SGU 2.11 "Deliverance" Episode Guide

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Chloe contacts her alien abductors to buy the Destiny time to circumvent attacking drones; Volker and Brody tend to Destiny’s damaged shields.

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MGM/ Official Summary

As the dormant battlefield springs to life, Scott reaches Chloe - but it's too late. She has sent a signal to the aliens, the very ones who captured her, giving away Destiny's position in an attempt to draw the heat of the drones off of Destiny and onto the newcomers. Despite her avowal, Scott, under orders from Young, takes her back to custody.

Meanwhile, Young, Eli and Rush attempt to block the signal from the command ship to the drones. If they can cease the drone fire, they can fire on the command ship and possibly end the battle. But they have to work fast, as the hits from the drones are weakening their shields further and further. Eli and Rush find the formula and the drones stop firing long enough for Destiny to strike a critical hit on the command ship. In the calm, the brainstorm on how to save themselves from the fire of the remaining alien ship. They know they won't be able to count on the Ursini, who got them into the battle to begin with, and with the shields as weak as they are, an FTL jump would be treacherous. To make matters worse, more drones are on the way, drawn by a failed call for backup from the Ursini.

Eli proposes bringing a dormant drone on board to study in an attempt to jam their signal permanently. Once done, Eli and Rush begin a diagnostic. But an even riskier ploy is happening at the same time: Rush, in an attempt to negotiate with the aliens, is offering them Chloe so that they can retrieve the alien part of her they implanted. She may divulge everything she has learned about Destiny, but if it will grant them safe passage - and if they can reverse Chloe's transformation - Rush, uncharacteristically, thinks it's worth it.

Scott successfully delivers Chloe, and jubilantly returns to Destiny with her, taking out a few drones on his way. Soon, the crew sees the Ursini seed ship pulling away from the battlefield and drawing the fire of the drones with it. Destiny receives a message from the Ursini - an apology for bringing Destiny into this fray - that makes it clear that the seed ship's maneuver is a suicide run. With a blip on a screen, they are gone. But Destiny is still under fire, and Eli, under pressure, manages to crack the code to the drone, making the orphaned drones believe that the new wave of drones are the enemy. The Destiny is saved from the battle, but the shields are still only functioning at five percent, making jumping into FTL a great risk.

Young takes decisive action and orders a jump - they have no other choice. His boldness rewards them: they are away and safe.

Chloe is recuperating well. She seems to be completely back to her old self, except for the fact that her equation solving powers are still prodigious. There's no clear explanation for the result, but she and Rush, now allies as well as friends, are cautiously optimistic, and even share a moment of healing.

Modified by Solutions.


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Production Notes

  • "Looks like Linda and I (or, more appropriately given the slotting) will double-team on #10 and #11, leaving Brad to tackle #12." — Joseph Mallozzi, February 11, 2010
  • "The nameless episode 11 has been beaten and it remains to be seen who’ll be assuming scripting duties on that one." — Joseph Mallozzi, March 17, 2010
  • "Rob, Remi, Linda, and I continue to work on our respective scripts while Paul starts thinking about the second part of the mid-season two-parter." — Joseph Mallozzi, April 13, 2010
  • "Once Paul has completed his on-set producing duties on Trial and Error, he’ll be moving on to the as yet untitled episode #11. I suggested “Still Resurging”." — Joseph Mallozzi, May 14, 2010
  • "Sure, I could give you a production update ... Paul delivered his outline of Resurgence : Electric Boogaloo..." — Joseph Mallozzi, May 18, 2010
  • "Meanwhile, Paul has started work on the second part of the mid-season two-parter and he’s elected to abandon all three place-holder titles “Resurgence II: The Heretic”, “Resurgence II: Electric Boogaloo”, and “Still Resurging” in favor of the much more understated “Deliverance”." — Joseph Mallozzi, May 27, 2010
  • "The show’s cast and crew have been shooting the mid-season episode Deliverance, in which Scott faces an uncertain future with regard to his relationship with Chloe Armstrong. Part of this episode requires some of our heroes to put on spacesuits, a task that always proves memorable for all those actors involved." — Steve Eramo, SciFi and TV Talk Blog, November 3, 2010
  • "It can be very, very hard when you’re in the spacesuits all day long. That must be what it feels like to be old, really old; you can’t move, you’re always hot and uncomfortable, your freakin’ back hurts, and so do your shoulders, but you look really cool in those suits. I’ve been in those suits, though, so many times that you just have to go to your happy place and think, 'OK, these things look terrific onscreen.' That’s all you can ask for." — Brian J. Smith, SciFi and TV Talk Blog interview, November 3, 2010

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--DeeKayP 02:07, 28 May 2010 (UTC)