Baltar snaps to, and asks Zarek to elaborate. Zarek explains, "We needed an issue. Something to set us apart from Roslin. Something to put her clearly on the wrong side of a major issue that people care passionately about. This is it: permanent settlement on this planet." Six smiles, peaceful. Of course, Gaius has zero cool: "Permanent settlement here. Have you lost your marbles?" No, I've got them right here next to my Pay Attention, Idiot. Six steps up to Zarek, sniffing him with her eyes, completely taken in. "It may look dreary. It may be dreary, but it's solid ground under your feet, and a real sky over your head. You'd be surprised what a powerful idea that is to people cooped up in metal boxes for nine months." Six begs Baltar to listen, still immensely turned on: "He's a smart, sexy man, just like you." But if she's not...then does that mean that Gaius is even more...I've been joking about...wait, what? Gaius comes into sharp-as-hell focus, between Zarek and Six: "Oh, give up." I love it. "I will certainly not be having an invisible threesome with Tom Zarek, regardless of the fact that Maier's dead. Do you know what that could do to my numbers?" Zarek wonders whom Baltar's talking to, and Gaius as usual gets CYA about his ongoing hallucinations: "Give up...on Earth?" He stands up and realizes, finally, what Zarek's saying. "Oh dear Lord," he thinks. Gaius circles around the table, coming closer to Zarek, pointing at the screen, getting it slowly: "So we'd settle...here." Zarek's like, "Dude, yes! Man!" Gaius stares at Tom, who laughs happily. "Yeah, it's starting to look like a lovely little planet after all," says Gaius, and then they shake hands. And possibly make out.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 1053 USERS: B-
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