List of Andromeda episodes

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This article is the listing of all episodes of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Each season consists of 22 episodes for a total of 110 episodes in five seasons. The first episode, "Under the Night", first aired in the USA on October 2, 2000. The last episode of the final season, "The Heart of the Journey (Part Two)," aired there on May 13, 2005.

The 100th episode (#512, Pride Before the Fall) contains 108 seconds of outtakes (many intentional) at the end as a "thank you" to the viewers from the shows' cast and crew.

Series overview[edit]

Season Eps. Originally
aired
Prod.
line
DVD release date
Region 1 Region 2
1 22 2000–01 1 November 13, 2003 February 6, 2006
2 22 2001–02 2 July 27, 2004 March 6, 2006
3 22 2002–03 3 February 1, 2005 April 17, 2006
4 22 2003–04 4 July 19, 2005 May 1, 2006
5 22 2004–05 5 October 3, 2006 August 7, 2006

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 2000–01[edit]

The long night has come. The Systems Commonwealth, the greatest civilization in history, has fallen. But now, one ship, one crew have vowed to drive back the night and rekindle the light of civilization. On the starship Andromeda, hope lives again.

Season one of the series shows Dylan Hunt assembling the crew and adjusting to the new universe, while pursuing the creation of the New Systems Commonwealth. The idea of the new Commonwealth proves unpopular; only 6 worlds actually sign the Commonwealth charter in this season. Major powers like the Than Hegemony or the Nietzschean Sabra and Jaguar prides are not really interested in the new Commonwealth; Dylan also manages to make quite a few enemies himself (including the most powerful of all Nietzschean Prides, Drago-Kazov).

Dylan also encounters several dysfunctional remnants of the old High Guard and witnesses the consequences of some of his own actions 300 years before. He realizes that the old Commonwealth had made some mistakes, the repetition of which he has to avoid.

The unification of Andromeda's crew is a major theme of season one. Dylan's new crew does not really believe in the idea of the Commonwealth, and joins him only for personal gain. To their surprise they find that having something to fight for is not a bad thing. In the season finale, Beka, Dylan's First Officer, even promises to continue his mission if he dies.

Initially Trance seems to be a ditzy, naive girl, warm and compassionate but serving little actual purpose on the ship. She quickly demonstrates she is more than she seems. Trance has a strong ability to gauge probabilities in the fabric of space-time, which seems to others as if she could see the future. She describes it as seeing "all possible futures". She uses this ability several times to help her friends, but her true goals remain unknown. The show hints that she engineered the Battle of Witchhead, where the last remains of the old Commonwealth fleet were destroyed, taking most of the Nietzschean forces with them, by "accidentally" sending the Andromeda back in time and pulling various members of the crew by the right strings.

Dylan himself has a difficult time accepting the fact that the universe he lived in no longer exists and all his friends are long dead. In a bizarre accident he actually manages to contact his fiancée, Sara Riley, 300 years before and even to teleport onto her ship – but returns alone, deciding the new Commonwealth is more important than his own life.

In the season finale Andromeda encounters the Magog World ship, a huge structure of twenty connected planets and an artificial sun. The World ship contains trillions of Magog and is equipped with a powerful weapon – a point singularity projector, which creates miniature black holes. Andromeda is heavily damaged; Tyr and Harper are abducted to the World ship. Trying to rescue them, Rev Bem follows them to the World ship. The rest of the crew are badly injured.

