It's Colonia Day when the President Laura Roslin and the Quorum of Twelve meet to discuss opinions on cloud Nine. Galactica personnel are tasked with dealing with the security. Commander William Adama manages to avoid the proceedings until the very end. Whilst in a bar taking time out, Apollo gets into an argument with a supporter of Tom Zarek. In the ensuing melee, a fight breaks out between Capt. Lee Adama ( Apollo ) and the supporter. Lt. Kara Thrace ( Starbuck ) joins in to help Apollo. When a bystander gets involved accidentally, events take a turn for the worst. The bystanders briefcase opens and a gun falls out. There's a scramble for the gun until Starbuck is able to retrieve it. The would be assassin is interrogated then left alone. Whilst unsupervised, someone breaks into the holding cell and kills the assassin.
In the Quorum meeting, the President agrees to Zareks request of a Vice-President to whom he puts himself up for election. The President, distraught at having Zarek as a second in command persuades Dr. Gaius Baltar to stand for the position and after thinking agrees. After the voting, the Vice-President is revealed to be Gauis Baltar.
Helo and Boomer take refuge in stables. When Helo looks out he is shocked to see a Blonde woman walking alone followed by Cylon Centurions. Boomer manages to distract him and flee. Later on there at the main Cylon base when Lt. Helo sees a copy of Lt. Sharon Valerii ( Boomer ) then does a runner after his Boomer shoots the other one.