1041. Gage notes 619er taking off from a weird place, and refusing to respond to hails. Hotdog and Narcho are among the pilots on CAP; it's a slight comfort that Gaeta knows better than to ask Hotdog to multitask and go kill whoever's on the Raptor, whether because he's a loyalist who is going to come home to a severely changed world or just because he's stupid I don't know. And I guess Gaeta doesn't technically know who is on that Raptor, but the list of possibilities isn't that long: it's somebody important, who slipped through the smokescreen and has enough backup to get not only a Raptor away but to land it in a long-forgotten part of the ship, and take off directly for the Baseship. There's like five people it could be. So instead of saying "he doesn't know it's the President," I'm sticking with, "He hopes it's the President and Admiral, the Final Five, Athena and Caprica, Starbuck and Lee Adama, so he can blow them all up without really feeling like he's killed anybody, and then all his problems will go away." At least that's the face he's making as he gages Narcho to blow it out of the sky.
Bill hands Saul another gun, while he packs his pistol, and Tigh notes he could have left with her; Bill shakes his head, and the mutineers crowbar the door open just enough for a gun muzzle. Bill opens fire on the tiny little hole, and of course he's a crack shot. He sits down on the stairs of the airlock, and Tigh takes aim. "It's been an honor to have served with you, my friend," he says. The mutineers prime a flash grenade, and toss it through the hole and into the room where Butch and Sundance are standing around, trying to kill everybody through a pinhole. It explodes in a flash of bright white fuego. Four hours and twenty-one minutes into the day, the Admiral is murdered and the coup is complete.
Tomorrow: Say hello to President Zarek, I'm guessing. The Twins and Chief will probably pull off some amazing trick and get Galactica back, and I'm so sure Bill's dead. I give this show a lot of credit, but not that much. And I'm guessing Gaius will fuck everything up somehow. Mostly: Fingers crossed Saul comes back in a tuxedo, two-eyed, Ellen on his arm, and aims a Heavy Raider right up Tom Zarek's means of production. So say we all!
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