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==Stargate Command==
 
==Stargate Command==
  
Col. Everett Young was the first choice as the leader of the expedition team that would step through the Stargate to the nine-chevron address that was found in the Ancient Database (in Atlantis). He was hand-picked by Gen. Jack O'Neill of Homeworld Security, the US governmental organization that oversees the Stargate Program and all others that come from it, but Young turned him down, saying, "I don't think it's still in me, sir." (''Stargate Universe'': 1.07 "Earth")
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Col. Everett Young was the first choice as the leader of the expedition team that would step through the Stargate to the nine-chevron address that was found in the Ancient Database (in Atlantis). He was hand-picked by Gen. Jack O'Neill of Homeworld Security, the US governmental organization that oversees the Stargate Program and all others that come from it, but Young turned him down, saying, "I don't think it's still in me, sir." (SGU 1.07 "Earth")
  
Young had lost his confidence after something happened to those under his command while he was the leader of an SG team (see casting breakdown in Further Reading section below). Even with this in his record, O'Neill still wanted him to be the leader of the Icarus Project's expedition, so there had been apparently no official declaration of the losses' being Young's fault. Even so, he felt the weight of it. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.06 "Water", 1.07 "Earth", 1.10 "Justice")
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Young had lost his confidence after something happened to those under his command while he was the leader of an SG team (see casting breakdown in Further Reading section below). Even with this in his record, O'Neill still wanted him to be the leader of the Icarus Project's expedition, so there had been apparently no official declaration of the losses' being Young's fault. Even so, he felt the weight of it. (SGU: 1.06 "Water", 1.07 "Earth", 1.10 "Justice")
  
The command of the expedition was given to Col. David Telford, instead. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1")
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The command of the expedition was given to Col. David Telford, instead. (SGU 1.01 "Air Part 1")
  
Young was still attached to the Icarus Project, so O'Neill gave him command of Icarus Base, which was built on a planet that had the right conditions to draw power from its core to give the Stargate the massive amount of energy to dial the great distance a ninth chevron required. The day that Young told his wife that he was taking a new command, the two had a bad argument. Emily wanted him to have a position that gave them more time together, perhaps even resigning his commission, while Young tried to reassure her that he was not choosing his job over her and that it was just for one more year. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.07 "Earth")  
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Young was still attached to the Icarus Project, so O'Neill gave him command of Icarus Base, which was built on a planet that had the right conditions to draw power from its core to give the Stargate the massive amount of energy to dial the great distance a ninth chevron required. The day that Young told his wife that he was taking a new command, the two had a bad argument. Emily wanted him to have a position that gave them more time together, perhaps even resigning his commission, while Young tried to reassure her that he was not choosing his job over her and that it was just for one more year. (SGU: 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.07 "Earth")  
  
 
==Icarus Base and ''Destiny''==
 
==Icarus Base and ''Destiny''==
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===Commander of Icarus Base and ''Destiny''===
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|valign="top"|[[Image:sgu106eg.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young and Scott on ice planet]]
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Young had been in command of Icarus Base for six months when the base was attacked by the Lucian Alliance. He ordered an evacuation to Earth through the Stargate, but Dr. Nicholas Rush, the lead scientist of the Icarus Project, dialed the nine-chevron code instead, feeling that this was the only chance he'd get. Young reluctantly approved of the evacuation since they wouldn't be able to dial out again and the planet's utter destruction was imminent. Young was the last to leave the base before it exploded, taking the time to search for and obtain the communication stones and console that would turn out to be the base personnel's only connection with Earth. As he ran up the ramp, he was caught in the explosive destruction of the base and was thrown violently through the Stargate to the Ancients' exploratory starship ''Destiny'', billions of light years away from Earth. Before losing consciousness from a severe head injury, Young gave command to Lt. Matthew Scott, a young officer fresh out of training. (SGU: 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.02 "Air Part 2")
  
Six months into his new assignment, Icarus Base was attacked. He had told his wife that it was safe, but now everyone was scrambling for their lives as energy blasts from the enemy ships bombarded the planet. Only a few hours before the attack, Young had welcomed Senator Alan Armstrong, Chloe Armstrong, and Eli Wallace to the base to witness the dialing of the nine-chevron code. Senator Armstrong was in charge of the $1.6 billion that had already been put into the Icarus Project and he was there to celebrate the realization of its goal. The attack changed all of that. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1")
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The initial problems faced by the crew were of basic survival: air, water, power, and food. Young was willing to stay behind on ''Destiny'' by giving up his seat on the shuttle that would serve as a lifeboat when the ''Destiny'' appeared to be heading for destruction into a star. As it turned out, the ship uses energy from a star to recharge its power reserves, so the shuttle was recalled. After a short period of recovery from his head injury from the evacuation, Young not only sent teams to planets in this far part of the universe, but went on missions himself. His time as a former SG team leader defined his philosophy of saving as many of the people under his care and command as possible. He went against Rush's advice to consider the many before the one for "the greater good" by choosing to bring an injured Lt. Scott back from a trip to a planet instead of the ice they had harvested for drinking water. (SGU: 1.02 "Air Part 2", 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness", 1.05 "Light", 1.05 "Water")
 
 
Dr. Nicholas Rush was the lead scientist in the Icarus Project, and he had dedicated his life and career to dialing the ninth chevron to its mysterious destination. The attack on the base created an overload in the power systems that were already considered unstable because of the naquadria core that was powering the Stargate to reach the inevitably large distance dictated by a nine-chevron address. With one last chance to dial the code, Rush explained that he chose the unknown destination rather than Earth, as Young had ordered for the base's retreat, because he was afraid that the imminent explosion would translate through the wormhole and harm Earth. With time running out, Young okayed evacuation to the nine-chevron destination and ordered that as many supplies be taken as was humanly possible. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1")
 
 
 
[[Image:sgu101-young-stargate.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young flies through the Stargate to ''Destiny'']]Young was the last to leave Icarus before the entire planet exploded. He almost didn't make it as he was delayed while looking for the case containing a set of Ancient Communications Stones and their console. He was caught in the explosion and thrown violently through the Stargate and clear across the 'gate room on the other side. Before losing consciousness, he gave command to the fresh-out-of-training Lt. Matthew Scott. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1")
 
