The Prez and Billy pedeconference, and she pretty much does that "Billy likes Dualla!" thing. Told you so.
In another corridor, or so we'll pretend, Apollo's tagging along behind Adama, and asks if Adama has something to say. Adama sniffs, "I have nothing to say to the personal representative of the President." Jeez. Adama lectures Apollo about how a man has to decide which side he's on. Apollo says he didn't know there were sides, and stomps off. Adama tells the empty hall, "That's why you haven't picked one yet." Hey, Adama? Maybe Apollo's trying to keep it from becoming about sides. Preparing for battle tends to ensure that you have one. Adama only seems like a jerk when he's dealing with Apollo. Which I can see happening, and it does help make Apollo more sympathetic, but I really hope some other character comments on that fact eventually.
Cut to the prison transport, the Astral Queen. Wilkins, the ship's captain, tells Apollo, "I'm a bus driver, not a warden." Heh. Not quite as catchy as "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer," but I'll take it. Wilkins adds that there are 1,500 prisoners aboard, and that he doesn't carry any records about them aboard. Which seems kind of insane. They're going to parole hearings. There's no paperwork at all? For that matter, they're being transported to a parole hearing from a different planet? Or something? Over a thousand at a time? How can that possibly be more efficient than transporting the parole board to the prison, wherever it is? I don't know; maybe the Cylons have a point. Whatever. Wilkins leads Apollo to the PA. Apollo introduces himself to the prisoners as the President's representative, and explains the situation as we pan over the cells. The prisoners are two to a cell, and the cells are like fifteen square feet. They've been in there for almost two weeks? I say again, the Cylons may have a point. Apollo makes his pitch for "freedom points," oy, and says that the men can volunteer by stepping out of their cells. The guards pull some levers that unlock and open the cell doors. No one steps out for a long minute, and then one man does. We zoom in and see that it's special guest star Crazy Richard Hatch, who says, "Thank you for your offer. We respectfully decline." Billy gasps, and identifies Crazy Richard Hatch as Tom Zarek. Dualla peers down and asks, "The terrorist?" The prisoners begin to chant, "Zarek!" and pound on their cells. From now on, when Scooter sits with his paws propped up on the bars of his cage, I'm going to pretend he's saying "Zarek!" instead of "Attica!"