"The doctor's version of when he administered the drug greatly differed from that of Mrs. King," Helo tells Adama, in the Admiral's office. Cottle and Tigh are in attendance. "The woman, King," Helo prompts Adama to remember. "Her son started showing symptoms, she immediately took him to Robert for treatment. The boy still died. In the other case, Robert treated a Sagittaron without the man's consent." So the mystery, then, lost in all the static, is why these two patients, with opposite courses of care, both died under Robert's care. Cottle speaks up for treating the people against their will in order to save the Fleet from the epidemic, noting once again that the only reason they haven't done so is the attempt to respect Sagittaron custom. Which the Buckminster treatment did not do, Helo points out, and then he worries about how people are dying from Robert's treatment. "People die under my care every day, it goes with the damn job," Cottle grits out, and Helo reacts poorly: "Killing doesn't." Tigh wigs out on him for accusing Robert of killing people, and Helo backs up a step: "Even if I'm wrong, even if he isn't treating some of these people unethically, I'm concerned he's created a situation down there. It's bad." Adama delivers a really long, really pointless speech: "Captain. I have the former President of the Colonies sitting in a prison cell, and a Cylon woman is in custody, and a population that would love nothing more than to tear both of them apart. My ship is overcrowded, and I have an epidemic on my hands. Now the question is: are you capable of doing your job? And are you going to stop making these unfounded accusations? Are you?" Helo gives in and leaves; Tigh cuts sneaky eyes at the door.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: D | 1814 USERS: B-
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