Stargate Universe The Greater Good S02E07 (Syfy)

SG°U title card, via Wikipedia
Stargate Universe title card

I’ve never been a Stargate fan. I’ve tried watching SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, but never really found them compelling enough. I actually like the original movie with Kurt Russell, but the series never really interested me that much. One of my friends recently bought all of the seasons cheaply. I thought about watching them, but ran out of time. Scalzi is a creative consultant on this series and it looks pretty interesting, so I’ve decided to give it a go.

Now, before any bitching and hating starts― too late, it’s already started, I haven’t bothered to read, review, or watch any of the Stargate series, and I’m not going to. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and didn’t continue. I tried Stargate Atlantis, but didn’t like it. My friend told me that starting season 4, SG-1 was really good. I can’t really comment on that as I stopped watching the series after a few episodes.

Basically, I’m a new viewer of Stargate, but I’m not a science-fiction novice. It puts me in an interesting spot about reviewing this show. My point of view is from someone who hasn’t watched any of the SG shows, so this review and recap should be interesting to those of you who haven’t watched SG before. For the others, leave some comments and start a discussion.

Is the show good or bad? Read on to find out more.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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The shit hits the fan as Rush is found out by the crew. They now have access to the bridge and Young didn’t end up killing Rush.

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Young is late for the morning briefing. Wray calls him out. Wray is talking about Ginn. Earth wants to talk with her. Wray goes to see her and finds out that someone is hooking up with her; it’s Eli, obviously.

Rush has gone missing again. There is a ship right ahead of The Destiny. Young is pissed. Rush wants to go over to the other ship in a spacesuit. They don’t have a shuttle anymore. Young goes with him.

Eli visits Chloe and talks about Ginn.

Young and Rush arrive on the ship. This is ridiculous. They should have sent an away team filled with grunts instead of the chief scientist and the captain of the ship. Totally ridiculous. They find some pods. Rush finds an engineering substation and switches on life support. He seals some bulkheads. The ship starts its engines. The engines shut off after a few moments. They are ballistic, moving away from Destiny. Rush tells the crew that he’s managed to decipher some of the Ancient systems that run the bridge. They’ll need more help. He wants Amanda Perry to help.

The asshole comes to see Ginn. He wants to warn her. Wray arrives and takes her away to use the stones. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Perry sabotaged the stones in some manner and elected to stay in Ginn’s body.

Rush manages to send the Colonel away for a moment. He talks with Perry. He wants Eli to leave. It’s strange. He shows her some equations. The equations tell her to get to a certain place on the ship. Rush tells her to go.

Asshole tries to talk with Ginn who’s Perry. Greer stops him. Perry is going to the bridge. He tells her that he has broken the master code but he hasn’t told anyone.

Eli gets suspicious and wants to speak with Perry, but she’s not answering. The Destiny turned and is going after Rush. He wants her to lie about what has happened. She talks with Eli and tells her some lies. Eli is even more suspicious. He wants to look over her notes. Eli checks the Kino feed, which Rush disconnected. Eli figures it out. He finds Perry on the bridge.

Young also overhears Rush talking with Perry.

The shit is about to hit the fan. Young starts hitting Rush with a baton. There is a vicious fight, but Young relents before he kills Rush.

Rush says that he was once fit for command, but no longer. He doesn’t even trust himself anymore. Rush starts talking about the ship’s mission. A long time ago, the Ancients discovered a structure buried deep within the background radiation of the cosmos. It’s a message or a sign of intelligence from the beginning of time. That’s the question that the Ancients sought to answer when they launched The Destiny.

He wants Young to work with him. The Destiny arrives. They will have to jump off. Eli is making calculations. Rush makes it off. Young jumps too early, but Rush saves him.

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