By Terran77, GateFans Forums Member
Thought I’d move this out into the main area, rather have it inside the preview/discussion. So here’s my review of the “Blockade” episode. I re-watched it a few times to catch missed details. Let me know your thoughts, or if I’m missing something glaring.
We begin this episode with Rush coming to see Eli and asking for calculations, lamenting about the lack of real paper to write on. Eli is replaying the Novans’ dedication of their first school, which prompts Rush to say, “Eli, if you don’t have anything better to do…” and Eli returns quickly with, “there’s no TV to watch, and honestly, they’re us: humans.” Also, Eli misses the colonists, which they’ve apparently dropped off, sometime between the end of the last episode and the beginning of this one. Now they’re headed to a different planet, again getting low on energy reserves.
Back on the bridge, Rush learns that the Destiny has dropped out of FTL to take a detour around a gas giant before refueling at a local star. Almost immediately they see that the drone-ships have set up a blockade near the star, complete with a command ship. Young decides to go back into FTL and search out another star for refueling. Everyone, except Rush, is concerned about how the drones knew they’d be coming. Eli suggests that the drones may be predicting their course, and so they plan to go “off course” in order to recharge at a star not along the planned route of the seed ships. We’re again reminded of a limitation of the Destiny: that going back into FTL too quickly can seriously damage the engines, so getting into a fight unprepared is not an option. Read more »