 
 
Lt. Tamara Johansen, the surviving medic, treated him. He had a head injury that resulted in a seizure and neuropraxia, a temporary paralysis. He had cracked ribs and numerous bruises. When the ship's atmosphere was leaking from a damaged shuttle that was attached to the ''Destiny'', Young, thinking he was no good in his condition, volunteered himself to be the one to close the door from the damaged side, but Scott and Johansen persuaded him not to because they needed him to be in command. Senator Armstrong, who had also been severely injured during the attack and evacuation, sacrificed himself instead, knowing that his own injuries were mortal. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.02 "Air Part 2")
 
 
 
Fortunately, Young was able to recover some of his mobility, relying on his Hekler & Koch UMP submachine gun as a crutch. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.02 "Air Part 2")
 
 
 
Young and Rush have the most intense relationship among those stranded on the ''Destiny''. From the moment that Rush made the decision to dial ''Destiny'' rather than Earth—to go against Young's orders—the two men were at constant odds. Young second-guesses Rush's decisions and doesn't trust the scientist whenever he announces certain problems on the ship that seem counter to Young's orders. At times they seem to call a truce, usually whenever Young attempts to treat Rush with respect, but still, Young simply does not trust Rush at all. He often says to his trusted subordinates that Rush is "a lot of work." (''Stargate Universe'': 1.04 "Darkness", 1.06 "Water", among others)
 
  
His relationships with Lt. Scott and Sgt. Greer are far different. When he's with them, he's in command and is respected. Lt. Scott is his second-in-command, and Young expects him to answer whenever he is called. Sgt. Greer was in detention for his altercation with Col. David Telford when the Base was attacked, and Young freed the soldier and dropped the charges. Since that time, Greer has become Young's chief enforcer. When they thought that they were going to die when the ''Destiny'' was heading for a sun, the two men agreed that Telford had it coming. Young called Greer a "good man" and Greer saluted his commanding officer for what he thought was the last time, apologizing for disappointing his commander. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.02 "Air Part 2", 1.04 "Darkness", 1.05 "Light")
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Young's command was put to the test when scientists on Earth thought that they had found a way to power the Stargate to dial home. Young asked for a delay in the procedure while his crew investigated its feasibility. Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill said that the order to implement the procedure came from the President, so Young was forced to obey, even with grave reservations. Rush warned the scientists that they were going to blow up the ship instead, so he and his team sabotaged the procedure. After this failure, IOA representative Dale Strom suspected that Young was the saboteur and wanted to put conditions on the ''Destiny'' crew's use of the communications stones as a way of punishment, but O'Neill interrupted him on Young's behalf. At that moment, Young felt that the crew would have only themselves to rely upon if they wanted to get home safely. (SGU: 1.06 "Earth")
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Young and Rush continued to have disagreements, but the one that sealed their mistrust and hatred for each other was when Rush was the first to find that Sgt. Spencer had committed suicide. Instead of reporting it, Rush took the handgun from the scene and placed it in Young's quarters. The discovery of the weapon led to Young's having to step down while awaiting trial. Camile Wray took command and Rush used this to his advantage by gaining full control over his investigations. The highest priority for his team was the unlocking of the Neural Interface Chair that Young had stationed guards outside of because he knew it was dangerous to use. With Young out of the way, Rush was able to devote his team's efforts to studying the Chair. Dr. Jeremy Franklin decided to sit in the Chair when he was alone in the room and paid dearly for it: he was left in a deep catatonic state. Young accused Rush of pushing Franklin to sit in the Chair and once again, the two men were at odds. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")
  
When Telford first body-swapped with Young with the communication stones, he treated Young's injured body so severely that Johansen gave him a sedative instead of the pain killer he asked for. The second time they swapped, however, Telford used the crutch. The ship was in dire condition, having depleted a good portion of its energy reserves, and Telford was so horrified at the situation that he wanted Young removed from command. When Young heard of Telford's demand, he actually agreed with it, but the link was terminated before any actions could be taken toward that end. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness")
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When another great discovery in the form of an abandoned alien shuttle was found, Young took the opportunity to be alone with Rush on the planet to confront him about Rush's framing him. The two men got into a physical altercation that left Rush unconscious. Young abandoned him there, claiming that Rush had fallen in a land slide and couldn't make it through the Stargate in time to beat the ''Destiny'' countdown. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")
  
[[Image:sgu10406.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young tells his wife Emily about his situation]]While in Telford's body, Young had the chance to visit his wife Emily. She kept her distance and told him she didn't believe that the man standing before her was her husband—she was actually seeing Telford. She was so angry and distraught at the news that she could barely continue the conversation. Young tried to reassure her that he'd do everything he could to get back home, but she didn't seem convinced. He told her he loved her, but she didn't say the same. And when it was all said and done, Emily wished for his safety, but didn't appear to want to wait for his return because she sincerely believed he wouldn't be coming back. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.04 "Darkness")
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Rush managed to get inside the abandoned ship and accidentally triggered a beacon. He was captured by the ship's alien builders, who took him to their mothership and placed him in a tank. They attempted to probe his mind. Young wasn't aware of this until after he used the communication stones to report the recent casualties to Earth and was connected to one of the aliens instead. Rush had taken a communication stone from the set and the aliens now had possession of it. Because of their proximity, Young and the alien swapped bodies when the link was established. Young discovered Rush in the tank and released him, but the connection was discontinued before he could help Rush escape. Rush killed the alien and managed his own escape, rescuing a captured Chloe Armstrong in the process. (SGU 1.11 "Space")
  
Young thought the same at the time. The ship was heading for a sun. Eli Wallace wanted to record a message in a bottle through the use of the Ancients' floating camera device that Eli called a "kino". Young's words in his farewell recording: "Hi, Emily. I just…um…I just wanted to say, um, well…you know…" (''Stargate Universe'': 1.05 "Light")
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The aliens that captured Rush and Chloe were obsessed with the ''Destiny'' and were following it as best they could. Their aim was to weaken the shields in order to board her, so every time they encountered the ship, they bombarded it until the it returned to FTL. The attacks did help the crew to put aside their personal differences and unite, but Young's yelling at the civilians to get the shields up and ordering the firing on the ship when they knew Chloe was aboard didn't win many over to his side. (SGU 1.11 "Space", 1.12 "Divided")
  