No. # Title Original air date Production
code
1 1 "Under the Night" October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) 103
Dylan Hunt is betrayed by his 1st officer when the Nietzschean prides betray the Systems Commonwealth. Stranded on the event horizon of a black hole, Dylan is frozen in time until a salvage crew try and claim the Andromeda.
2 2 "An Affirming Flame" October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09) 104
Dylan must protect the Andromeda from the mercenary crew after sleeping the "long night", while Beka and her friends discover they may be fighting for the wrong person.
3 3 "To Loose the Fateful Lightning" October 16, 2000 (2000-10-16) 102
Dylan is manipulated into unlocking powerful weapons stores when the Andromeda discovers a Commonwealth space station populated by children who believe that he is the legendary' High Guard' who has come to bring peace by destroying their enemies.
4 4 "D Minus Zero" October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23) 101
Dylan and the crew of the Andromeda face off against an unknown enemy when they discover a ship's recorder, forcing Dylan to deal with the tensions between him and his new crew.
5 5 "Double Helix" October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) 106
The Andromeda finds a Nietzschean colony conducting pirate raids on a nearby Than planet. Dylan hopes that saving the Than will win support for his cause, but Tyr's loyalties are divided when the colony presents him with the opportunity to have a mate and a home if he gives them the Andromeda
6 6 "Angel Dark, Demon Bright" November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06) 108
When a slipstream error throws the Andromeda back to the climatic battle of Nietzschean-Commonwealth war, Dylan and his crew must not only decide whether or not to interfere, but which side to interfere on. Ultimately, its discovered that the Nietzscheans arrived with 1,500 ships, three times more than was said to have been in the battle and they realize that their intervention is necessary to preserve history. With no choice, Andromeda attacks the fleet and wipes out most of it, with Tyr revealing he knew the truth about the fleet size all along from a Nietzschean legend, but their history had no idea that it was the Andromeda that was responsible. With history back on track, Andromeda returns to her own time.
7 7 "The Ties That Blind" November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) 107
Beka's brother and his friend come aboard, with her brother claiming to have converted to Wayism. However, it soon becomes clear that they have an agenda of their own, connected to the 'Resters', a group of environmentalists attempting to prevent all space travel.
8 8 "The Banks of the Lethe" November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) 109
Dylan is able to communicate with his lost love via a black hole as the Andromeda faces off against Nietzscheans, but when faced with the chance to be reunited with her by transporting through time, he must choose whether or not to return to the past and abandon his new mission. The rescue fails when the ship comes under attack, with the attack damaging the ability to rescue Andromeda. Dylan, who had teleported aboard, takes command and has the crew push Andromeda as far out of the black hole as it can while he contacts the Nietzscheans and demand they leave or face Andromeda in battle. The ruse works and the Nietzscheans leave. Dylan says goodbye and returns to his own time where he learns that while the efforts in the past failed to save him, it made it possible for the Eureka Maru to save him in the present, so the effort was not in vain. Guest stars Sam Jenkins, Kevin Sorbo's real life wife, as Sara Riley, his lost love.
9 9 "A Rose in the Ashes" November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27) 105
Dylan and Andromeda are imprisoned on a penal colony where no-one is allowed out; even the inmates' children are forced to remain. As the ship's avatar's power source runs low, Dylan looks to an intelligent woman to help them escape. Meanwhile, with the help of Trance, the crew tracks down Dylan and Rommie's location and try to reach them in the Eureka Maru, but face the colony's defenses which threaten to destroy the ship. Dylan stages an uprising against the android warden of the prison and tries to shut down the defenses so that the Maru can rescue him, but is no match for the warden who kills the person helping him. Rommie, knowing Dylan is in trouble, is able to use an improvised power source to give her some power and intervenes. Rommie destroys the warden, but runs out of power before she can do anything else. Dylan manages to shut down the defenses in time and the Maru safely lands and rescues him and Rommie, but Dylan is left perplexed at how Trance randomly picked the right prison planet.
10 10 "All Great Neptune's Ocean" January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15) 110
Castalians come aboard to finalize the charter of the New Commonwealth, but, when their leader dies, Tyr becomes the prime suspect due to the leader having destroyed a Nietzschean ship during an old war.
11 11 "The Pearls That Were His Eyes" January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) 111
Beka and Trance search for Beka's father's former business partner and discover he is the leader of a large company dealing in a highly addictive drug; meanwhile, the rest of the crew organise a 'garage sale' to gather money for new parts.
12 12 "The Mathematics of Tears" January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29) 112
The Andromeda discovers her sister ship, the Pax Magellanic, with a skeleton crew who have not aged a day, only for Andromeda to struggle with the ship's demented AI as the crew try to piece together the mystery of what happened to the ship to remove its slipstream drive and render the crew immortal. Its eventually revealed that the crew are all android versions of themselves except for the First Officer who is in fact the ship's Avatar like Rommie is to Andromeda. Its revealed that the ship ejected its Slipspace drive to destroy a nearby planet. The ship attacks Andromeda, but Dylan orders fire only directed at its weapons in order to disable it. To everyone's surprise, this results in the ship's destruction and the AI, in a final transmission reveals why: only wanting death, it lowered its defenses so it would be destroyed to the sorrow of Andromeda.
13 13 "Music of a Distant Drum" February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) 115
With the Eureka Maru having been infected by attack-nanobots that disrupt electrical systems, Tyr crashlands on a Nietzschean controlled planet, his memories lost and the Maru damaged, and must try and remember his past before the ruling Nietzschean pride discover him and the crate he was transporting.
14 14 "Harper 2.0" February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) 113
Harper becomes a genius when a Perseid "downloads" immense amounts of knowledge into his brain, and becomes the target of a bounty hunter with advanced technology. Dylan and his crew discover information on the Magog.
15 15 "Forced Perspective" February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 114
While picking up parts for Andromeda, Dylan Hunt is arrested on charges for assassinating a planetary dictator three hundred years ago, by one of the men who participated in the assassination, leaving Trance to rescue him and solve the mystery of how the man survived for three centuries. Its eventually revealed that the dictator was killed in self-defense by Gharis Rhade, but the man set to replace him became as bad as he was and survived through cloning. When Dylan and Trance confront the man, Trance offers a peaceful solution, to abdicate power to the government and include the rebels in the new government that forms so that everyone has a voice. The man, who never wanted to become what he did, agrees.
16 16 "The Sum of Its Parts" February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) 118
The crew is contacted by a drone from the Consensus of Parts, a race of sentient machines who live in the space between galaxies, who has been sent to make contact with them, but face danger when the drone takes over Andromeda in an attempt to escape his destruction while his 'master' tries to force Rommie to join the Consensus.
17 17 "Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way" April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09) 120
Gerentex kidnaps Trance and Harper and forces them to assist in his quest for power, as he claims to have discovered the location of a map to the lost Commonwealth capital Tarn-Vedra.
18 18 "The Devil Take the Hindmost" April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) 116
While the rest of the crew of the Andromeda aid in relief efforts for a Than colony, Dylan and Rev Bem go to the aid of one of Rev Bem's friends to help protect a peaceful people against slavers, but matters become complicated when it is revealed they possess a perfect genetic memory, if Dylan teaches them to kill, their descendents will always remember how to take a life.
19 19 "The Honey Offering" April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23) 121
Dylan tries to bring peace to two warring Nietzschean prides by escorting a princess of one to an arranged marriage with the other, but when Dylan and the princess are forced to escape in the Eureka Maru while Andromeda lures away a fleet, he realises that things aren't as they seem.
20 20 "Star-Crossed" April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) 117
Rommie falls in love with an android who was rescued from a destroyed ship, but she is betrayed when it is revealed that he is the avatar of the warship the Balance of Judgement, who has gone insane after the Fall. The ship is the leader and founder of the Restor faction. Gabriel, who is controlled by his programing, infects Rommie with a virus so she broadcasts the crew's plans to the Balance, but the crew use this to draw the ship into a trap, destroying it by luring it in with an abandoned (except Gabriel and Rommie) Andromeda and then deploying missiles with proximity fuses from the Eureka Maru. Gabriel is set free, but Rommie is forced to destroy him after discovering that the Balance transferred a copy of its AI to him.
21 21 "It Makes a Lovely Light" May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) 119
Beka attempts to pilot the Andromeda to Tarn-Vedra, a planet that is cut off from the slipstream. In a weakened state, she takes the drug Flash and overdoses, nearly dying.
22 22 "Its Hour Come 'Round at Last" May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 122
Harper accidentally activates a hidden personality stored away in Andromeda '​s system, causing her to forget the events of the past few years and re-enact a top secret mission. While executing this mission, Andromeda becomes overrun by Magog.

Season 2: 2001–02[edit]

He is the last guardian of a fallen civilization, a hero from another time. Faced with a universe in chaos, Dylan Hunt recruits an unlikely crew and sets out to reunite the galaxies. On the starship Andromeda hope lives again.

Season two begins with the crew of Andromeda in a seemingly hopeless situation. Dylan and Trance are revived by Beka, and Dylan goes to the Magog World ship with Rommie (the android avatar of Andromeda's AI) to recover Tyr, Harper and Rev. Harper is infested with Magog eggs, and Rev's loyalty is strained when he encounters the being the Magog call the Spirit of the Abyss. They believe it to be their creator and god. Although Dylan and Rommie rescue Tyr and Harper, Andromeda is badly damaged, Rev has a spiritual crisis, and there seems to be no possible way to extract the Magog larvae from Harper. A powerful drug will keep them dormant for a time, but it only delays the inevitable.

The season shows the crew reacting to the sudden necessity of the New Commonwealth after the discovery of the Worldship (which will arrive at the Known Worlds in a few years), as they continue to make sure the dream comes true. Many worlds became more willing to sign the charter after learning of the Worldship. Dylan becomes more ruthless in his actions as well.

The episode "Ouroboros" (2:12) in the middle of this season became a major turning point for the whole series. "Ouroboros" was the last episode by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, the show's original developer and head writer. The producers allegedly felt that the series was becoming too intellectual and complicated (see Departure from Andromeda). One immediately visible change was Trance's transformation. She exchanged places with her own future version; New Trance had a different (golden-skinned) appearance and much more serious personality.

Behind the scenes, Brent Stait (Rev Bem) also left Andromeda in "Ouroboros" because of his developing allergy to Magog make-up. He reprises his role twice later, in seasons three and four.

