The Best Episodes of Stargate Universe

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 8.35
503 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
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Common Descent (1)

#2 - 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 8.23
522 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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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 8.21
537 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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Gauntlet

#4 - 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 8.21
558 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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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 8.18
502 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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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 8.03
514 votes
Directors: William Waring
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Hope

#7 - Hope

Season 2 - Episode 14

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

star 8.00
502 votes
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The Greater Good

#8 - 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 7.98
519 votes
Directors: William Waring
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Incursion (2)

#9 - 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 7.98
467 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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Seizure

#10 - 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 7.98
492 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
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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 7.94
634 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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Deliverance (2)

#12 - 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 7.89
512 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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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 7.89
458 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
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Malice

#14 - 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 7.88
486 votes
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Incursion (1)

#15 - 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
464 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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Intervention (3)

#16 - 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
511 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Hunt

#17 - The Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 16

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

star 7.86
491 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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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 7.85
479 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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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 7.85
508 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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Light

#20 - 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 7.83
493 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Sabotage

#21 - 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 7.81
467 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Divided (2)

#22 - 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
484 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
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Justice

#23 - 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 7.80
454 votes
Directors: Will Waring
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Alliances

#24 - Alliances

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 7.79
490 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Air (2)

#25 - 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 7.78
258 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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