The BEST Episodes of Stargate Universe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: Syfy

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 - Aired Apr 25, 2011

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 8.04
4,051 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Carl Binder

#2 - Blockade

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 2, 2011

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 7.94
4,475 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Linda McGibney
Common Descent (1)

#3 - Common Descent (1)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 18, 2011

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

star 7.94
4,468 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Incursion (2)

#4 - Incursion (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 11, 2010

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 7.90
4,824 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
The Greater Good

#5 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2010

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 7.90
5,266 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Carl Binder
Incursion (1)

#6 - Incursion (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 4, 2010

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 7.89
4,765 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Paul Mullie

#7 - Gauntlet

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 9, 2011

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 7.86
4,345 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
Twin Destinies

#8 - Twin Destinies

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 14, 2011

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

star 7.84
4,517 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
Resurgence (1)

#9 - Resurgence (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 2010

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 7.82
4,905 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

#10 - Subversion

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 21, 2010

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 7.81
4,736 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Carl Binder

#11 - Seizure

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 4, 2011

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 7.73
4,264 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Remi Aubuchon

#12 - Hope

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 28, 2011

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

star 7.73
4,617 votes
Intervention (3)

#13 - Intervention (3)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2010

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

star 7.72
5,126 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Paul Mullie

#14 - Malice

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2010

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

star 7.71
4,935 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper

#15 - Sabotage

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 7, 2010

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 7.71
4,813 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Barbara Marshall
Air (1)

#16 - Air (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2009

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 7.65
4,575 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper

#17 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2010

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

star 7.63
4,646 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
Space (1)

#18 - Space (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2010

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 7.62
5,141 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi
Divided (2)

#19 - Divided (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 9, 2010

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 7.62
5,043 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

#20 - Lost

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 30, 2010

Trapped on a planet in rubble and left for dead, Ronald Greer must do everything he can to save himself. His ordeal brings back tragic memories of his past with his abusive father and loving mother.

star 7.61
5,015 votes
Directors: Ronn Schmidt
Writers: Martin Gero

#21 - Light

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

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 7.56
3,559 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
Deliverance (2)

#22 - Deliverance (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 7, 2011

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 7.55
4,477 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
Air (2)

#23 - Air (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2009

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 7.55
1,669 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper

#24 - Justice

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2009

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 7.54
3,938 votes
Directors: Will Waring
Writers: Alan McCullough
The Hunt

#25 - The Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 11, 2011

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

star 7.53
4,437 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi