Re: Starbuck's speech about Cain
Starbuck made a rousing speech at Cain's funeral where she finished by saying she had felt a lot safer with Cain around (I'm paraphrasing here - I only saw it once).
At the time nobody picked up on it but it's always jarred with me. Cain was a vindictive, murderous despot and turned her crew into rapists and thugs. Everyone on Galactica knew this. That speech really pissed me off.
I also recall being somewhat annoyed at the time. Looking back though, I think Cain's tactics were arguably effective and helped keep her crew alive. That's not to say her decisions were moral or correct, but being a hardened badass when the human race is near-extinct certainly can't hurt.
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
--Arthur C. Clarke