In the second half of season two, restoration of the Systems Commonwealth becomes a much less significant theme. The show mostly concentrated on Star Trek-style standalone adventures. However, by the end of the season, the new Commonwealth had gained a new powerful war fleet and a total of fifty worlds. This period also saw Kevin Sorbo reunited with his Hercules co-star Michael Hurst for one episode.

Andromeda's Nietzschean crewman, Tyr Anasazi, is revealed to have a son, Tamerlane Anasazi, who is a genetic reincarnation of Drago Museveni, Founder and Progenitor of the entire Nietzschean Race. Since all the Nietzschean Prides believe that Drago Museveni's genetic reincarnation will necessarily be a great leader, the Nietzschean Messiah, Tyr Anasazi gets a unique opportunity to unite all the Nietzschean Prides. He does not use it yet, biding his time.

In the season finale the Systems Commonwealth is finally reinstated. A ceremony is held on board of the Andromeda, but interrupted by the attack of unknown extra-dimensional aliens.

No. # Title Original air date Production
code
23 1 "The Widening Gyre" October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01) 201
With the ship severely damaged and Tyr, Harper and Rev having been abducted, Dylan leads the crew of the Andromeda in battle against its deadliest enemy to rescue their captured crew-members. With help from Rev who pretended to join the Magog, the group escapes and Andromeda launches a nova-bomb into the Worldship. However, due to the actions of the Spirit of the Abyss, the Magog leader and creator, the Worldship survives though severely damaged while Andromeda gets away, also badly damaged. The World Ship is discovered to be heading to the Known Worlds and now the Commonwealth, once a dream, is a necessity to combat this threat.
24 2 "Exit Strategies" October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) 202
While Harper and Rommie try to cope with their recent 'violations' by the Magog. Dylan, Beka, Rev, and Tyr, pursued by a gang of Nietzscheans, are forced to make a crash landing on an icy planet, and must escape before Rev Bem's desire to feed either forces him to kill or causes his body to digest itself.
25 3 "A Heart for Falsehood Framed" October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15) 203
The crew must steal a jewel being fought over by a greedy Drift-owner and the Than to organize a peace treaty, but matters become complicated when Beka develops a relationship with the security chief on the station, who is a former thief known as 'Schrödinger's cat'.
26 4 "Pitiless as the Sun" October 22, 2001 (2001-10-22) 209
While Andromeda investigates mysterious attacks on an isolated, somewhat xenophobic Inari, Trance is interrogated by that same species as they try to determine her origins, blaming one of her kind for inciting a recent war.
27 5 "Last Call at the Broken Hammer" October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29) 206
Dylan and crew attempt to find a long-lost Commonwealth leader and bring her back into the fold, but the question of her identity proves more complicated than it initially appears.
28 6 "All Too Human" November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05) 204
While Rommie tries to save a defector from a planet that hates AI's, the Eureka Maru plunges deep into the ocean after being crippled, leaving Harper, Tyr and Rev struggling for survival as Dylan, Beka and Trance attempt to stop a planet-destroying ship armed with Magog weapons.
29 7 "Una Salus Victus" November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) 207
With a deadly plague on the loose, Andromeda, captained by the inexperienced Harper while Beka seeks stragglers from the convoy, escorts medical ships through Drago-Kazov space while Dylan and Tyr try to stop the missile batteries trained on them.
30 8 "Home Fires" November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) 205
Andromeda discovers a planet of Commonwealth survivors and descendants gathered together by Dylan's former fiancé after the Commonwealth fell, including the genetic reincarnation of Dylan's first officer Rhade, but when the election to rejoin the Commonwealth goes against Andromeda '​s crew, an apparent Magog attack raises several questions.
31 9 "Into the Labyrinth" November 26, 2001 (2001-11-26) 208
Another agent of the Abyss tries to tempt Harper to join the Magog god by removing some of his larvae, as the crew battles more tesseracting villains.
32 10 "The Prince" January 19, 2002 (2002-01-19) 210
Dylan and Tyr are appointed the aides to a Prince after the rest of his family is killed in a civil uprising on his planet, but they find themselves facing significant challenges from the revolting nobles while trying to reinstate his rule and negotiate a peaceful settlement.
33 11 "Bunker Hill" January 26, 2002 (2002-01-26) 211
Dylan and his makeshift Commonwealth fleet, consisting of the Sabra-Jaguar pride, engage the Drago-Kazov fleet while Harper and Rommie return to Earth to start an insurrection, but matters are complicated when Dylan finds the fleet to be larger than he expected.
34 12 "Ouroboros" February 2, 2002 (2002-02-02) 212
After Rev Bem departs to try to find himself, Harper, running out of time before the Magog hatch, must build a Teseract Machine to remove them with Houne's help, unintentionally triggering 'ripples' from the future that cause parts of Andromeda to start shifting to other time periods and culminate in Trance being replaced by her future self.
35 13 "Lava and Rockets" February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09) 213
Dylan outruns dangerous mercenaries by kidnapping a Tourist barge and her pilot, while Tyr and Rommie must put aside their differences to find Dylan before the mercenaries do, leaving Harper to try to adapt to the "new" Trance.
36 14 "Be All My Sins Remembered" February 16, 2002 (2002-02-16) 216
When Dylan, Beka and Harper are called to identify the body of Beka's lost crewmate Bobby Jensen, they discover that he is actually alive and seeks to force the Andromeda to help end a revolution that he started after he left the Maru.
37 15 "Dance of the Mayflies" February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23) 214
The Andromeda is pursued by the Than after they rescue dying people from a drift, but when the victims come back as the walking dead, it is revealed that they are under the control of a hive-mind-entity known as the Bokur that infects and kills its victims. With Beka infected and Trance being used as a vessel to communicate, Dylan, Rommie and Harper must race against time to discover a defence and save their friends before they are all infected.
38 16 "In Heaven Now Are Three" March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02) 215
Dylan, Beka, and Trance attempt to attain the mystic 'Engine of Creation', capable of rewriting the universe according to the designs of whoever possesses it, before someone else gets it, resulting in a brief encounter between Trance and another of her species.
39 17 "The Things We Cannot Change" April 13, 2002 (2002-04-13) 221
During an investigation of a black hole, Dylan is blown out into space and finds himself married with a son in a world where there are no Magog and the Commonwealth is still intact (albeit falling from prolonged war). Episode is a clip show
40 18 "The Fair Unknown" April 20, 2002 (2002-04-20) 217
Dylan, Trance and Rommie must rush to save a Vedran, the long-lost founders of the Commonwealth, from the deadly Caldarens, but her demands after her rescue place Dylan in a difficult position.
41 19 "Belly of the Beast" April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27) 219
A mythical planet-eating space creature turns out to be fact when it attempts to eat the Andromeda, with only Dylan and Trance in the Eureka Maru available to save the day as Rommie begins to shut down and the ship begins to dissolve.
42 20 "The Knight, Death, and the Devil" May 4, 2002 (2002-05-04) 218
While Dylan embarks on a quest to liberate captured ships of the High Guard from imprisonment with the help of their AI's, hampered by their unwillingness to become the slaves that they feel they would become if they gained captains once more, Beka is forced to convince the potential fiftieth planet in the New Systems Commonwealth to sign the charter without Dylan to win them over.
43 21 "Immaculate Perception" May 11, 2002 (2002-05-11) 220
When Tyr races to save his wife and her colony from attack by the Genites, humans opposed to genetically-engineered humans (a particular problem as that includes almost all of the crew of Andromeda), he discovers that not only is he a father, but that his son may be the foretold genetic reincarnation of Drago Mussevni.
44 22 "Tunnel at the End of the Light" May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18) 222
Mysterious beings begin attacking delegates at the final Commonwealth Charter signing that will determine the First Triumvant, but when Trance reveals that this crisis resulted in the destruction of Dylan's dream of a renewed Commonwealth, the crew must find a way to win a fight that they lost against in Trance's future.

