Kara shakes her head sadly, and he roughly pulls back the curtain from their bed. Their marriage bed, a bunk in the middle of the pilots' quarters, and all around them doing paperwork and writing letters, pushups and reading magazines, the tiny lives all around them and the way we dramatize our own. Her dormitory life and how he tried to fit into it. "This was fun," he says, and she pulls him in for another kiss. The kind of love that hated hearing him say goodbye. "I love you," he says, but she couldn't believe it until he hurt her. Until he sent her to Lee. Alone, she snatches the curtain closed and nearly takes a drink. In her hand she holds a chain, and on that chain is Zak's ring, Apollo's tags; on a chain you can see all the boys she killed or drove away. She built this one herself; she keeps building.
Cottle prepares the needle, Layne Ishay assisting. She's the one that saved Adama when Boomer shot him, she's always around. She is not Racetrack! New things every day. I was always confused about that. Gaius swears he's a human being with rights. He doesn't understand the way the world works anymore. Ishay wipes down his forehead; her hand becomes Chip Six's and his pleas shift to her. "Please help me!" She's not really being very sympathetic this week. "I'm not sure I can, Gaius. Pain is one thing, but this... Without free will, what are you?" Exactly what Adama wants, apparently. "Can God even pity such a creature?" Baltar speaks to Chip Six, but it's Roslin who gets hit with the gap this time, at the end of the line: "Why not just admit you're doing this for your own satisfaction?" Right between her eyes. This is the last crack; this is rock bottom. I kept asking? This is it, finally. "That's the truth, isn't it?" It is. "I don't know why you're not putting the needle in yourself." He screams as Cottle injects him; a new song begins to play, and he goes out. Adama tells everyone to avoid loud noise; orders Ishay to "put the head strap on." I was already crying, so this line just made me hiccup and feel sick. The last thing we see is Roslin, stepping forward. Into the light.