Gabriel returns and steals a new High Guard ship, while Tyr is up to his usual sneaky tricks.
We begin our episode with Andromeda in drydock. Tyr meets with Hunt saying he’s going to take a leave of absence from the ship; a few episodes ago, he received a package containing a special Nietzschean plant. Apparently this plant is a message that members of Tyr’s pride, the Kodiaks, are still alive. He wants to leave and see if he can find him.
Old Friend, Old Foe
Hunt helps supervise the launch of the High Guard’s newest ship, Resolution of Hector, and the bonding of its AI avatar, played by Christopher Judge, who also played the avatar of the Wrath of Achilles last season.
But before they can do any of that, Rommie hijacks the ship. Uh oh, turns out her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel (aka the avatar of the Balance of Judgment) stored a backup of his programming in her brain, waiting for just the right moment to take control.
He transfers his consciousness into a new android body named Remiel, with plans of restarting his Restorian movement. But its reign is all too short, as Hunt and Hector sneak aboard the Resolution of Hector to stop him. Hector gets killed/destroyed, and Rommie fights Remiel in the hangar bay and kicks him out into space.
Meanwhile, Tyr takes a DNA sample of his son, the genetic reincarnation of Drago Musevni, to a Perseid doctor. “Hey, can you make that DNA my DNA?” “Sure.” Then he kills the doctor.
Tyr meets up with Ataturk, Fleet Marshall of the Drago-Kazov Pride to tell him he’s the genetic reincarnation of Drago Musevni. The DNA test checks out, so according to Nietzschean customs, Tyr is able to take his place as leader of the soon-to-be unified Nietzschean people.
This episode does a pretty good job of bringing back a ton of plot threads from old episodes, sort of like what Into the Labyrinth did last season. Fairly adequate in all other aspects, and helps set up the season finale with the Tyr plot.
But really, this episode seems to have been an excuse to bring in two well-known Stargate actors (Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks) and have them beat the crap out of each other…but that’s just fine. Also special shout-out to JR Bourne (Ataturk), the third Stargate alum in this episode. And sure, why not, let’s also give a shout-out to Lexa Doig, Rommie’s actress, even though she hadn’t joined Stargate at this point.