SGU 2.19 "Blockade" Episode Guide

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Précis

Alien drones create a blockade of viable power sources forcing Destiny to recharge in a star so hot it could destroy the ship.

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MGM/Syfy.com Official Summary

The drones that have been following Destiny with a mission to destroy her at all costs have somehow developed a strategy: Knowing that the ship is in desperate need of fuel, they've positioned battalions at every eligible star in Destiny's path, forcing the crew to either fight a losing battle, or continually run away and further deplete their fuel supply. The only thing that can save them is a plan so crazy, it wouldn't enter the calculations of the alien army. They're going to have to refuel in a star that Destiny would never choose: A blue supergiant, a star so hot, the crew can't survive if they stay onboard.

Most of the crew will evacuate to a planet within dialing range while Eli and Rush, wearing the space suits for protection, stay onboard to manually override Destiny's impulse not to fly into the star. At the last minute, Park asks to use the third suit so that she can rescue some of the plants that they've gathered from their travels to strange planets. Young agrees.

The planet they dial turns out to be one of the many colonies of the civilization of Novus, the offspring of the alternate timeline crew, but it's completely unpopulated and devoid of technology. Soon after the away team realizes that the drones decimated this budding civilization, they are, themselves, fighting off drones drawn to them by their use of the 'gate and their radios. In a risky tag team maneuver, Lt. James and Varro bait the drones and take them out. But more drones are on their way, and the crew still must wait for the call from Destiny telling them that the ship is cool enough to reenter. ' Eli and Rush are struggling with the calculations to override Destiny's navigation system—she's bucking attempts to fly into the supergiant—but Park has waited too long to leave the nursery, and Destiny has locked the doors, with Park inside, to protect the rest of the ship. Eli and Rush simply can't leave the control room to save her, so she plunges herself into a pool of water for protection and prays for safety. By a hair's breadth, Eli and Rush manage to refuel and pull out of the star's gravitational field in time, and Eli sprints to the nursery to save Park. She made it through, but she's not able to see.

Young and the crew, in flight from the drones, must dial Destiny despite the crippling heat. The mission was successful, but the loss of Park's eyesight is tragic.

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Production Notes

  • "201: Intervention, 202: Aftermath, 203: Awakening, 204: Pathogen, 205: Cloverdale, 206: Trial and Error, 207: The Greater Good, 208: Malice, 209: Visitation, 210: Resurgence, 211: Deliverance, 212: Twin Destinies, 213: Alliances, 214: Hope, 215: Seizure, 216: The Hunt, 217: (Rob’s script), 218: (Carl’s script), 219: Blockade, 220: Gauntlet. Yep. All we need are a couple of titles." — Joseph Mallozzi, July 10, 2010
  • "Linda is working on episode 19, Blockade." — Joseph Mallozzi, September 2, 2010
  • "Brad is working on his pass on episode 19, Blockade." — Joseph Mallozzi, September 27, 2010
  • "AND also watched the director’s cut of #219, Blockade. Well, if we weren’t low on ammo before we certainly will be after this episode. Great performances all around (as usual) but David Blue is especially good in this one. And the ending…well, what happens to one character is heartrending – but such is life." — Joseph Mallozzi, November 5, 2010

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--DeeKayP 02:26, 11 July 2010 (UTC)