This episode was broadcast on Sky one with the first as one big episode, so I can only guess where that episode concludes and this starts - although the guest credits and the abrupt shift in pace kinda gives it away.
We'll start with the Cylon council because technically that's where the pacing problems begin. A boardroom meeting in Star Trek is more fun than this although a lot of plot is given concerning consciousness. The Cylon raiders did actually think for themselves and retreat on their own last episode when they scanned Anders. Half the Cylon Models believe that independent thought in the Raiders should be allowed and half don't. This is in some ways for the protection of the Higher Rank to succeed and progress sort of like a class system but instead of creating laws they just remove the power of thought and individualism, in this case from the lower working class. Ironic considering that Boomer votes against her own Model which has never happened before.
The other plot strands concern Kara being locked in the Brig after threatening Roslin (although Roslin was the one that attempted to shoot Kara and missed, she's obviously in 'trust no one' mode) and forever shouting 'we're going the wrong way!' she doesn't calm down till Lee makes an appearance for a snog and to announce he is now an official Lawyer. Cheeky, although her discussion with Anders last ep shows that they are still together and she cares, unlike Dee who is officially broken up with Lee.
Anyhoos, one of the most interesting things this episode was Baltar talking to Baltar, how can this be, it should be Caprica Six not Caprica Baltar but No there is definitely something odd going on. To add to this he describes 'All along the Watchtower' (the Cylon trigger) to Tori almost in explicit detail. Kinda strange for a chatup line.
Like I said, this episode starts out as plodding, but gets much better as it goes on. One question though, how come the Centurions now have more of a dappled metallic sheen to them rather than their usual Chrome look? I like it.