"When you've been to the edge of existence, the only place left to go is further."
SGU Season 2 official trailer

The second and final season of Stargate Universe was announced by Syfy on December 13, 2009. The second and final season consisted of 20 episodes,[1] which began airing on September 28, 2010, with the episode "Intervention". The first five episodes were reserved by the primary series writers.[2][3] New to join the writing team were Remi Aubuchon (Caprica, 24) and Linda McGibney (Homicide: Life on the Street, Chicago Hope);[4] Aubuchon had responsibilities for writing episode 9, while McGibney outlined an episode in the second half with Brad Wright.[5] Filming started on March 10, 2010 with fourth episode "Pathogen",[6] directed by Robert Carlyle (his directorial debut)[7] Filming was delayed somewhat due to the 2010 Winter Olympics, which took place in Vancouver.

Season two of Stargate Universe expanded upon the show's mythology, giving viewers new insights as to why the Ancients launched Destiny millions of years ago. Among such insights was the fact that Destiny actually has a destination so important that it overshadows the desire for the crew to get home, and that by pursuing onwards toward this destination, it may in fact allow them to get home. Another feature of season two was a gigantic battle in space featuring an armada of alien spaceships.[8] Furthermore, season two saw appearances from actors that previously appeared in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis, including David Hewlett and Robert Picardo.[9] The Stargate: Atlantis character crossover occurred in episode 15, titled "Seizure", but did not shed light on the fate of Atlantis following the finale episode "Enemy at the Gate.[10]


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
Intervention "Intervention (Part 3 of 3)" 201 September 28, 2010 Unnamed planet Lucian Alliance Dannic
The Lucian Alliance takes over Destiny and exiles most of the Destiny expedition to a hostile planet within Stargate range. Dr. Nicholas Rush decides to use the binary pulsar as his final leverage against the Alliance and make them surrender.
Aftermath "Aftermath" 202 October 5, 2010 Unnamed planet Lucian Alliance N/A
Dr. Nicholas Rush discovers the bridge, but keeps it secret from the rest of the expedition. Suffering from a food shortage, the expedition sends an Ancient shuttle to a planet near which Destiny stops. A shuttle malfunction forces the team sent to the planet to try to find a way to reactivate the disabled Stargate before they get permanently left behind.
Awakening1 "Awakening" 203 October 12, 2010 N/A Ursini Ursini
Destiny docks with a Seed ship, and a team is dispatched to search it. They discover the ship may have enough power to dial the gate back home. However, the team is not the only presence on the ship.
Chloe pathogen "Pathogen" 204 October 19, 2010 Unnamed planet, Earth N/A N/A
After noticing Chloe Armstrong's odd behavior, crew starts to suspect that she is under Nakai influence. Meanwhile, Eli Wallace finds out that his mother has become depressed because of his departure and refuses to take her medicine. Colonel Everett Young releases Lucian Alliance prisoners.
Cloverdale "Cloverdale" 205 October 26, 2010 Unnamed planet Alien plant Alien plant
Lt. Matthew Scott is infected by an alien organism and starts hallucinating. The off-world team must find a way to cure him or they will have to leave him behind fearing spreading the infection.
Trial and Error "Trial and Error" 206 November 2, 2010 N/A Nakai Nakai
Colonel Everett Young has what he believes are prophetic dreams of Destiny's destruction, leading him to question his ability as commander of the mission.
The Greater Good "The Greater Good" 207 November 9, 2010 N/A N/A N/A
Dr. Nicholas Rush and Colonel Everett Young investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny. When the craft begins to drift away from Destiny, stranding them aboard, Rush must find a way to get Destiny to catch up to them without revealing his secret.
Malice "Malice" 208 November 16, 2010 Unnamed planet Lucian Alliance Simeon
Simeon makes his escape from Destiny after killing Ginn (and in turn Dr. Amanda Perry). Dr. Nicholas Rush embarks on a vengeful mission after him. However, Colonel Everett Young and MSgt. Ronald Greer have orders to retrieve Simeon alive, as he may hold information vital to Earth's defense.
Visitation "Visitation" 209 November 23, 2010 Eden N/A N/A
The members of the crew left behind on the artificial planet are suddenly returned to the ship with their memories mostly wiped. Soon one of them drops dead for no apparent reason, and they have to find out what happened on the planet before it's too late.
Resurgence "Resurgence (Part 1 of 2)" 210 November 30, 2010 N/A Ursini, Drones Drones
Destiny picks up an energy trace, and crew plots a course to investigate. They discover an old battlefield now turned into a ship's graveyard and accidentally awaken a new powerful enemy.
Deliverance "Deliverance (Part 2 of 2)" 211 March 7, 2011 N/A Ursini, Nakai, Drones Drones
Chloe Armstrong's transmission reveals Destiny's location to the Nakai, who arrive creating a distraction and buying time for Destiny to repel the Drones.
Destruction of the Destiny "Twin Destinies" 212 March 14, 2011 Earth N/A N/A
Eli Wallace's plan to dial Earth using power of the star is about to be executed, but interrupted with discovery of the shuttle piloted by Dr. Nicholas Rush, who traveled back in time after the plan got executed but had gone wrong.
Alliances 101 "Alliances" 213 March 21, 2011 Earth Lucian Alliance N/A
MSgt. Ronald Greer and Camile Wray use the Long-range communication device to let inspection from Earth get aboard. At the same time Homeworld Command is attacked and they are trapped in collapsed building along with powerful bomb.
Hope "Hope" 214 March 28, 2011 N/A N/A N/A
Another consciousness finds its way into Chloe Armstrong's body through the Long-range communication device while Dr. Dale Volker succumbs to an illness that Lt. Tamara Johansen may not be able to treat.
Seizure "Seizure" 215 April 4, 2011 Langara Langarans N/A
Homeworld Command tries to convince an ally they suspect might be infiltrated by the Lucian Alliance to let them use their planet to dial Destiny. Meanwhile, Dr. Nicholas Rush is trapped in a simulation created by Dr. Amanda Perry.
The Hunt "The Hunt" 216 April 11, 2011 Unnamed planet Predator Predator
Destiny's crew is attacked and members are taken captive by an alien creature while exploring a planet.
Common Descent "Common Descent" 217 April 18, 2011 Novus colony, Novus People of Novus, Drones Drones
Destiny discovers the survivors of an interplanetary expedition who claim their civilization, Novus, was founded two thousand years earlier by Destiny's crew.
Epilogue "Epilogue" 218 April 25, 2011 Novus, Unnamed planet People of Novus N/A
Returning the settlers to their home planet Novus, the Destiny crew discover the planet has been abandoned and on the verge of seismic destruction. They raid abandoned fallout shelter for supplies and find records of founding of Novus civilization.
Destiny vs blue giant "Blockade" 219 May 2, 2011 Novus colony Drones Drones
The Drones create a blockade of viable power sources forcing Destiny to recharge in a star so hot it could destroy the ship. Eli Wallace, Dr. Nicholas Rush and Dr. Lisa Park stay aboard in suits, the rest of the crew go off-world.
Gauntlet "Gauntlet" 220 May 9, 2011 Unnamed planet, Earth Drones Drones
Blocked by Control Ships at every star and unable to gate for supplies without alerting the Drones, Destiny must take a stand or be left adrift.


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