Watch out for significant SPOILERS below, particularly in Syfy’s full episode description …
From TV Guide:
With the Destiny on a collision course with a star, the crew considers abandoning the ship. A grim lottery is held to choose 17 passengers to escape in the Destiny‘s only working shuttle.
The Destiny is still without power and an attempt to alter their collision course with a star has failed. The situation is now critical. A plan is born to abandon ship using the last working shuttle, with the hope that one of three planets in close proximity will be habitable. Although this strategy initially raises the crew’s spirits, it is short lived when Col. Young announces there is only room for seventeen people and a lottery will determine who goes and who stays.
Stunned by the implication of this news, everyone considers their fate. Some, including Dr. Nicholas Rush and Col. Young, opt to stay on board. Others, determined to survive, vie for a seat on the departing shuttlecraft.
In the short time that remains, alliances are forged and others damaged while Eli tries to create a message in a bottle with the aid of a Kino. But, unbeknownst to all, forces are at work that no one could have foreseen.
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If you missed “Darkness,” you can catch up on it now at Hulu.com (U.S. only) and on iTunes.
SGU airs at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy, and 10 p.m. Eastern on SPACE in Canada. “Light” will air in the U.K. next Tuesday on Sky1, and next Friday on SCI FI Australia.