Felix flips out about this first murder, and Jeanne runs off to tell Chief and Gaius what's going on, and Zarek just smirks at Felix about how this is just the first of many eggs that will get broken before they come to their senses, and Felix doesn't want to hear it, and just keeps yelling at Zarek to get on the Raptor they just bought with Laird's blood. "Success doesn't hinge on some grand operatic ideal or the will of the people," Zarek offers meaninglessly. "It hangs in the cumulative moments, each one building on the next, and it could be lost with the slightest hesitation." Felix is like, "I am aware of that. My intention is to die, and bring the entire world down with me, because I am a miserable little shit. Now go subvert the civilian government so I can continue to pretend I have any idea what's going on."
0704, heading into CIC. 39,643 souls in Fleet, now minus one Deck Chief, who made it past the enemy line and survived Shaw's initiation as a Razor and tried to pull his life back together, and got punished with murder for doing his job. Tigh and Adama go about their morning business, confirming that the CAP is out and there's no sign of Cavil's forces. More's the pity, because Cavil is exactly what these fuckers need right now. Felix takes his station on the bridge, and they discuss how Lee's hopefully going to talk the Quorum into acting human for once.
Hoshi calls Felix up, across the bridge, and mentions a random unlisted launch; Felix blames Laird and stalls a bit longer; Tigh talks about how Nowart is getting his Marines together, they think, to pull rank on more of the rebelling ships. Adama points out that the Hitei Kan was a regrettable one-time thing, because if they keep killing everybody every time, they won't have any ships to install the FTL upgrades into anyway; Hoshi's still worrying about the Raptor, so Felix talks circles around Tigh and gets everybody to think that it's a problem with the dradis itself. "Four years without a pit stop," he crusts, "Equipment's sketchy as hell." He gaetas for a full diagnostic, and Felix pretends to push buttons and get that started for him.
0741 on Colonial One, where the Quorum is freaking out as usual. Lee calls them to order, as ad hoc Chair: "I remind you once again that Mr. Zarek was taken into custody because he was agitating against a lawful order. Now, these Cylon FTL drives are essential if the Fleet is going to move on..." Zarek walks in, smiling warmly, and they all snap awake. He smarms at Lee about how Adama had to let him go, because "even [Adama] knows when he's holding a losing hand." The Quorum is happy, because brojobs are Zarek's specialty and they all think they're his special girl, and he takes the gavel back from Lee. The walk back to his seat as the Caprica rep is awkward, and long, and very quiet.