Tigh stands over Adama and tells him that Cottle's on the way. And then he returns to flashback-land. A younger, drunken Tigh is in the bunk room, pouring lighter fluid out over some octagons. I bet that's high treason. It appears that the octagons are in fact part of his uniform. Or medals? It's on the floor and only barely in frame, and I think maybe this could have been directed in such a way that we could actually tell what the hell he's doing. I'm not entirely sure if he was actually trying to go out in a blaze of glory, but since he's got enough alcohol in his system to be flammable, it seems like things would have wound up that way. But there's a knock at the door, and the visitors identify themselves as Shore Patrol. Tigh opens the door, revealing two fresh-faced kids. Who pretend that they aren't startled to see a scruffy Tigh standing there in his bathrobe and shorts, smelling like lighter fluid. One of the kids explains, "Major Adama's compliments. He wishes me to inform you you've been reinstated in the Colonial Fleet, with the rank of Captain." Tigh is too dazed to be terribly surprised, and says he'll be back in a second. He shuffles off to the bathroom and stares in the mirror.
Back in sickbay, Tigh tells Adama, "You never should have brought me back in the service." It's nice that he's kind of resentful instead of grateful about it. He goes on to say that if not for Adama, he'd have died in the attack on Caprica, "and been happier for it." Heh. He concludes, "I don't want to command. I never did. Don't you dare die on me now." Aw, poor Tigh.
We slowly zoom down through the big hole in the Galactica's hull. And for those who feel that troops should have been sent down to investigate immediately, I would just like to repeat: big hole in the hull. They can't just walk down the hall and take a peek. We zoom down toward the creepy two-headed Cylon ship. And then we're peering into a dark opening into the ship, and a lot of little red lights start to go woob-woob back and forth. A shiny Centurion robot marches out, looks around, and strides into the camera. To be continued.
Next time: Adama's still in sickbay, and Cylons are rampaging through the ship. Fun!
Production card: Moore has an idea And a cowboy hat! Eick punches him, and Moore's face pops off to reveal that he's a Westworld robot. Excellent.