Meanwhile, Tigh's looking grossed out some more, asking what Cain did next even though he already knows, and so do we. Fisk says she asked the guy for his gun, okay, pointed it at his head, and pulled the trigger, in front of the whole crew. This was smart as far as enforcing her authority, but dumb because she was asking for something retarded in the first place. Then she turned to Fisk. Tigh's really scared -- like, physically scared, at this point. Fisk ordered the attack, and Tigh's mind is now officially blown. There are a few minutes of horrified silence. (Imagine if Adama went crazy and started asking for weird shit, just like that. Not that Tigh would refuse, but if he did...my mind just went to a nice place.) Fisk starts laughing hysterically into the silence, seeing he's just wigged Tigh hardcore, and trying to cover it up. The old "I'm just kidding" line that automatically means you weren't. Tigh tries to smile, but he's freaked out to the max and can't stop shaking his head.
Cain leaves, apologizing that she takes no pleasure in relieving Adama of command, and he pshaws, and then he stands alone, glaring at nothing, worried about a whole bunch of things at once.
Starbuck and Apollo are checking out the Pegasus Vipers with Racetrack and some of the other ship's pilots. One has a long line of Raider drawings along its hull. They look like Decepticons. "Is this a scorecard?" asks Starbuck, and there's pride in the positive response. "You guys put scorecards? On the side of your ships?" Racetrack chides Starbuck, "Like you don't keep score," but Starbuck makes the distinction that she doesn't actually paint them on her Viper "like [she's] bragging to the whole fracking universe." I think I see what she's saying, but I'm not sure. She's so conservative and military about stuff like that I'd think she'd be impressed, but she does tend to draw little etiquette lines for herself. I, of course, agree with her in principle, but it's a surprising note to the character. Actually, no, I can see it, because she's deeply religious, and the whole Leoben thing got to her on that level. (Note: That's my favorite episode, and the actual reason that I love Starbuck, apart from the great acting. And why I love my airlock jokes. So now you know.) So that's how it makes sense to me. In addition to Starbuck's having a different kind of honor than these guys seem to. The pilot in question, callsign Whiplash, is like, "But there are forty-eight Decepticons!" and Starbuck snarks, "Special. Do you have caps and t-shirts too?" Helo -- who I was really hoping wasn't around for this conversation -- starts laughing in this very upsetting, angry, almost-hysterical way at this kind of lame joke. Poor Helo.