Stargate Universe ended with not with a bang but a whimper. It’s almost as if they knew it was going to be cancelled.
After several episodes of being beset by nameless drones the crew of Destiny does the interstellar equivalent of taking their ball and going home.
They decide to freeze themselves in cryogenic pods and put the ship on autopilot until it exits this galactic bad neighborhood.
The drama doesn’t stop there. Some of pods are broken. Fortunately, there’s a nearby moon with the raw materials to fix them, but it’s guarded!
No Problem. They destroy the huge drone command ship by remotely flying a small unmanned shuttle into it.
But wait, more drama! One of the pods is still malfunctioning so Eli volunteers to stay awake and fix it. The lights turn off to conserve power and the screen fades to black.
It’s obvious that Destiny’s resident genius and main character will be successful but we’ll never know for sure because the planned direct-to-DVD movie sequel has been cancelled. Given the direction of the show I’m guessing most people are okay with that.