, "You can obsess over these as much as you like -- on your own time." Cottle leaves, sighing, "Frackin' hypochondriac. One on every bloody ship." And while I realize nothing is going to stop people from theorizing, it seems to me that the intent of this little plotline is to say, there's nothing physically present that causes Baltar to see Six. Because, really, if ten episodes from now Baltar finds out that actually, there was a chip in his toe instead? That's lame. They could do it, but it'd suck. If I want to be yanked around like that, I'll watch Lost, y'know? I'd much rather have no explanation than a stupid explanation.
Kobol. Adama and the Prez are having a little conference in her tent. Adama goes over the Prez's faults: "You interfered with a military mission, and you broke your word to me." The Prez rather impishly notes that he's more upset about the second part. Adama ignores that, and says that he forgives her. They smile for a second, and then the Prez says she didn't ask for forgiveness. Adama nods, "Well, you have it anyway."
Meanwhile, Helo is shocked at the way Adama reacted to Boomer. Boomer tells him that the other Boomer was killed: "In cold blood. Not even a trial." Helo makes a face like he's trying to think. And then they're interrupted when Tyrol strolls over to say hi. While Helo tries practicing his glare on a nearby tree, Tyrol and Boomer look at each other. She gets up and says, "Hello, Chief." Tyrol confirms that she remembers him, and Boomer beams and walks over while Helo looks put-upon. Boomer tells Tyrol, "We haven't met, but I remember you." After a moment, she reaches out to hug him, and Tyrol jerks back in surprise but then lets her embrace him. Little jagged "angry" cartoon lines spring out of Helo's head. Boomer tells Tyrol, "It's good to see you," and kisses his cheek before releasing him. Tyrol backs away, and exits silently, wondering if there's a good therapist among the fleet. Although, if there is, I bet he's booked up for the next few years.