SG-U: 1.18 - Subversion

Dr.Jackson

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Dr. Rush has a disturbing dream in which he is back on Earth, divulging sensitive information at a covert meeting of the Lucian Alliance. But, strangely, he does so as Colonel Telford.

He confides this unsettling dream to Colonel Young who wonders if there may have been some residual memory overlap during the doctor’s switch with Telford two days before. Suspecting that Telford may be a spy for the Alliance, Rush convinces Young to let him trade places with the Colonel again. Using the communications stones Rush returns to Earth hoping to find some way to confirm his hunch. Meanwhile, Young has a plan of his own, but will need the assistance of General Jack O’Neil and Dr. Daniel Jackson.

As some of us may have suspected, Col. Telford is a bad apple. I thought he was just jealous of Col. Youngor in some way hated him, now this episode reveals that he's just an all round piece of work. Sure, he's misguided in some ways, but why sell out your own people to a known group of interstellar criminals?

One of the highlights in this episode, for me, was the comedy that Richard Dean Anderson brought to it, especially in the body-swap using the stones. It brought some laughs to what was, and I hate to say it, a little bit of a boringly predictable episode.
 

ctg

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As some of us may have suspected, Col. Telford is a bad apple. I thought he was just jealous of Col. Youngor in some way hated him, now this episode reveals that he's just an all round piece of work. Sure, he's misguided in some ways, but why sell out your own people to a known group of interstellar criminals?
I thought that they brainwashed him, but are the Lucian's criminals? I'm asking because I don't know much about the SG universe. To me they looked very powerful as they drive around with those temple-masters vessels, and if I saw correctly they even had one of those flying pyramids parked at that other Icarus-planet.
 

Dr.Jackson

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I thought that they brainwashed him, but are the Lucian's criminals? I'm asking because I don't know much about the SG universe. To me they looked very powerful as they drive around with those temple-masters vessels, and if I saw correctly they even had one of those flying pyramids parked at that other Icarus-planet.
I've re-watched the episode, and it is true that Telford was brainwashed, but he believes he 'came to his senses'. I misinterpreted that bit, probably not paying enough attention.

The Lucian Alliance are a criminal organization, made up mainly of smugglers and mercenaries. The only reason they have Goa'uld ships is the fact that they either stole or traded for them.
More info on them can be found at Lucian Alliance - The Stargate Omnipedia
 

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I watched this on Sky1 last night and thought it was very good. A very tense episode with a proper cliff hanger ending. what will happen to Rush, will young kill Telford and in doing so kill Rush to.

If Telford has been brainwashed, and I think he has, then surely he wont crack and reveal the location of the 2nd icarus planet.
It does sort of leave the whole thing open for an Alliance invasion of Destiny in the last epsidoe, I believe there are 20 eps this season, (season 1 of SGU) and so it might end with a big battle for destiny between the alliance and Young's military. No doubt the civilian crew of destiny will be grateful to young and his goons when they defend them against the alliance.

I think if they disconnect the stones now and bring Rush back he might be able to help them locate the 2nd Icarus planet, also I wonder if Rush is brave enough and layal enough to Earth to sabotage the Alliance attempts, at a risk to his own live.

Then again, if Earth can take the 2nd Icarus planet then they might be able to rescue the crew of destiny back to their own galaxy and/or put a proper crew on board destiny.

The season will most likely end in style.

I suppose you, Dr Jackson, will know sooner than I as you seem to be watching the episodes almost a week before me, you're probably in the US.

Also, due to work restraints I will be away fir the final episode! :( so not good.
 
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