Cally's in the brig. A guard slides some food into her cell.
Adama's quarters. Tyrol nervously explains that Cally was "distraught" after her experiences on Kobol. I wonder if it's occurred to Tyrol that the people he sticks up for tend to get killed. But so do a lot of other people, I guess. Adama doesn't even seem to be listening as he flips through some papers. Tyrol says, "I don't believe she was in her right mind when she shot Boomer." Without looking up, Adama asks, "Did you love her, Chief?" It's sort of predictable, but Tyrol's expression as he tries to figure out whom Adama's asking about is still funny. Adama clarifies that he 's talking about Boomer, and Tyrol finally says, "I thought I did." Adama tetchily says, "When you think you love somebody, you love them. That's what love is. Thoughts." Tyrol shifts uncomfortably as Adama hisses, "She was a Cylon. A machine. Is that what Boomer was, a machine?" Well, that's what you just said. I don't think Tyrol's quite ready for the existential dilemma Adama's concerned with. Tyrol says, "That's what she turned out to be." Adama stands up and insists that Boomer was more than that. Poor Tyrol. Adama adds, "She was a vital, living person aboard my ship for almost two years. She couldn't have just been a machine. Could you love a machine?" Tyrol says no. I think Tyrol is approaching this like, "She was a machine, therefore I couldn't have loved her." Whereas Adama is thinking, "Tyrol loved her, therefore she couldn't just be a machine." Adama finally realizes that Tyrol is way out of his depth here, and turns away as he says that Cally will stay in the brig for thirty days for discharging a firearm without permission. Wow, I guess that's it for her for the season, then. Tyrol thanks Adama and heads for the door. Adama lay back on his bead and says, "There are many copies. You'll see her again." What I like about that is, it's not clear if Adama is trying to warn Tyrol, or comfort him. Probably a bit of both.
Simon enters Starbuck's room. He looks at her IV and sits down heavily on the edge of the bed to make notes as Starbuck stares at him. She asks how many patients there are, and notes how strange it is that she hasn't seen anyone besides Simon. Simon says that there are 223 patients, two doctors, "and five teachers masquerading as nurses." Starbuck mumbles that she knows a teacher who masquerades as a president. Then she continues to interrogate Simon, wondering why she doesn't even hear other patients moaning, or calling for a doctor. Simon testily explains that most of the patients are victims of radiation poisoning. He describes how patients are tired and nauseated, and then feel better for a few days: "After that, cell death in the gastric and intestinal tissue causes massive diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, and loss of water." Starbuck stares as Simon cheerfully concludes, "It's not pretty, but it is quiet." He goes on to explain that Starbuck is quarantined because they're concerned about infection and don't know what kind of cooties she might have. He says that they'll have her test results that afternoon. Starbuck looks boggled.