After sending Scott, Johansen, and fifteen others to a nearby planet in the only working shuttle, Young calmly saw to the safety of everyone else before he went into his quarters, cried while holding his wedding ring, and laid down on his bed to await the end...which didn't come. To everyone's surprise, the ''Destiny'' normally flew into stars in order to recharge its power reserves and the ship came through without a problem. They recalled their shuttle and continued on their way. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.05 "Light")
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The ''Destiny'' managed to escape from the aliens during this attack, regaining Rush and Chloe in the process, but the aliens had a new way to track the elusive ship: they placed a transmitter inside Rush's chest. (SGU 1.12 "Divided")
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|valign="top"|[[Image:sgu12009.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young is taken hostage by Lucian Alliance]]
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Young's command style often brushed the civilians the wrong way. He knew that there were those who were conspiring against him, so he asked Eli Wallace to use the kinos to spy on them. His suspicions turned out to be true when Dr. Rush and Camile Wray, Icarus Base's IOA human resources liaison, attempted to separate the military from the civilians. Young managed to infiltrate the civilians' side of the ship and the coup was ended. Some of the hard feelings were smoothed over when some of the crew had a month-long stay on a planet that seemed to have been created just for them. As a matter of fact, Young helped the civilians who wanted to stay by giving them the second shuttle in trade for taking back all of the military personnel. (SGU: 1.05 "Water", 1.11 "Divided", 1.13 "Faith")(SGU: 1.11 "Space")
  
They had handled finding calcium carbonate for the air scrubbing systems and energy for the ship's power reserves, but the stranded crew had more problems that threatened their survival. Their water supply was dwindling so rapidly that Young had Eli use the kino to spy on people to find out who was hoarding it. In the meantime, he was feeling recovered enough to go with Scott to the next planet where the ''Destiny'' had indicated that pure water existed. They found it in the form of ice on a planet that had a thin and poisonous atmosphere. The two men used Ancient protective suits to go to the planet to harvest the ice. After Scott fell through the ice and got stuck in a crevasse, Young opted to spend his remaining hours of oxygen trying to free Scott rather than load up a second batch of ice, even though Rush urged him to do otherwise for the sake of the rest of the people who were depending upon him to bring in the water. Young had experienced "too many times" in the past when he had lost people and he refused to let this be another such instance. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.05 "Light", 1.06 "Water")
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Even after the transmitter implanted into Rush by the aliens was discovered and destroyed, the aliens turned to another method of tracking the ''Destiny'': they still had the communication stone and were able to hijack Lt. James to commit sabotage that caused one of the FTL modules to explode. The ship could not get back into FTL until they repaired this damage, and in the period of several weeks, the ship drifted in the void between galaxies. The aliens discovered them there and attacked, but once again, the ship was returned to FTL when Dr. Franklin reawakened long enough to volunteer to sit in the Chair once again. But then, the man inexplicably vanished after saving the ship. (SGU: 1.10 "Space", 1.15 "Sabotage")
  
Young regularly reported to O'Neill through the use of the Stones, and one day, O'Neill announced that scientists had found a way to get the stranded crew home through the Stargate. Drs. Williams and McCormick had devised a procedure that would draw energy into the Stargate while the ''Destiny'' was making a recharging trip through a sun. Young was not very confident in this plan and wanted to give the crew a vote and more time, but O'Neill said that to do so would be disobeying a direct order. The IOA, which controlled much of the funding of the Stargate Program and even had one of their civilian representatives in command of Atlantis Base, was pushing for the scientists' procedure to be done immediately, hoping that it would lead to Telford's team's eventually taking control of the ''Destiny'' by rigging a Daedalus-class starship with the same type of energy-capturing technology. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.06 "Earth")
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Rush himself managed to interface successfully with the Chair by buffering the flow of information into his subconscious mind. He learned that the password to the ship's systems was based on the number of chromosomes in human DNA, forty-six. The scientists programmed a routine to try all of the combinations, but something like that could take years to be successful. In the meantime, the crew continued to settle into life on the ship until they discovered that Col. David Telford was the spy who gave away their position on Icarus Base that led to the Base's destruction. Telford had worked undercover with the Lucian Alliance for about a year, and apparently he was discovered and brainwashed. Young broke the brainwashing by taking Telford (who was in Rush's body during a communications stone link) close to death by having the air taken out of his quarters. Rush, in the meantime, had been captured by the Lucian Alliance and was forced to work on dialing ''Destiny'' from another naquadria-rich planet. (SGU: 1.14 "Human", 1.18 "Subversion", 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
  
While Telford switched bodies with Young to oversee the procedure, Young once again had a chance to visit Emily. They actually ended up having sexual intercourse, which was accidentally interrupted when the ''Destiny'''s FTL went in and out. Telford was stunned to find himself in bed with Emily. Afterwards, Young and Emily had some quiet time together, and they finally got to address some of the issues of their relationship that had caused Emily so much distress. Everett had had an affair with Lt. Tamara Johansen during his time on Icarus. Emily had forgiven him and they were in the middle of trying to work things out when Young was stranded on ''Destiny''. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.06 "Earth")
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While Young was interrogating Telford and then suffocating him, MSgt. Ronald Greer and Lt. Scott were guarding the door. Scott began to question Young's actions, but Greer remained steadfast. The difference between these two young men was trust: Greer trusted his commanding officer unconditionally, while Scott questioned his commander's motivations. Scott was angry at Young for not telling him that the brainwashing could be broken by such drastic measures, but at the same time, Young made it clear that he was the commander and that Scott should have followed his orders without question. It was supposed to be a secret what was happening to Telford, but Scott had divulged the information to Camile Wray, hoping that she'd be able to stop the torture. (SGU: 1.18 "Subversion", 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
  
