The DΨvil in the dΨtail: Plot – Having fled the besieged Ragnar Anchorage at the end of the miniseries, the convoy of refugee spaceships is relentlessly pursued and attacked by Cylon Basestars. The colonial fleet must execute a faster-than-light (FTL) jump every 33 minutes to escape the Cylons, who consistently arrive at the new jump coordinates approximately 33 minutes later. After 130.35 hours and 237 jumps, the fleet’s crew and passengers, particularly those aboard Galactica, have been operating without sleep while facing the strain of nearly constant military action. Most of the episode focuses on the perils of the constant escape, but the daily business of life is touched upon: citizens trying to re-establish contact with loved ones, the spreading news that Cylons now resemble humans, and the deterioration of crews from stress and fatigue. President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) has conducted a census of survivors and has the sum of 49,998 souls marked on her whiteboard aboard Colonial One.