In the Galactica pilots' quarters, Lee is packing up his stuff to go take command of Pegasus as Kara watches and chats with him. "You realize you're screwed, right? All the pressure, the responsibility, the sleepless nights, all the officers giving you a hard time." Lee smiles:"Yeah, well, it could be worse. You could be my CAG." Starbuck laughs and stretches against the bunk: "I'm gonna stay here and be Galactica's CAG. Something about wanting to keep an eye on me." I guess we'll never know what their jobs were. At least we know now. I don't even know why I care. Lee laughs and she gives a long-suffering smile: "Well, you and Colonel Tigh have a lot of fun at those early-morning briefings. 'Cause the XO's a lot of fun first thing." Starbuck's like, one hangover to another? He's a cakewalk after the horror of Garner. Lee bumps her chin and cheeks with his giant red boxing gloves; it's very intimate and sweet and normal. Starbuck thinks, sad, and spits it out, looking up into Apollo's eyes: "Congratulations. Really." He looks at her -- mirroring his reaction to Dualla at the beginning, about his first random promotion in this episode -- like, "Stop being a pussy, dude." She stands and sticks out her hand. (She's a Captain? And she always hauls him back, and vice versa? Is that the "Captain's Hand" thing? Or is it the thing about the First Mate sitting at the Captain's right hand? Last week I got so concerned about who was and was not a "Sacrifice" that I ended up going off the deep end with it. This week, the only two Captains are Case and Thrace, and I'm not going there.) (Yet.) Starbuck and Apollo shake and do not let go: "Congratulations."
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 1094 USERS: B
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