In the Pegasus brig, Helo and Tyrol are bored and scared and bonding. Apollo enters and there's an easy camaraderie among these three that we're only getting in inference, because the second Helo showed up everything went to hell. Or, I mean, more so. Apollo informs the boys that it's not a pardon keeping them alive, just a delay, and that "the firing squad's on hold" until the mystery mission is over. "The Old Man went to the mat for you guys on this one" -- not to mention the Old Lady -- "and then some. We were this close to a shooting war with the Pegasus." Helo and Tyrol are duly impressed, and Tyrol spells it out for him: "I thought the Cylons were the enemy." Yeah, says Apollo: "Now it's us." The three of them drink in the drama and the rampant idiocy of that for a while.
Up in the Baltar Dream House, Gaius is, I think, suffering from something you may have at some point been assured happens "all the time," and I will not disabuse you of this notion. I do have to say, though, that I love this storyline, and I hope Gina stays around hella long, because the idea of taking this incredibly powerful, scary, mind-controlling lady who's in charge of Baltar's thoughts and desires, and putting her duplicate down in his care, broken perhaps beyond repair, is the only thing that will save him in the long run. She's his Darla, and not to go off on a whole thing, but there's a deep truth to that: you can't really be a man with Mommy still in charge, and for Gaius to see and nurse Gina back to health, to see and smell her humanity, is pretty much the point of 80\% of all fairy tales. Hans Christian Andersen and Walt Disney both would tell you that, if they weren't dead and frozen. Anyway, it's no wonder Baltar can't really get it up for Six right now. Talk about your cognitive dissonance. She's being nice about it, like we always have to be, and asks if he's okay. He explains that they're rebuilding the road outside that set and the crew can't use it anymore for filming. No, well, he says he's over missing Caprica, but the two dovetail nicely. It was just last episode that he was admitting to Gina he found it sometimes difficult to even imagine a world before the Big One, after all. Six starts talking about missing sports, down on Caprica: "I used to go the Pyramid court just before game time, scalp two tickets. If I timed it right, I'd just be sitting down at the horn. Sit back...let the energy of the crowd flow over me. Waves and waves of emotion, like an electric current." Word. Baltar, of course, asks why she got two tickets, and she explains that, while he's too much of an erudite whinebag to actually enjoy sports, she liked feeling that he was there with her. How many imaginary people, for example, are in the room with you when you watch Battlestar? Lots, I think. Me too.