Cut to Sharon's cell, where she's doing crunches. Thorne enters with some heavily-armed Marines and Boomer stands up, roughly asking, "Who the hell are you?" He cocks his head at her.
Back in the even-more-appropriately-named-than-ever Tool Room, Vireem and Gage are laughing nostalgically about their abuse of Gina: Thorne put up a sign reading "Please Disturb" on the brig, and the Pegasus crewmen started lining up. Vireem jokes about how eventually she just laid there, blankly: "Like, duhhhhh..." Cally and the other women tell them to fuck off, and leave. Vireem and Gage continue to laugh drunkenly. (Note to my dear readers: When this point comes, at the frat party? And it will. Please, please take a leaf from Cally's book here, because it's not going to get better. Trust me.)
In Sharon's cell, Thorne shows her the recon photo, roughly asking the mystery ship's function, which she doesn't know. He grabs her by the throat -- why always the throat, Boomer? -- and shoves the picture in her face, demanding to know why two basestars would be tasked to its protection. Choking, she continues to plead ignorance, and he pushes her against the wall by the neck. He throws her onto the bed and slaps her, really hard. Coughing from the strangling, Sharon continues to insist that she doesn't know, but she's getting scared.
Vireem tells Gage that Thorne's plan is to "break her in a little" before he gives Sharon to the crew, and Helo about snaps. Chief pulls him back, and Helo asks who the hell Thorne is. "Lieutenant Thorne, sir." That sir should tell you more than enough about how drunk and out of the loop Gage is, as to where this scene is headed. Chief keeps calming Helo down in this soothing, repetitive, very insightful tone: "No, no, no, no." Like he's saying "Shhh." It's really a great character moment for Chief, because he's such an even, calming, good guy, even as he's hearing this shit. "Cylon interrogator," Gage continues. "Rides 'em hard and keeps 'em talkin'." Helo and Chief look at each other intensely. Vireem, a bit quicker on the uptake, shouts, "Your little robot girl is in for quite a ride." There's a yee-haw, and Helo lunges. Again, Chief pulls him back, pointing out that they have somewhere they both should really, really be right now, and they take off together.