Inside, Dualla watches Sesha and her boys skitter around all crazy. Apollo walks Page out of the loo at gunpoint. Prodded, Thug Page delivers a short speech: "He says he's Captain Adama, from the Galactica. He just wants to talk." I don't know why it was necessary for them to practice that in the bathroom first. Sesha intuits that Lee and Dualla are "together," so maybe she's one of those crazy people who's also psychic, because none of us knew that, and there's a bit of a standoff where Lee has to say the following: "Hey, she dies, he dies, you get it?" Sesha says the damnable line, "Difference is, you won't do it. He will." I CALL SO MUCH BULLSHIT. I realize that we'd all like to ignore "Black Market," but like...unintended (yet practically verbatim!) callbacks are for the birds. There's a tense 24-style thing where everybody stares intensely at everybody else with guns forever. Lee randomly gives in, because I guess the difference is that he won't shoot a man in cold blood, and opens himself up very helpfully to Page elbowing him in the gut, disabling him instantly. If only Apollo were trained in hand-to-hand combat! Oh, there could be a sexy scene where he spars with Dualla and then they get sexy. That would be cool, for example. Sesha approaches, pissed and scary and deeply fractured. "We all have someone we care about," she turns to the goons, "...It's his son. He's not gonna choose the Cylon over his son." She hasn't gotten the memo about Boomer "getting under" Adama's skin either, I take it. Vinson shoves Lee over with Billy and Dee, which is kind of awkward anyway, plus they are hostages. The CO2 alarm now goes off, and a thug ascertains that "they're trying to suffocate us!" Sesha, immensely disheveled, asks if it's a trap, and Lee finally exhibits his dad's amazing lying power: "There's a reason you don't just start shooting on a spaceship. You probably nicked a line. Why don't you let me talk to the Admiral, see if we can't find a way out of this?" Sesha's wary, but I'm squealing about how he just mentioned that they're all totally on a spaceship.
Adama and Starbuck work out the op details: Two strike teams inbound, ETA ten minutes, available firepower good, limited access points. Right then Sesha fauxallas to CIC again, and Adama conferences Starbuck in. "We're losing oxygen. If it's not restored, the hostages die." Tigh is freaked. Sesha: "Then you'll all die," Adama lies coolly, "Because this is over." Sesha says it won't be over "until the Cylon's dead," which is interesting phrasing, and that she's "willing to die to see this through." She plays the Lee card, and Starbuck wigs. "Suddenly you're listening, huh?" Ellen starts screaming her head off about how they should just do it and get her the hell out of there because she hasn't had a drink since Lee took hers away a half-hour ago. "You're all alone on this, Admiral," says Sesha, emphasizing how these strange new doubts about Boomer are causing Tigh and Roslin and Billy worries. Adama replies with the first of the episode's two biggest trademark Adama non sequiturs: "I'm not going to sacrifice a military asset on your altar of revenge!" Even Sesha kind of blinks at this: "What are you talking about?" Seriously, lady.