[[Image:sgu10709.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young addresses crew after efforts fail to dial the Stargate to Earth]]The scientists' procedure failed because Rush, projecting that the "experiment" would cause an uncontrollable power surge, rigged the ''Destiny'' in such as way as to make Telford, Williams, and McCormick believe they were about to blow up. The three immediately severed their communications links with Young, Eli Wallace, and Chloe Armstrong, effectively "abandoning ship". Later, Young reported that the surge was put under control and, feeling more in command of the situation, asked that his people be given continued use of the Stones to visit their loved ones. IOA representative Dale Strom was about to put conditional use of the Stones in response, but O'Neill quickly spoke over Strom and gave Young permission. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.06 "Earth")
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Telford told Young that the Lucian Alliance were planning to board ''Destiny'' and claim it as their own. With Rush's help, Commander Kiva's group successfully dialed the nine-chevron code, but at the same time, Col. Samantha Carter was bombarding the planet from her Daedalus-class starship ''Hammond''. Like Icarus Base before it, the Alliance base blew apart because the naquadria in the planet's core was highly unstable and subject to the energy blasts from Carter's ship. (SGU: 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
  
Knowing of Everett's affair with Tamara, Telford tried to put a wedge between Emily and her husband by telling her that Everett and Tamara were still sleeping together now that both were stranded on the ''Destiny''. His personal motivations may have been to pursue Emily himself, but Telford has stronger military-oriented motivations, having already tried several times in the past to take command of ''Destiny'' even while in Young's body. Young became aware of Telford's maneuverings, so when he had the opportunity to physically confront the man, he took it. He caught Telford outside Emily's house and proceeded to punch him down to the ground. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.09 "Life")
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The Alliance group gained control of the ''Destiny'' and separated the military personnel from the civilians after Kiva and Telford were discovered shot and unconscious. The Alliance's second-in-command Dannic thought that Young's group had attacked them, but in reality, Telford and Kiva had shot each other when Kiva discovered Telford attempting to give control of the ship back to Rush's team. Dannic was so angry that he declared that he was going to "put an end" to the conflict, apparently by executing all of his military hostages. (SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
  
Rush and his science team discovered a room that had the precursor to the Ancients' Repository of Knowledge, a neural interface that downloads knowledge into the user's brain. O'Neill himself had had two downloads from a Repository and would have died if it had not been for the Asgard who rescued him by removing the data (see "Ancient Knowledge and Technology" and "Repository of Knowledge" articles for a history of these events and the technology). Young knew the dangers of the technology and insisted that Rush find a safe way to download the data without having someone sit in the chair. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.09 "Life")
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===Personal Life===
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|valign="top"|[[Image:telford.jpg|thumb|170px|left|[[David Telford|Col. David Telford]]]]
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Young's personal life is defined by his relationships with two women: his wife Emily who is back home on Earth and Lt. Tamara Johansen with whom he had an affair that left her pregnant.  
  
Rush input false data and then told everyone that he had found a planet a year away that was just like Icarus Base so that he'd get continued cooperation in trying to access the chair's database for the navigational command codes, but Young exposed everyone to Rush's lie. Rush, feeling that Young was getting in the way, saw an opportunity to get rid of the colonel when he discovered Sgt. Spencer's body after the soldier committed suicide with his own handgun. Rush planted the gun in Young's quarters and after a search was conducted, Young was forced to step down and await trial. He put Camile Wray in charge and Rush immediately asked to merely have control over his science investigations and she quickly agreed. Wanting desperately to get home, one of Rush's team members, Dr. Jeremy Franklin, sat in the chair and took the download, but he was left in a deep catatonic state. Young was angry with Rush and blamed him for Franklin's actions. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.09 "Life", 1.10 "Justice")
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When he was first marooned on ''Destiny'', Young desperately tried to convince Emily that he'd do everything he possibly could to return home. He was able to visit her by swapping bodies with Telford through the use of the communication stones. While Telford attempted to remove Young from command, Young used this time to convince Emily that he still loved her and needed her. The two even had sexual intercourse while Young was in Telford's body. During the act, the communications link was temporarily severed, and Telford experienced first-hand the intensity of Young's and Emily's relationship. Since he wanted to have command of ''Destiny'' and was indeed intended to be the leader of the expedition, Telford decided to undermine Young in as many ways as possible.  Telford saw the opportunity to weaken Young by using his free time to get to know Emily and gain her trust. He tried to put a wedge between them by insinuating that Young had resumed his affair with Johansen. Young took advantage of a swap with a strong, able-bodied soldier to beat Telford down to the ground when he discovered Telford outside Emily's house. (SGU: 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.07 "Earth", 1.09 "Life")
  
[[Image:sgu11009.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Young sits alone after abandoning Rush on a planet]]In the meantime, a planet with a crashed alien spacecraft was found, so Young and Rush went to the planet toward the end of the countdown. Young sent the team back to the ''Destiny'' while he and Rush remained. Young told Rush that he knew that he was the one to frame him because of some recovered kino footage, and Rush admitted that he felt that Young was the wrong man for the job. He pointed out Young's past weaknesses when he said, "You resigned your position as SG leader because you didn't want to make the hard decisions—the life and death decisions." Young started a fight. He had an advantage over the smaller Rush, and asked him if they were done. But Rush angrily told him that they would never be done, at which point, Young rendered Rush unconscious and abandoned him on the planet, telling the ''Destiny'' crew that the scientist had fallen in a rock slide and that he himself barely made it through the Stargate before the countdown ended. Later, Young had Eli Wallace transfer the video evidence to a thumb drive and erase all other records of Rush's scheming against him. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.10 "Justice")
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As the only medic aboard the ship, Johansen was basically the ship's chief medical officer and had the authority to override Young's orders if she felt it necessary. She executed this authority when she disabled Telford with a sedative when he was abusing Young's body during a communications stone link. Johansen was also in the command chain, so when both Young and Scott were on a planet, Johansen was put in charge of ''Destiny''. Young trusted Johansen to conduct physiological analyses of the crew and to report to him if there were any problems. When he learned of her pregnancy and that the baby was his, he promised his support. He grew protective of her and didn't wish for her to go through the Stargate on missions, but Johansen insisted that she be treated as an officer and as a contributor to the survival of the group. (SGU: 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.06 "Water", 1.15 "Lost")
  
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Since neither Young nor Telford reported the fight that they had in front of Emily's house, Telford was free to pursue Emily. After Young broke Telford's brainwashing, the two men seemed to return to being the friends that they had been from years ago. Their trust of each other came to the fore when Telford pretended to be loyal to the Lucian Alliance after they boarded ''Destiny'' and devised a plan with Young's support to help Young regain control of the ship. Unfortunately, Telford was discovered by Commander Kiva and the two simultaneously shot each other. Kiva's second-in-command Dannic concluded that the two were attacked by Young's soldiers, so he gathered Young and his military subordinates into a room with the apparent intention of executing them. (SGU: 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
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==Hobbies and Other Interests==
 
