Starbuck is promoted to CAG aboard the Pegasus, while Apollo is demoted.
The Cylon ship the fleet is targeting is called a Resurrection ship because it is full of the human emulating Cylons. This ship is necessary because it stays within range of the human fleet so that any Cylon agents who are killed can download their consciousness into their next clone, telling us that there is a maximum range for their downloading ability.
There are 49,604 human survivors.
Adama: (concerned with Roslin's failing health) What can I get you?
Roslin: A new body. Perhaps one of those young Cylon models from the Resurrection Ship.
Adama: I can't see you as a blonde.
Roslin: You'd be surprised.
Doc Cottle: I'm not seeing any signs of permanent damage from the attack.
Sharon: The attack? (pause) Is that what we're calling it now?
Cain: And I will say that our ultimate goal is that we should return to the Twelve Colonies and kick the Cylons the frak out of our homes. What do you think of that Captain?
Starbuck: I think that's the best idea I've heard all day, sir.
Roslin: (to Cain) You have Pegasus, he has Galactica. Two heavily armed, very powerful warships. Now I am sure that Pegasus would prevail in any fight-
Adama: I wouldn't count on that.
Tigh: What the hell is the Blackbird doing out there? Another one of her crazy-ass stunts. Thank the gods!
Starbuck: Starbuck to all Vipers. Do not fire! Repeat, do not fire! I'm a friendly. OK, we're all friendlies, so let's just, be -- friendly!
Roslin: Commander, she won't hesitate to kill you. Don't let her.
Roslin: (to Adama) I'm afraid this can only end one way. You've got to kill her.
Cain: Do you always get what you want?
Starbuck: Most of the time... sir.
Cain: Good. Me too.
Establishing shots of the Pegasus and its crew walking about inside are re-used from the previous episode, "Pegasus".
Battlestar Producer Ron Moore refers to this episode as the opening of "Season 2B." Season 2 was divided in half, with "Pegasus" being the cliffhanger for "Season 2A".
One of the two Battlestar models used during the mission briefing is the 1970s design from the original Battlestar Galactica.