I just watched episode 12 in the latest season of Stargate: Universe but I don't understand it.
Of course the writers needed
the second Rush to die because it would complicate the rest of the episodes, but why did they decide to write him out this way?
Rush sits in the chair maybe half a minute before Destiny goes down into the star. Why does he do that? Does he want to learn the knowledge of the ancients right before he dies? Why didn't he just come back to the original Destiny and do it there? (Then he could've helped them.) And if he was afraid they were going to punish him for accidentally killing the guy, wouldn't risking his life in the chair & learning a lot of stuff pay that off?