The mood aboard the Galactica turns jubilant when the top-of-the-line battlestar Pegasus – long thought to have been annihilated with the rest of the colonial fleet – appears out of nowhere. The Galactica’s relatively ragged crew meets their spit-and-polish counterparts from the Pegasus, among them Admiral Helena Cain (Michelle Forbes), her X.O. Col. Jack Fisk; (Graham Beckel) and the ship's CAG Capt. ColeStinger Taylor. Cain warmly greets Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos), who chooses to yield command of the fleet to his superior officer. In private, Adama and Cain compare notes. Cain reveals that the Pegasus crew had taken its computers offline for servicing shortly before the original Cylon assault and therefore was able to escape the nuclear genocide. Since then, the ship has been on the relentless search-and-destroy mission against the Cylons. Each Battlestar holds a single Cylon prisoner. Because Vice President Gaius Baltar (James Callis) has successfully extracted information from Sharon (Grace Park), Cain invites him to study her Cylon captive on the Pegasus – a bruised and bloodied replica of Six (Tricia Helfer) named Gina. It is revealed that the Pegasus encountered the Galactica while tracking a Cylon fleet, which itself appears to have been pursuing the Galactica. Plans are laid for both battlestars to attack a mysterious vessel guarded this fleet. However, Adama fumes when Cain announces that, due to rampant discipline problems on the Galactica, she will be reassigning key crewmembers from the Galactica to the Pegasus. Later, sparks fly quickly when Stinger maps out a reconnaissance plan that Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) bluntly criticizes. Meanwhile, Lt. Thorne (Fulvio Cecere), the chief interrogator from the Pegasus, sets out to break Sharon like he broke Gina. Learning of Thorne's brutal tactics, Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) and Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) rush to Sharon's aid. A fistfight ensues, and Thorne is accidentally killed. Cain orders a snap court-martial, and both Helo and Tyrol are sentenced to death.