On the algae planet there are more gunshots, and in the Temple, Cally comes running up with the phone: "It's the Major." She should just do this seven times in every episode, I'd be so happy, Clyne gets paid, everything works out. Apollo yells again about the Eye of Jupiter and whatever, the whole scene happens again from a second ago, and the sun is going to go nova, and the Centurions are coming. Outside, there's an awesome part where Apollo pulls a pin and tosses Anders a live grenade, which he smoothly basketballs right into the group of Centurions. I'm sure there's a word for that move, I just call it "gorgeous." Apollo orders the Chief to blow the Temple, and Chief's pissed but he gets ready to leave. As he's playing out the detonator lead toward the door, he turns back and wishes he had more time, or some other way, or the answer. Cally, of course, has no idea about any of this and just tries to comfort him as well as a person like her can. I don't expect any better from her at this point, I just wish they'd fucking stop blowing up CHURCH.
Dualla reports that the Raptor's structurally intact, and Starbuck nods. "Okay." She tells Dualla what needs to happen, which is that you take data cord from the comms and bypass the fly-by... what am I telling you for? You know how to fly a Raptor. She finishes up the instructions and convulses in pain again. Still refusing to cry. Man, when Kara Thrace actually cries, I am going to fucking lose my mind. That's worse than Helo. Dee gives her another shot and notes there's only one left: "Better save it for when you fly us out of here." Kara laughs and doesn't point out that her hands are hamburger. "I can't fly. Especially all whacked up on morph." She starts to drift off on the smack and Dualla's like, "Frackin' great." From the depths of her drug haze, Starbuck heads into Bad Idea territory. "He won't cheat. He's too honorable." Dualla continues to strip data cord like it slapped her momma, and snorts: "Unlike you." Starbuck's eyes are lidded, tired and sad. "Yeah, unlike me. I love Sam, I hate Sam. I love Lee, I hate Lee. Gods, I have to cheat just to keep the pieces all nice and neat." (P.S. Those lines are actually impossible to say credibly, but Sackhoff does fairly well. That should have been an ad-lib, because there are a million ways to get that across that don't sound like they were first written down on a piece of paper by a science fiction writer, and Sackhoff could act the hell out of any of them.) Starbuck drifts off at the end of this improbable line of dialogue, and Dualla slaps the everloving bastard shit out of her. It's AWESOME. "Stay with it," she says calmly. "You still gotta walk me through these avionics." That's amazing. They managed to do that scene the one possible way where everybody rocks and nobody looks like an asshole. Or I mean, more of an asshole than Kara just naturally is. That was great.