A month ago I posted about Battlestar Galactica and reader Lawrence King noted a plausibility problem: the Cylons killed 99.9999% of all humans and have been attacking them ever since, yet some humans still think they're not so bad.
In the most recent episode, this problem came to the fore. Captain Apollo figured out a tactic that might wipe out the Cylons. He explained it to leaders Roslin and Adama, as well as the lower-ranking Helo.
Everyone thought it was great except Helo, who argued it was genocide. (He's married to Sharon, the "good" Cylon.) That's the whole point. Kill them all if you get the chance, and then have lunch. They're an implacable foe, far more powerful than the humans, and apparently still interested in killing whoever's left. It's insane Helo would have any doubts.
So after stating his strong opposition to their greatest wish, what did the top brains on Galactica do. Did they shoot him because he's so dangerous? Did they lock him up in solitary for a day while the plan is attempted? Did they at least order him not to talk about the plan to anyone, or do anything about it? No. They let him go on his merry way, unattended, back to his wife, and have full run of the ship.
Needless to say, Helo queers the deal. Roslin and Adama are pretty sure he's the one responsible for endangering the continuation of the human species, and what does Adama say? "Let's torture him "? No. "Let's throw him out the airlock?" No. He said he's "closing the book" on this.
Now maybe Adama's lying, but I saw no indication of that. So the biggest saboteur in human history is getting off scot free.