==Hobbies and Other Interests==
* '''Extramarital Affair with Lt. Tamara Johansen:''' While married, Young had an affair with his subordinate officer, Lt. Tamara Johansen, sometime during their six-month assignments on Icarus Base. Johansen resigned her commission to accept a scholarship to medical school in Seattle, Washington, but her transfer hadn't come through at the time the Base was attacked. After Telford and Young continued to have their rivalry, Telford tried to put a wedge between Emily and Everett by telling her that Young and Johansen were still sleeping together now that they were both stranded on ''Destiny''. Young denied this and even physically assaulted Telford the next time he had a chance to body swap with a soldier on Earth. Johansen keeps their relationship in check by performing her chief of medicine duties and following Young's orders as his subordinate officer. Young gave command to Johansen when he went to the ice planet with his second-in-command Scott, since she is of the same rank as Scott. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.04 "Darkness", 1.06 "Water", 1.09 "Life")
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* '''Movies:''' ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'' (SGU 1.08 "Time")
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* '''Games:''' Chess (SGU 1.13 "Faith")
  
 
==Injuries, Illnesses/Sicknesses, Deaths==
 
==Injuries, Illnesses/Sicknesses, Deaths==
 
* '''Injured during evacuation of Icarus Base:''' Young was the last to leave Icarus Base through the Stargate because he stayed behind to look for and obtain the case containing the Ancient Communications Stones and their console before going to an unknown destination. As he was running up the ramp, he was thrown violently through the Stargate and clear across the 'gate room aboard the ''Destiny''. His injuries were serious. He had several cracked ribs, was severely bruised, and had a concussion that resulted in neuropraxia. He suffered a seizure and temporary paralysis and had to resort to using his Hekler & Koch UMP submachine gun as a crutch. When Telford first did a body-swap with him via the Stones, Lt. Johansen gave him a strong sedative to prevent Telford from doing more harm to Young's body. Telford was more accommodating during his next swap by using the crutch Young asked him to use in a hand-written note he had left near the Stone's console. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness")
 
* '''Injured during evacuation of Icarus Base:''' Young was the last to leave Icarus Base through the Stargate because he stayed behind to look for and obtain the case containing the Ancient Communications Stones and their console before going to an unknown destination. As he was running up the ramp, he was thrown violently through the Stargate and clear across the 'gate room aboard the ''Destiny''. His injuries were serious. He had several cracked ribs, was severely bruised, and had a concussion that resulted in neuropraxia. He suffered a seizure and temporary paralysis and had to resort to using his Hekler & Koch UMP submachine gun as a crutch. When Telford first did a body-swap with him via the Stones, Lt. Johansen gave him a strong sedative to prevent Telford from doing more harm to Young's body. Telford was more accommodating during his next swap by using the crutch Young asked him to use in a hand-written note he had left near the Stone's console. (''Stargate Universe'': 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness")
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* '''Cuts and bruises from a fight:''' When Young confronted Rush about Rush's framing him for the murder of Sgt. Spencer, the two men were alone on a planet. Their argument ended with a fist fight and Young abandoned an unconscious Rush on the planet. Young returned to the ''Destiny'' in the knick of time, claiming that Rush fell during a rock slide. Young's own cuts and bruises backed up that claim. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")
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* '''Cuts and bruises from Lucian Alliance invasion:''' Young and most of the military and civilian population aboard ''Destiny'' were taken hostage by the Lucian Alliance who managed to invade the ship. Alliance commander Dannic struck Young across the face, producing a cut across his nose. Young was only temporarily subdued from the blow. (SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
  
 
==Key Episodes==
 
==Key Episodes==
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* [[SGU 1.03 "Air Part 3" Episode Guide|SGU 1.03 "Air Part 3"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.03 "Air Part 3" Episode Guide|SGU 1.03 "Air Part 3"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.04 "Darkness" Episode Guide|SGU 1.04 "Darkness"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.04 "Darkness" Episode Guide|SGU 1.04 "Darkness"]]
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* [[SGU 1.05 "Light" Episode Guide|SGU 1.05 "Light"]]
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* [[SGU 1.06 "Water" Episode Guide|SGU 1.06 "Water"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.07 "Earth" Episode Guide|SGU 1.07 "Earth"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.07 "Earth" Episode Guide|SGU 1.07 "Earth"]]
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* [[SGU 1.08 "Time" Episode Guide|SGU 1.08 "Time"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.09 "Life" Episode Guide|SGU 1.09 "Life"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.09 "Life" Episode Guide|SGU 1.09 "Life"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.10 "Justice" Episode Guide|SGU 1.10 "Justice"]]
 
* [[SGU 1.10 "Justice" Episode Guide|SGU 1.10 "Justice"]]
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* [[SGU 1.11 "Space" Episode Guide|SGU 1.11 "Space"]]
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* [[SGU 1.12 "Divided" Episode Guide|SGU 1.12 "Divided"]]
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* [[SGU 1.13 "Faith" Episode Guide|SGU 1.13 "Faith"]]
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* [[SGU 1.14 "Human" Episode Guide|SGU 1.14 "Human"]]
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* [[SGU 1.15 "Lost" Episode Guide|SGU 1.15 "Lost"]]
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* [[SGU 1.18 "Subversion" Episode Guide|SGU 1.18 "Subversion"]]
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* [[SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1" Episode Guide|SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1"]]
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* [[SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2" Episode Guide|SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2"]]
  
 
==Gallery==
 
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==Related Characters==
 
==Related Characters==
  
* [[Alan Armstrong]]
 
 
* [[Chloe Armstrong]]
 
* [[Chloe Armstrong]]
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* [[Samantha Carter|Col. Samantha Carter]]
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* [[Dannic]]
 
* [[Jeremy Franklin|Dr. Jeremy Franklin]]
 
* [[Jeremy Franklin|Dr. Jeremy Franklin]]
 
* [[Ronald Greer|MSgt. Ronald Greer]]
 
