As the show builds up to its final few eps one can't help but think that the recent lull in tension is a slow build to a barnstorm ending.
This week Galactica is falling apart at the seams as the Cylon resin isn't repairing the ship. Adama is having trouble letting go of the ship when it is proposed by Lee that the crew abandon ship. This leads to the parliament making calls for it to get torn apart with the pieces being past out through the fleet.
Meanwhile Starbuck is still confused about her corpse on Earth and come to Baltar to see if he can explain whether the corpse is actually her. When he discovers that there is no doubt that it is her he uses it as a platform for his religious movement.
At the same time the Cylons in the fleet are asking Adama to send the Galactica to go after Boomer to retrieve Hera. They, along with Starbuck, believe that she is the key to the salvation both humans and Cylons. Adama allows the Cylons a raptor to scout where they believe the hub of the other Cylons is located. But they soon find that the hub has been moved and that there is no way of know where Hera may be. Helo wishes to look for her himself but Adama does not allow it.
This ep is a big step forward for the show with only a few eps remaining. This ep builds up for what is destined to be a big finale.