Food stores among the ships have been spoiled by the presence of chemical toxins.
Meanwhile, the Cylons begin chasing the Galactica, charging Baltar to deliver it to them.
Apollo helps cheer up Serina's son, Boxey, after the death of his daggit, Muffit, by having the scientists create a robot daggit named Muffit II. He and Serina then begin a love relationship.
Apollo and Boomer then find Councilman Sire Uri hoarding food for he and his party guests and pressure him to give it up for the rest of the fleet.
Starbuck befriends a prostitute (socialator) and begins a relationship with her, but Athena catches them on the scanners and releases a jet of steam at him.
Despite Adama's wish, Apollo volunteers himself, Starbuck, and Boomer to fly ahead and wipe out a Cylon mining camp so that the fleet can retrieve food from the old Carrillon mining operation.
On the planet, they find an illegal gambling resort that doesn't know anything about the Cylon attack.
As Apollo explains to Boxey, we find that an extinct reptile race named Cylons built the robot machines, not humans.
The planet is run by Ovion, a race of insectoid aliens, who are seemingly happy to provide for the fleet, but things may not be as they seem.