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Stargate Universe: Resurgence (1)

The crew uses their control of Destiny to investigate radiation signals, and discover a graveyard of ships, leftover from some great battle...and not all of the ships are dead. Meanwhile, an old friend returns at the ship's time of greatest need, and Chloe continues to fall under the sway of the alien pathogen.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Airdate: Tuesday November 30th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 07, 2010

Guest Stars
Mike DopudMike Dopud
As Varro
Peter KelamisPeter Kelamis
As Adam Brody
Patrick GilmorePatrick Gilmore
As Dale Volker
Jennifer SpenceJennifer Spence
As Lisa Park
Julia AndersonJulia Anderson
As 2nd Lt. Vanessa James (as Julia Benson)
Lou Diamond PhillipsLou Diamond Phillips
As Colonel David Telford

Co-Guest Stars
Jacob BlairJacob Blair
As Cpl. Baras
Main Cast
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Doctor Nicholas Rush
Louis FerreiraLouis Ferreira
As Colonel Everett Young
Brian J. SmithBrian J. Smith
As Lt. Matthew Scott
Elyse LevesqueElyse Levesque
As Chloe Armstrong
David BlueDavid Blue
As Eli Wallace
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Lt. Tamara Johansen
Jamil Walker SmithJamil Walker Smith
As Sr. Sergeant Ronald Greer
As Camille Wray


Rush arrives on the bridge and wonders where Eli. He tries to raise him on the radio but gets no response, He irritably corrects the mistakes of Park and Volker, and Brody reports the discovery of a remote energy signature. When Rush dismisses it as further incompetence, Brody invites him to confirm it...

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Episode Quotes
Dale Volker: Uh, Lisa's right. This energy signature could be indicative of intelligent life.
Rush: Best case scenario, in my opinion.
Dale Volker: For real?! Do I have to remind everyone what happened the last time we encountered an alien life form? Or the time before that? Or the time before that?
Lisa Park: Yeah, but you can't judge a neighborhood by a bunch of bad neighbors.
Dale Volker: Are you kidding? That's exactly how you judge a neighborhood.

Eli: Uh, I'll save you the trouble. I'm not crazy. Just pretty darned impressive, all things considered. I went from living at home with my mom to being stranded on a spaceship billions of light years from Earth! And screw The Last Starfighter, because all those hours playing Halo didn't prepare me for this!
Camille: No one was prepared for this.
Eli: Everyone else had some sort of training. But, hey, I've come a long way in my ten months. I fought space battles, survived deadly radiation, time travelled... sort of. I'm still tryin' to figure that one out.
Camille: I don't think you're crazy--at least, no crazier than the rest of us.
Eli: Really? (Camille nods) Okay ,then. Good chat.

Camille: The memorial video you put together for Sergeant Riley: it was very moving.
Eli: You know, it's weird. Sometimes I'll forget that he's gone. I'll actually walk into the Gateroom and turn my head and-and for a split second... I'll wonder where... where the hell he is.And then I remember.
Camille: He was a very important part of your life here.
Eli: When your whole world collapses down to less than a hundred people in a confined space, it all becomes important to you, Camille. Riley was part of the ship, and losing him - it wasn't just... it wasn't just sad, it was wrong.

Greer: So when did you finish fixing the third suit?
Adam Brody: Yesterday. It's perfectly safe.
Greer: All right, wait. Well then how come I'm wearin' it and you're not?
Adam Brody: Easier to fix if something goes wrong. (Greer glares at him) Which it won't. In all likelihood.

Johansen: Hi. I, uh, brought you some lunch.
Varro: Great. Sittin' around this room all day really works up an appetite.

(an alarm goes off)
Young: What the hell was that?
Eli: It's Destiny letting us know it finished assembling the simulation. Either that, or pie is done. (checks) No, simulation.

Rush: Look, according to Telford, the drones are controlled by a command ship. Now, we take out that command ship, we cripple the drones.
Camille: Simple as that.
Young: Well, I doubt it'll be simple. I'm hoping for a step up from impossible.

Eli: I know. I screwed up.
Rush: No. It's a minor oversight--one of many, as of late. But you haven't screwed up - not yet, anyway. I'm sure, with your present attitude, it's only a matter of time.
Eli: Yeah, you know, I get it. People are depending on the boy genius. I can't let them down.
Rush: And yet, despite all that genius, you couldn't save the life of the woman you loved.
Eli: What?
Rush: Someone bigger and stronger came along and took her away from you and there wasn't a thing you could do about it. I'm sure you were so blinded by rage, you even imagined getting revenge on the guy that killed her, beating the bully at his own game. Even if you had, it wouldn't have changed a damned thing. You'd still be getting up in the morning; she'd still be dead.
Eli: I'm out of here.
Rush: You know, we grow up taught to believe that everyone's equal - that you're no better than anyone else. Of course, that's a lie. Some are better than others, and it's those who recognize what makes them better and learn to exploit that who succeed. You've got so much potential, Eli. You're capable of success beyond your wildest dreams but the only way that you can achieve that ... well, you've gotta make sure you don't get beaten down. You can't give up--not now you're so close.

Eli: So, this should work... in principle. It's really no different than when the shuttle jumps into FTL with Destiny.
Adam Brody: Except that the shuttle is massively smaller than Destiny and designed to do that, while we're three times the size of the seed ship and just hoping for the best.
Dale Volker: There's also the fact that we're attempting to jump in the three-hour danger window.
Eli: But what's the worst that can happen? It doesn't work.
Dale Volker: Hell, no! It actually does work and at some point we detach and the ship's million-year-old structural integrity gives and we end up vaporized. That's the worst that can happen.
Young: Are you guys done?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright
Executive ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Paul Mullie  |  Carl Binder  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright
Supervising ProducerLinda McGibney
ProducerJohn G. Lenic
Associate ProducerJennifer Johnson (2)
Production DesignerJames Robbins
CastingPaul Weber  |  Jennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
MusicJoel Goldsmith
Music EditorRick Chadock
Music SupervisorAndrea von Foerster
Costume DesignerValerie Halverson
HairstylistForest Sala
Make-upRebecca Lee (3)
Key GripJohn Zulinski
Camera OperatorRyan Purcell  |  Grizz Salzl
Set DecoratorMark Davidson  |  Tedd Kuchera
Transportation CoordinatorDavid R. Anderson
Property MasterKenny L. Gibbs
Construction CoordinatorScott Wellenbrink
Script SupervisorAmanda Alexander-McLean
Production CoordinatorDavid Magee  |  Tanja Balic
Script CoordinatorLawren Bancroft-Wilson
Re-Recording MixerBill Mellow  |  Kelly Cole
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Art DirectorChris Beach
Post Production CoordinatorKerry McDowall
Creative ConsultantJohn Scalzi
Executive ConsultantRemi Aubuchon
Production ManagementJohn G. Lenic
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Visual Effects CoordinatorStephen Bahr
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Savela
Production AccountantJulie Rieder
Extras CastingSandra-Ken Freeman
Casting AssociateJennifer Lurey
Special Effects CoordinatorC. Scott Stofer  |  Wray J. Douglas
Sound DesignSteve Smith (7)
Legal AffairsHeenan Blaikie  |  Nadia Wechselberger
Paint CoordinatorSteve Craine (1)
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