* [[Ronald Greer|MSgt. Ronald Greer]]
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* [[Vanessa James|Lt. Vanessa James]]
 
* [[Tamara Johansen|Lt. Tamara Johansen]]
 
* [[Tamara Johansen|Lt. Tamara Johansen]]
* [[McCormick|Dr. McCormick]]
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* [[Kiva|Commander Kiva]]
 
* [[Jack O'Neill|Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill]]
 
* [[Jack O'Neill|Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill]]
 
* [[Nicholas Rush|Dr. Nicholas Rush]]
 
* [[Nicholas Rush|Dr. Nicholas Rush]]
 
* [[Matthew Scott|Lt. Matthew Scott]]
 
* [[Matthew Scott|Lt. Matthew Scott]]
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* [[Spencer|Sgt. Spencer]]
 
* [[Dale Strom]]
 
* [[Dale Strom]]
 
* [[David Telford|Col. David Telford]]
 
* [[David Telford|Col. David Telford]]
 
* [[Eli Wallace]]
 
* [[Eli Wallace]]
* [[Williams|Dr. Williams]]
 
 
* [[Emily Young]]
 
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* [[Ancient Communications Stones]]
 
* [[Ancient Communications Stones]]
* [[Ancient Knowledge and Technology]]
 
 
* [[Ancient Shuttle]]
 
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* [[Ancients]]
 
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* [[Destiny's Planets]]
 
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* [[George Hammond (ship)|Hammond]]
 
* [[Homeworld Security]]
 
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* [[Stargate]]
 
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Col. Everett Young

WARNING: SPOILERS

The following article contains SPOILERS. Proceed at your own risk.

Updated to: 1.20 "Incursion Part 2"

Summary

From MGM: Far into an impressive Air Force career, Col. Young took a step back to oversee Icarus security in hopes that he could spend more time with his wife. Reluctantly thrust back into a leadership role, he does his best to watch over those stranded, both civilian and military. Torn between what’s best for survival and what’s most likely to get them home, he comes into constant conflict with both Rush and Wray. Like a father figure to Lt. Scott and others on the ship, his actions don’t always follow his advice.

Personal Data

  • Birthday:
  • Birthplace:
  • Marital Status: Married, Emily Young; Extramarital affair with Lt. Tamara Johansen
  • Children: One on the way with Lt. Tamara Johansen as the mother
  • Parents:
  • Siblings:
  • Stargate Program Rank: United States Air Force Colonel
  • Stargate Program Position: Commanding officer of Icarus Base and by circumstances, leader of Destiny

Before Joining the Stargate Program

Stargate Command

Col. Everett Young was the first choice as the leader of the expedition team that would step through the Stargate to the nine-chevron address that was found in the Ancient Database (in Atlantis). He was hand-picked by Gen. Jack O'Neill of Homeworld Security, the US governmental organization that oversees the Stargate Program and all others that come from it, but Young turned him down, saying, "I don't think it's still in me, sir." (SGU 1.07 "Earth")

Young had lost his confidence after something happened to those under his command while he was the leader of an SG team (see casting breakdown in Further Reading section below). Even with this in his record, O'Neill still wanted him to be the leader of the Icarus Project's expedition, so there had been apparently no official declaration of the losses' being Young's fault. Even so, he felt the weight of it. (SGU: 1.06 "Water", 1.07 "Earth", 1.10 "Justice")

The command of the expedition was given to Col. David Telford, instead. (SGU 1.01 "Air Part 1")

Young was still attached to the Icarus Project, so O'Neill gave him command of Icarus Base, which was built on a planet that had the right conditions to draw power from its core to give the Stargate the massive amount of energy to dial the great distance a ninth chevron required. The day that Young told his wife that he was taking a new command, the two had a bad argument. Emily wanted him to have a position that gave them more time together, perhaps even resigning his commission, while Young tried to reassure her that he was not choosing his job over her and that it was just for one more year. (SGU: 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.07 "Earth")

Icarus Base and Destiny

Commander of Icarus Base and Destiny

Young thrown through the Stargate on Destiny
Young stays behind to await death on Destiny
Young and Scott on ice planet

Young had been in command of Icarus Base for six months when the base was attacked by the Lucian Alliance. He ordered an evacuation to Earth through the Stargate, but Dr. Nicholas Rush, the lead scientist of the Icarus Project, dialed the nine-chevron code instead, feeling that this was the only chance he'd get. Young reluctantly approved of the evacuation since they wouldn't be able to dial out again and the planet's utter destruction was imminent. Young was the last to leave the base before it exploded, taking the time to search for and obtain the communication stones and console that would turn out to be the base personnel's only connection with Earth. As he ran up the ramp, he was caught in the explosive destruction of the base and was thrown violently through the Stargate to the Ancients' exploratory starship Destiny, billions of light years away from Earth. Before losing consciousness from a severe head injury, Young gave command to Lt. Matthew Scott, a young officer fresh out of training. (SGU: 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.02 "Air Part 2")

The initial problems faced by the crew were of basic survival: air, water, power, and food. Young was willing to stay behind on Destiny by giving up his seat on the shuttle that would serve as a lifeboat when the Destiny appeared to be heading for destruction into a star. As it turned out, the ship uses energy from a star to recharge its power reserves, so the shuttle was recalled. After a short period of recovery from his head injury from the evacuation, Young not only sent teams to planets in this far part of the universe, but went on missions himself. His time as a former SG team leader defined his philosophy of saving as many of the people under his care and command as possible. He went against Rush's advice to consider the many before the one for "the greater good" by choosing to bring an injured Lt. Scott back from a trip to a planet instead of the ice they had harvested for drinking water. (SGU: 1.02 "Air Part 2", 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness", 1.05 "Light", 1.05 "Water")

Young's command was put to the test when scientists on Earth thought that they had found a way to power the Stargate to dial home. Young asked for a delay in the procedure while his crew investigated its feasibility. Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill said that the order to implement the procedure came from the President, so Young was forced to obey, even with grave reservations. Rush warned the scientists that they were going to blow up the ship instead, so he and his team sabotaged the procedure. After this failure, IOA representative Dale Strom suspected that Young was the saboteur and wanted to put conditions on the Destiny crew's use of the communications stones as a way of punishment, but O'Neill interrupted him on Young's behalf. At that moment, Young felt that the crew would have only themselves to rely upon if they wanted to get home safely. (SGU: 1.06 "Earth")

