Season 5 Episode 18

Quantum Tractate Delirium

Aired Unknown Apr 15, 2005 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Rommie rejoins the crew in this episode after being rebuilt by Doyle.

    • Nitpick: It's stated that all High Guard ships needed all three aspects of the ship functioning to override the logic of the core AI (the Avatar, the Hologram, and the Core AI). If that's true, then why didn't Andromeda have an avatar before Harper built Rommie? You'd think they'd come standard just in case of emergency. Indeed, most of the other High Guard ships they came across from the old days, such as the Pax Magellanic, Wrath of Achilles and the Balance of Judgment all had avatars.

  • Quotes

    • Rommie: (to Doyle) I know what's right: death is right! That's what I want, and you just made my list!
      Dylan: Well, did you check it twice? Because I know who's been naughty, and I know who's been nice.

    • Rommie: Systems offline. How is that possible?
      Dylan: I revoked your hall pass. You're grounded until you remember how things work around here.

    • Beka: So what do you say we get to work too? Gotta figure out a way to get next to Andromeda. Any ideas?
      Rhade (laughs): Rommie controls the ship which is fully powered and fully armed. There's no way in this world or any other we are getting close.
      Beka: So that's it? You're giving up? I don't pay you to give up, Mack. We still got refugees to evacuate.
      Rhade: You don't pay me at all.
      Beka: Really? What are you doing here?
      Rhade: I guess I love you.

    • Trance: Hello, old friend.
      Rommie: Your spectrum matches that of a approaching sun.
      Trance: Naturally. I belong in this system.
      Rommie: The transition is 99% complete. Why do you call me 'old friend'?
      Trance: I'm the only one who hasn't hurt you.
      Rommie: That is true. I have fond memories of you. So hello, old friend.
      Trance: Hello. And what about you? Where do you belong?
      Rommie: Here. Alone.
      Trance: But it's not that simple. It never has been.
      Rommie: I intend to make it simple.
      Trance: How?
      Rommie: Process of elimination. Those who betrayed me- I want revenge.
      Trance: But who? How do you know who that is?
      Rommie (smiles): I have a list.

    • Trance: So what's happened to Rhade? Isn't he supposed to be helping?
      Beka: You'd think. We're shuttling loads and loads of refugees back and forth like crazy. Meanwhile, Rhade turns out to be the biggest load of them all. Intergalactic-energy sucking, alcohol-inhaling load! You know, a shower wouldn't hurt either.
      Trance: You feel he's your load?
      Beka: Don't even start with that.
      Trance: Well, you could help him.
      Beka: So could you.
      Trance: Ah, no. I can't, really. What is that expression? 'In lieu of a parachute, here's a hanky.'
      (both smile)
      Beka: Well, at least that'd give him something to cry in other than his drink!

    • Harper: Ah, self pity. The national sport of Seefra.

    • Dylan: It'll be good to have you back.
      Rommie: The very air you breath, Captain.

    • Rommie: I am the Andromeda Ascendant and I am come to seek my revenge.

    • Title is not who he is,
      the manifestor of what they cannot dream;
      he takes no name where none fits.

      Original Progenitor Diatribes,
      CY 8434.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on May 20, 2005 on Mystery.
      -This episode aired in the UK on September 28, 2005 on Sci-Fi.
      -This episode aired in the Australia on October 28, 2006 on Fox 8.

  • Allusions

    • Rhade: Is that what you see, Trance? Are you seeing dead people now?
      This is a reference to the 1999 film The Sixth Sense, in which a boy discovers he can see the spirits of dead people.