Wow. As a Starbuck fan, Kat never really registered on my dradis (haha) except for an annoying blip, but honestly, this episode has made me change my perspective completely. This was sheer emotion at its best, as we see an episode based on a secondary character, who was generally set up to be hated.
No more. Kat really brings it home in this episode; that someone doesn't need to have a decorated history in order to be considered a good person, and considering her past, she had one hell of a redemption to achieve what I believe is probably the best character episode of the season so far.
Cheers Kat, may the spirit of your sacrifice inspire the Viper pilots for many days to come.