no he didn't after rewatch
I have yet to to any idea of how much he does/doesn't know, suspects, or WANTS to know about the ship yet...and I sooo love that I don't, cause he it just makes him that much more interesting.
Mind you, guesswork on my part. (Shrugs).
Converting a human body into energy and sending it millions of light years through a wormhole. Bloody insanity!
Come on, how often do you get the chance to go to an alien planet?
I was a'ready on an alien planet!
- Poisoning the Well, Atlantis Season 1.
No he didn't know.
This ep is the ep when I began to realize Young is crazy.
That whole reaction at the end because Rush wasn't "whoopin' it up" with the rest of them tells me that Young is crazy.
He thinks that everyone has to have the same emotions that he has. Also his ex-wife and his behavior with her says so much.
I think this episode was showing us that Young is crazy.
I rewatched Air over the weekend and paid particular attention to the interaction between Rush and Young on Icarus Base. Young was exactly the same: passive aggressive, hostile, resentful. Rush seemed almost surprised at times.
I think part of the problem is that, to my mind anyway, we're supposed to see Young as the flawed but stoic leader and Rush as sinister and wanting power but that's not how Rush is being written or played. To the writers credit (and I don't believe I actually wrote that), the writing for Rush is minimalist which means that Robert Carlyle has a lot to go on in interpreting the character and the thing is, he plays him exceptionally sympathetically. It makes Young look paranoid and while that's not completely how he's written, it's how he's played and more importantly, how he's filmed. Louis Ferreira's doing a great job playing against Carlyle.
No. He didn't knew. Emotionally wounded as he is due to the loss of his wife, he does not want to get anyone too close. Especially not Young. And Young was coming much too close in the end. So he pushed him away as perfectly as he could. What better than to rise suspicion against him, thus reinstating the status quo.
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I think Rush may have had a feeling that the ship could save itself, given that it has lasted so many years and has been able to provide a solution to many of the previous problems. For one reason or another he did not voice this idea but when he realized the ship was going to survive his actions did not seem like he knew all along. He was much too suprised and happy for an outcome he figured was likely.
I agree, i think he had an idea, he looked generally surprised when he walked into the core room/alternate control room.I think Rush may have had a feeling that the ship could save itself, given that it has lasted so many years and has been able to provide a solution to many of the previous problems. For one reason or another he did not voice this idea but when he realized the ship was going to survive his actions did not seem like he knew all along. He was much too suprised and happy for an outcome he figured was likely.
SG-1 was the best
SG-A was just as awesome
SG-U should CONTINUE!!!
Quote: "Mentally Unstable Like a Fox!"