Lacy balks, and Zoë does some bad juju on her. "Lacy, please. I need to know I can count on you to do this. I need to know that you're gonna get me to Gemenon. You chickened out once, Lacy... You can't be scared now." Lacy points out that "chickening out," in that last instance, led to her ass not getting blown up, but Zoë's not having it: "She is dead... And I am all that is left of her. If you were my friend," Zoë says, with a wicked manic glee, realizing her power for the first time, "You'd do this." Oh, it's shivery. Lacy can't even believe her right now.
Finally a scary Dalek voice greets Clarice from the other side of the rood screen: Her contact in the STO, Alvo, who is pissed that she's contacting them against orders. She says she just wanted to let them know she's making progress: "I'm getting closer to finding the Zoë Graystone avatar," she says, which is barely true anyway, and Alvo's like, "Plus blowing up a bunch of people for no reason and making all of Caprica scatter like ants." Clarice seems to acknowledge on some level that this conversation is pointless from a tactical viewpoint, but wants to underscore her passion about the STO. "And the Zoë Graystone avatar is gonna help the Soldiers to serve the Lord through apotheosis. Or do you deny that prophecy?"
Which, lots to unpack. Basically, I guess the thing Zoë was building was supposed to become a virtual avatar of God him/herself, a literal Idoru, and that this HQ on Gemenon was going to help her get there. But Alvo says that not everybody has the same idea about apotheosis that she does, and that the obsession with finding Zoë is putting everybody at risk. "I'll not abandon God's plan. I know that Zoë Graystone was beloved of God, and that she was given the spark of life itself. And that was her gift to all of us, and it will save all of us." Alvo hopes she's right, for her own sake, and tells her to hurry up. Hard to bargain or argue with that level of belief. Although, Sister Willow does seem to love Zoë, so is this just another iteration of the Graystone/Adama guilt and grief, in a way? Are they all just looking for resurrection for her? And if so, what's Clarice's connection to the bombing? Was she just trying to force Zoë into the Matrix once and for all, to get the apocalypse started? It all seemed very simple a month ago.
Lacy hides behind a tree outside the Academy, tackling the shit out of cute Keon -- which is a real name, by the way: Gaelic, from Ewan and other John-cognates -- and immediately climbing on top of him. He stutters out that he can throw her off, and she gets wonderfully feral: "My knees are pointy and fast and hard!" Dude, I kept telling people to wait for Lacy to get hardcore but this is not really what I was picturing. (Although, Angeli Thing Five and the biggest one, Female overpowers Male like R. Crumb's dream of thick-legged lady wrestlers: Check.) The reason for this tackling is that Lacy now knows that Keon's STO, which begs the question of why he was getting so School Ties on her at the beginning of the episode, which question's answer is already obvious.