In the interval, Starbuck has apparently cleared out most of the roast beef. I believe that she's also used the tape to write her name on the wings, for the record. She nervously starts to climb inside the Raider and peers around with a flashlight. It looks like someone turned a whale inside out. Inside a blender. Starbuck mutters, "You bite me and I'll bite you back." Not through your helmet you won't. She spots a big lump of blubber that a lot of tubes connect to, and declares, "This must be your brain." She starts pulling the tube connections out and removes the blubber. Then she gasps a little and checks her gauge: just under a quarter-tank left. Which has to be more than five hours of air, but she seems to run out right on time later, so...I'm confused. She grumbles at the ship, "Even cockroaches have to breathe. How the hell do you?"
Apollo is helping to repair a ship when he gets a phone call from the Prez. She asks how it's going, and what he was thinking about, and whether they should have the Laphams over for cocktails next Thursday. Apollo mentions that they're building a new Viper out of bits and pieces of disabled ships. The Prez finally gets to the point, and asks, "Do you know that your father just redeployed the Combat Air Patrol?" Apollo says that actually, it was Apollo's suggestion. The Prez politely asks whether they're leaving the fleet defenseless. Apollo, ever Mister Sunshine, explains that it'll only be for a little while, "because after that, Kara's oxygen will be gone, and she'll be dead." The Prez kindly asks if Apollo and Adama were close friends with Starbuck. Apollo officiously evades the question, saying that they care about all of the pilots and don't want to leave anyone behind. The Prez notes, "But we have left people behind; you know that." Apollo says they won't this time, and quickly says that all the ships should be ready to go FTL in case of an attack. The Prez starts to say something about "the safety of the fleet," but Apollo interrupts her: "We just haven't exhausted all the options, and the safety of the fleet has not been compromised." The Prez finally wishes them luck, and ends the conversation.