An Argument Against Foxholes
Back inside the Tyrols' tent, Tigh and Chief talk about how Jammer is trying to recruit Duck to the Resistance. Chief opens up a weapons stash and expresses relief that at least this one stash was still under Longo's latrine. Tigh is allergic to relief, and his Canadian Scots accent he sometimes falls into gets very hardcore. I like him more when he talks like this, like a salty dog. "This is all that's left? This is fracking pathetic. If this keeps up, we'll have nothing but rocks left to throw at the bastards!" Chief's like, "Also nobody to throw the rocks, because we will all be dead, and then it'll just be: rocks."
Nora can't believe that the Cylons shot this Longo in cold blood, but to be fair, she's been on the show for five seconds. Jammer scoffs that they are saying when they found the stash, he was reaching for a gun. That sounds not unlikely, but Duck is amazed, because Longo, a.k.a. Charlie, would not be stupid enough to do that, so it would seem those frackers murdered him. I feel them on this issue, but I can't help feeling like it's a little silly to be amazed or horrified by Cylons killing your friend. To recap the last two years or so, the Cylons killed ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ALSO EVERYBODY, and then put you in a concentration camp. Duck doesn't even have the plausible deniability of his wife, because he's been on this show watching the Cylons kill his friends for two seasons. "My hair being on fire sucks, but I've got this hangnail that is driving me nuts!" On the other hand, if it didn't still piss you off then you might as well lay down and die, I guess. I think the part that I find funny is how they're like, "Cylons are so unsportsmanlike!" Like it's enough to argue with the idea that Longo was reaching for his gun, like if that were true it would be fine that they killed him. Like the Cylons even need a reason. Frankly I think it shows real growth and class for them to even manufacture the gun-pulling story, rather than just being like, "We shot Charlie. It was fun. Go ahead and complain and then we will shoot you too, because that is how we roll. Duh."