And then there's Felix, who believed in so much stuff, who sold out the Roslin administration to keep the elections pure. Whose heart, whose affection for a Cylon, clouded his judgment so much he became a mass murderer. Who less than two years later was willing to commit murder to keep that secret, both on and off the witness stand. "Always been a miserable little shit" is a poor description, I agree: the day that he lied on the witness stand, for petty vengeance, is when that started. Maybe that's when this started, too: the state wouldn't kill Gaius for him, erase all that shame and heartbreak and disappointment, so now he's going to kill the state. I very honestly don't believe anybody undertakes politics, either legitimate or crap like this, for good reasons. I don't think there are good reasons for wanting personally to effect change on this scale.
To have her please just one day wake
Adama rises like Moses, all Old Testament rage and gravitas, and explains shit to everybody that they really should already know: "I want you all to understand this! If you do this... there will be no forgiveness. No amnesty. This boy... died honoring his uniform. You? You'll die with nothing." It's a promise to Felix. His song goes warped and scary as he nowarts the senior staff to the brig. Nowart begs Bill to calm down and come quietly, and Hoshi meets Felix's eyes for a moment; Tigh goes willingly. Felix hurts, and knows it's going to be him or the Admiral in the end, and I don't really know that he signed on for that but I know what I want to happen. Preferably sooner, rather than later.
0925, three hours and five minutes since the episode began so quietly, and there are no Marines outside Adama's quarters where they should be. They nod to each other and head for the hatch; Laura's inside, dressed to the nines. They come inside and explain about the uprising: not sure how many are involved, across the Fleet, or who they actually are. Laura asks why Bill, the Marines, haven't already put it down, and they figure out from the lack of armed guards that Marines are no good. Laura realizes how close they are to losing the ship -- if they haven't already, which they have -- and gets very worried about Bill. Lee's like, "I know, right?" He changes the subject to Zarek's latest grab at the presidency, and Laura gets that airlocking face.