Young abandons Rush on a planet
Young swaps bodies with an alien to rescue Rush
Aliens attack Destiny

Young and Rush continued to have disagreements, but the one that sealed their mistrust and hatred for each other was when Rush was the first to find that Sgt. Spencer had committed suicide. Instead of reporting it, Rush took the handgun from the scene and placed it in Young's quarters. The discovery of the weapon led to Young's having to step down while awaiting trial. Camile Wray took command and Rush used this to his advantage by gaining full control over his investigations. The highest priority for his team was the unlocking of the Neural Interface Chair that Young had stationed guards outside of because he knew it was dangerous to use. With Young out of the way, Rush was able to devote his team's efforts to studying the Chair. Dr. Jeremy Franklin decided to sit in the Chair when he was alone in the room and paid dearly for it: he was left in a deep catatonic state. Young accused Rush of pushing Franklin to sit in the Chair and once again, the two men were at odds. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")

When another great discovery in the form of an abandoned alien shuttle was found, Young took the opportunity to be alone with Rush on the planet to confront him about Rush's framing him. The two men got into a physical altercation that left Rush unconscious. Young abandoned him there, claiming that Rush had fallen in a land slide and couldn't make it through the Stargate in time to beat the Destiny countdown. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")

Rush managed to get inside the abandoned ship and accidentally triggered a beacon. He was captured by the ship's alien builders, who took him to their mothership and placed him in a tank. They attempted to probe his mind. Young wasn't aware of this until after he used the communication stones to report the recent casualties to Earth and was connected to one of the aliens instead. Rush had taken a communication stone from the set and the aliens now had possession of it. Because of their proximity, Young and the alien swapped bodies when the link was established. Young discovered Rush in the tank and released him, but the connection was discontinued before he could help Rush escape. Rush killed the alien and managed his own escape, rescuing a captured Chloe Armstrong in the process. (SGU 1.11 "Space")

The aliens that captured Rush and Chloe were obsessed with the Destiny and were following it as best they could. Their aim was to weaken the shields in order to board her, so every time they encountered the ship, they bombarded it until the it returned to FTL. The attacks did help the crew to put aside their personal differences and unite, but Young's yelling at the civilians to get the shields up and ordering the firing on the ship when they knew Chloe was aboard didn't win many over to his side. (SGU 1.11 "Space", 1.12 "Divided")

The Destiny managed to escape from the aliens during this attack, regaining Rush and Chloe in the process, but the aliens had a new way to track the elusive ship: they placed a transmitter inside Rush's chest. (SGU 1.12 "Divided")

Rush and Wray conspire to take control of Destiny
Young interrogates Telford about Lucian Alliance
Young is taken hostage by Lucian Alliance

Young's command style often brushed the civilians the wrong way. He knew that there were those who were conspiring against him, so he asked Eli Wallace to use the kinos to spy on them. His suspicions turned out to be true when Dr. Rush and Camile Wray, Icarus Base's IOA human resources liaison, attempted to separate the military from the civilians. Young managed to infiltrate the civilians' side of the ship and the coup was ended. Some of the hard feelings were smoothed over when some of the crew had a month-long stay on a planet that seemed to have been created just for them. As a matter of fact, Young helped the civilians who wanted to stay by giving them the second shuttle in trade for taking back all of the military personnel. (SGU: 1.05 "Water", 1.11 "Divided", 1.13 "Faith")(SGU: 1.11 "Space")

Even after the transmitter implanted into Rush by the aliens was discovered and destroyed, the aliens turned to another method of tracking the Destiny: they still had the communication stone and were able to hijack Lt. James to commit sabotage that caused one of the FTL modules to explode. The ship could not get back into FTL until they repaired this damage, and in the period of several weeks, the ship drifted in the void between galaxies. The aliens discovered them there and attacked, but once again, the ship was returned to FTL when Dr. Franklin reawakened long enough to volunteer to sit in the Chair once again. But then, the man inexplicably vanished after saving the ship. (SGU: 1.10 "Space", 1.15 "Sabotage")

Rush himself managed to interface successfully with the Chair by buffering the flow of information into his subconscious mind. He learned that the password to the ship's systems was based on the number of chromosomes in human DNA, forty-six. The scientists programmed a routine to try all of the combinations, but something like that could take years to be successful. In the meantime, the crew continued to settle into life on the ship until they discovered that Col. David Telford was the spy who gave away their position on Icarus Base that led to the Base's destruction. Telford had worked undercover with the Lucian Alliance for about a year, and apparently he was discovered and brainwashed. Young broke the brainwashing by taking Telford (who was in Rush's body during a communications stone link) close to death by having the air taken out of his quarters. Rush, in the meantime, had been captured by the Lucian Alliance and was forced to work on dialing Destiny from another naquadria-rich planet. (SGU: 1.14 "Human", 1.18 "Subversion", 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

While Young was interrogating Telford and then suffocating him, MSgt. Ronald Greer and Lt. Scott were guarding the door. Scott began to question Young's actions, but Greer remained steadfast. The difference between these two young men was trust: Greer trusted his commanding officer unconditionally, while Scott questioned his commander's motivations. Scott was angry at Young for not telling him that the brainwashing could be broken by such drastic measures, but at the same time, Young made it clear that he was the commander and that Scott should have followed his orders without question. It was supposed to be a secret what was happening to Telford, but Scott had divulged the information to Camile Wray, hoping that she'd be able to stop the torture. (SGU: 1.18 "Subversion", 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

Telford told Young that the Lucian Alliance were planning to board Destiny and claim it as their own. With Rush's help, Commander Kiva's group successfully dialed the nine-chevron code, but at the same time, Col. Samantha Carter was bombarding the planet from her Daedalus-class starship Hammond. Like Icarus Base before it, the Alliance base blew apart because the naquadria in the planet's core was highly unstable and subject to the energy blasts from Carter's ship. (SGU: 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

The Alliance group gained control of the Destiny and separated the military personnel from the civilians after Kiva and Telford were discovered shot and unconscious. The Alliance's second-in-command Dannic thought that Young's group had attacked them, but in reality, Telford and Kiva had shot each other when Kiva discovered Telford attempting to give control of the ship back to Rush's team. Dannic was so angry that he declared that he was going to "put an end" to the conflict, apparently by executing all of his military hostages. (SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

Personal Life

Young's personal life is defined by his relationships with two women: his wife Emily who is back home on Earth and Lt. Tamara Johansen with whom he had an affair that left her pregnant.

