May as well drop the spoiler tag from the thread, cause there ain't much to spoil =P
Overall though, I liked the episode. The Flashbacks were a nice twist, something unexpected. Frankly, I don't think they were supposed to have a point just yet. I'm sure as both story lines progress in part two, more parallels will become apparent.
That said, I think the main story could have been paced a bit better. I though it was weird that they skipped over Anders scene telling them where Hera is. It seemed too abrupt for me. I can't tell if it was cut for time, or if maybe he revealed something else that will become important later. Also I would have liked more of a cliff hanger ending (ie. make the jump to the cylon ship or something). And I'm getting concerned, like most people about covering this epic space battle, finding the promised land, laura's dramatic death scene, the opera house, hera, kara, other smaller questions they've been meaning to answer, and more flashbacks all in two hours (or an hour and a half w/o commercials). Regardless of how this all unfold, you're going to have a lot of unhappy fans next week, should be interesting