Let's start, already. So, remember when Starbuck made a map of the cell from "Resistance," and she showed it to Roslin and Adama while in her CAG dress uniform? And she got really shirty with them, and outlined all the reasons they needed to go back? And Laura was like, "To reiterate, I respect what you're trying to do, but see," and Kara yelled about their "duty" to the survivors, and Adama tried to placate her, but she threw a snit-fit and finally Adama was like, "Kara!" in that scary Teacher Voice? You don't? That's because it didn't happen. It was a scene cut from "Pegasus" that illustrated Starbuck's emotional move toward Cain and away from Adama, not to mention giving her another chance to get shut down by Roslin on the whole concept, which the President's been against from actual, literal day one. So cut and deleted scenes are not canon, unless they appear in the previouslies. Got it. Also in the previouslies: Chief. Hi, Chief! We love you! See you when we get back to our show one of these days!
We open on the end of the last month of operations for the mining ship Majahual, which is apparently Mayan for "No water for the witch"? I don't know if that's necessarily true, or necessarily pointy beyond being diverse, because I don't speak Mayan. I can write it, but not speak it. Jaguar Head, Eagle Over The Shoulder, Big Tree, Jaguar Head, Jaguar Head, Fist, Guy With Feathers, Jaguar Head. That means, for example, "Not even Boomer can understand how she's having Gaius and Six's baby -- and she's a friggin' robot." On that note: Daru Mozu is not from science fiction, but from Latvia, and I think involves Moses, which is interesting because DEMAND PEACE is kind of...there's a "Let My People Go" thing happening, I guess. And also, "Zarek" is a Polish name which I'm told is a variant of "Belshazzar," who was the son of Nebuchadnezzar, who dreamed dreams and is referenced directly in The Matrix, and was the last king of Babylon, and who refused to read the proverbial "writing on the wall." And finally, Laura Roslin is the President, which means you stand up when she does whether or not she is a "frail neurasthenic with no independent will," but in an episode like last week's, you assume the mistakes accrete. And they do, but sometimes they're mine.
Kat and Starbuck are on patrol, guarding the Majahual, and Starbuck tells her wingman that they're entering the sector where "BB and Jo Jo bought it." We haven't heard of those two nuggets previously. Kat looks all around the asteroid field, and yells, "Come on out, Scar, you ugly Cylon son of a bitch. Let's party!" Starbuck makes a whole pun outpost about how Scar doesn't "R.S.V.P." and "prefers surprise parties." Kat: "He'll be surprised when I blow his ass apart." Good line. Starbuck ribs her good-naturedly, and Kat drifts a bit, mentally: "Kassie. Kassie, wasn't that her name?" Starbuck doesn't know what she's talking about. Very pretty Solaris light shines through Kat's windscreen, and she explains that she's talking about "Reilly's girlfriend." Starbuck yells at her to give it a rest because she's already explained that she has "no frackin' idea" about the girlfriend, and the light spreads, taking up the whole screen.