When he was first marooned on Destiny, Young desperately tried to convince Emily that he'd do everything he possibly could to return home. He was able to visit her by swapping bodies with Telford through the use of the communication stones. While Telford attempted to remove Young from command, Young used this time to convince Emily that he still loved her and needed her. The two even had sexual intercourse while Young was in Telford's body. During the act, the communications link was temporarily severed, and Telford experienced first-hand the intensity of Young's and Emily's relationship. Since he wanted to have command of Destiny and was indeed intended to be the leader of the expedition, Telford decided to undermine Young in as many ways as possible. Telford saw the opportunity to weaken Young by using his free time to get to know Emily and gain her trust. He tried to put a wedge between them by insinuating that Young had resumed his affair with Johansen. Young took advantage of a swap with a strong, able-bodied soldier to beat Telford down to the ground when he discovered Telford outside Emily's house. (SGU: 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.07 "Earth", 1.09 "Life")

As the only medic aboard the ship, Johansen was basically the ship's chief medical officer and had the authority to override Young's orders if she felt it necessary. She executed this authority when she disabled Telford with a sedative when he was abusing Young's body during a communications stone link. Johansen was also in the command chain, so when both Young and Scott were on a planet, Johansen was put in charge of Destiny. Young trusted Johansen to conduct physiological analyses of the crew and to report to him if there were any problems. When he learned of her pregnancy and that the baby was his, he promised his support. He grew protective of her and didn't wish for her to go through the Stargate on missions, but Johansen insisted that she be treated as an officer and as a contributor to the survival of the group. (SGU: 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.06 "Water", 1.15 "Lost")

Since neither Young nor Telford reported the fight that they had in front of Emily's house, Telford was free to pursue Emily. After Young broke Telford's brainwashing, the two men seemed to return to being the friends that they had been from years ago. Their trust of each other came to the fore when Telford pretended to be loyal to the Lucian Alliance after they boarded Destiny and devised a plan with Young's support to help Young regain control of the ship. Unfortunately, Telford was discovered by Commander Kiva and the two simultaneously shot each other. Kiva's second-in-command Dannic concluded that the two were attacked by Young's soldiers, so he gathered Young and his military subordinates into a room with the apparent intention of executing them. (SGU: 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (SGU 1.08 "Time")
  • Games: Chess (SGU 1.13 "Faith")

Injuries, Illnesses/Sicknesses, Deaths

  • Injured during evacuation of Icarus Base: Young was the last to leave Icarus Base through the Stargate because he stayed behind to look for and obtain the case containing the Ancient Communications Stones and their console before going to an unknown destination. As he was running up the ramp, he was thrown violently through the Stargate and clear across the 'gate room aboard the Destiny. His injuries were serious. He had several cracked ribs, was severely bruised, and had a concussion that resulted in neuropraxia. He suffered a seizure and temporary paralysis and had to resort to using his Hekler & Koch UMP submachine gun as a crutch. When Telford first did a body-swap with him via the Stones, Lt. Johansen gave him a strong sedative to prevent Telford from doing more harm to Young's body. Telford was more accommodating during his next swap by using the crutch Young asked him to use in a hand-written note he had left near the Stone's console. (Stargate Universe: 1.01 "Air Part 1", 1.03 "Air Part 3", 1.04 "Darkness")
  • Cuts and bruises from a fight: When Young confronted Rush about Rush's framing him for the murder of Sgt. Spencer, the two men were alone on a planet. Their argument ended with a fist fight and Young abandoned an unconscious Rush on the planet. Young returned to the Destiny in the knick of time, claiming that Rush fell during a rock slide. Young's own cuts and bruises backed up that claim. (SGU 1.10 "Justice")
  • Cuts and bruises from Lucian Alliance invasion: Young and most of the military and civilian population aboard Destiny were taken hostage by the Lucian Alliance who managed to invade the ship. Alliance commander Dannic struck Young across the face, producing a cut across his nose. Young was only temporarily subdued from the blow. (SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")

Key Episodes

Gallery

Related Characters

Related Articles

Further Reading

  • Col. Everett Young: 40’s handsome, capable, former SG team leader. Like the Jack O’Neill of ten years ago, but Young’s edges have tended to sharpen over time. He requested permission to serve the remainder of his commission on Earth upon marrying his wife, Hailey, two years ago, but for now he’s temporary commander of a secret off world base. The loss of two members of his team several years ago has taught him never to take anything for granted, and be prepared for anything. He stays on top of his team so they stay alive. (Casting Breakdown)
  • "Colonel Everett Young is the commanding officer on Icarus Base when this series of events forces us through the Stargate and they end up aboard this ship, the Destiny. And then, of course, within that, I, as the colonel, certainly take it seriously the responsibility of that. But boy, do I respect the man that I play; there's a lot of strength and stillness in him." (Louis Ferreira, MGM Character Profile video)
  • "If we start at the top in terms of crew ranking, Colonel Young is my character’s nemesis, there’s no doubt about that, and it’s quite serious. These guys are not having a petty conflict. Without giving too much away, there’s an episode, which we’ve yet to shoot, where a tragedy takes place aboard the Destiny and Rush tries to frame Young. They hate each other that much. Young is a soldier, while Rush is a scientist, and they just don’t get one another. As soon as they end up on the Destiny, the colonel is all about getting everyone home, and Rush is all about ‘How do we avoid that?’ So they’re against each other from day one and that’s been developing beautifully over the past six or seven weeks of filming." (Robert Carlyle, Reprint: Official Stargate Magazine Interview, Issue 29, July/August 2009)
  • "TJ had an affair with her colonel so that's kind of a very icky subject because he's her senior and that relationship is sort of dealt with and it's a little bit of an elephant in the room. You're military and then you're stuck on a ship in the middle of space with a guy you had an affair with, that's weird." (Alaina Huffman, Moviehole interview, August 11, 2009)

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