0947. Trudging down the corridor, Adama tries to start shit first with Nowart, who is very sympathetic for a guy duck-walking you to your own brig, and then with Maldonado, who was actually with the president during her million and one Hybrid jumps and just an hour or so ago beat the shit out of Sam Anders. "I remember you too, Maldonado. Big mouth, not much of a soldier. It doesn't matter. Because when this is over, there's gonna be a reckoning. And live or die, it's how you act today that's gonna matter." He whirls around on Nowart: "So what's it gonna be, Nowart?" I love this so much, it's like every war movie at once is happening in Bill's head and he's just rolling the hard six. He gets the fuck in poor Nowart's face, as he's begging the Admiral to settle down, and gets gritty and grittier: "I'll be damned if I'm gonna let a guy like you run me off my own ship. You wanna shoot? Go on, let's see if you got a pair." Nowart starts whining, and he smashes the kid in the face, just as Tigh's grabbing the other one's gun. Bill shoots somebody and points his gun at Nowart, who repents down his pantleg. Bill checks in with Saul, who's doing fine, and wants to kill Nowart. Instead, Bill decides to take him with them for some reason.
Laura and Gaius act pissy with each other as usual, talking about how the Fleet is coming down around their ears and Gaius is usually at the epicenter of that sort of thing. He tries to be so, so serious and so, so professional and so, so religiously legit, and she just ignores the entire thing. It breaks his heart. You'd think she'd be better at this, but some people you just hate in a way that your brain cannot master, so she has to dig and jibe and act bitchy even when she's asking him a favor. It's sort of awesome. He's like, "Have you come to pray?" in this very holy, ridiculous voice, and she's like, "No, see, I'm actually important. I will get on the horn and tell the Fleet they don't need to be afraid of the Cylons right now, and to settle down." Which, I guess they learned nothing from their Hybrid experience, because one thing you never say to either of them is, "I am the special one here." So he sasses her about her "oratorical skills" and lies about his wireless.