Starbuck holds the Arrow of Apollo over the door to the cave and grumbles about getting the door open. The Prez recites, "And the Arrow of Apollo will open the Tomb of Athena." Starbuck doesn't seem to find that particularly helpful. Adama suggests a more practical approach, and asks Helo to join in as he, Billy, and Apollo try to shove the rock door open. The door moves a little, and Adama lets the younger kids take over. The door swings inward, and Apollo turns back and tells Starbuck, "After you." Starbuck smugly leads the procession, not thinking that maybe there's a trap right inside the door. Adama nods for the Prez to go in, and tells Helo to wait outside. Then Adama calls Tyrol forward and quietly says, "Guard everybody." Hee. So Tyrol is left to watch Helo, Boomer, and Zarek. Helo looks a little hurt. Zarek and Boomer are just like, "Yeah, I figured."
Inside, they find a large vault with lots of broken statues scattered about. But it's surprisingly clean, really. Starbuck asks, "If the arrow didn't actually open the tomb, how do we know this is the right place?" Adama says that they don't, but it sure looks like a tomb. Starbuck gasps that the statues are "the icons of the twelve tribes, the twelve colonies." Poor Billy looks at one statue and says, "This could be Picon, the fish." They all play "name that statue" for a while, while Adama looks bored. Until the Prez finds "Sagitarron, the archer." Adama looks at the statue's empty bow and grunts, "He's missing something." The music gets spooky as Starbuck walks forward and gingerly places the Arrow of Apollo on the bow. As she drops it into place, the cave door slams shut and everything goes black. They really should have brought a lantern.
There's a flash of white, and an overhead shot of everyone standing in a circle. And then they're in a field at night. Apollo and Starbuck spin around, their guns ready. Eventually, we get a wide shot, which reveals that they're standing in the middle of a circle of monoliths. With little glowy lights making symbols on the faces of the rocks. Luckily for me, Capricorn is in the center of the frame, because that's the only one I'd be likely to recognize. Billy asks, "Where the hell are we?" The Prez says she thinks it's the Tomb of Athena. Adama says he thought that's what the cave was, and Starbuck hisses, "I think that was the lobby." Above each rock, we can see the same constellation in the sky. The Prez points that out, and says, "These patterns were on the original flags of the twelve colonies back in the days when the colonies were called by their ancient names." There's another round of "identify the constellations." Apollo says that what they're standing in is the map to Earth. Adama asks, "So is Earth in one of these constellations?" Starbuck looks awed and whispers, "We're standing on it." She explains, "The scriptures say that when the thirteenth tribe landed on Earth, they looked up into the heavens and they saw their twelve brothers." The Prez spells out that Earth is where these twelve constellations are visible. Starbuck gets over her awe long enough to wonder, "What are we supposed to do? Search the entire galaxy for one particular star pattern?" Billy says, "That's crazy, but it would be a bitching premise for a TV show." Apollo points up at Scorpio and identifies the Lagoon Nebula, near Sagittarius. But the point is that he recognizes it. Adama says, "It's a long way from here." Apollo gets all Shatneresque for a second as he says, "But at least now. We have. A map, and a direction."