Actor Michael Shanks told TV Guide Magazine that he and former SG-1 co-star Richard Dean Anderson will appear in “Subversion,” the eighteenth episode of SGU‘s first season, which will serve as a lead-in to the two-part season finale.
He also offered the first hint at just what this story is about.
“I made a cameo in the pilot and they’re keeping me alive to pass the torch,” Shanks said. “The next one coming up is titled ‘Human,’ and back-references my character first initiating Dr. Rush (Robert Carlyle) into the Stargate program, but my character exists more as a figment of Dr. Rush’s imagination.
“And then in ‘Subversion,’ near the end of the season, we’ll see myself and Richard Dean Anderson helping out with an investigation where sabotage took place back on Earth.”
Both “Human” and “Subversion” will air in the second half of the season, which is expected to commence in late March or early April on Syfy.
Check out the full interview — in which he talks mainly about his upcoming role on Smallville — with Shanks at TV Guide Magazine. And don’t miss this week’s brand new episode of Stargate Universe Friday at 9 p.m. (8 Central)! SGU airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on SPACE in Canada, and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Sky1 in the U.K.