The scripts for the two-part episode were written by consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi (blog).
The story was originally conceived as a single episode, but the producers agreed during the writing stage that it should be expanded to two. The result is that one late season episode will likely be bumped to Season Two, should the show be renewed — the untitled episode #17.
Meanwhile, filming began this week on “Pain,” formerly slotted as episode #18 and now likely the new #17. This will be followed by filming for “Lost” (tentatively airing as #15) and Paul Mullie’s “Subversion” at #18, which will set-up the two-part finale. We’ve revised the Season One episode guide to reflect this.
With this announcement, the list of episode titles for Universe‘s first season is complete.
Details about the finale’s plot, of course, are still unknown — but that title opens up some interesting speculation. Is the Destiny itself invaded by an outside force? We’ll keep our ear to the ground and report new details as they become available.
Mallozzi did tell fans that the season will end on a “big-time cliffhanger,” calling it “the biggest HOLY #%&@! ending I have ever written.”
Learn more about all 20 episodes of Stargate Universe Season One in GateWorld’s SGU episode guide! The series premieres October 2 in the U.S. and Canada, and October 6 in the U.K.