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Recap / Stargate Universe S 1 E 12 Divided

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Wray and the other civilians attempt to wrestle control of the Destiny from Young and the military. Eli is caught in the middle, and Rush—of course—has his own agenda.


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  • Continuity Nod: This episode continues the events of "Space", revealing that the aliens put a tracker inside Rush during his abduction.
    • Chloe and Rush are still having nightmares about their captivity.
    • Young and Greer use the two holes the aliens cut into the hull to access the sealed off part of Destiny.
  • Death Glare: Greer gives an epic one to Volker when he refuses to surrender.
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  • Didn't Think This Through: Naturally, a rushed and poorly-conceived mutiny led by a bunch of civilian scientists doesn't work out very well.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Both TJ and Eli call out Chlose for siding with Rush over Young and Scott.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: TJ tries to warn Chloe about trusting Rush, but she doesn't listen.
    Johansen: I know Rush is the only person on this ship who has any idea what you've been through, but it doesn't mean that you can trust him.
  • It's All About Me: Despite what he says, Rush didn't organize the mutiny because of Young's command style or to improve the lives of the civilians, but to protect himself so Young couldn't throw him off the ship again.
  • The Mutiny: Given that it's civilians against the military, it doesn't succeed.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on Rush and Wray's faces when Young shows up in the control room with a gun.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Before retaking the civilian half of the ship, Scott reminds the other soldiers to use restraint, as they still have to coexist with everyone the next day.
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    • When Young retakes command and finds out Rush has a tracker inside him, instead of killing or spacing him he orders a surgeon brought in from Earth via the communication stones to cut it out.
  • This Means War!: Johansen warns Chloe that as soon as the civilians mutinied and took hostages, they turned a political argument into a civil war.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When the military storms the mess hall to arrest the mutineers with weapons drawn and ready, most of them just stand around and complain. One of them gets a gun butt to the face for his trouble, and Volker gets a pistol shoved in his face by an angry Greer before finally surrendering.
  • Tracking Chip: The blue aliens implanted one in Rush. He didn't tell anyone about it, possibly because he feared Young would put him off the ship again if he did.
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  • Unwitting Pawn: Wray and the rest of the mutineers were this for Rush all along.
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