Stargate Universe

Season 2 Episode 12

Twin Destinies

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 2011 on Syfy
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Eli finds a way to use the Stargate to return to Earth, but Rush isn't convinced that the process is safe. The rest of the crew believes that Eli can do it... until another Rush travels from the future to warn them.

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  • Once again stargate universe does the impossible

    9.0
    This was an awesome episode.



    First off I wish to start back to front this week and talk about the ending. A real hollywood ending or what. I am sure that if they make a space version of Titanic they will just copy and paste the ending of this episode as their own. It was so dramatic and the way the Destiny just fell into the sun and how it looked as it was being smelted down into its core elements was absolutely stunning.



    This epsidoe was full of intrigue, despite using an already used plot (time travel) it seemed to actually fit better in this episode than the original one they used it in.



    We saw yet another aspect of Rush here, his ability to die with his dream. It also says something about how he feels about his life back on Earth (maybe he considers that existance dead?).



    The shock on Elis face as he saw the other destiny and the big gaping hole in the back gave the moment a lot of atmosphere (they really paired it well with the music and the camera work).



    This episode had some more ironic humor and twists in it, for example when Rush turned around after the initial conversation and said "well at least now there is some one to have a meaningful conversation with" That line made me laugh a little and it made me laugh because I knew Rush and I knew him well (thanks to the boring character building at the start).



    The confrontation between the other Rush and the Col was to be expected, Young had made allowances but he hadn't. Everyone knows that when you push Rush into a corner he pushes back. The look of grief on his face really told a good side of him, that he can do sly things but he could never kill someone (unless they kill his girlfriend :P).



    Overall this episode was just as good as last weeks. Loving it, going to miss this show :(.moreless
  • wow i had to change my pants!

    9.0
    i have to say that twin destinies stands out as some classic startgate. it was all what we wanted from season 1 its a shame that its to late now...



    and oh what a cliff hanger on the end... what was that all about.. time to get on and rebuild the ship with some angry looking faces..



    i think the past 2 episodes have been good but i think i like this one better as i feel the story line was better the last one was mostly sfx which is good aswell i think this one had the better balance. lets hope it keeps up the pace now until the end!moreless
  • Greatness all around...

    9.0
    Twin Destinies will go down as one of the best episodes of the series. This is one that delivers on all accounts. Great acting, story and visual effects. I'm a fan of the time travel plot device. If used well we can get some pretty amazing stories and this time around it was used in that way which still leaves you with questions at the end.



    Seeing Rush interact with himself was really quite a treat. You get to see two devious snakes in the same nest. Each knows what the other is thinking and they can predict certain thoughts and moves. Robert Carlyle stepped up his acting here and considering it's usually phenomenal anyway, you can guess how great he was. I loved the look of shock on Other-Rush's face when he accidentally killed Telford. So genuine. The Telford thing is pretty neat as well. For a littl bit we had two and then when the one died it really reminded me of a Star Trek: Voyager episode where almost the same thing happens to Harry.



    When you see episodes like this it just makes you depressed it isn't coming back next year. We had some beautiful visuals and lots of questions raised by the end. I look forward to the rest.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

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Lee

Guest Star

Michael Cound

Michael Cound

Twinning Double

Guest Star

Dan Pelchat

Dan Pelchat

Twinning Double

Guest Star

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Dale Volker

Recurring Role

Peter Kelamis

Peter Kelamis

Adam Brody

Recurring Role

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

Lisa Park

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Brody: We are down to one last everything. There's practically no redundancy.
      Volker: Practically no redundancy.
      Brody: Wasn't funny the first three times.
      Volker: I'm very tired.

    • Brody: We've run the simulation a dozen times. It works.
      Dr. Lee: So the gamer came up with power flow algorithms.
      Scott: Eli, yeah.
      Dr. Lee: I gotta say, you know, when we tried to solve this back on Earth, there were a lot of smart people in that room.
      Brody: Yeah, don't tell him I said this, but he's arguably the smartest person I've ever met. (Eli returns to his body) You all right?
      Eli: I'm fine. I'm back.
      Scott: What did they say?
      Eli: The math works. So, we're on. Who was the smartest person you were just talking about?
      Brody: Einstein.
      Eli: Einstein?
      Brody: Yeah, he was... pretty smart.
      Eli: But don't ever tell him you said that?

    • Rush: The only reasonable explanation is that somehow I've come back through time.
      Telford: "Reasonable explanation"?

    • Young: And we're supposed to just take your word for this?
      Alt-Rush: Shortly after we dropped out of FTL, Colonel, you asked me for a number. I told you ten plus two.
      Volker: Twelve?
      Rush: Yes, well calculated, Mr. Volker, but I think you're missing the point here.

    • Scott: All of a sudden I can't wait to see my kid.
      Chloe: Wow. Actually I thought the hardest thing was going to be introducing you to my mom.
      Scott: Okay, that makes me even more nervous than going through the dang Gate.

    • Eli: Like they're going to ask me.
      Johansen: They'll ask you, Eli. You'll be right up there with the other SGC brainiacs, like Dr. Jackson and Colonel Carter and, uh... what's that guy's name who kept staring at your...?
      Vanessa: Oof. McKay.
      Johansen: Yeah. McKay.

    • Rush: My friends. Oh yes, perhaps that is an overstatement. But we are at least shipmates, who have up until now shared great adversity. I know a lot of you, probably most of you, also share the hope of going home. It is a fact that the conditions inside the star bode very poorly for the sustained viability of a wormhole, and I owe it to you all to tell you that.
      Telford: Stop trying to scare people and get on with this.
      Rush: The Ancients did not devote the efforts of an entire generation to build this ship on a whim. Neither was Destiny named on a whim. Over a million years ago, the Ancients discovered the complex structure buried deep within the background radiation. The fingerprints of an intelligence that existed very near the beginning of time itself. Destiny was launched in search of that intelligence. Who knows how close we are to finding it. How close we are to learning, in the Ancients' words, "the destiny of all things." I don't pretend to know when that's going to be, in which stars that will happen, or even how that will change our view of the universe. I only know that Destiny has come this far. And if we abandon her now, there'll be no coming back. All of that knowledge will be lost forever. I believe this journey is the reason I'm here. But I can't hope to do it alone. I ask you to come with me.

    • Telford: All right, listen to me! You've already accomplished the damned mission. Our goal was to investigate the ninth chevron address, and you've done that. Now, I do not deny that there once was a mission, but if it was as important as Rush claims it to be, they sure as hell couldn't expect us to do it. There is no noble voyage to save the universe, or to meet God, or whatever it is that Rush has sold you on. There is only the day that this ship dies!
      Young: David, we don't know that.
      Telford: I've got a good mind to take you all back by force.
      Greer: Well, good luck with that.

    • Brody: These are priority number one. We want as many as we can get our hands on. This one's burnt out, this one's good. Now, they're in every console, power relay, pretty much every piece of equipment aboard the ship. Open 'em up, pull 'em out, move on.
      Greer: What do you call those things?
      Brody: I don't know... things that make it go.

    • Camille: Someone should report to Homeworld Command. Explain what's been going on.
      Young: Well, you go ahead. When you're back, you can explain it to me.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: March 17, 2011 on SCI FI
      Canada: March 18, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: April 18, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: April 20, 2011 on RTL II
      Sweden: September 10, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 6, 2013 on FANDA

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