Pegasus CIC. Buster, and Shark all wig about the dradis interference, having one of those cell-phone conversations ("Can you hear me?" "Hey, are you..." "Hey, can you...are you there?"). Outside 718's windscreen, it's all clouds, zero visibility -- drives it home. Buster offers to spin up the FTL drive just in case things get hairy as Shark calls in the emergency and Hoshi can't hear her. "Pegasus...distress." Hoshi tries to confirm the emergency call as Commander Garner enters Pegasus CIC. I like how we're using radio interference to delay the whole story, like in the first run against Scar when we didn't know the whole Kat/Kara story yet. Hoshi explains to Garner about the possible emergency transmission, and Garner starts pacing. They watch as the Raptors blink off dradis, and we get a close-up of Garner, clearly in the weeds after being onscreen exactly thirty-seven seconds. The exteriors on the Raptor shots are totally gorgeous, thanks to the pulsar issue -- all nebula-looking clouds and big bright spots off the lens, as the Raptors slowly fade from our screens, too, in the light. Brilliant.
Credits. 49,584 souls in the Fleet, meaning at least one baby has been born since at least seven people died on Cloud 9 -- I don't know if this is purposeful, but it would be even more ironic, given this episode, if it had stayed constant, or even raised slightly.
Lee's now on Pegasus, heading down a corridor toward CIC. Starbuck, skulking, sees him coming and drops in behind him: "Welcome aboard, Major." Lee looks back at her and keeps walking: "I didn't expect a welcoming committee." Surprise, surprise, they haven't spoken since Starbuck shot him. That's very Lee, and very Kara -- and I wonder just how much of it arises from her implicit acceptance of Dualla's role in Lee's life last week/a month ago. She's probably just been nursing that for a month: "I know I dated the wrong brother, but that doesn't mean you have to date the wrong sister!" Note to all: date outside your adoptive gene pool and this shit won't happen. Off Apollo's "welcoming committee" line, Starbuck scoffs. "Don't flatter yourself. I was in the neighborhood." Yep, just standing and lurking and loitering in the neighborhood and ignoring the fact you're on shift. He ignores her, entering CIC.