Caprica. Starbuck whimpers and starts to move off of Six. Helo rushes up and starts to help her. Six lies dead, with a convenient bit of rebar or something sticking through her ribs. Presumably the same rebar was also going through Starbuck, so it was like a shishkablonde for a second there. Helo holds Starbuck and gasps, "I can't believe it. You are, like, the last person I expected to see." Starbuck admits that she could say the same thing. Helo laughs with just the tiniest bit of mania and asks if she's okay. Starbuck nods, but I think she's lying. Helo helps Starbuck stand and lean back against a wall. After a moment, Starbuck grins, "Oh, I missed you!," and pulls Helo in for a hug. Aw. Helo stares at her happily. They're a cute couple. I imagine Penikett is also kind of pleased to have someone new to do scenes with. Starbuck stops grinning as she stares up at something. Helo turns to look, and sees Boomer staring down at them. Helo starts to say something, but Starbuck grabs his gun and takes aim as she shrieks, "She's a Cylon!" Boomer dashes away like a bunny before Starbuck can fire. Helo grabs Starbuck's arm and shouts, "No, no, you can't! You can't!" There's a tiny beat and he adds, "She's pregnant." Hee. Starbuck stares at Helo with a nice mix horror and confusion and then gives a twitchy little scream. I think she's still fighting for control of the gun a little, but she might just be shaking. It's the noise you want to make after a really bad day. And frankly, she's having one. She drops the gun and slides down onto the ground as Helo tries to be reassuring.
Kobol. Six leads Baltar toward the big vine-covered archway we keep seeing. Baltar says, "I know this place." Six says, "Of course you do," and tells him to go inside. Baltar passes through the archway and looks at...well, some more ruins and plants.
But of course, in Baltar's head, it's something else. In fact, it's the opera house. He enters the cavernous lobby as an orchestra plays on the soundtrack. This seems like a good time to mention that I'm getting a cold or something, which makes Baltar's headspace even more surreal than usual. The low-angled, swirling camera isn't helping. Ooof. Baltar sees Six standing at the doorway to the theater, and takes her hand. As they walk down past the rows of empty seats, Baltar whispers that he doesn't understand. Six says, "Life has a melody, Gaius. A rhythm of notes that become your existence once played in harmony with God's plan. It's time to do your part and realize your destiny." I see. Baltar asks what his destiny is. Six tells him -- like, duh -- that he is "the guardian and protector of the new generation of God's children." She says that the first member of their family will arrive soon, and that it's time for him to make his choice. As they come closer to the stage, Baltar desperately repeats that he doesn't understand what she means. We go to a long shot as Six leads Baltar up onto the stage and says, "Come, see the face of the shape of things to come." The stage is flooded with light, and Six and Baltar are just dark silhouettes against the light, and it feels very Kubrick to me. Then we go to a reverse shot as Six takes both of Baltar's hands in hers and they walk up to a glowing white crib on the stage. They stare down into it, and Six asks, "Isn't she beautiful, Gaius?" Baltar gasps with wonder and then turns to Six and kisses her. Uh oh, the camera is swirling again.