The Apolli, a Gemenese polytheist terrorist group, captures and boards the shuttle. They take the passengers hostage. They begin executing them in the names of their gods unless the cadets repent of their monotheist beliefs and turn back to polytheism.
Lexon, Lacy and Odin Sinclair stop the Apolli from executing more passengers. It is later revealed that this was an STO initial placement exercise. Diego says they needed to find out how the cadets would function under stress - who would crumble and who would step up. No one was actually killed. The deaths were faked and dummies were jettisoned into space. ("Blowback")
At the camp, Lexon is late for Kevin Reikle's weapons class. He runs past a guard without saluting. The guard yells at Lexon to salute and the two get into an altercation. The guard tells a U-87 robot to execute Lexon. Lacy witnesses this and tells the robot to stop, which it does. The guard and Lacy go back and forth ordering the robot. The cylon ultimately follows Lacy's orders and Lexon's life is spared. ("The Heavens Will Rise")
Romanian stands in for the Gemenese native tongue. (per the DVD commentary).