Caprica. Oh, man, this scene. Starbuck's tossing a ball around on a pyramid court. Enter Anders. They banter. Starbuck explains, "I was up for the pros. Bum knee took me out of contention." Which Moore talked about way back in last season's podcasts as part of Starbuck's backstory, but I didn't mention it because it didn't seem all that interesting. It doesn't seem all that interesting now, either, but just so you know, that didn't spring out of nowhere. They play, and they trash-talk, and they touch each other a lot. At the end, Starbuck scores (not like that), and Anders invades her personal space and says, "Nice shot." Starbuck thanks him, and Anders walks away, and the part that I liked was her little eyebrow-raise as she turns away from him and faces the camera. She bugs me a lot, but every so often she's cute. Especially when she's not talking.
Galactica. Tyrol's cuffs are removed, and he tells Baltar, "Thanks, Doc. I appreciate it." Baltar is leaning against the cell bars, staring at a shackled Boomer as he suggests, "Thank her." I'm still not clear on what exactly Baltar told Tigh he learned that cleared Tyrol's name. Tyrol asks what Boomer had to do with it. Baltar says, "Everything. Nothing." Helpful. Then Six is standing on the other side of the bars, and reaches a hand through to caress Baltar's shoulder. Baltar puts his hand on top of Six's and tells Tyrol, "Love is a strange and wonderful thing, Chief." The camera changes, and Six is gone, and Baltar is fingering his shirt collar as he concludes, "You be happy you experienced it at all. Even if it was with a machine." Six is there again, smirking. Tyrol asks what will happen to Boomer. Baltar says that she'll be taken to a new holding facility for tests. Tyrol is aghast: "Like she's some kind of lab rat?" Baltar says, "That's the idea."
Tigh's quarters. Ellen isn't happy. Which is probably another way of saying she isn't drunk. She bitches at Tigh for letting Apollo escape, and says he's a laughingstock. She adds, "You didn't want this command? Well, don't worry about it; you won't have it for much longer." Tigh stops staring into space long enough to explain, "It was his son." Then someone says, "Saul." Tigh and Ellen turn, and Adama's standing there in a robe. Behind him, two soldiers lurk in the doorway. Adama, I missed you! Adama asks, "What's happening on my ship?" Tigh stands up and goes over to Adama, and Ellen backs away like someone might throw holy water at her. Adama tells his escorts to wait outside, and says to Ellen, "Can I speak to my XO?" Ellen says of course, and trails her hand on the door frame before finally exiting. Tigh helps Adama sit down, and Adama asks again what's going on. Tigh goes for the short version: "I fracked things up good." Tigh says he made some bad calls, and Adama chuckles and says he's done that, and then asks for a drink. Adama says some comforting thing about the pressures of command. "You make the call, it affects the lives of thousands, and you've got no one to turn to for backup." Tigh says that Adama makes it look easy. Adama says, "You know that's a lie, now," and gulp his drink. Tigh tries again to get across how bad the news is, but Adama's sure they can fix it together. Then he asks, "Where's my son?" We cut away before Tigh can pour another drink and say, "Well, that's a funny story..."