The second season of Stargate Universe was announced by Syfy on December 13, 2009. Like the first season, the second season consisted of 20 episodes. Nine episodes have already been reserved by the primary series writers. The series was moved from the franchise's usual time on Friday to Tuesday, along with Caprica. This is due to Syfy picking up WWE Friday Night SmackDown. The series resumed on September 28, 2010, USA. In Ireland & UK, the series resumed on October 5 at 9pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.
Syfy announced on December 16, 2010 that it would not be picking Stargate Universe up for a third season and that the Spring 2011 season would be the last to air on its channel. There has been no word from MGM Television on this decision.
Control of the Destiny hangs in the balance as the battle continues between the crew and the Lucian Alliance.
With food and water supplies running dangerously low and tempers flaring, a shuttle is deployed to an unstable planet whose Stargate has been locked out of Destiny’s controls.
The crew encounters a ship similar to Destiny and uncover startling secrets.
The crew of the Destiny faces more interplanetary peril.
While investigating a planet with his team, Lt. Scott is infected by an alien organism that affects both his mind and body.
A series of realistic visions cause Col. Young to question his ability as commander of Destiny.
Dr. Rush and Col. Young are stranded aboard an alien ship.
Lucian Alliance prisoner Simeon escapes, creating a manhunt on a remote planet.
Crewmembers left behind on a seemingly ideal world (“Faith”) over a year earlier make a mysterious return.
All is not as it seems when Destiny follows a remote energy signature that leads them to a sea of damaged and lifeless ships.
Dr. Rush checks on the team as they try to run a bypass through a section of the Destiny to boost power. Slow and steady seemed to be the right road until they pushed a little too far and the plan backfires. The team tries to assure Rush that it’s just going to take more time.
Excitement spreads through the ship as Eli believes he's found a way to dial Earth, only Dr. Rush has serious reservations about the plan and abandoning Destiny.
An attack on Homeworld Command traps Greer and Wray.
Another consciousness finds it's way into Chloe's body through the stones, while Volker succumbs to an illness Tamara may not be able to treat.
Homeworld Command tries to convince an ally they suspect might be infiltrated by the Lucian Alliance to let them use their planet to dial Destiny. Meanwhile Rush is trapped in a simulation created by Amanda Perry.
While exploring a planet the team is attacked and members taken captive by an alien creature.
Destiny discovers the survivors of an interplanetary expedition who claim their civilization, Novus, was founded two thousand years earlier by Destiny's crew.
Returning the settlers to their home planet Novus, the Destiny crew discover the planet has been abandoned and on the verge of seismic destruction.
Alien drones create a blockade of viable power sources forcing Destiny to recharge in a star so hot it could destroy the ship.
Blocked by Command Ships at every star and unable to gate for supplies without alerting the drones, Destiny must take a stand or be left adrift.