Defeating the Cylon Missile:
1. See it.
2. Put it on your 3-9 line.
4. Turn hard onto it.
Heh. Starbuck appears to be about done going over step four with the nuggets: "When the missile gets close enough, you'll be pulling maybe 7 Gs, but to catch you, the bastard's gonna have to pile on 40 to 60. Its guidance system can't hack it, and it'll miss. Most of the time." Chuckles asks what "most of the time" means, and Starbuck basically directs him to step five. Adama enters, and there's standing and as-you-were-ing and the nuggets get a coffee break so that Adama can talk to Starbuck. Adama explains, "Captain Adama and Col. Tigh are working up a plan now, and I need some serious out-of-the-box thinking." Starbuck very seriously answers, "Out of the box is where I live." I hope someone punches her. You know, she wasn't bugging me so much in the past couple of episodes, but she really makes up for lost time in this one.
The Prez is rather nervously chatting with the High Priestess of Vague Mysticism. The Prez mentions that she's taking chamalla to treat "a medical condition." I guess the HPVM can't really complain if other people are vague, too. The Prez says that she had dreams about Leoben before he was captured, and that "the images were..." The HPVM guesses, "Prescient?" The Prez adds that now she's seeing things even when she's awake, and describes her vision of snakes. The HPVM abruptly asks how many snakes there were, and the Prez, not thinking this is an odd question, answers, "About a dozen." The HPVM stands up and huffs, "You're kidding me, right? You read Pythia and now you're having me on." The Prez insists that she doesn't know who Pythia is. It turns out that Pythia was an oracle who wrote about the "exile and rebirth" of humanity 3,600 years ago. The HPVM quotes, "And the lords anointed a leader to guide the caravan of the heavens to their new homeland, and unto the leader they gave a vision of serpents, numbering two and ten, as a sign of things to come." I cannot believe that I'm doing yet another show with arcane prophecies. The HPVM adds that the leader "suffered a wasting disease and would not live to enter the new land." She turns to the Prez and says, "But you're not dying. Are you?" Wow, she's kind of brusque for a religious leader. The Prez employs one of her "fuck-you" smiles.