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When the Destiny's power reserves drop to a critical level, the crew is ordered to use power for essential services only, but the rationing isn't enough to keep Rush from announcing that all on board will die within days. Meanwhile, tensions sweep through the ship as Rush has a breakdown, some of the crew demand answers from Eli, and Telford returns to judge Young's competence to command.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Friday October 16th, 2009

Director: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Brad Wright

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Oct 20, 2009
UK (sky 1) Oct 20, 2009
Poland Jan 28, 2010

Starring Roles
As Camille Wray
Lou Diamond PhillipsLou Diamond Phillips
As Colonel David Telford

Guest Stars
Ona GrauerOna Grauer
As Emily Young
Peter KelamisPeter Kelamis
As Adam Brody
Mark BurgessMark Burgess
As Jeremy Franklin
Jennifer SpenceJennifer Spence
As Lisa Park

Co-Guest Stars
Julia AndersonJulia Anderson
As 2nd Lt. Vanessa James (as Julia Benson)
Patrick GilmorePatrick Gilmore
As Volker
Haig SutherlandHaig Sutherland
As Sgt. Hunter Riley
Josh BlackerJosh Blacker
As Marine Sgt. Spencer
Jeffrey Bowyer-ChapmanJeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
As Pvt. Darren Becker
Michael Karl RichardsMichael Karl Richards
As Major Peterson
Peter DeLuisePeter DeLuise
As Scientist (Peter)
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


Aboard the Destiny, Rush goes over the computer databanks and discovers something. He goes to see some of the crew, who have turned on some systems. Rush tells them that the systems need to stay off for a reason and the crew quickly turns them off...

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Episode Notes
Peter DeLuise makes his traditional SG series cameo in an episode he directs as the technician being replaced by Colonel Telford. Peter's character's name was also Peter.

Episode Quotes
Franklin: Just over 90,000 liters.
Eli: 91,046. Ish.
Scott: Go, Math Boy.

Eli: I don't think the showers use water. They just spray a sort of mist that you stand in and it sorta beads up. There's one in a compartment off the crew quarters.
Scott: How do you know all that if you haven't tried it?
Eli: How do you know I haven't tried it?
Scott: Oh, we know.
Eli: Thank you, Lieutenant Rosegarden.
Chloe: No, he's right. You're worse than he is.
Young: Wow, you can tell them apart.

Becker: My assignment, sir?
Young: Recipes, Becker. For the love of God, recipes.

Chloe: You don't have to follow me around.
Eli: What do you mean?
Chloe: I mean that I'm okay.
Eli: Oh. Thank God you said something, because I thought you were following me around and it was about to get awkward.

Chloe: I don't even know what to do with myself, Eli. I'm the last person who should be here.
Eli: I'm second to last.
Chloe: You're underestimating yourself.
Eli: So are you.

Young: Okay, I get it. Who can I bring in to help.
Rush: Honestly, it may take longer than we've got to bring someone else up to speed.
Young: Volker it is.

Marine Sgt. Spencer: What's going on, Eli?
Eli: You mean right now?
2nd Lt. Vanessa James: Don't be an idiot.
Eli: Wow, you must be getting to know me because I respond really well to that.

Volker: Uh, Dr. Dale Volker. I'm 34 years old. Uh, despite you may or may not have heard, from a certain Scottish person, I like to think that I'm a pretty fine astrophysicist. I mean, they don't send you to work on solving the mysteries of the universe on other planets if you're a hack, right? So... that's all I have to say. And we can't all be Mozarts, right? Some of us are... Salieris. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I... I like Salieri. I find his music is, uh... it's uh, it's soothing. I'm not suggesting that he's Mozart, either. Although Mozart did go a little nuts, didn't he? All right, I'm done. He's maybe a Schubert at best. Or an Elgar. I'm done, Eli.

Young: Eli?
Eli: I put a kino into search mode and sent it into un-pressurized areas of the ship looking for an active console somewhere. Nothing yet. Also, I was looking into seeing if there was any way to integrate the shuttle's power with the ship's system?
Young: So you're working the problem?
Eli: Yeah.
Young: Does the computer-hacking dropout have to save our asses?
Eli: The dropout is still here.
Young: Or are you going to get your heads out of yours?
Franklin: The shuttle idea's pretty good.
Volker: Yeah, there might be a work-around.
Young: Well, let's do that. Thank you, Eli.
Eli: Uh, by the way, it's... MIT dropout.
Young: You want, you want a gold star for that?

Rush: Colonel, about our previous conversation.
Young: Rush, no need to apologize.
Rush: I wasn't about to.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright
Executive ProducerRobert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright  |  N. John Smith  |  Carl Binder
ProducerJohn G. Lenic
Co-ProducerAndy Mikita
Consulting ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Alan McCullough  |  Martin Gero  |  Paul Mullie
Associate ProducerJennifer Johnson (2)
Production DesignerJames Robbins
EditorRick Martin (1)
CastingCorinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page  |  Paul Weber
Line ProducerGeorge Horie
First Assistant DirectorAlexander Pappas
Second Assistant DirectorVince Coates
MusicJoel Goldsmith
Music EditorRick Chadock
Costume DesignerValerie Halverson
HairstylistForest Sala
Make-upFaye von Schroeder
Key GripJohn Zulinski
Camera OperatorGreg Fox  |  Ryan Purcell
Set DecoratorTedd Kuchera  |  Mark Davidson
Location ManagerLorne Davidson
Transportation CoordinatorDavid R. Anderson
Property MasterKenny L. Gibbs
Construction CoordinatorScott Wellenbrink
Script SupervisorTerry Murray
Production CoordinatorDavid Magee  |  Tanja Balic
Script CoordinatorLawren Bancroft-Wilson
Assistant EditorSteve McLeod
Re-Recording MixerIain Pattison
Director of PhotographyJim Menard
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Art DirectorChris Beach
Creative ConsultantJohn Scalzi
Production ManagementGeorge Horie
Sound EditorMatt Wilson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Visual Effects CoordinatorJames Rorick  |  Stephen Bahr
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Savela
Production AccountantJulie Rieder
Extras CastingSandra-Ken Freeman
Chief Lighting TechnicianBruno Bittner
Casting AssociateJennifer Lurey
Special Effects CoordinatorWray J. Douglas  |  C. Scott Stofer
Sound DesignSteve Smith (7)
Legal AffairsSarah Tarry  |  Heenan Blaikie
Paint CoordinatorSteve Craine (1)
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