Seelix, a person who appreciates having control, especially in her bird, is getting claustrophobic as the turkeys tow them in. "Come on, let's get this carpool started." She's getting afraid, jerked along like this, with toasters in control. Inside her Viper is a little pilot named Diana and inside that pilot are two littler pilots, named Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex, and they're screaming at each other. "Now! Cut the frakkin' cable now, you frakkin' bastard!" And they do. The towing lines release. The Vipers soar as the Heavy Raiders dance out of their way, beautifully, born to this. Open the door. Half an air wing heads for the Hub and the other for Cavil's Baseship.
Three sighs happily. "Oh, the inhibition's been lifted... Oh, I sense it." Boomer figures out what's going on: "I think they're gonna attack. They're gonna blow the Hub." For Cavil, that's just the best and latest argument in the fight that he's too logical to understand Three is not having with him. "That would be mass murder. Death would be permanent for all of us. They've gone insane...!" (Do you see now? Do you see how right I am? Wouldn't it suck to be, oh, I don't know, permanently put into cold storage along with your entire line? Because that would really suck!) "Permanent death?" Three smiles easily. Nap time's over either way. "Well, that makes this all the more meaningful." She bashes his head against the side of the tub, killing him in one fluid movement, then settles back down into her bath, to consider her assets. Boomer runs off. Three is totally awesome.
The battle begins; the music is soaring and beautiful. Pike takes the FTL out, and Redwing calls it in. Helo and Twinset take their Raptor down, and head for the Hub.
AND THE BLAZE PURSUED THEM
"Well, He's your God as well. And God doesn't want any of His creations to be..." Gaius considers. "Slaves." The Centurion is not feeling this; Gaius pushes it. "Not that you're a slave... Exactly..."
The battle is serene, and lovely. What's the opposite of genocide? Once you've determined that immortality is not life, once you've chosen brief savagery over unending savagery, once you've punished Eve for that first bite and tossed everybody out of the Garden, is that when life begins? Is this majesty?