Stargate Universe

Season 2 Episode 11

Deliverance (2)

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2011 on Syfy
9.0
out of 10
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195 votes
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Caught between warring factions, the Destiny crew discover additional problems when an old enemy returns.

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  • Big on action, so plot takes a back seat.

    8.0
    After the big build up at the end of the last episode, this one doesn't disappoint. While not big on depth or plot, what we get instead is plenty of action, something SGU doesn't do all that often. We find out that Chloe called the blue aliens in to help, which seemed the most likely option after the last episode. I was expecting them to come in, destroy the drones and then go try and take Destiny again, so I was pleasantly surprised they struggled with them just as much.



    It was sad that the remaining Ursini sacrificed themselves fairly pointlessly, but the drones make an interesting enemy, faceless but with no chance of bargaining. A little like the Borg, before they got neutered. The little moment with Greer and the drone is priceless.



    I was a little disappointed that the blue aliens 'fixing' of Chloe seemed so sudden and anti-climactic, although why she kept her maths skills isn't obvious, but could be interesting. The other slightly weak link was the fact that the two 'geniuses' on the ship realize they could re-program the drones long after the audience had.



    We see Rush softening somewhat, using honey to catch bees instead for a change and even admitting to Chloe his view of universe is now somewhat more spiritual.



    Now we've gotten the annoying Chloe transformation storyline over with, on to bigger and better things hopefully (well, in the remaining episodes we have).moreless
  • Yes, this ia good episode...had some classic stargate action with some new stuff

    9.0
    What is there to say aobut this episode. Stargate had obviously turned around and put some of SG-1 and Altantis type action back in mixed with meaningful and decent storyline.



    I liked how we used our enemies to save us, quite funny in an ironic sense to see that happen. Rush has finally realised he won't get anyone to do what he wants when he is grumpy. His new play act shocked me at first as I thought he was actually complimenting some one on their work and abilities. Of course in reality he just wanted them out the way so he could get on with it.



    I take particular note of Griers reaction to first seeing if the drone is alive, just touching it quickly and backing off. It was quite good how they all acted as though it was some kind of sleeping animal like a lion instead of some inert machine.



    Chloe finally getting some help was a relief too but not for the reason some may think. Just like everyone I am glad to see the whole Chloe saga finished for the min. It was dragging on a bit too far and in a way I wish she'd just die already but now that she is healthly again I feel happy with the outcome.



    I do feel bad about our new friends dieing though. Would have liked to see them survive and especially the seed ship to see if the others would have used it to get home.



    Overall a decent episode had some ironic humor in it and was tense enough to keep you watching. Very good.moreless
  • Good, but nothing more

    7.5
    This episode was second part of last year's episode Resurgence. Episode was quite fast and we also met 3 races. Blue aliens, Ursini and drones(if we can count them as a race). This episode was fantastic in aspects of technical stuff. Special effects were absolutely amazing, shots of alien ship and shuttle were great, and explosions on Destiny almosts seems real.



    Weak side of the episode is story. Story seemed a little strange from time to time, we could easyly say that there were some plot holes or strange actions. Blue aliens helping Cloe seemed strange and illogical. Why would they help Cloe? Why didn't they want Destiny more in this episode? There is one more thing that is strange. Ursini's suicide seemed unnecessary and out of nothing. All in all enjoyable episode with some strange story partsmoreless
  • It's finally back!

    8.0
    It's a shame that this is the start of the final 10 episodes or the last quarter of the series if you will. I really liked season 1 but the writers have just stepped things up so much this season and it's sad we won't get to see more of the great story telling that has been presenting itself this year. I am pleased that we only had to wait 3 months this year as opposed to the 4 last year for new episodes. I'm also glad Syfy decided not to burn off the final 10 episodes in a one day marathon like what they did with Caprica. That at leats shows they have some respect remaining for this franchise. For the people who don't really care for the drama aspect of the show this episode had some great action and visual effects from the get go. I'm really liking Chloe's arc this season and I hope it wraps up before the finale. While Rush is still a sneaky bugger I think the crew is really rubbing off on him in a positive way. He's being more compassionate, especially towards Chloe and her situation. I think this is a good step for the character. But it'll be interesting to see if he keeps it up.moreless
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

Jamil Walker Smith

Jamil Walker Smith

MSgt. Ronald Greer

Jacob Blair

Jacob Blair

Cpl. Baras

Guest Star

Peter Kelamis

Peter Kelamis

Adam Brody

Recurring Role

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

Lisa Park

Recurring Role

Julia Benson

Julia Benson

2nd Lt. Vanessa James

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Scott: Wait a minute, you want us to bring one of those things on the ship?
      Eli: What I want is to be as far away from here as possible.

    • Greer: So you really think this is a good idea?
      Scott: Think? We don't get paid to think.
      Greer: We get paid?

    • Camille: Still, if I didn't know any better, it almost looks like you're willing to put the ship and the mission at risk for the sake of one individual.
      Rush: Well, that's the problem, isn't it? You don't know any better.

    • Chloe: If you would have asked me a couple of years ago where I would be today, this wouldn't have been one of my guesses.

    • Chloe: The time that I have spent on that ship, I'm not going to lie, it's been hard. But some of it has also been amazing. And that's because of you. If you hadn't been there, I don't think I would have made it this far.
      Scott: That's not true. You're much stronger than that, you just don't know it.
      Chloe: This is my moment, okay. Don't contradict me.

    • Rush: This is excellent work. Well done.
      Volker: Thank you.
      Rush: Eli and I'll take over from. I need you two back at shield duty.
      Brody: Uh, Kemp and his team...
      Rush: They're very competent, I'm sure, but we're against the clock and I need to know our best people are on it.
      Brody: Okay.
      Rush: You'll report in an hour, understood?
      Brody: You got it. (the two scientists leave)
      Eli: Wow. That was... almost nice.
      Rush: Nah, they were just going to get in the way. Let's get down to some real work.
      Eli: Ah.

    • Rush: You managed to retain some of the knowledge you gained. I should think that's a good thing.
      Chloe: Because I can still be useful.
      Rush: Everyone on this ship is useful. Not just those that are capable of FTL calculations. We all belong here.
      Chloe: You really believe that?
      Rush: More and more every day. If Colonel Young hadn't left me on that planet, to be found by those aliens, if they hadn't taken you, and you hadn't been put through that transformation, it's more than likely we wouldn't have survived this attack.
      Chloe: So everything happens for a reason?
      Rush: Yeah, well, if you had said that to me a couple of years ago, I would have dismissed it as superstition. Classic weak-minded response to the overwhelming complexity of the universe.
      Chloe: And now?
      Rush: Well, let's just say you're not the only one who has gone through some changes.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: March 10, 2011 on SCI FI
      Canada: March 11, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: April 11, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: April 20, 2011 on RTL II
      Sweden: September 3, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 5, 2013 on FANDA

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