Captain Hunt is trapped in an illusionary reality where everything’s peachy, but his memories help him break free.
Andromeda is hanging out by a black hole; Captain Hunt (in a space suit) goes out in the Eureka Maru to take a closer look, but something goes wrong and he’s jettisoned into space. He awakens in another reality, in an all-white room, where he has a loving wife and an obnoxious son. The wife tries to convince Hunt that the entire show so far has been a bad dream, but clips from previous episodes help convince him that reality is indeed real.
The Real World
While on Andromeda, the crew works tirelessly to rescue their captain. Harper even breaks out the teleporter from episode 8 – a surprising callback, as I never thought we’d see it again, but it ends up not being used.
Instead, Tyr heads out in a space suit tethered to the Maru, grabs Hunt, then brings him safely aboard. We get an insinuation at the end that the illusion was created by aliens that live in the black hole. “Eh, whatever” is Hunt’s attitude, as Andromeda heads off to its next adventure.
Well, it was a clip show episode using a story we’ve seen done better in other shows, like Buffy and Stargate, so of course it sucked. The threat of the Magog Worldship and Abyss was finally mentioned for the first time in awhile, confirming they’re still around, still a threat, and weren’t swept under the rug during the showrunner changeover.