One has to wonder if Adama will realize she's been drinking and what the situation is. Is she in the bar when the hostage situation arises and thus not
on duty when she leads the marines in a rescue attempt? That seems unlikely. Was she having a drink in her off hours when the emergency came up? Should she have agreed to lead the rescue if she'd been drinking? Does Adama even find out? First Kara plays a role in one son's death and only by divine providence does she end up catching Lee in the shoulder instead of plugging him in the chest. Supposedly Lee's trying to do something to get the hostages out of there; (the "somebody is trying to be a hero bit" Bamber referenced) Kara sees a flurry of activity and fires. Did the alcohol impair her judgment? It's hard to believe Bill wouldn't be furious for reasons beyond the professional.