As “Stargate: Universe” gears up for its final ten episodes, producer Brad Wright says that fans can expect the series to pull out all the stops, starting with tonight’s episode, “Deliverance.”
“I’m pretty happy with the whole back 10,” he tells Blastr “I think we come back from the break very, very strong, with some really, really moving episodes and actually some big action stuff. ‘Deliverance,’ which is the second part of the two-parter, has a ton of action in it.”
All of that leads to next week’s “pivotal” episode, “Twin Destinies.”
“It’s actually a very big story too. It’s got a ton of scope and a significant amount of action, as well. … It sets up a huge story arc that will follow up the rest of the season. And I don’t really want to spoil it beyond that. I just want to say that there’s something that is initiated that takes place and carries on through the rest of the story.”
Wright says next week’s story is pivotal because “There’s some fairly compelling scenes between Rush and the rest of the crew that make everybody realize that ‘We need to be here.'”
After that, fans can look forward to “Alliances,” a story that focuses on the Lucian Alliances plans to attack Earth and some character work for Greer and Wray.
That episode is followed by “Hope” and “Seizure.”
“‘Hope’ is a beautiful character story by Carl Binder, some of his best work. And we see what the repercussions are of not having a doctor and medical training. And it puts T.J. really in the forefront of things. There’s also an interesting stones-related story that has repercussions that we move on into ‘Seizure.’ And in ‘Seizure,’ we try again essentially to investigate at least the possibility of dialing Destiny from another place in the Milky Way galaxy, because what we feel what we desperately need the most is a supply line. Even though we can’t go home, if we had support and help and resources from Earth, that would be fabulous. And that leads into the beginnings of the arc that takes us into the last episodes, which I don’t want to give away. We meet beings who we have a lot in common with. I’ll just leave it at that.”
Wright also says that some familiar characters from the “Stargate” franchise will make an appearance in the final ten episodes, including David Hewlett (aka Dr. Rodney McKay) and Robert Picardo (aka Richard Woolsey). We’ll also see guest turns from French Stewart and Victor Garber in the second part of season two.
One thing that won’t happen during the final episodes is the crew will not get comfortable in their roles on the ship. “We didn’t build this ship, and we really still don’t know what we’re doing. So we’re going to keep all of that very much alive going forward,” said Wright.
“I’m excited about the last several episodes of the show, and this season, I think, is a very strong season,” he said. “The back half is arguably stronger than the first in terms of some of the emotional touchstones, and it’s something I’m proud of. But being proud of something and getting picked up are rarely connected, you know?”
We’ve seen the first three episodes of the second half of season two and can tell you that everything Wright says about them is true. They’re fantastic.
“SGU” returns tonight at 10 p.m. EST on SyFy.