Season 3: 2002–03[edit]

The Universe is a dangerous place. But in our future my crew and I fight to make it safe. I am Dylan Hunt, Captain of the Andromeda Ascendant, and these are our adventures.

Season three had the most episodic format of all. The Systems Commonwealth is already reunited, but there is not much progress in the fight with the Magog and the Abyss.

Several episodes of season three explore Trance and her actual role. One episode (The Dark Backward) is filmed completely from Trance's viewpoint, showing that she indeed "lives" through all possible alternate futures before choosing the right one.

This season shows several confusing additions, refits, and changes to the Andromeda, its crew and the Commonwealth.

The Andromeda gains a highly trained High Guard crew in some episodes only to have them disappear in the next, leaving the core command crew to deal with problems on the ship without help. An example is the appearance of multiple squadrons of slip fighters who fight under Beka's staunch leadership in Point of the Spear, when in the previous episode, where a squadron of slipfighters would have been handy, they are not used.

The capabilities of the ship increase and decrease as well. Throughout Season 3 a recurring undertone suggest the Andromeda is "the most powerful ship in the Galaxy", which is contradictory to the first two seasons. Despite this new angle of writing the Andromeda as the ultimate warship, she is outmatched more than once (if only temporarily) by unlikely foes; examples are the lone Nietzschean vessel firing gamma rays in Vault of the Heavens and the garbage-spewing ships shown in Illusion of Majesty.

Also in Season 3 the characters often react in ways which are contrary to their established personalities. Many of the plots and story structures appear strained and inconsistent.[citation needed]

Nietzschean crewman Tyr Anasazi makes his move at the end of the season. He implants his son Tamerlane Anasazi 's DNA into his own cells, and goes on to reunite the various Nietzschean Prides and separate them from the Systems Commonwealth again. The season ends with Nietzscheans withdrawing from the Commonwealth and Tyr Anasazi formally leaving the Andromeda.

No. # Title Original air date Production
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45 1 "If the Wheel is Fixed" September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21) 301
When Beka and Tyr are taken over by the energy from a dimensional tunnel, they attempt to force Andromeda into the tunnel, leaving Dylan, Trance and Harper to stop them before the ship is destroyed.
46 2 "The Shards of Rimni" September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28) 302
After Dylan receives a strange map in the mail, he is framed for the murder of the contract killer who sent him the package, leaving him and Harper in a race against time to clear their names before Commonwealth Security catches them, as well as to find the pieces of a mythical vase said to grant the owner the 'blessings of the cosmos'... a piece of which Dylan acquired before his trip to the black hole.
47 3 "Mad to be Saved" October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05) 303
After rescuing a group of refugees fleeing an oppressive dictatorship, the Andromeda crew face serious problems when the refugees are revealed to be severely mentally unbalanced due to government experiments, each of them brainwashed to believe that they're the doctor responsible for the condition of the others.
48 4 "Cui Bono" October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11) 304
Andromeda transports Beka's Uncle Sid when he runs for the top government office in the newly reformed Commonwealth, but matters are complicated when a seemingly failed assassination attempt puts him in a coma and his company opens up a revenge account that sends bounty hunters after everybody likely to have put out the hit in the first place.
49 5 "The Lone and Level Sands" October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21) 305
After an attack by pirates, Dylan, Tyr, Harper and Rommie encounter a spacecraft from Earth that set out to explore deep space hundreds of years ago, but tensions between the ship's captain and crew result in the Andromeda crew getting caught up in a mutiny as they try to repair the slipstream drive on the Eureka Maru
50 6 "Slipfighter the Dogs of War" October 28, 2002 (2002-10-28) 306
The Andromeda crew must stop the evil rulers of the planet Marduk from making weapons of mass destruction.
51 7 "The Leper's Kiss" November 11, 2002 (2002-11-11) 307
Dylan goes on a mission to seek out "The Leper" in order to prevent Marshall Man Ka-Lupe's assassination.
52 8 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18) 308
The Andromeda is haunted by a crew member who died over 300 years ago.
53 9 "And Your Heart Will Fly Away" November 25, 2002 (2002-11-25) 309
Tyr encounters a long lost love and the man who had hired him to kill her.
54 10 "The Unconquerable Man" January 20, 2003 (2003-01-20) 310
In an alternate universe where Dylan died before being trapped in the black hole, Gaheris Rhade sets out to restore the Commonwealth, but his increasingly strained relationship with his crew, to say nothing of his negative views on the Nietzschean prides, make this a seemingly impossible task. Episode is a clip show
55 11 "Delenda Est" January 27, 2003 (2003-01-27) 311
The mysterious race that attacked the first Commonwealth Charter signing returns, and it's up to the Andromeda crew to stop them again.
56 12 "The Dark Backward" February 3, 2003 (2003-02-03) 312
Trance runs through a series of possible outcomes in order to save the crew from a deadly intruder.
57 13 "The Risk-All Point" February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10) 313
Dylan, Tyr and Beka fight to rescue the crew of a new, "More powerful than Andromeda", Commonwealth ship when it explodes, forcing the crew to suspect sabotage.
58 14 "The Right Horse" February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17) 314
Beka puts her feelings for a past love ahead of the safety of her crew and endangers an entire planet.
59 15 "What Happens to a Rev Deferred?" February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24) 315
The crew receives a cry for help from the long lost Rev Bem. Episode is a clip show
60 16 "Point of the Spear" March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31) 316
The crew battles against the Pyrians in order to save the planet Samsarra and avoid a galactic war.
61 17 "Vault of the Heavens" April 7, 2003 (2003-04-07) 317
Dylan is beckoned to a far off planet by the voice of a mysterious woman.
62 18 "Deep Midnight's Voice" April 14, 2003 (2003-04-14) 318
Dylan and the crew search for a Nietzschean slip-scout probe that enables one to map every meter of the slipstream.
63 19 "The Illusion of Majesty" April 21, 2003 (2003-04-21) 319
Dylan and the crew take a wrong turn, ending up in the Prolon System, where they discover a princess who is not what she appears to be.
64 20 "Twilight of the Idols" April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28) 320
Andromeda and her crew set out to find a colony of Nietzscheans that have disappeared. Unknown to them, they aren't the only ones looking.
65 21 "Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath" May 5, 2003 (2003-05-05) 321
The Balance of Judgment returns, taking over a new High Guard ship and Rommie. Its revealed that when it was destroyed, it transferred a copy of itself into Rommie as well as Gabriel. Using Rommie, the AI takes over the Resolution of Hector and forces Harper to build it a new Avatar it names Remiel. Andormeda tracks down the ship and disables it while Dylan and Hector, the Avatar of the Resolution board the ship to stop Remiel and the AI. They free Rommie, but are unable to defeat Remiel who kills Hector. However, Rommie manages to break through to the Balance AI and convince it to stop, reminding it of its original purpose as a High Guard ship. Remiel refuses to give up and tries to escape, but Rommie and Dylan blow him into space. Later all traces of the Balance AI are removed from the Resolution and Rommie.
66 22 "Shadows Cast by a Final Salute" May 12, 2003 (2003-05-12) 322
The Drago-Kazov clan begin a war against the Commonwealth and others. Tyr shows his true intentions. The Commonwealth fleet is lured into an ambush and destroyed.

