Galactica. Venner brings the Prez another dose of chamalla. Hey, he's got a helmet now. I guess martial law means everyone gets helmets. Cool. Venner also prints the Prez a little treat, which turns out to be licorice. The Prez quietly offers the licorice to Apollo, who says that he hates the stuff. The Prez quietly says, "Me too," and then bites into a hunk of it for Venner's benefit. Weirdoes. Mmm, licorice. Apollo notes that Venner addresses the Prez as "Madame President," and says that she has a lot of supporters in the fleet. The Prez replies, "Something ugly is coming, I can feel it." The licorice gave her a prophetic vision! Whoa. Or I suppose she could just be playing the odds.
CIC. Gaeta tells Tigh that the threat of stern measures hasn't had much effect. "Seven other container ships are refusing to release their supplies. Food, medicine, even coffee." Tigh says, "Coffee? This is getting ridiculous." I think withholding coffee is downright inhumane. Tigh decides to "get their attention" by sending marine boarding parties to the rebelling ships. Gaeta ahems that may not have enough marines for that. While everyone else in CIC not-too-subtlety listens, Tigh loudly says that Gaeta can fill out the troops with pilots and deck officers. He snaps, "Tell them to get over there and bring back the supplies. Whatever it takes." Gaeta scampers off.
Captions identify the "heavy hauler transport" Gideon for us. I think it's just a big-boned hauler. Actually, it looks like something that, if it broke in your engine, it would be cheaper to buy a new car. Two Vipers escort a Raptor to it, and the Raptor flies into the landing bay.
Another caption reads, "Galactica Boarding Party Six." If they were Cylons, that would be a fun boarding party. Then more words appear, in a smaller font so that they can squeeze in, "Lt. Joe 'Hammerhead' Palladino, Commander." I think the writers had a bet about who could come up with the longest caption. Hammerhead is shouting at a bunch of civilians, as other soldiers try to hold the mob back and load the Raptor with supplies. I'm so happy we actually get to see this, and don't just hear about it like with the water riots. Hammerhead shouts that if everyone stays out of the way, nobody will get hurt. People go on trying to shove past the guards. Some dude shoves Hammerhead, and then things start whizzing past the camera and there are little pop-pop sounds. The popping noises turn out to be cans smashing into the deck. Hammerhead cringes as cans are hurled at him. A guard is knocked down, everything gets more frantic, and suddenly a shot rings out. A woman screams. A pirate ship appears on the horizon. Well, it would if Snoopy wrote this episode. We go into slo-mo as another soldier fires his gun one way while looking in another direction, which makes me think that he didn't intend to fire. A studly-looking fellow is hit. More shots, more civilians go down, and then time speeds up again as Hammerhead shouts, "Cease fire!"