Gee, this episode has a lot of scenes in the corridors. Dualla just happens to run into Apollo again, the little minx. After the usual greetings, he quietly asks, "Everything set?" Dualla says, "Roger that." Which makes me laugh because of the time my then-roommate Kelly locked herself out of the apartment while doing laundry, and she had to walk across the street and use her laundry money to try and track me down. And she wasn't dressed for going outdoors, and it was quite cold out. So she calls my friend Kevin, looking for me, and explains the situation and that she's freezing, and Kevin's sympathetic response was, "Roger that." She's still a little bitter about it. Anyway, Dualla declares that she can't spend all day yakking, and zips off. But not as eerily as Gaeta can. As Dualla exits, Racetrack rushes in and calls to Apollo, saying she's having a technical difficulties with her Raptor. Apollo smirkily tells the guards, "Instead of getting some rack time, I'm going to take a minute to do the Lieutenant's job for her." He is the world's worst liar, I swear. The guards are fine with that, though, and let Apollo leave with the pilot.
Venner tells yet another random guy, "Okay, make it look good -- but not too good." The new dude nods and then slugs Venner on the jaw. The Prez's cell is opened, and as she lies on her bunk, someone puts a hand over her mouth. Which is another goofy thing. I mean, shouldn't she be expecting this?
A moment later, they all skulk out and enter the sealed causeway 'B.' Where they're promptly found by a soldier who aims her rifle at them and says, "Hold it!"
Commercials. Apparently Moore wanted to do this whole bit where the solider was clearly on her way from the galley, and was eating a sandwich as she just happened to come across the escapees. And drops her sandwich. So then at the end of the next scene, she was going to pick her sandwich back off the floor and munch on it as she went on her way. I get why it was dropped, but I also get why Moore really likes having these mundane details amid all the drama.
When we return, the Prez asks the soldier, "Do you know who I am?" The solder nods. The Prez speechifies that they both took an oath to protect and defend the Articles of Colonization. She says, "Those articles are under attack, as is our entire democratic way of life." The Prez explains that she can't let that happen, so she's going to get off of the Galactica.