The Best Episodes of Stargate Universe

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

The previously unknown purpose of the ninth chevron is revealed and takes a group of refugees on a one-way trip to a millions of years old Ancient-built ship. Led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, the refugees are trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission.

Epilogue (2)

#1 - Epilogue (2)

Season 2 - Episode 18

While attempting to return a group of colonists to their home, the crew finds that the planet is on the verge of seismic destruction.

star 8.29
592 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Carl Binder
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Gauntlet

#2 - Gauntlet

Season 2 - Episode 20

Blocked by Command Ships at every star and unable to gate for supplies without alerting the drones, Destiny must take a stand or be left adrift.

star 8.18
648 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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Blockade

#3 - Blockade

Season 2 - Episode 19

When the command ships blockade stars along Destiny's path, the crew must find a different, superhot star to recharge at. Eli and Rush are forced to pilot the ship in, while the rest of the crew evacuates to a nearby planet... only to discover that the drones are already there.

star 8.17
621 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Linda McGibney
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Common Descent (1)

#4 - Common Descent (1)

Season 2 - Episode 17

Destiny comes upon a colony where the people claim their civilization was founded two thousand years earlier ... by Destiny's crew.

star 8.16
619 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Twin Destinies

#5 - Twin Destinies

Season 2 - Episode 12

Rush travels back in time to avert a disaster, meeting a past version of himself.

star 8.14
591 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
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Resurgence (1)

#6 - Resurgence (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10

The crew's new-found control over Destiny's flight path introduces new risks when they find themselves in the middle of a war between two races.

star 7.98
596 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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Incursion (2)

#7 - Incursion (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20

As Young and Camille attempt to resolve the hostage crisis with Kiva, Destiny suffers from power fluctuations and blackouts due to its proximity to a binary pulsar.

star 7.97
559 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
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Hope

#8 - Hope

Season 2 - Episode 14

Chloe's body is taken over by another consciousness. Meanwhile, Dr. Volker is stricken with a mysterious illness.

star 7.97
587 votes
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Seizure

#9 - Seizure

Season 2 - Episode 15

Rush slips into a coma in the neural interface chair, and Amanda connects with him in the ship’s matrix, but Ginn informs Eli of a problem with that scenario. Elsewhere, Dr. Rodney McKay’s plan to dial the ninth chevron address hits a snag.

star 7.95
575 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Remi Aubuchon
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The Greater Good

#10 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 7

Rush and Young investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny. While they do this, the crew onboard the ship find the bridge and discover that Rush is responsible for the countdown clock not activating when the ship emerges from FTL.

star 7.94
608 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Carl Binder
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Air (1)

#11 - Air (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

When Icarus Base is attacked, it's inhabitants are forced to flee through the Stargate. The base was created on a distant planet to take advantage of a powerful energy supply located there. Their goal is to try and determine the purpose of the mysterious ninth symbol of the Stargate which they have never been able to lock in. In going through the Stargate, they are transported not to Earth but onto an very old, apparently uninhabited but huge spacecraft. With the group's commander injured, Lt. Scott and the chief scientist, Dr. Nicholas Rush lead the exploration of the craft. Several areas of the ship have been damaged but it is basically functional. They are able to learn that they are in fact billions of light years from Earth.

star 7.92
784 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper
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Incursion (1)

#12 - Incursion (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19

An enemy from the Milky Way has boarded the Destiny and has taken hostages. Is it possible that they know how to get back or have they stranded themselves as well?

star 7.88
558 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Paul Mullie
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Subversion

#13 - Subversion

Season 1 - Episode 18

Earth's Stargate Program isn't the only group in the Milky Way that's interested in the Ancients' Destiny. What's worse, this long-time foe may have a spy among those closest to the Icarus project.

star 7.87
557 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Carl Binder
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Intervention (3)

#14 - Intervention (3)

Season 2 - Episode 1

Everett and the crew continue their efforts to save Destiny while holding off the Lucian Alliance invaders.

star 7.87
601 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Paul Mullie
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Deliverance (2)

#15 - Deliverance (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11

Locked in a battle with a Drone Command Ship, the Destiny is surprised by the arrival of the Aliens that abducted Rush and Chloe.

star 7.87
604 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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Malice

#16 - Malice

Season 2 - Episode 8

Simeon makes his escape from Destiny, sending Nicholas Rush on a vengeful mission. But Young and Greer attempt to retrieve Simeon unharmed.

star 7.84
570 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Light

#17 - Light

Season 1 - Episode 5

With the ship on a collision course, the crew must decide who will stay and who will flee on the shuttle to try and find a habitable planet.

star 7.82
614 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
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Awakening

#18 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 3

The crew encounters a ship remarkably similar to Destiny, which may hold the key to their returning home.

star 7.82
566 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
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Space (1)

#19 - Space (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11

A snafu with the communications stones lands Col. Young's consciousness in an unknown being, resulting in a standoff between the Destiny and an alien vessel and the abduction of Chloe.

star 7.82
610 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
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Sabotage

#20 - Sabotage

Season 1 - Episode 16

When one of the twelve FTL drive modules on the Destiny explodes due to an overload, the crew calls upon a brilliant scientist from Earth to help find a solution.

star 7.80
557 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Barbara Marshall
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Divided (2)

#21 - Divided (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12

Dr. Nicholas Rush and Chloe suffer nightmares following their ordeal on the alien vessel, and Rush suspects that a tracking device may have been placed on the ship's hull. Later, a splinter group on Destiny executes a coup with life-threatening consequences.

star 7.80
590 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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Justice

#22 - Justice

Season 1 - Episode 10

Everyone is shocked when a member of the crew is found dead from a gunshot wound. While at first glance it appears to be suicide, the gun is nowhere to be found. The crew is confined to quarters while a search is performed and when the gun shows up in Col. Young’s quarters, he becomes the number one suspect.

star 7.79
560 votes
Directors: Will Waring
Writers: Alan McCullough
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Air (2)

#23 - Air (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

The survivors arrive on an uninhabited ship floating billions of light years away from Earth. Panic spreads throughout the group and Col. Young, who was severely injured during the escape, transfers command to Lt. Matthew Scott, before lapsing into unconsciousness. Teams led by Dr. Rush and Sgt. Greer try to make sense of the situation, while Lt. Tamara Johansen, a medic who was days away from leaving the program, is thrust into the role of chief medical officer.

star 7.79
328 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper
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The Hunt

#24 - The Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 16

An alien creature attacks an exploration team from Destiny, taking two crew members captive.

star 7.78
567 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
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Alliances

#25 - Alliances

Season 2 - Episode 13

Camille and Sgt. Greer are trapped when Homeworld Command comes under attack.

star 7.76
575 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Linda McGibney
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