Back in the Pegasus brig, the guards unchain Gina. Baltar puts down a plate of unidentifiable space food. Gaius dismisses the guards somewhat curtly, and once they're gone, he takes off his jacket and looks at her, appalled and unsure. She lies, still unmoving. There is weird, loud space guitar as she stares at the food, dead behind the eyes. Gaius assures her that it's not a trick, and slides down the brig wall to sit and watch her. His speech here goes back and forth from conversational to really fucking broken, and it's pretty difficult to watch. You don't really go to Gaius for angst unless it's, like, hilarious angst. Too touchy, to ask us to sympathize with him until now. It's pretty much representative of the episode: really, really well done, and really, really hard to watch. He just starts talking to her, watching her lie there, and tells her that on Caprica -- mentioning that he sometimes forgets there ever was a world, before the attack -- he was in love with a woman: "She was unique. Beautiful, clever, intensely sensual." There's a close-up, and he's choking up pretty bad here: "She was a Cylon. And she changed my life." He says, doubly, that she's quite literally been in his thoughts ever since: "Because I love her. To this very day, I love her. And she looks exactly like you." There's a close-up on Gina, and she somehow moves her face without moving her face in any way. "My name is Gaius Baltar, and I'm here to help you." It's intense. Gina carefully, slowly, painfully reaches out for a slice of fruit. She can barely move. Her hand scrapes across the floor, too weak just to reach across the space between. She slowly puts it in her mouth and begins to cry, sobbing weakly. Gaius stars to cry. Also, everybody else does.
In Taylor's Raptor, he's being such a dick that Moore giggles about it on the podcast: "I love what a fucking prick this guy is!" Taylor bugs Lee about his "distraction," and Apollo notes that two of his friends have been arrested for treason. Taylor suggests that this be filed under "not [his] problem," and snaps a bunch of nothing at Lee, before setting their jump mark at ten minutes.