Season 4: 2003–04[edit]

In season four, Dylan is nearly outlawed by the Systems Commonwealth he himself had restored. The Collectors (originally keepers of historical information unknown to anyone else), allied with the Spirit of the Abyss, manipulate the fragile government of the New Commonwealth to show him in a bad light. The Abyss infiltrates the Commonwealth using many other agents as well.

Eventually the Collectors unite with Tyr Anasazi and his newly united Nietzschean Prides. Tyr mistrusts the Spirit of the Abyss, but hopes to defeat it. He tries to find a map to the Route of Ages — a portal connecting all galaxies together. It is possible to weaken the Abyss by passing through it. Dylan gets the map instead, but he allows Tyr to follow Andromeda through the Route of Ages, as Tyr knows more about the Abyss. Andromeda is transported into a weird universe where thoughts manifest as reality. With Trance's help, Dylan defeats and kills Tyr Anasazi who tried to make a deal with the Abyss.

Since the Route of Ages closes before the Andromeda can get back, Dylan has to use Trance's help. She reveals that she is the Avatar of the Sun, with "the power to create and destroy". Trance destroys Andromeda and re-creates it in the right universe.

In this season, Dylan also finds a new crew member — Nietzschean Telemachus Rhade, who does not accept his race's betrayal of the Commonwealth and agrees to join Dylan. Rhade proves to be more manageable than Tyr Anasazi, whom he helped Dylan defeat.

The Magog evolve and become more intelligent and cunning. In the season finale their Worldship is rediscovered. It is heading towards the Arkology, an old space station with very pacifist population. Dylan frantically tries to convince them that they have to defend themselves, but the people of the Arkology hope to make peace with the Magog.

They pay dearly for that mistake, as the Magog never make peace with anyone. Andromeda tries to defend the Arkology against the Worldship, but is horribly outnumbered. The Arkology is destroyed with all its inhabitants. Rhade, Beka and Harper are left in absolutely hopeless situations. Rommie explodes after being shot through her stomach while saving Harper from the Magog.

Trance asks Dylan to escape on a slip fighter through the Route of Ages, claiming that now there is nothing more important than saving his life; Marlowe, Arkology's leader (who had disappeared several hours before the battle) tells Dylan that they both are Paradine, two of the few ancient beings with incredible powers. Dylan reluctantly leaves through the Route (in a strange sequence where he finds himself in a large dark room and seemingly meets another version of himself). Trance turns into a sun and crashes into the Worldship on the Andromeda.

