CIC. Dualla tells Adama, "Strike one reports inbound Cylons are bugging out. Request permission to go after them, sir." Adama gives the okay for them to "pursue and destroy." Dualla simplifies this to "Tear 'em up." Huh. Isn't it at least a small problem that they've now got less than twenty Vipers up against about a hundred Raiders? If it was this easy to take the Raiders out, they didn't really need to do all the sneaky stuff in the first place.
Flight deck. The Celtic theme that's been tweedling in the background becomes louder, and now there are singers, too. Which would be okay if I didn't have the sneaking suspicion that this was a translation of the "Jubjub" song. Apollo climbs out of his Viper as Starbuck strolls out and calls him a "magnificent bastard." Well, that's always fun to say. She holds up a bottle of space-pagne as she says, "That was one hell of a piece of flying and I couldn't have done it better myself." Cally has also rushed up to meet Apollo, and she actually has a bottle of space-pagne for him. Which I find interesting. Apollo simultaneously hugs Cally, grabs the bottle, and tells Starbuck to repeat what she just said. An ignored Cally wanders off, and somehow resists the urge to kick Starbuck's cane out from under her on the way. Starbuck obligingly compliments Apollo again, and Apollo thanks her and clinks his bottle against hers. Starbuck admits that she had some doubts. Apollo says that he did, too, and adds, " I wasn't sure that crazy-ass plan of yours could even possibly work." He shakes up his space-pagne and sprays it around. Starbuck hands him a cigar, saying that he deserves it. It'd be fun if that was the cigar that Adama gave Starbuck, and then if Apollo saved it and gave it to someone else. And the whole show became the story of this cigar getting passed around. But alas, it is not to be, since Apollo immediately bites the end off and spits it out.
Boomer and Crashdown stroll in, and a shapely young lady shouts, "Crash!" and rushes over to embrace him. He makes a "What can you do?" gesture at Boomer.
Apollo lights his cigar while Starbuck giggles about something. Adama suddenly appears in the background. Apollo holds the lighter for a minute and then tosses it over to Adama. Adama does one chest-level fist-pump and smiles a tiny bit. See, that's how you celebrate.
Domicylon. Baltar's sitting on a beach chair on the patio. Six asks if he's read the Pythian prophecy. Baltar says, "Not since the sixth grade. I can't say ancient history is my favorite subject." Six says he should have paid more attention. She plays with his hair and recites, "All of this has happened before. All of this will happen again." Moore says that he thinks this line comes from the Disney Peter Pan. Baltar sighs that everyone knows that verse, and asks what the point is. Six moves around to kneel in front of him and asks if he remembers another verse: "Led by serpents numbering two and ten." Baltar quickly says that the serpents are the twelve Vipers. Six continues her catechism: "Though the outcome favored the few, it led to a confrontation at the home of the gods." Baltar asks if God made him point to the target "for some arcane scriptural purpose?" Well, no, because the prophecy is just describing...oh, I'm not having this argument again. Never mind. Six tells Baltar that he's part of God's plan. Baltar asks if God wanted him to destroy the base. Six coos, "You did well. You gave yourself over to Him." She strokes the side of his face. Baltar ponders and finally says, "I suppose I did." He sits up and declares that there's no other logical explanation for what happened. See, I'm still partial to the idea that Six really is just Baltar's subconscious personified. I find it a lot more amusing if he's talking himself into believing in God than if there's a "real" Six who's manipulating him. Anyway. Baltar stands up saying, "I was --" Six quickly corrects him: "Am." Baltar steps over to the balcony railing and leans back against it. He's wearing a robe, and rests his arms on the railing with his palms out. Heh. He says, "I am an instrument of God," in a nicely matter-of-fact way. Six smiles.