Flight deck. Hadrian asks Cally where she was at the time of the bombing. Cally says, "In my rack, reading some trashy novel." Hadrian asks where Tyrol was. Cally answers that Tyrol was doing paperwork on the hanger deck. I guess it sort of fits with Cally's personality that she'd be an incompetent liar, but good grief. Hadrian, of course, asks how Cally knows where Tyrol was if she was in bed at the time. Cally says she saw Tyrol before she went to bed. When I watched this episode the first time, I thought the whole thing was that the crewmen were going to be covering up for the still, and eventually someone would say something like, "The innocent lie because they don't want to be blamed for something they didn't do, and the guilty lie because they don't have any other choice." Although they should also mention that some people lie because they're just telling you what they think you want to hear. So basically, I thought there was going to be a fairly nuanced examination of why investigations like this are so tricky. See what happens when my expectations are raised? It's sad.
Cut to Crewman Goofus telling Hadrian, "I was with Cally, playing Pyramid in the mess hall corridor." Hadrian's all, "Ooookay." and asks where Tyrol was. Goofus says that Tyrol stopped by and watched them play for a little while.
Crewman Gallant says he was on watch, and he didn't see Tyrol at all. Hadrian confirms, "He wasn't on the hanger deck?" Gallant says no, and then corrects himself and says that Tyrol did come by to work on one of the Vipers.
Tyrol tells Hadrian he was asleep in his rack at the time. Hadrian looks faintly amused. The thing is, I don't get why she went straight for the flight deck. Why wasn't security at the top of her hit list? The investigation itself doesn't make sense to me. It seems like first you would want to retrace Larry's progress onto the ship. Was he aboard the Scorpia Traveler all this time? How did he get clearance? How was he able just to wander off from the line of civilians? I can reluctantly accept that all of that happened off-screen, but it's yet another irritating thing about this episode.
The Prez steps into the press room aboard her ship and addresses the crowd of reporters. Wait. Now what the hell is going on? Where did the reporters come from? I guess there would be some among the population, but...is this all of them? Or are there really fifty different independent news agencies for 50,000 people? Were they all reporters before this, or are they representatives from each ship who are just like futuristic town criers? How exactly are they passing things along to the rest of the fleet? Do they get to set up little newsrooms in the hanger deck? Do they broadcast between ships independently? Are some of them, like, people who used to do the local weather and now they're breaking into the big time because they just happen to pack enough hairspray to be an anchor? The reporters sit, and the Prez explains that she and Adama have "appointed an independent tribunal to investigate the circumstances surrounding this explosion."