Gee, the only problem with this show is that it's so slow-paced. Adama's hauled off to sickbay, and Boomer and Apollo are hauled off to the brig. And then the Cylons attack. Tigh decides this is a good time for some flashbacks. Eventually, he wakes up and orders the entire fleet to jump to "emergency coordinates." They do. Only there's a mix-up, courtesy of Gaeta, and the Galactica winds up all alone, with no clue where the fleet is. Crap! Apollo tells the Prez about Adama, and she frets that they have to go back, or else Starbuck won't be able to find them. Meanwhile, on Kobol, Six lectures Baltar about his daughter-to-be. He is rescued from dreams of child support when the other stranded soldiers wake him, because they're moving out. And just in time, too, since someone's started shooting at them. Once they arrive at a more secure section of Canada, they notice that they left the spare med-kit behind. Without which Socinus will die. Tryol, Cally, and the very handsome Targ go back, but after retrieving the kit Targ gets killed mid-banter by snipers. Crap! Are things going any better on Caprica? Bets? Helo and Starbuck argue about whether or not to kill Boomer, for a while. Long enough, in fact, for Boomer to steal Starbuck's pet Raider and get the hell out of there. Cra-- wait, Boomer's gone, and Starbuck's stuck on Caprica with Helo? Sucks for them, but I think I'm good with that. Back on the Galactica, Tigh has to tell the medic that it's up to her to save Adama, since Cottle was on another ship when they all jumped. Tigh also pays a visit to Boomer in the brig, and beats up on her a little to vent some tension. Gaeta is inspired by soap (I dunno) and suggests a way to figure out where the rest of the fleet went. There are only two problems: the first is that they'll have to jump back to where the Cylons are lurking. The second is that they'll have to network the computers while in the midst of the Cylons. But only for ten minutes. Tigh has some more flashbacks, which is maybe why he drinks so much, and then okays Gaeta's plan. Apollo is let out "on parole" to lead the fighters. The Galactica jumps. They fight Cylons. It's so damn awesome. They network their computers. The Cylons try to hack into the network. A Cylon ship that looks kind of like the new Batmobile crashes right into the Galactica, in a non-explody-way, but they've got the coordinates for the rest of the fleet, and jump away. Adama lives, barely, and Tigh's flashbacks conclude with the revelation that, back in the day, Adama got him reinstated in the military just when Tigh was about to set himself on fire. Boomer could take lessons from him in suicidal behavior. But at least they found the fleet. Phew. Oh, but that ship that crashed into the Galactica? It's still aboard. And it's carrying a mess of Centurion robots. ...Crap!
Oo, new intro. "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled." Although the rebelling came before the evolving. "And they have a plan." There are more snippets of the Centurion robots than there used to be. I guess that's so new viewers aren't totally bewildered by the ending of this episode. Especially when there are so many other confusing things going on.
Apollo, Tigh, and Dualla try to tend to Adama as a medical team rushes in with a gurney. Apollo screams for Cottle. One of the medics explains that Cottle is making rounds in the fleet.
Tigh has a couple of quick flashbacks in which a door with a prominent "3" opens to reveal a mustached Adama. Adama introduces himself as Tigh's new shipmate. They shake hands. Tigh has an unfortunate mop of thinning reddish hair.
Back in real time, the medics do...well, medical things. Nearby, Boomer struggles with the soldiers who grabbed her, and calls, "What happened?" Hee. Tigh tells the soldiers, "Secure that thing in the brig." Boomer gasps and wails as she's dragged off. The medic announces that Adama is breathing again, and they drag him away. In a nicer way than the soldiers dragged Boomer away, probably because instead of whining and moaning, Adama's just bleeding quietly. Gaeta rushes over to a new guy who wasn't around for the first season, and quickly fills him in on what just happened. Gaeta is clearly the ship's gossip. The new guy, who the captions identify as Kelly, is told, "The Colonel's in command -- you're second!" This looks like a prank to me. "Hey everybody, let's tell the new guy that he's second in command!" As if to prove my theory, Gaeta makes a "You're it!" gesture and rushes away. Apollo starts to follow the medics out, but Tigh tells the guards to throw Apollo in the brig. As Apollo brings the "dragged out" total to three, he protests, "Colonel Tigh! He's! My! Fatherrrr!" Obviously the contrasting examples of Boomer and Adama taught Apollo nothing about the value of being quiet. Tigh looks around to see if there's any more dragging to be done, but then asks Kelly if they should expect a Cylon attack. Tigh asks how the Cylons would know the fleet's location. Racetrack speaks up to describe how while they were on the Basestar, Boomer wandered off for a while and returned without her helmet. Kelly suggests jumping to "emergency standby coordinates." Dualla announces that Cottle is currently aboard the Rising Star. Gaeta reports that a Basestar has just appeared on the dradis. Tigh stares up at the screen and gulps. Kelly repeats that they have to jump.