Anders leads Starbuck away from the Humvee, where Helo and Boomer are hugging. Anders moves aside an oil drum and reveals a string quartet. Oh, that's the soundtrack, sorry. Actually, there's a tidy square well hidden underneath. He reaches in, pulls out a waterproof tube, and opens it to pull out the arrow and hand it to Starbuck. Starbuck looks amused by the hidey hole, and Anders says, "Go find Earth." She reminds him that he was asking her for professional advice before. Anders thinks, "That was before I found out that you get seriously injured every few episodes. Now I think your advice isn't worth much." But he just says, "We'll muddle through," because he's polite. Starbuck says that the Cylons will kill him. Anders says that he'll take out all the farms first. I'm skeptical. Starbuck sniffs, "I'm not gonna leave you here." Anders looks down and reminds her that she promised to come back. I thought she just promised to send reinforcements back. Just saying. Starbuck yanks off a dogtag and, as Anders shakes his head, she puts it in his hand. He kisses her hand, which I'm kind of a sucker for even though I think he's a lug. Starbuck says that she will come back, and they nod at each other, and then Starbuck briskly turns away before she starts crying again. Anders grabs her hand and stops her long enough to say, "Be safe." Starbuck flashes a grin that becomes another crying jag, and walks back to Helo and Boomer. Someone says, "Let's go home," and I assume that it was Starbuck but it totally didn't sound like her.
Anders walks into the frame as the Raider takes off in the background. Bye, Anders.
Next time: the Prez wants to put Boomer out an airlock, and it's time for another visit to Kobol. Oh, and Adama's still cranky.
Production card: No bones.