“Rush, this is Young. I know exactly what you’re trying to do and there is no way in hell that I’m gonna let you get away with it.” -Colonel Everett Young
I was looking at some comics I read regularly and saw this on Real Life Comics. Having watched both this episode and all of Battlestar Galactica, I have to agree on how the respective characters handle insurrections.
Anyway, here’s the breakdown for this episode of SGU.
As was hinted at in the last episode, the civilians are not happy. Rush and Chloe are both dealing with having been captured by the aliens and what they did to them there. Lt Scott has to deal with the fact that Chloe is on the opposite side he is and Eli even feels betrayed. Young has the hardest situation, having to deal with an insurrection, the fact that afterwards they still have to live with these people and the aliens tracking and attacking them.
Basically, the civilians, led by Camille and Rush, rise up and take over the ship. They aren’t trying to kill anyone, so when the transferring of systems threatens to kill Young and Scott, Rush has to end the transfer prematurely. This leaves Eli with control of Life support. And in the middle of all that, the aliens that have been harassing Destiny arrive and attack.
The thing that got me on this was that Rush was doing this because he had been implanted with a tracking device and was afraid that Young would pull an Adama and put him out the airlock. Granted, Young did leave him on the planet just a few episodes ago, so his fears aren’t totally unfounded. However, Rush has shown that although he may be the “smartest” one on the ship, he’s also an idiot. Here’s hoping that he has learned a lesson from this.