We cut back and forth between Starbuck and Kat preparing for the patrol. Kat visits the memorial hallway, in formal dress, and there are several people paying their respects as usual, with the candles and the pictures and everything. Kara gets into her gear and straps in, looking hard and very cold. Kat pins the picture of Reilly's girlfriend to the wall and looks at her. This moment was originally at the end of the episode, but I like it better here, because it means something completely different and sadder and better than it would have as a coda. On the deck, Kat breathes steadily, thinking hard, before boarding her Viper. We cut to that shot of just Kara's face, in her helmet, those blue interiors making her look like a dead thing, like a death mask.
Cut to the opening title card so that we know it's the scene from the beginning of the episode, but it's so different now. Way more so than one might think. When Starbuck mentions that this is where BB and Jo Jo died, it's not just a random reference; when Kat asks about Reilly's girlfriend, it's not just a tip-of-the-tongue puzzler. When Starbuck tells her to shut the fuck up, it's not just because Kat's an annoying crackhead. When Kat thinks maybe the girl's name was Kassie, it's not just a shot in the dark. And when Kat thinks she's spotted Scar, she's not just adrenalized -- she's choosing glory over prudence. Kara flashes back to the Beano video and says that the Raider isn't acting like Scar, then is hit. She flashes back to Kat punching her, because the real truth is not that nailing Scar is a competition for them; the real truth is that Scar has become each other, and everything that takes things away from them. Parents have to die. It's the only way children come into their own. Starbuck can't even hear Kat begging her to let it drop, begging for her position -- she flashes back to drinking, watching the video -- and Kat finally finds her, just as she's heading into her game of Chicken. Their screwed-up masks face off and Kat is screaming, "Wake up! He's a machine, he's not gonna break!" And there's Scar coming at us. Again.