10/24/09

Stargate Universe: Light


I'll just go ahead and spoil this because it needs to be known in order to understand this episode. In the last episode, the Destiny was sent flying into a star. The best character moments are given in the last hours before looming death. This is true for every story and Stargate Universe does this with a sci-fi flare that really brings out the superior acting abilities of these characters. SGU is just getting better and better and this episode shines a whole new Light on the series.

With the threat of impending doom at hand, we get a real handle on who these people actually are. I still like Young. He's a good guy and a fair leader. Scott lost a notch or two of respect from me. What he ended up doing I kind of saw coming, but I was hoping it wouldn't come to that. Eli is still awesome. Greer became more awesome. Still don't know TJ that well. I'm a little disappointed in Chloe. And I was just about to rebuild my faith in Rush until the end when Young totally smashed that into the wall.

"Light" is definitely the best episode so far. It starts off on a depressing note and just drags you through that mud thinking "What!? It can't end this way! What's going to happen!?" until just the right moment when it lifts you up to the highest point it could possibly bring you. And the ending is no cop-out! There is no deus ex machina, no last-minute cavalry. In the end, the faith you started building in Rush transfers to the Destiny itself. The ship is the tenth character. Trust the ship.