Yes it does. I don't think there was a point to him being drunk other than the fact that he got home after a fun night with his bro and his fiancee. The bird in the house does signify an impending death in the family (if RDM is indeed using this symbol in this way) -- a "harbinger of death" if you will. It's actually quite sad, really. I thought the scenes were quite well done. Does anyone know how long before the attack these scenes take place? Laura hasn't yet signed on to Adar's campaign, so that puts us back at least four years before the Cylon attack? (She served the remaining 9 or so months of Adar's term after the attacks. Of course this is assuming the Colonial presidency is a 4-year term like the American presidency) If this is the case, I thought Caprica Six had only infiltrated two years before the attack, or am I wrong?