Kara remembers standing in Main Street with Sam, watching Lee's face as he got closer. Silently begging him to understand the story she's been telling him for years. She remembers how he pushed past them with an angry word, and how she stood there, ashamed, and almost cried, and let him go.
In the ring, she finally drops Hotdog. Lee and Kara stare at each other. Their fight's still coming.
Commercial. Gaius Baltar broke ground on the settlement of New Caprica, to the sound of applause and cheers. Jammer was there, and Duck. "Thank you. Let this day be remembered as the day we broke ground for our new tomorrow." A new tomorrow without fear or terror or problems: a new presidency for a new world. A chance to rest.
At the makeshift bar for Groundbreaking Day, Anders was telling a story about handcuffs and drinking straws, to Tigh's loud approbation. Saul caught his wife's eye, and they smiled sweetly at each other. No more catting around, no more ambiguity, no more jealousy. A second honeymoon. Later, they sat together, alone. "Did I ever tell you how glad I am I married you?" She smiled at him. She was beautiful. "Not once." He grinned, and said he'd save it for a special occasion; they kissed.
Now Tigh stands in the middle of a boxing ring, watching them bleed for each other, all alone.
Sam sat at the bar on New Caprica. Kara was half-lit, careening into him giddily. They laughed, and kissed. And Lee watched them.
Roslin and Adama stood near the dance floor, listening to Gaeta go on and on. He was fresh and excited about his new job, working with the President, innocent, stumbling over himself, recognizing the new Finance Minister, tearing off to talk to him. Adama and Roslin chuckled, and Adama pulled out the joint they'd stashed when he ran up. "Oh, my Gods," Roslin breathed, mirthfully. "I didn't think he'd ever leave!" They agreed Gaeta's a good kid, and leaned back, against the dance floor. "You say this stuff grows around here?" She nodded, and looked closely at him, phrasing her request in the form of a little real estate discussion. "In the mountains north of here there's this little stream that comes down into this lake the water is so clear it's like looking through glass. I'm thinking of building a cabin." Up in the mountains it wasn't so dry. You could rest. Adama finished the joint: "That's good." She nodded, happy, relieved to be on New Caprica, with him. "Mmm. It is good." It was all good; all of it was good. The settlement, the Groundbreaking, the new life. It was good.