"He always had dangerous ideas," she says, using that phrase for the first time in human history without being the greater of two evils. Generally "dangerous ideas" are the best ones in these stories, but what's dangerous about Zarek -- and about what Felix took from Anastasia's philosophy -- was that destruction is somehow worthwhile in its own right, rather than being something you take upon your soul to earn. (Again: something the Cylon and Laura figured out a long time ago. Zarek would snap a baby's neck but he wouldn't cry afterward, because he doesn't get it; he thinks the baby isn't him.) Lee tells her to address the Fleet and call for calm, because the people will listen to her. If only, I guess, because they're used to it. At this point, anything that circumvents the Quorum is fine by me, because they have been written as lily-livered on their own merits, above and beyond Adama and Tigh constantly bitching about them. "I'll do whatever it takes," Madame Airlock says, "And I will not allow Tom Zarek to assume the presidency under any circumstances." There's blood all over Lee's face; she grabs the Twins and heads for Gaius's harem.
0934. Vireem and Gage are both on CIC, because like any frat guys they like to both rape and work together, because boys are creepy. Felix gages Redwing's Marines to the Engine Room to quell a fight. Redwing's been pissed since the Hub, so it's not surprising he would be a part of this. I just can't imagine so many people who give up on the military hierarchy itself, with random pilots being put in charge of Marine squads and random deck people operating the bridge. I don't get that. It's very scary. Gage starts to freak out when Gaeta mentions sending death squads to the Engine Room, looking to Vireem because those are their people, and Felix tells him to pull it together as coldly as Cain ever did: "Specialist Gage. Stay with us."
0942. Galen's directing the cult to fortify their position, while Gaius is preparing to get the fuck out of there. He reiterates many a time that he has no desire to leave them, but after all he is in terrible danger: "If they're coming for anyone, they're coming for me," he says. Mostly he's just looking for a way out of this, because his cult is sort of pointless now that God has screwed them over, and he's tired. Turns out even having an actual cult devoted to you is not that interesting after awhile, and that's like Gaius's own personal Earth right there. But once you've screwed all of them a hundred times, it all starts to seem kind of shallow. Jeanne cries that it's their fault he has to leave, because they can't protect him, and he's like, whatever, and she gives him some kind of empty religious gear, and as the gunfire starts up outside she buries her head in his lap. He gets very weirded out and runs away, laughing nervously, to have a strained conversation with Galen, who couldn't be less interested in his mess.