They really do. Cylons get up to some very bad shit, but they always have great reasons.
You know who doesn't? Taurons. While Amanda stashes the faked holoband up in the Willow attic, let's hie to Goldie's and meet the lovely Fidelia Fazekas, daughter of the Guatrau, buddy of Sam and former lover of Joe, with whom she cheated on Shannon well before the STO blew her up, because every time you think Joe can't suck more, he sucks more.
Fidelia -- Fiddy to her friends, Dirty Diddy Money on the rap circuit -- just got back from Cap City Max, having been bumped to probation on account of all the terrorists getting locked up. She is every bit as hard and every bit as beautiful as Samuel Adama, and very happy to see him. They talk about how Joe's family got blown up, and she's sorry about that, and about how she took the rap for something before, and he's sorry about that, and how -- and this is classy of Sam to say, in a way, and she's surprised to hear him say it -- she should know that Yusif took it hardest of all when she went to jail. Anyway, is she going to be around for awhile? If I revealed the details, I'd have to return you to the soil, she says, but it's not really a joke and they both know that, so mostly it's just kinda weird and awkward. Luckily, of the two of them he's the only one that knows he's working against her father in broad daylight...
Which won't stay true if Daniel doesn't keep showing up all the damn time like they're best friends. He tells this to Daniel, but Daniel is no longer about that plotline: "Tamara is alive in V-world. She's with my daughter." It happened a long time ago, but remember how she shot herself and her father and Evelyn was Emmanuelle and Joseph thought the whole thing was real? Yeah. And he was addicted to eyeball inhalers? That was awesome.
Anyway, Daniel needs like some big strong stud with a NCC pass to get the Graystones into the Matrix and protect them long enough to have a little conversation with Zoë, and Sam is the biggest most protective stud he's ever met, so he immediately thought of him. Of course Sam doesn't take the compliment. Daniel, as is his wont, continues talking at Sam until he says something objectionable, like mentioning how they have to keep this mission quiet because the Worlds already think Zoë's a terrorist, which sets Sam the fuck off, predictably, but Daniel just tells him to cram it.