In Stargate Universe, season 1 episode 5 - Light:
Destiny is heading towards a star and the crew believe that it is going to be destroyed. They send out a shuttle with 17 people on board, 15 of which are chosen by a lottery. Dr Rush opts out of the lottery. At the end of the episode when Colonel Young is rewarding Rush for opting out, he states, "Unless you knew the ship was going to survive". Rush leaves without responding to the allegation.
My question is: Is there anything, either in or out of universe, to confirm whether Rush did or didn't know Destiny's plan?
Eli thinks, based on Rush's reaction, that he didn't know. This could be an act by Rush, but as a viewer we see his reaction when he is alone, and it appears to be genuine surprise (however out of universe this could just be to build up suspense). But Rush certainly does have more of an understanding of Destiny than anyone else on board.