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Eli rushes back to Earth using the communication stones when he receives word that his mother is hospitalized and in declining health. She's stopped taking her medication and is clearly ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Carlyle

Writers:

Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Dr. Nicholas Rush
Louis Ferreira ... Colonel Everett Young
Brian J. Smith ... Lt. Matthew Scott
Elyse Levesque ... Chloe Armstrong
David Blue ... Eli Wallace
Alaina Huffman ... Lt. Tamara Johansen
Jamil Walker Smith ... Master Sgt. Ronald Greer
Ming-Na Wen ... Camile Wray (as Ming-Na)
Reiko Aylesworth ... Sharon Walker
Louise Lombard ... Gloria Rush
Peter Kelamis ... Adam Brody
Julia Benson ... 2nd Lt. Vanessa James
Patrick Gilmore ... Dr. Dale Volker
Jennifer Spence ... Lisa Park
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ... Dr. Jeremy Franklin
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Eli rushes back to Earth using the communication stones when he receives word that his mother is hospitalized and in declining health. She's stopped taking her medication and is clearly depressed over the fact that Eli has never been in touch with her. Eli has to decide whether or not to tell her the truth. Camile Wray also visits Earth to spend time with her partner, Sharon Walker, but something is clearly wrong. Chloe has been out of sorts lately and begins sleepwalking. A concerned Lt. Scott finds something startling in her diary. Col. Young decides the release the Alliance members from the brig but one of them is having difficulty fitting in. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14
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When the nurse is telling Eli about his mother she says that she has stopped taking her AVR treatment. That is incorrect it should be ARV treatment. It stands for Anti Retro Viral treatment. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ludovico Einaudi
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Episodes like this get sci-fi series canceled
5 September 2014 | by Mischief810See all my reviews

Do you want to know why SGU was yanked after only two seasons? It's because of low budget, boring soap opera episodes like this one.

What were Wright and Cooper trying to do with SGU--make it a Grey's Anatomy in space? How stupid.

Most avid sci-fi fans are men. When you turn a great franchise like Stargate into a prime time soap opera, you lose even your most loyal viewers, and the demographic you're trying to reach aren't going to be interested because when it comes to a knockoff of Grey's Anatomy and the real thing, women will choose the real thing every single time.

Don't get me wrong--the acting in this episode is top notch. The music is good. It's just that this is not the genre for this kind of drama.

To the creators of the next nascent sci-fi franchise, here's a clue: Your target audience is men, who want to see alien encounters, space battles, evil villains, spectacular effects and heroes saving the universe.

Episodes like this one (and others that litter season 2) tank the ratings and kill the interest of the demographic you need most. Ugh.


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Release Date:

19 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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