Stargate Universe: 2.13 "Alliances"

Which ALLIANCES will be forged—or broken—when Earth comes under attack?
Tonight at 10 PM ET on Syfy—and later this week in Canada and Australia—is Stargate Universe episode 2.13 “Alliances,” written by new producer/writer Linda McGibney and directed by Peter DeLuise.

“This one explores one of the more interesting relationships aboard Destiny,” executive producer Joseph Mallozzi wrote in his weblog. He also suggested that this episode is a great one for MSgt. Ronald Greer’s character development.

Two very special guest stars are featured tonight: Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) portrays Senator Michaels, who replaced Chloe’s father Senator Alan Armstrong on the committee that manages the Icarus Project’s funding; and French Stewart, who played Louis Ferretti in Stargate (the movie), portrays Dr. Andrew Covel, a highly-regarded research scientist from Stargate Command. While these two are visiting Destiny using the communication stones linked to Camile Wray and Greer, Homeworld Command comes under attack, presumably by the Lucian Alliance. A terrible accident happens that puts all four individuals involved with the links in grave danger.

Is it possible that the members of the Alliance who are were permitted to become members of the Destiny crew have betrayed Earth? Tune in tonight to find out and make sure to rejoin us here for our episode poll on the front page.

NOTE: For fun, make sure to answer our Stargate trivia question in the spoiler tag below!

Link and Spoiler Collection

[spoiler intro=”Episode Synopsis from TV Guide”]

Senator Michaels and Dr. Andrew Covel visit Destiny to analyze Rush’s data; an alien ship crashes into Homeworld Command, endangering Greer and Wray.[/spoiler]

[spoiler intro=”Syfy: Preview”]


[spoiler intro=”Syfy: Sneak Peek (Actual Scene)”]NOTE: Volume fluctuations.


[spoiler intro=”Stargate Trivia Question”]“As Brad pointed out, the actor playing the part of Dr. Andrew Covel in episode #213 brings to four the number of guest stars who also appeared in the original Stargate movie.” — Joseph Mallozzi, August 20, 2010

Who are the four people who played in the original Stargate movie that have also appeared in Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, or Stargate Universe episodes? Answer in our comment section below. We’ll present the answer in the episode’s upcoming ratings report that will be posted as soon as that data becomes available.[/spoiler]

4 thoughts on “Stargate Universe: 2.13 "Alliances"”

  1. The Four Stargate Actors that Appeared in SG-1, Atlantis or Universe were Richard Kind who played Dr. Gary Myers in the movie and Lucius Fox in Atlantis’s Episodes “Irresponsible” and Irresistible”, Alexis Cruz (“Skaara”), Erick Avari (“Kasuf”) and French Stewart (“Andrew Covel”)

  2. Kasuf-Erick Avari
    Skarra-Alexis Cruz
    Gary Meyers-Richard Kind
    Lt. Ferretti-French Stewart

    Had trouble remembering the actors but their characters are unforgettable!

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