Cottle and Roslin watch Chief destroying Adama. Just like he wanted. He finally drops, covered in blood, and Starbuck hangs her head. Everybody goes all Mudville, staring. Needing a hero. Tigh stares down at him. Tigh knows what this is about better than anybody; he's been watching Bill do this longer than we have. The Chief finally helps Adama to stand. Adama stands with his arms on Chief's shoulders, looking at him. Apologizing. Breathing hard. "When you stand on this deck, you be ready to fight, or you dishonor the reason why we're here. Now remember this: When you fight a man, he's not your friend. Same goes when you lead men. I forgot that once. I let you get too close. All of you. I dropped my guard." Kara: "I gave some of you breaks." Saul: "Let some of you go." Cally: "Before the fight was really over. I let this crew and this family disband. And we paid the price in lives. That can't happen again." He climbs out of the ring, trailing salt and alluvial deposits behind him. Epiphanies are great, but how many weeks do you give him this time?
Chief calls to a deck hand, ready to resume working again. Roslin takes Adama's arm and walks him out of the room. Tigh calls the dance over. "Get your booze and your dog tags and let's get out of here." Kara watches them drift away, and yells up at Tigh. What about her apology? "Not enough excitement for one night for you, Captain?" She jumps down to grab Lee, who's also walking away. "Hey! Where the frack do you think you're going?" He shakes his head. "It's over, Kara." This is unfinished. She goes for the gut. "So what? You have the guts to try and frack another man's woman but not to fight one?" This is how she gets what she wants, right up in his face. "I wonder if Dee knew what she was getting. Think she would have settled for sloppy seconds?" Apollo punches her in her stupid face. She smiles at him, vindicated: "Truth stings, don't it?" How many times does she have to do this? How many times do you let yourself get hurt, just to prove you love the person? Even the Cylons know about her mom. "You want a fight, Captain. You got it." He storms off, ready for their next match. She stares after him, wondering what happens next.
Commercial. Shouting and cheering as Kara circles Lee in the ring, hitting him over and over. Nothing new there. Dualla comes in, and immediately knows everything that's going on, and how we got here, and where it goes from here, and why it's happening. Poor Dualla. "Come on. You afraid to hit me? Or maybe you can't."