No. # Title Original air date Production
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67 1 "Answers Given to Questions Never Asked" September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29) 401
Dylan receives a message from a collector claiming to have a hostage, and finds the remains of the Commonwealth fleet, leading them to the All Forces nullification point.
68 2 "Pieces of Eight" October 6, 2003 (2003-10-06) 402
Citizen 8 threatens to replace members of the Commonwealth, including Dylan, with help from his foreseeing slave.
69 3 "Waking the Tyrant's Device" October 13, 2003 (2003-10-13) 403
Andromeda encounters the builder of the Worldship and has to stop him before he launches another invasion by the Abyss. Ultimately the new World Ship is destroyed, but the bad guy manages to escape.
70 4 "Double or Nothingness" October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20) 404
Dylan is kidnapped and forced to play mind games for the amusement and monetary gain of weapon dealers.
71 5 "Harper/Delete" October 27, 2003 (2003-10-27) 405
"File D", a flexy that can erase people's minds, is in the hands of two warring siblings, with Andromeda and Harper trying to prevent its activation.
72 6 "Soon the Nearing Vortex" November 3, 2003 (2003-11-03) 406
Tyr Anasazi joins with the Collectors to find the Route of Ages, thinking it will stop the Abyss. Rhade, who lost Tyr as his prisoner, joins the Andromeda crew.
73 7 "The World Turns All Around Her" November 10, 2003 (2003-11-10) 407
Beka and Tyr are pulled through the Route of Ages, where the crew of the Andromeda pursue and confront Tyr as he prepares to offer Dylan to the Abyss in exchange for Nietzschean safety in the upcoming war. Dylan and Rhade rescue Beka, but are forced to kill Tyr as they escape. After Andromeda gets trapped in the Route of Ages, Trance reveals her true nature as the Avatar of a Sun and saves the crew, though only Dylan is aware of the truth.
74 8 "Conduit to Destiny" November 17, 2003 (2003-11-17) 408
Fate brings Dylan full circle to fulfill a planet’s destiny three hundred years in the making when the crew return to a planet where a woman is supposed to merge with a power source. Dylan helps her do so and defeats the person trying to use her for her own gain and reveals that he was the mysterious soldier that had saved her life three hundred years before and never returned despite his promise because he got trapped in the black hole.
75 9 "Machinery of the Mind" January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12) 409
The crew thwarts an assassin’s attempt to steal the minds of the Commonwealth’s most brilliant scientists.
76 10 "Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter" January 19, 2004 (2004-01-19) 410
Dylan hunts down a notorious outlaw who has kidnapped a Commonwealth leader’s daughter. Things are revealed to not be what they seem: the daughter was set up to be murdered by her insane father and the outlaw is actually more of a Robin Hood type character rather than a villain. After stopping the woman's attempted assassination by her own father, Dylan invites the outlaw and his coalition of more than 1,100 planets to join the Commonwealth in exchange for his freedom and allowing him to marry the woman.
77 11 "The Torment, the Release" January 26, 2004 (2004-01-26) 411
Dylan is arrested and tried by the Collectors and Triumvirs for high crimes against the Commonwealth.
78 12 "The Spider's Stratagem" February 2, 2004 (2004-02-02) 412
When the Andromeda intercepts a shipment of Living Armor, Dylan goes in search of its creator and learns a deadly secret.
79 13 "The Warmth of an Invisible Light" February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09) 413
While trying to escape pursuing ships and low on fuel, Andromeda ends up in a dead galaxy and try to use a new device of Harper's, which accidentally transfers Dylan to an alternate universe where he died a hero after stopping the Nietzchean rebellion three hundred years ago and Andromeda has been turned into a museum. In the new reality, the Commonwealth never fell, but Harper, now part cybernetic and manipulated by the Abyss, has taken it over with Rhade as his second in command and Beka the general of the rebellion. Dylan teams up with the alternate Rommie and a part of Trance that enters that reality looking for him to stop Harper. With the help of Beka, Dylan leads a counter-rebellion on board Andromeda and tries to reach out to Harper, believing he still has good in him. Alternate Rommie and Beka defeat Harper's forces, but Rhade activates Andromeda's self-destruct. Harper, who Dylan did reach, decides to surrender, but Rhade kills him as the self-destruct reaches zero. However, Andromeda reveals she tricked him and orders Rhade to surrender as Harper's rule has now been overthrown. Beka and Rommie plan to work together to restore the Commonwealth to its former glory with the help of the Andromeda and Dylan has Trance return him to his world with Harper's device. Before she does, Trance gives him a "gift," the word "Almathea" and upon his return, Dylan finds out he has only been gone thirty seconds. There, he learns that by rigging up the Eureka Maru to the Andromeda, the ship can now reach a nearby star, but unless one goes supernova, they won't be able to refuel. Dylan learns that one of the stars is Almathea and orders Andromeda to it. Almathea goes supernova and Andromeda is able to refuel. Trance mourns the loss of Almathea as the star sacrificed itself for Andromeda.
80 14 "The Others" February 16, 2004 (2004-02-16) 414
The crew steps in to mediate an apocalyptic war in order to halt genocide and cure a fatal disease.
81 15 "Fear Burns Down to Ashes" February 23, 2004 (2004-02-23) 415
The Collectors trap Dylan in a life or death test using former crew member Rev Bem as bait.
82 16 "Lost in a Space That Isn't There?" April 5, 2004 (2004-04-05) 416
The crew discover that Beka's behavior is being influenced by the Abyss after a Restorian attack, forcing Dylan to carry out a dangerous plan to rid her of its influence by travelling into Beka's mind. Dylan ultimately manages to trap the Abyss in a VR matrix, but it starts to take over Andromeda so Trance enters the matrix and uses her powers to defeat it.
83 17 "Abridging the Devil's Divide" April 12, 2004 (2004-04-12) 417
Harper is captured by the Patriarch to build a bridge across time so he can bring an army of the future to the present, but the future is not what it seems.
84 18 "Trusting the Gordian Maze" April 19, 2004 (2004-04-19) 418
The Triumvirate sends a beautiful spy to tempt Dylan and retrieve the Star Map.
85 19 "A Symmetry of Imperfection" April 26, 2004 (2004-04-26) 419
Rommie’s emotional decisions sever her connections with the ship’s systems, leaving the Andromeda vulnerable to a Magog attack.
86 20 "Time Out of Mind" May 3, 2004 (2004-05-03) 420
The Abyss sends agents to murder the True Collectors and find their hidden library.
87 21 "The Dissonant Interval (Part One)" May 10, 2004 (2004-05-10) 421
Andromeda saves a transport from Arkology, a peaceful society on a space station, who is now the target of the Worldship. Dylan also learns of his true heritage as a Paradine. To be continued...
88 22 "The Dissonant Interval (Part Two)" May 17, 2004 (2004-05-17) 422
When Dylan can't move the Arkology, he chooses a stand off which he can't win. Things go badly: Rhade is surrounded, Rommie is destroyed, Harper is found by a Magog and Beka is presumably killed while Arkology is destroyed and Andromeda is invaded by Magog and severely damaged with the only survivors being Trance and Dylan. Dylan tries to destroy the World Ship by firing every Nova Bomb Andromeda has at it, but does little damage. Andromeda repels the Magog by venting her atmosphere and Trance convinces Dylan to abandon ship in a Slipfighter for the Route of Ages while she deals with the World Ship. As Dylan heads into the Route of Ages, Trance pilots Andromeda into the center of the World Ship, firing every missile the ship has as she goes to clear the way, saying her goodbyes. As Andromeda loses power, the ship enters the center of the World Ship and Trance goes supernova apparently destroying the World Ship. Dylan enters the Route of Ages where he encounters another version of himself. The two Dylan's stare at each other for a moment before the other one walks away.

Season 5: 2004–05[edit]

Season five starts with an unusual premise. Dylan finds himself transported into the Seefra system — nine identical barren worlds with a superstitious population and two dim suns. Technology (especially spaceflight) is shunned, and water is treasured because of constant drought. Flavin, a Paradine, meets Dylan here, giving him cryptic hints about Dylan's destiny and what Seefra is before disappearing.

Dylan eventually finds Nietzschean warrior Telemachus Rhade, pilot Beka Valentine and super-genius engineer Seamus Harper on Seefra, and to his amazement, they all arrived in Seefra at different times and locations. Harper, in particular, arrived three years earlier with the remains of the android Rommie. He tried to repair her but failed, eventually building another android, Doyle, with some of Rommie's memories. Initially he convinces her that she is human, but later her true identity is revealed by a rebel android. (The "behind the scenes" reason for replacing Rommie with Doyle is Lexa Doig's pregnancy. Rommie was rebuilt by Doyle late in this season.)

Trance is also found, but she is weakened by her attempt to transport Andromeda and its crew to Seefra. She does not quite remember who she is and what she is supposed to do. Trance underwent a metamorphosis yet again; she is still golden-skinned but appears younger, and her personality resembles her first purple incarnation.

Andromeda itself is transported to Seefra as well, but it has no power and no way to restore it. Trance partially recharges the ships generators, but Andromeda still cannot move (apparently it needs 100 percent power), and its AI behavior is erratic.

The first half of the season deals with three main themes: Dylan's conflict with his crew, his attempts to restore Andromeda's power and eventual discovery of the true role of Trance and the Seefra system.

Rhade, Beka and Harper are all angry at Dylan for leaving them behind in the Battle of Arkology and for throwing them to Seefra without any way to back to the Known Worlds. Their loyalty is strained several times, but seems finally reaffirmed after the intervention by Stranger, a Paradine sent by Dylan from an alternate future.

Andromeda's power is eventually restored with ancient Vedran artifacts, but it is still unable to leave Seefra. Seefra seems to be located in a "pocket universe," and the only way out is the Route of Ages. Although some characters come and leave through it, Dylan cannot use it.

