If you’re like me, you’re counting down until the return of “Stargate: Universe.” The first season left audience on a massive cliffhanger and the final run of episodes saw the series hitting its stride.
Based on interviews with cast members on the show and this weekend’s ComicCon panel, it sounds like things will hit the ground running and not let up when the show returns later this year.
The panel did reveal a few things about season two, including the fact that T.J. and Chloe will survive into season two. The question is, what society will they be living in when they wake up?
When the second season premieres, the stranded Lucian Alliance and Destiny crews will have to start working together. “We’re dealing with the repercussions of the end of Season 1, and having some of those Lucian Alliance people on board the ship, and how they eventually weave their way into the [people’s lives] on board,” said executive producer Robert Cooper, who moderated the panel.
Eli (David Blue) will begin a relationship with one of the Lucian Alliance members. Blue joked that he felt “lucky” that Eli is getting a real love interest. “Nerds need love, too,” he said. “I really like the evolution of the Eli and Chloe relationship, and it’s nice to see that grow in its own way, but then also have something else going on for him.”
Not only will Eli have a new love interest this season, but he’ll also go head-to-head with a “Stargate Atlantis” alum. David Hewlett, who played Dr. Rodney McKay, will bring out a dark side of Eli, while Robert Picardo will also stop by.
As for how the ship will fare during the takeover, Dr. Rush — played by Robert Carlyle, who will also direct Episode 4 in the new season — will discover the bridge of Destiny, captain’s chair and all. “It becomes a character for the rest of the season,” said Carlyle.