Now that the cockles of our hearts have been warmed, it's time for some violence, yay! Boomer steps into view. I meant to mention earlier how nice it is that they left her in her orange prison jumpsuit. Because that doesn't stand out in all the greenery or anything. Tyrol is the first to spot her, and he raises his rifle and calls to Adama. Adama turns and stares. I wonder if he's staring because, like me, he just noticed what wide shoulders Boomer has. Probably not. Helo takes in the situation and reassuringly calls, "She's with us, Commander." It's sort of endearing that he thinks that'll solve everything, isn't it? Or is it just dumb? Adama looks her up and down, and if he was beaming before, this is the opposite. He walks toward Boomer, continuing to eye her like he's trying to spot something marking her as different. You've gotta give Boomer props for holding up under the scrutiny of a anti-beaming Adama. Then Adama starts to look sad, and there are some more flashbacks that we really didn't need, and I know they want to make it accessible and all, but it's still annoying. We see Boomer shoot Adama, and we see Adama ask her corpse, "Why?" And then Adama shoots an arm out, grabs Boomer by the neck, and hurls her to the ground with such force that both of her feet leave the ground. She's petite and everything, but that's still kind of impressive. Everyone rushes in to try to pull Adama away. Everyone except Apollo, who pulls out a rifle and warns Zarek back. Apollo leans down into Boomer's face as she squeezes her neck and calmly says, "I want you to die."
Commercials. Originally, the confrontation between Adama and Apollo there was supposed to be a little less tense: Apollo would have a gun ready, but Adama wouldn't, so his "Put down your weapon" was going to be lighter. But Olmos wanted to play it the way we saw, and that was fine with them. I think I do like it better this way, because Adama's sort of humbling himself just by going to Caprica, and while he's right to do it, I can totally believe that he'd be like, "Look, I'll come here, I'll make the gesture, but I'll be damned if I let my own son outdraw me."