Not a step missed between this and the season 2A cliffhanger "Pegasus." The tension, questions and emotions are built upon, giving us a much richer insight into the lives of the Galactica/Pegasus crews.
With the viper stand-off narrowly averted, (the tension of the pilots was palpable), the two battlestars return to an uneasy peace. Cain's characted is further developed, particularly when we hear that the Pegasus at one point had a civilian fleet - only later to be stripped for parts.
The episode is another beauty that truly sets Battlestar Galactica apart from all other television. Its emotional peaks and troughs were expertly executed, leaving us hanging at just the right moment. ("I want you to take out your firearm...")
Will Cain get her way? Is this a turning point in the series? Tune in next time to find out...