Hoshi reports that the air wing has come back in and the bay's secure, and Apollo orders the jump. Pegasus vanishes, and the Raiders freak out.
Total change in tone: in Adama's quarters, Bill calmly reads Lee's log of the event: "You give Garner a lot of credit." "Well," says Lee, "it's all true. He gave his life to save the ship." Adama kind of smiles: "Starbuck's report wasn't so kind." Fucking right it wasn't. "Well, she had her perspective," Lee smiles, looking down at the watch. "And I had mine." Maybe Apollo's just like that. Maybe he needs stuff he can hold and think about for the symbolism to sink in. I could buy that. Adama: "In your opinion, off the record...what was Garner's flaw?" Exposition Infection? No, that's Lee: "He was used to working with machines. Command is about people." "Good answer," thinks Bill, and stands. "Remember that. I want you to take command of the Beast." Lee stares up at his father instead of giggling at this particular wording. "Garner was my decision," says Admiral Adama. "His failure's my responsibility." Nice to hear him say that, since I'm still scratching my head. Adama pulls out a Commander's insignia, and says something amazing: "Don't let me fail a second time." I didn't catch the greatness of that the first time through, because the Adama Family Irish Band started up just then, tugging at heartstrings. "Congratulations, Commander." Commander Adama stands and shakes his father's hand. He takes the links and looks into his father's eyes. His are wet with tears. I imagine his father's are, too. Mine certainly aren't, no matter what witnesses may report.
The Adama Song plays out over the cut to Colonial One, where Roslin is looking out the window. Sarah Porter appears and gets her attention: "Madame President? Word has it that you do not intend to prosecute the Geminese girl on Galactica." Roslin stands, sad that this whole game even has to play out, sad that they're all just pawns of higher concerns (and Gaius and Zarek and Six, but she doesn't know that yet): "She has a name, Sarah. I think that Rya has suffered enough." She looks into Sarah's eyes. "She's just been through an abortion. I've granted her asylum aboard Galactica." The entire body of Colonial One goes, "Oh, snap." Tory watches as Sarah gets weird: "This is in total violation of the law." But Roslin shakes her head, thinking she's won: "My order came after she sought her procedure. No laws have been broken." Sarah gets pissed and insists that "the girl" -- no name still for Quorum Rep Sarah Porter -- "belongs at home." Roslin gets very fucking intense on her ass: "You have your pound of flesh. And I suggest you take your victory, and you move on." Well, my translator microbes say she said "pound of flesh," but I'm sure it was just a comparable literary reference from the bustling Caprica body of dramatic works. Tory steps forward and ushers Sarah out: "Ma'am?" She looks back over her shoulder at Roslin, exhausted, taking off her glasses.