The two groups converge in the yellow woods, and Starbuck and Anders hug hard. There are tears. "What took you so long?" he smiles, and she grabs him by the uniform. "We have Marines and Raptors. We're gonna get you and your people out of here, okay?" He smiles. "As good as your word, huh?" And she's adorably Starbuck, all feisty, "Yeah, good as my frackin' word. What, did you think I was going to leave you here? Now you feel like a big frackin' idiot, don't you?" "All right, just shut up and save us already, okay?" So say we all. Buzzkill Barclay interrupts the reunion: "People, this is nice, but we have toasters on our ass." Starbuck asks after the rest of Anders's group, and his face falls. "This is it. Toasters hit our base camp this morning. I lost half my crew." Starbuck's sorry a second before Sharon screams, "Incoming!" and shells start dropping all around them. Bodies flying, people running, Black Hawk Down, the whole bit. Starbuck orders them all back to the Raptors, but Helo and Sharon countermand: "Shell trajectories are coming between us and the Raptors. We're cut off!" I wonder if heavy artillery like that is something that Raptor people like Sharon and Helo would instinctively be able to read better, because of their jobs. Interesting. Anders and Sharon watch the sky, everybody huddles in the clearing together, shells exploding everywhere. Trapped. To Be Continued!
Next week's an hour and a half! That's tight. Thoughts: I've started calling the Six/Eight movement on Caprica DEMAND LOVE. So I think that DEMAND LOVE is going to save the rescue team within the teaser, and everybody is going to wig out for ninety minutes about how come they're Cylons, but they're being nice. I think that Gaius, who's clearly going to win the election, is going to start the colonization of Planet Natasiland, or Myhugecockia, or whatever stupid thing he calls it, immediately. Probably Roslin, Adama, and Tigh will land themselves in hack. I think Roslin will remember her Caprica memory about Gaius, but it won't matter. I think Gina and that wormy little follower of hers are going to blow a shitload of people up. Is that all the plot threads? That's so awesome. What a great show.