Sure enough, we see the Raiders flip over elegantly and turn away from the decoy freighters in the background.
Baltar bustles down to stand next to the game table, so that he can panic without missing anything. The Prez guesses that the Cylons heard the recall order. Baltar asks if the first wave of ninety-odd Raiders is now headed straight for them. Adama says, "That's exactly what it means." Baltar stares at Adama in a way that makes me giggle. They use the model ships to remind us that there's now one small group of Vipers and two very large groups of Raiders all headed for the Galactica. Starbuck allows one corner of her mouth to turn upward a tiny bit. Baltar asks if they're going to launch their reserve fighters to defend the ship. Adama calmly says, "There are no reserve Vipers. Everything is on the board already." Well, sort of, Sneaky McLiarson. Baltar somehow resists the desire to burst into angry tears. Adama says, "Starbuck, it's your plan." Starbuck, looking slightly exultant, crosses the room and quietly asks Gaeta to tell Dualla to send a scrambled message to Apollo saying, "The back door is open." Eek. That gave me a Carnivàle flashback, and in a very bad way.
One of the decoy freighters goes "boom" in a non-exploding way. Moore mentions that this is the Colonial Movers ship from the original show. A cargo container drops off the ship, revealing twelve little Vipers in a neat row. Inside one of them is Apollo, who gives a thumbs-up to the other pilots. The ships drop off the freighter and zoom away.
Another set of Vipers is put on the game board, aimed at the Cylon base, so that the people in the game room can become aware of the ruse without having to waste a lot of time on expository dialogue. I'm telling you, the models are a pretty clever device. Starbuck chews on her thumb as the Prez asks, "Why didn't you tell me we had another attack force hidden in the freighters?" Adama explains, "I routinely restrict tactical details to those who need to know. Old habits die hard." The Prez allows herself a tiny smile and asks if there's still a chance to pull this off. Baltar looks up almost happily. At least, until Adama says that it all depends on Baltar's targeting information. Starbuck notes that there is also the small problem of the many, many Raiders headed straight for them. Adama casually says, "Speaking of which, I'm needed in CIC." Exit Adama.