Roslin: Bill, look at me. I'm right here. Right here. We're going to find it.
Adama: I used to think it was such a pipe dream. I used to use it as a carrot for the fleet.
Roslin: What made you change?
Adama: You. You made me believe.
Kara: Barolay, I didn't ask for volunteers.
Barolay: Yeah, you did. Back on Galactica. Look, I don't give a frak what the rest of them think. You've been kicking ass since day one. You say you can find Earth. I wanna be there when you do.
Roslin: But this God that Baltar refers to. It is the Cylon god. You know that, don't you?
Emily: If he's the one and true God, he belongs to all of us. Otherwise he's not much of a god, is he?
Roslin: Exactly. He isn't much of a god, he's a fantasy.
Emily: Oh, Laura. And the Lords of Kobol are real? Reigning from a metaphysical mountaintop in those silly outfits? Zeus handing out fates out of an urn like, like they were lottery tickets?
Laura: But a lot of people in our predicament have dreams like that, Emily.
Emily: No, I was there! I felt the cool breeze coming from the water, the spray from the bow. Maybe he's stumbled onto something, you know? He talks about the river that separates our world from the next, that there's more to this existence than we can see with our naked eye. There's a power we can't begin to understand.
The Hybrid: (as Kara walks in) ...not because it wishes harm, but because it likes violent vibrations to change constantly, then shall the maidens rejoice in the dance... structural integrity of node seven restored, repressurizing... the children of the one reborn shall find their own country... intruders swarm like flame, like the whirlwind, hope soars into slaughter, all their best against our hulls...
Kara: This is it. This is the place. I can hear it.
Leoben: The unstruck music vibrates in all of us. Few can hear it. Kara's one of the few.
The Hybrid: Thus will it come to pass. The dying leader will know the truth of the opera house. The missing Three will give you the Five. Who have come from the home of the Thirteenth. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end.
Number Eight: They call you Athena now. You wear the uniform like you're one of them. You're the first to say no.
Athena: No to what?
Number Eight: The entire plan. You joined the humans. You had a child. You showed us that we don't have to be slaves to our programming. We wanted the same thing, but it turned out to be a disaster. The Sixes have made one mistake after another. They have to be stopped before they get the rest of us killed.
Second Number Eight: Ask.
Number Eight: You could help us.
Athena: You want me to lead a mutiny against the Sixes?
Number Eight: It's the only way.
Athena: You guys make me sick.
Number Eight: Why?
Athena: Because you pick your side and you stick! You don't cut and run when things get ugly. Otherwise you'll never have anything. No love, no family, no life to call your own! Now you guys can either help me or get the hell out of my way.
During the scenes with the injured Gaeta, the music to "Gaeta's Lament" (from "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?") is playing in the background.
As of the end of the teaser, there are 39,675 survivors in the fleet, one less than the total listed in the previous episode.
Despite appearing in the opening credits, Jamie Bamber and James Callis do not appear in this episode. However, James Callis' voice can be heard on a lengthy wireless radio broadcast.
Mary McDonnell read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.
Nana Visitor (Emily Kowalski) starred as Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Ronald Moore served as a writer and co-executive producer for that series.
Baltar's radio broadcast contains a number of phrases from the "To be or not to be" soliloquy of Shakespeare's Hamlet, including "shuffle off this mortal coil," and "the undiscover'd country, from whose bourn no traveler returns." These phrases refer to death and the afterlife, respectively.