Seefra turns out to be Tarn-Vedra, long lost capital of the Commonwealth, but the Vedrans themselves left it long ago, disillusioned with humans. Seefra-1 is the original Tarn-Vedra and Seefra-2 to 9 are copies of it. Tarn-Vedra's original sun was somehow replaced by two artificial constructs, Methus-1 and Methus-2. Methus-2 is now damaged and emits deadly flares, which are the reason for Seefra's drought.

Methus Diagram — a blueprint for Seefra system, recovered with the help of the mysterious DJ Virgil Vox — also reveals the purpose of the eight extra planets. The Vedran sun will return someday, and destroy Seefra-2 through 9 to slow down and take its position. But because of the damage to Methus-2 this mechanism is not working, and the sun threatens to devastate the system completely.

Trance remembers her identity when she meets Ione, avatar of the Tarn-Vedra moon. She is the Tarn-Vedra sun. When she realizes this, her sun enters the Seefra system, and Dylan has to find a way to fix Methus-2 and evacuate eight doomed planets to Seefra-1.

Trance's "sisters" (who call themselves "the Nebula"), however, try to persuade her to join them. In their opinion the fate of Dylan, Seefra, or the Known Worlds is irrelevant. Trance stubbornly refuses, and the Nebula attempts to replace her (all Avatars of the Suns look alike). Real Trance is imprisoned inside Methus-2, and it takes some time for Dylan to realize the deception and rescue her.

Dylan proceeds with the evacuation of the Seefra planets, although his plans are hindered by General Burma, a religious leader from Seefra-5. Burma is later revealed to be under the control of the Abyss. In a confrontation with Burma and Evil Trance, Dylan and Beka kill Burma and Trance drives off her evil counterpart.

In the series finale, the Vedran sun is back in place and people are safe on Seefra-1. Trance then contacts the Nebula — the Lambent Kith Nebula, supreme council of the galaxies which includes fifty Avatars. Trance was once the oldest member of the Nebula, but disagreed with their views of organic life as something insignificant and left long ago. Together with Dylan she appeals to the Nebula and its leader Maura, who plans to destroy the Abyss by expanding the All Forces Nullification Point until it consumes all galaxies. This incidentally will destroy everything alive in existence; only Seefra will survive.

Maura refuses to reconsider their plans, but allows Dylan and the Andromeda to return to the Known Worlds. When the Andromeda slipstreams to Tarazed, Dylan finds out that only four days have passed since the Battle of Arkology, and the Magog Worldship is crippled but still operational. Rhade reunites with his wife (only to return to the Andromeda shortly).

Andromeda visits Earth (where Harper secretly plans to stay), but as soon as the ship arrives in the system, the planet is promptly destroyed by the Abyss. A huge Nietzschean fleet emerges from behind the debris, and Andromeda barely escapes.

Dylan begins to suspect Maura's motives and soon realizes she is the avatar of the Abyss and that all of the Nebula were under its control. Maura had destroyed all Paradines (except Dylan). Trance has Dylan take Andromeda back to Seefra and the Abyss destroys Maura for her failure. At Seefra, Evil Trance returns and reveals herself to be the mysterious Virgil Vox, but Dylan is able to distinguish the real Trance from her counterpart and kills Vox.

After a massive battle with the Nietzscheans of the Drago-Kazov Pride, Dylan checks the Methus Diagram once again and discovers that Trance's sun is capable of destroying the Abyss. Andromeda returns to Seefra through the Route of Ages, followed by the Abyss. Trance manages to pull her sun closer and plunge it into the Abyss, burning it.

The Abyss is finally destroyed, and Dylan's battle is over. The Route of Ages transforms into a slipstream portal, allowing the Commonwealth fleet to return to Tarn-Vedra.

