As Doc Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) works to save Commander Adama's (Edward James Olmos) life, Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) is beginning to realize that there's more to being a leader than giving orders. The press is clamoring for answers, everyone wants a decision now, and he feels himself being drawn to his old friend and enemy, the bottle. Worst of all, the Quorum of Twelve has arrived on the Galactica and is demanding to see President Roslin (Mary McDonnell). Tigh resists, but his wife Ellen (Kate Vernon) convinces him that the president has lost her mind and that letting her meet with the Quorum will only cement Tigh's power. The plan backfires; Roslin’s odd behavior was only a symptom of chamalla withdrawal, and when she meets the other leaders she has recovered her composure. She condemns Adama's action and announces the she is the leader, spoken of in the Scrolls of Phylia, who will lead the people to Earth. Livid, Tigh orders the Quorum off his ship. Meanwhile, Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) leads a search and rescue mission to find the Raptor crew lost on Kobol, unaware that the Cylons have set up a missile battery in anticipation of such an effort. It falls to the beleaguered survivors on the ground to knock out the Cylon artillery before Galactica's rescue team flies into the trap. Unfortunately, Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) has serious misgivings about Crashdown's (Sam Witwer) plan to destroy the missile battery - and about the lieutenant's ability to lead a team of non-combat personnel against high-tech killing machines. Vice President Baltar (James Callis) has even graver doubts - because Number Six (Tricia Helfer) has warned him that one of their number will betray the others on Kobol.