Last night, we said goodbye to Stargate Universe. In a strange way, the finale was almost parallel to the manner in which this series was canned — the show ended right as it started to get good.
Perhaps Eli said it best in this episode: "What's the point of having tremendous potential if you're not going to step up when you're really needed?" Stargate Universe started off with mounds of potential. And while it took almost an entire season to find its bearings in the big black, by the end the writers, actors and incredibly gifted FX team pulled this series up by its military-issued boot straps and delivered. Sadly, it was just too little too late.
By the time Syfy revealed that they would be canceling the series in December, we'd cheered as Rush Lion Kinged the Lucian who murdered his lady love and stood witness to the surreal alien fever dream wedding that finally deepened the relationship of Chloe and Matt. Everything was starting to gel, and the misfit crew of the Destiny was slowly becoming a family. We're sad to see SGU go, but we wish that the series had taken these kinds of risks earlier on, because one thing this show always had was tremendous potential.