Flight deck. This is an impressive shot. I mean, I'm impressed by the set designers, because nothing super-complicated is happening, really, but yowie, nerdvana. The Raptor is tugged toward the camera, presumably into its parking place, or whatever. I bet it'd be fun to play bumper cars with those things. We can see Adama through the windshield as the camera swoops along the ship's side. The hatch opens, and we get a glimpse of a woman's leg, poking out from behind a bulkhead. The camera swings around into the Raptor, and there are monitors displaying practical readouts and that's just cool. There's a whole ship! It's not just two walls that they pop in behind people; there's a whole 3D ship! Sorry, but I think that's cool. Adama raises a part of the controls so that he can get out of his seat and climbs out of the Raptor. He stands in the hatch and says, "Permission to come aboard, sir." The camera pulls back to reveal Tigh, who says, "Granted. Mind telling me where the hell you've been?" And the shot finally ends as Adama says, "Colonel Tigh, allow me to present your wife." Tigh boggles as Adama reveals the owner of the shapely leg we glimpsed. It's...a California blonde! Tigh gasps, "Ellen!" She smiles tightly.
Commercials. It's really odd to hear Moore refer to Edward James Olmos as "Eddie." He seems more like an "Ed."
Caprica. Day 28. Shiny Cylon ships fly over head, and shiny Cylon robots run along the street. Clomp, clomp, clomp. We pan over to a manhole cover.
Helo and Boomer jog through some...sewer tunnels? They're square, though. Maybe they have square tunnels on Caprica, since they all love angles so much. "Pant, pant, pant," they say. Helo complains, " I don't get it. I've blown away Centurions before, and they've never sent an entire army after me." Ha! I missed that line the first time. Hee. Boomer says, "They're after me." When Helo asks why, she says that she "overheard some things" while she was a prisoner. Such as? "Plans, deployments. A big Cylon base at Delphi. A major hub." Helo is pretty upset at the news about Dephi. Boomer says, "It's the best place to try to grab a ship and try to get off this fracking planet!" Helo replies, "Pant, pant, pant."
Lab. Baltar answers his phone, "Doctor Gaius Baltar, department of Cylon detection. How may I direct your call?" After a beat, the Prez replies, "You're in a good mood." We now see that Baltar is smoking a cigarette of some kind, which might explain a few things. Baltar apologizes and claims that he was expecting a call from someone else. Oookay. Who? Maybe Starbuck, I guess. The Prez says that she'd like Baltar to notify her the minute he has the results of Adama's Cylonitude test. Baltar nervously mentions that Adama ordered his test canceled. He explains that Adama said another test had priority. The Prez asks who's. Baltar pulls out a vial and reads the name "Ellen" off the label, and asks if there's a problem. The Prez uses her Extra-Serious voice to say, "I would like you to resume testing Commander Adama's blood sample immediately. Thank you."