So everybody is still really thirsty. They found the water, but it’s all frozen and someone needs to go and harvest it. The ship full of prisoners sounds like it should a good idea and lots of free labor….oh wait, nope.
Lee and various other peeps including annoying assistant Billy go to the prison ship to enlist the help of the criminals. But guess what, the criminals don’t want to help. And then guess what? They escape! Oh no, that’s not going to go well. Tom is on the prison ship, he’s a terrorist/rebel dude. He really likes democracy.
Back on Caprica, Sharon and Helo nonchalantly walk through the abandoned city wondering where everyone is…oh wait, they’re dead.
Back on Galactica, Commander Adama asks Gaius why he doesn’t have his cylon detector. It might be because he made that up. But he obviously can’t tell him that. Number 6 insists that Gaius should probably get a nuclear warhead, always good to listen to the voices in your head, especially when they want a big bomb. But supposedly Gaius only needs the plutonium so he can do #science! And the Commander gives in, so now Gaius gets a warhead all to himself.
Obviously we need a plan to go save all the nice people that are now hostages on the prison ship. And obviously we should send Starbuck, because she’s the best. Tom really just wants some democracy and for people to like vote on things. Which is a nice idea, except like all of humanity currently lives on some ships, so someone’s got to be in charge.
Of course one of Tom’s friends/fellow prisoners actually is a real prisoner so he’s actually pretty sketch and he keeps harassing Callie until he takes her away. #notgood It’s okay though, she bites his ear off and he shoots her, but she’ll be okay. And the troops are here to kill everyone!
But wait, Lee doesn’t want to kill Tom, he is also a fan of #democracy. So he’s going to make sure an election happens because electing people to lead you is good.
The problem is, can’t really re-elect the current President because you know, she has cancer, and will probably die. So that’s not very good. Maybe while Gaius makes his cylon detector he can also whip up the cure for cancer, you never know!