Stargate Universe

Season 2 Episode 19

Blockade

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 02, 2011 on Syfy
9.2
out of 10
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170 votes
4

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The drone ships block Destiny's access to viable power sources, forcing the crew to put themselves at risk by navigating the ship into a superhot star

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  • low rating see below for reason \/

    9.0
    great episode but i thought it would of set up for the last episode seem they gotta finish it here but now they have to try and fit every thing in the final episode but still loved it.

    still can't belive there being canseled its the best seires ive ever seen one more seson and the ratings for this season would of kept it going but they've gotten canceled before they could show how good it is great show.moreless
  • Drones seem to be waiting in ambush in every system as Destiny tries to refuel. Running on empty Eli suggests a brilliant plan that requires the crew to evacuate Destiny while they risk refuelling inside a Super Giant Blue Star.moreless

    9.5
    This week we are taken on a wild ride. Star Gate Universe is here and it is awesome.



    Taking desperate measure to avoid the Drones we see one of our most beloved characters go through a living hell, literally.



    Meanwhile, the planet bound Destiny crew are cleverly making use of their time and run into their own obstacles.



    Overall this episode was nothing short of a masterpiece. The look and feel of the show was spot on and the script could not be faulted.



    *Mild Spoilers Ahead*



    It was refreshing to see the little things being put on priority, like clothes, almost teasing the loyal audience about a whole new season of wardrobes for the cast.



    Next week - the final installment - and many many unanswered questions... Will the crew ever get home?

    Will they find a cure for T.J?

    Will Eli and Rush have their loves returned?

    Did T.J's baby really survive?

    Why did the Ancients abandon Destiny?

    What is the "message from God" all about?



    You know, i really disliked the first season of SGU - and if you had asked me 12 months ago if i cared about T.J i would have said no - but this damn show has a way of getting under your skin - like no stargate before it... i will miss SGU - but not next week!moreless
  • Eli and Rush come up with a daring plan to charge Destiny, but everyone else needs to take refuge on a planet while they do it. So the rest of the crew finds them selves on a planet once populated by their decedents. But where did they all go?moreless

    8.5
    I cannot say enough about this episode. It was truly one of the most trilling and funny episodes yet. I honestly was worried about Dr. Park. It did not seem unreasable that they were going to let her die, I mean they did kill Reilly. The "Pittsburgh" stuff was great. Volker was great in this episode with some great lines like, "Maybe their Canadian." and "Yum, botulism." It also showcased several of our characters being bad asses. For example; Young coming in at the last minute, Varo with the bazooka and James keeping order at the gate. Back on Destiny Eli did not disappoint and we got a glimpse of old school Rush. Willing to do what it takes for the sake of the mission, no matter what. http://www.robotplunger.com/2011/05/now-that-is-good-tv/moreless
  • Yet again were seeing this build up towards the end of a season. Getting more intense and tricky with the trade mark visuals we'd expect from this show.

    8.5
    Although when you look at Stargate and then SG Atlantis and yes again now with SGU there is an has always been a bad guy, always a situation or obsticle to overcome. Its being done again with a good cast, with a good story. The plot twists and story thats unfolding is enough to keep people coming back to watch it. I wasnt the biggest fan of SGU when it started largely because it was too much character back story an psychological character heart break to feed the emotional muppets that exist in this world. BUT now its SCI FI ! and its GOOD Sci Fi. It looks great and it feels great and you cant seriosuley say it doesnt have a future. THIS is the kind of thing it should have been from the begining and it would be a seriousley huge / bigger success than it is right now. RIP SGU - You will be missed.moreless
Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

Dr. Nicholas Rush

Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Colonel Everett Young

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

Lt. Matthew Scott

Elyse Levesque

Elyse Levesque

Chloe Armstrong

David Blue

David Blue

Eli Wallace

Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

1st Lt. Tamara Johansen

Mike Dopud

Mike Dopud

Varro

Recurring Role

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

Lisa Park

Recurring Role

Julia Benson

Julia Benson

2nd Lt. Vanessa James

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Rush: Are you in a hurry to be somewhere?
      Brody: Well, no, but power reserves are still at 40%
      Volker: Bad as my grandfather. He was always filling his Buick at half a tank. Destiny's kind of doing the same hing. It just struck me as funny.
      Rush: Oh, yeah, that is funny. That his life and the lives of those around him depended on making it to the next gas station. That's bloody hilarious, really.

    • Rush: So, please, let's not overreact.
      Eli: How about let's not under-react?

    • Camille: This room needs more chairs.
      Young: Here. Please, go ahead.
      Camille: No, no, th--that's your...
      Young: What am I, Captain Kirk? I need to stretch my legs anyway.
      Camille: Thank you.
      Rush: Don't touch anything.

    • Rush: Well, fortunately, Eli has an idea. It's absolute insanity, and it's the only choice we've got.
      Eli: Don't oversell it.

    • Eli: The only way to make sure the drones won't be waiting is to pick a star that Destiny wouldn't fly into in a million years.
      Greer: No, don't--don't tell me. Death Star.
      Eli: Close.

    • Eli: (seeing a ruined city) Holy crap, we dialed Pittsburgh.

    • Young: Thing is, these people left for a reason. We don't know what.
      Greer: Have you ever been to Pittsburgh?
      Vanessa: Hey! I was born there.

    • Rush: Eli, what are you doing?
      Eli: Helping Dr. Park?
      Rush: Well, time to stop doing that. Rush out.
      Eli: Don't leave me alone with him too long, please?

    • Eli: You're not wearing your suit.
      Rush: Well, there's plenty of time before we reach the star. Plus, we can work better without them.
      Eli: Yeah, But now I look ridiculous.
      Rush: Yeah.

    • Greer: Look what I found.
      Volker: All the labels are worn off. We don't know what's in them, or how old they are...
      Greer: We'll find out when we open 'em, okay?
      Volker: Mmm... botulism.

    • Greer: What kind of city doesn't have a gun shop?
      Brody: Maybe they're Canadian.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 6, 2011 on SPACE
      Australia: May 6, 2011 on SCI FI
      UK: June 6, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: June 8, 2011 on RTL II
      Sweden: October 29, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 19, 2013 on FANDA

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