And then Simon's doing a gynecological exam on Starbuck. Gack. This scene's kind of short on things I feel comfortable making jokes about, honestly. As Simon finishes up, he says that she may have an ovarian cyst, but insists, "It should be fine; we'll keep an eye on it." He adds that Starbuck's reproductive system is her most valuable asset now, and Starbuck looks aghast as Simon lectures her about the importance of repopulating the species. Starbuck pulls herself back into the bed and insists, "I am not a commodity; I am a Viper pilot." As he prepares a needle, Simon says that she's one of the few women on the planet capable of bearing children. Starbuck says, "Well, I don't want a child, so just drop it, okay?" Simon somehow determines that I got rid of my ironic foreshadowing alarm and then says, "Well, no one's forcing you." There is certainly some nagging, though, as Simon lectures, "Potential mothers are more valuable than a whole squadron of Viper pilots." Off Starbuck's stony expression, Simon apologizes: "I should have known you'd be sensitive. A lot of women with your history forego bearing children of their own." At that, Starbuck freezes for a moment and then repeats, "My history?" Simon says that he noticed a lot of old fractures in her x-rays. Starbuck doesn't respond, and so Simon presses the issue by mentioning how all of her fingers were broken "between the first and the second knuckle." Starbuck stares at him with an expression of horror. Simon sits on the bed and gently asks, "Did someone break your fingers, Kara?" Starbuck clutches her hands together and gasps, "Get out." Simon says that people with abusive parents often worry that they'll repeat the behavior. Starbuck lurches upright as much as she can and screams, "Get out!" Simon gives a "my work is done" Ed Crane nod, and exits. Starbuck presses her hands to her head for a moment, and then slides her hands under the blanket. I really liked that little moment when she hid her hands.
CIC. Adama is reading something and then asks, "Is she kidding with this?" Tigh says that the message has turned up throughout the fleet. Adama rasps, "It's religious crap." He reads the Prez's statement about being chosen to lead the fleet to Earth. Apparently, the Prez is going to give a signal at some point: "All those wishing to honor the gods and walk the path of destiny will follow me back to Kobol." I would like to know how they got the jump coordinates for Kobol. I suppose Apollo could get them without much trouble. The message also says that, at Kobol, they'll meet "the gods' servant with the Arrow of Apollo." Adama finishes reading and slams the clipboard down so hard that it bounces out the frame and nearly takes Tigh's head off. Tigh calmly says that they're ready to begin searching the Astral Queen. Adama says, "No one's going to follow her. No one's gonna believe this crap. No one's this stupid." Oh, poor Adama. He adds that anyone who wants to go to Kobol can go: "Please, let them."