The Girl Hanging By One Foot
Kara and Showboat sing "99 Bottles Of Ambrosia," on the SAR as before, but at precisely this moment, we see, Kendra is annoyed by Kara's every act. "She ever shut up? Chatter like that breeds sloppiness, it's a bad example to the other pilots." Lee, putting up a Gina front of his own, just says she sets a good example with her flying. Before Kendra can skewer him about true names and his capability to love, though, bogies jump in. Raiders, in an unknown configuration. Out in the sky, Starbuck's calling out, and Apollo calls them back. Apollo orders the defensive batteries to be "selective" in their barrage, to watch out for our people. Starbuck notices something strange about the Raiders, like they're from some crappy '70s sci-fi show; Kendra wants to launch Vipers, even though this is just recon for the SAR, and Apollo tells her to chill. They'll bring the birds home and jump back to Galactica. The SAR gets pinned down -- and meanwhile, Pegasus's navs go down, so Lee's stuck too. Kendra gives an order: full fire, all batteries, close range. Putting Starbuck and Showboat directly in the line of fire; stuck between the temple and the altar, the rock and hard place. They fly back double-time, shooting holes in the offensive to get home. Kara comes in hot, flipping around to take out the Raider that's followed her into the landing bay, screaming profanities; she finally comes to a halt in the bay, with the strange Raider on top of her. It's a funny image.