No. # Title Original air date Production
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89 1 "The Weight (Part One)" September 24, 2004 (2004-09-24) 501
Upon discovering the truth about planet Seefra-1, Dylan must free its people and reunite his crew. In the end, Dylan reunites with Rhade and sets out to find the others, having learned that Seefra-1 is actually Tarn Vedra, his long missing homeworld. To be continued...
90 2 "The Weight (Part Two)" October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) 502
Dylan and Rhade pick up a distress signal from Beka, only to find her scheming with a trade mogul who has claimed Andromeda for himself. The mogul tries to destroy Andromeda in the end, but Rhade sabotages his ship and Dylan realizes that the Core Creature is actually Trance in her sun form. Trance restores enough power to Andromeda for the ship to fire a counter-missile, but Beka is unhappy with Dylan leaving her in Seefra for what seemed like years and holds little loyalty to him anymore. Also, Trance regains her usual form, but seems younger than when she went supernova at Arkology, but not as young as when they first met her. However, she only holds a vague recollection of the crew and doesn't remember anything.
91 3 "Phear Phactor Phenom" October 8, 2004 (2004-10-08) 503
The crew reunites with Harper and the mysterious 'Doyle' when they confront a geneticist bent on an idea of a Vedran re-birth. In order to eliminate the tech ban that prevents her from realizing her goal, she plots to use fear to control the Seefra system.
92 4 "Decay of the Angel" October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15) 504
For all of her life, Doyle has been plagued by amnesia and nightmares. When Argent, a "revolutionary" android from the future, arrives, Doyle discovers the truth about her life. Its discovered that Doyle is actually an android herself, created by Harper to hold Rommie's core programing when he was unable to rebuild her. Argent tries to entice Doyle to join him, but Doyle refuses and Harper destroys him and his men as well as their tesseract, but in doing so also destroys a possible way out of Seefra for the Andromeda crew.
93 5 "The Eschatology of Our Present" October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22) 505
Beka is offered a mysterious prize by Virgil Vox, Seefra's only DJ, and must confront the tech police leader, Ard Barton, who wants it for himself. With the guidance of Virgil Vox, Beka learns the truth about the Seefra System and locates the mysterious Meethus Diagram, but is left with no clue as to its purpose.
94 6 "When Goes Around..." October 29, 2004 (2004-10-29) 506
Dylan and the crew encounter an officer of the original Commonwealth, who is trapped in a time loop. Its revealed that she was one of the scientists who pulled Tarn Vedra into the Seefra System and she helps correct the mistake that causes Seefra to be a desert. When the time loop is broken, she leaves and its unclear what happens to her, but on Seefra it finally rains.
95 7 "Attempting Screed" November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05) 507
Flavin returns to teach Dylan about his abilities as a Paradine, and a gang war over his ship and its technology ensues.
96 8 "So Burn the Untamed Lands" November 12, 2004 (2004-11-12) 508
Harper discovers a crystal that can restore Andromeda to full power. In order to obtain some of the crystal, however, Dylan must become muscle for Cutter, the mine's owner, who uses slaves to extract it. The crew get the crystal they need, but are forced to use it as a bomb to destroy the mines as they free the slaves.
97 9 "What Will be Was Not" November 19, 2004 (2004-11-19) 509
The crew encounters Orlind, a man who maintains a series of tunnels on Seefra-1, who leads them to a Vedran chamber containing portals that can be used to tesseract to the other eight Seefra planets.
98 10 "The Test" January 7, 2005 (2005-01-07) 510
After an old man named Prysis is slain, a mysterious man arrives through the Route of Ages to find his killer. Beka, Rhade, and Harper are the main suspects, and Dylan strikes a deal: the stranger will return Andromeda and its crew to the known worlds, in exchange for Dylan executing Prysis' murderer. In the end Dylan is killed, but its revealed that the stranger and Prysis are the same person after Dylan revives. Dylan realizes that the Stranger is a Paradine sent from the future to bring the crew back together as they used to be and he leaves behind a cube that has the potential to repower Andromeda.
99 11 "Through a Glass Darkly" January 14, 2005 (2005-01-14) 511
The crew helps rebels on Seefra-5 who are battling a local warlord. In order to help them escape, Harper attempts to rebuild the quantum teleporter with assistance from another scientist thought to have been dead for years. This ultimately causes power to go out all across the planets and is restored when the scientist sacrifices himself to shut down the teleporter. The lack of power allows the rebels, led by Rhade, to defeat the warlord who flees the planet, but after he targets Andromeda, Dylan destroys his ship. Harper mourns his friend's death and discovers a message from him.
100 12 "Pride Before the Fall" January 21, 2005 (2005-01-21) 512
Beka's new boyfriend, Peter, places the entire crew in danger with a series of tests, culminating in a startling discovery that may help the crew – if they can escape the Seefra system. Peter is defeated by Dylan while Andromeda, now restored to full power, saves Beka. Peter leaves through the Route of Ages and Dylan reveals the startling truth: Peter was Drago Musevini, the progenitor of the Nietzschean race. He used Beka's DNA to create the Nietzscheans which makes her their Alpha Matriarch. If the Andromeda ever returns to the Known Worlds, this will give them an advantage over the Nietzscheans.
101 13 "Moonlight Becomes You" January 28, 2005 (2005-01-28) 513
Searching for answers, Trance encounters a man claiming to be a sun god. Meanwhile, searching for treasure, Beka and Rhade become trapped together and must face a test that will either bestow wealth on them – or drive them to insanity. The man turns out to be the Avatar of Tarn Vedra's moon and his and Trance's meeting causes Trance's sun, the original Vedran sun, to return to the Seefra System. Trance and the man, Ione, rescue Beka and Rhade, but he and Trance can never be together so he tesseracts away.
102 14 "Past is Prolix" February 4, 2005 (2005-02-04) 514
Trance falls ill when she attempts to stall her sun, which threatens to destroy the outer eight Seefra planets and kill millions.
103 15 "The Opposites of Attraction" February 11, 2005 (2005-02-11) 515
Harper builds a giant parabolic reflector in an attempt to slow down the Tarn-Vedran sun and delay its collision with Seefra's planets, while a mysterious entity threatens Andromeda and its crew. Its revealed that the entity is the Avatar of the black hole Andromeda had been stuck in for three hundred years and that she and Dylan had a relationship while he was stuck which he doesn't remember. Ultimately Dylan is forced to trap her in a data file while Harper's reflector fails to work.
104 16 "Saving Light from a Black Sun" February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18) 516
As Trance's sun approaches, the crew journeys inside the artificial Methus-2 sun to repair it and fix the braking system that is supposed to guide Trance's sun into position. They also go in for more fuel for Andromeda. The crew succeeds in fixing the sun and getting the fuel, but Trance is replaced by a doppelganger.
105 17 "Totaled Recall" April 8, 2005 (2005-04-08) 517
After a lab explosion, Dylan finds himself travelling through a series of alternate realities.
106 18 "Quantum Tractate Delirium" April 15, 2005 (2005-04-15) 518
Rommie turns on the crew after she is rebuilt to help evacuate Seefra's planets.
107 19 "One More Day's Light" April 22, 2005 (2005-04-22) 519
The crew's efforts to save the population of Seefra-5 are stymied when the warlord who controls most of the planet convinces his fanatical followers that the approaching sun is a technological deception designed to drive away the planet's inhabitants and leave the planet open to be looted.
108 20 "Chaos and the Stillness of It" April 29, 2005 (2005-04-29) 520
The crew struggles to rescue Trance from Methus-2 and Harper from General Burma, Seefra-5's warlord, who the crew discovers is in league with the Abyss. Dylan and Rhade succeed in rescuing Trance who defeats her evil counterpart and drives her away while Dylan and Beka manage to kill Burma.
109 21 "The Heart of the Journey (Part One)" May 6, 2005 (2005-05-06) 521
Trance's 'family' of sun avatars decides to destroy the Abyss – by expanding the All Forces Nullification Point until it consumes the Abyss and the three galaxies that make up the known worlds. Dylan also receives a message from Flavin who reveals that all of the Paradines have been killed and Dylan is the only one left. With the help of the leader of Trance's family, Maura, Andromeda finally returns to the Known Worlds only to discover that its only been four days since they left. They also learn that the Nietzscheans are planning an attack on Tarazed and the World Ship wasn't destroyed at Arkology as believed, just badly crippled. Andromeda heads to Earth where Harper secretly plans to stay, but the planet is destroyed by the Nietzscheans guided by the Abyss. To be continued...
110 22 "The Heart of the Journey (Part Two)" May 13, 2005 (2005-05-13) 522
The final battle to save the New Systems Commonwealth begins as the Nietzscheans destroy Earth and attack Tarazed. Rhade chooses to stay on Tarazed with his family while the rest of the crew choose to remain behind on Andromeda to fight despite Maura offering them a chance to return to Seefra through the Route of Ages which the Avatars have no intention of destroying. Andromeda manages to hold its own, but is no match for the fleet. Maura confronts Dylan and attacks him, revealing herself to be an Avatar of the Abyss and the one that murdered the Paradines. Trance intervenes and orders Dylan to take the ship through the Route of Ages to Seefra. Dylan complies and the Abyss destroys Maura for failing it. At Seefra, Dylan realizes that the Meethus Diagram is designed to show how to destroy the Abyss: burn it with Trance's sun. However, another Trance tesseracts in and demands they kill the first Trance, revealing that one of them is an imposter. After a brief hesitation, Dylan shoots the first Trance as the second Trance was crying and the Abyss has no emotions. The first Trance reveals herself to be the mysterious Virgil Vox and taunts the crew before Dylan kills her. The crew pilot Andromeda into the Route of Ages with Trance's sun being pulled along by her. The Abyss starts to emerge from the portal as they approach, but Andromeda is able to fly through it, pulling the sun in with it. Andromeda makes it out safely while the Abyss is destroyed. As the crew celebrate, the Route of Ages turns into a Slipstream portal, reuniting Tarn Vedra with the Known Worlds. A Commonwealth fleet arrives, Rhade among them, and Rhade reveals that the battle is over and his family is fine. As the rest of the crew leave to their tasks, Dylan celebrates the victory and the fact that after so long, he is home.