Back to the present, where Kat and Starbuck are eyeballing the asteroid field around the Mahajual, and what they're flying is called a Combat Air Patrol, which is a set or sets of two Vipers sometimes accompanied by a Raptor, but not in this case. Kat eyeballs a "big spud, lower rim," which Starbuck doesn't see. "There was a time you'd have noticed it before me," says Kat, and they rib each other, Kat's all, "Try to keep up!" and Starbuck's like, "Yeah, just don't screw up." It's interesting, because the Kat/Kara threat matrix basically works itself out in the time leading up to this, so on the first run-through, it seemed jarring and weird and uneven, but now I get it. Kara starts to fugue out, and there's a reflection on her helmet of what she's about to remember, which is always cool.
In the Galactica Pilots' Lounge is something about to be horrible and painful. It's been six hours since they cleared Reilly's bunk, and BB's obsessing on Scar some more and asking Kat questions. Kat starts trying to describe Scar's M.O., but a drunken Starbuck at the table behind them takes over immediately. "-- He hides behind an asteroid. Or the debris field that you've ignored because it looked like a bunch of harmless rocks. You see, Scar doesn't like to fight until the odds are on his side. And then, suddenly out of nowhere..." Starbuck's drinking from a big stein, the silly kind with the teapot top, that has a skull and crossbones and "Galactica Top Gun" on it, and "BAM," she says, bugging Kat. "He pops out, blows you to pieces." Kat looks at BB and joins the story, her mouth a thin line. "...And then jumps away before you can return fire." She's still trying to be this kick-ass double act with Kara, trading lines and being co-bad-asses. "Well," says BB, "if you ask me, I think Scar's a coward."