Spoilers people, this shit is red-hot.
I'd just like to say that tonight's Galactica was really good. It's ironic that plenty of us (including me, though not as much as some) complained during the tail end of Season 3 that too many episodes were just treading water without moving the main plot along.
Guess they sure showed us. The first half of Season 4 felt like a three-part arc-heavy storyline stretched to ludicrous proportions. There were far too many moments when all I could think was "God, bring back Dirty Hands, all is forgiven ".
A Disquiet Follows My Soul managed to modestly move forward a few plot arcs, but at heart it returned to what Galactica always did so well, offering us as many character moments as possible and framing them inside a crisis. The collapse of the civilian government and Adama's attempt to move into the vacuum makes complete sense to me, so much so that I can forgive the shades of Kobol's Last Gleaming and The Farm. Bonus points also for making Hot Dog a dad (poor shmuck) and dodging the bullet (or should that be bullet-head? ZING!) of Nicky being half-Cylon (we're back to just Hera and whatever it is growing inside Caprica Six).
Mainly, though, the episode was Gaeta's, and it was Zarek's. I always like the political wrangling in this show, and Zarek is finally back to what he does best, drum up support by telling half of the truth, and hoping everyone else is too scared and/or angry to fill in the blanks. Bill attempted to beat him at his own game, and thinks he succeeded, but Zarek is playing a longer game. He must be: persuading the Hitei Kan to mutiny had no benefit whatsoever on the face of it, but it made Zarek's position on the Cylon alliance very clear, and has left him in Galactica's brig (which is, like, the galaxy's most visitor-friendly prison) where he can be visited by mutinous officers.
Mutinous officers like Gaeta, for example. Now there's a character who just gets more and more interesting. He might have seemed pissy in his confrontation with Kara, but he did raise a very good point, and after what happened in Raptor 718 he's on a mission to remind everyone in the fleet that even the friendliest Cylon is still just a machine, painted pink. Besides, his conversation with Kara wasn't in any way meant for her. He was spouting off about Anders, Tigh and Tyrol to see if anyone else in the room objected. How else do you judge who's on board for a mutiny? Plus, he annoyed Kara to the point where she slouched off, which left him clear to get his plotting on.
It finally feels like Galactica is getting back to the show I used to love. A reprieve from all the quasi-mystical destiny bull-shit, and back to a whole mess of people trapped in tin cans dreaming of ways to kill each other.
Let's see how long it lasts.
Oh, also: hurrah for Adama and Roslin finally getting down to sweet, sweet business. It's a credit to the show that such hideously old people can get their groove on and it not be icky.
 Actually, Dirty Hands was proper awesome, and anyone who disagrees is an idiot. Fact.