Pegasus briefing room, where Starbuck's going through all the notes and paperwork: "Nothing, nothing, and more nothing. Where is Shark's last transmission?" Case admits that there's not much going on in it, but Kara starts marking it up -- with a Bic! -- and using her intuition like an episode of Father Dowling. Sometimes reading with your lips moving is a plus. "...Eve...distress...bearing...reek...shuns...emerge-- read." Case: "They were in distress. They give a bearing...requesting instructions...it's an emergency...can you read?" That would be funny if it were a dis, but I made up the whole Starbuck Hooked On Phonics subplot long ago. Starbuck: "Maybe, but what's this 'eve' fragment here? ..Eve...distress. Eve...distress. Eve. Recei...received? Received distress call?" This is painful to watch, but it's valid for getting us from here to there: Case can buy the distress-call thing, but from whom? "I don't know. But maybe that's where they went. To go find out." For a functional illiterate, that didn't take too long.
Pegasus CIC, where Apollo makes a mistake in the first three seconds: "Commander, Captain Thrace has a theory about our missing Raptors, sir." Garner's all sassy: "That's good, considering she lost them." Starbuck is like, "Excuse me?" I know, right? I thought she wasn't even allowed to know they were gone, Commander Irritating. "Well, they were out on one of your so-called training missions, weren't they, Captain?" Starbuck makes a perfect "See this bullshit? My whole week has been like this" face at Lee: "My 'so-called' training missions." Knowing Starbuck's about to jump Garner, Lee cautions that they should all take it easy. "That's when you're not boozing or sowing mutiny amongst the crew," Garner continues, because when four pilots are on the line, you should totally air out your stupid dirty panties at your leisure. "Don't you think I know what's happening on my own ship? 'Barely competent'? And 'paranoid'?" Starbuck stands down: "That was off the record. I was just venting." She then looks at Lee: "...Accurately." Garner starts all with the "court-martial" and the bullshit, and I love how even Lee is like, "Well, she threw Tigh across a crowded room, so..." He prefaces his support of Starbuck with an explanation that he's not defending Kara's behavior, but doesn't get further than that. "Thanks, Major," she snorts, still hurt, unable to see that he's trying to save her idea by playing Garner and Starbuck off each other. Garner interrupts and sends Starbuck off to quarters with a Marine: "Until I can ship you back to Galactica. You're Adama's pet. Let him deal with you." Oh, Starbuck makes the snake eyes then, and in the script apparently she did an awesome "Gentlemen," as she was leaving (at least, closed caps has that, and I love it, but it isn't necessary), and Garner turns to Lee, back on the grownup train, as the person with the right answer gets hauled away.