Stargate Atlantis

Enemy at the Gate

Season 5, Ep 20, Aired 1/9/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Todd informs Atlantis that a rogue Wraith has acquired several Z.P.M.'s to power a formidable new Hive ship. When the Daedalus engages it in battle but is unable to defeat it, the team gets a message indicating it is headed to Earth.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joseph Mallozzi

  • Paul Mullie

  • N. John Smith

  • Brad Wright

  • Andy Mikita

  • Fan Reviews (25)
  • seams flawed

    By chriscahill315, Jul 31, 2014

  • An interesting ending but a way too rushed episode.

    By RGressick, May 02, 2009

  • Should have been a two-parter but exciting nonetheless.

    By Sci-Fi_Fan, Jan 22, 2011

  • See Summary

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 09, 2010

  • Atlantis goes home.

    By pwells01, Jan 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Woolsey: Well, here we are again. Todd: Indeed. This city has become… quite familiar to me. Almost a respite from daily life. It would be a shame to see it destroyed.

    • Todd: I may have acquired a few more then I let on. Woolsey: How many more? Todd: Let's not get caught up in unnecessary details. Woolsey: I'd like… details.

    • McKay: Kavanagh. What the hell are you doing here? Kavanagh: Reassignment. More fun and adventure in the Pegasus galaxy.

    • Harriman: We've been trying to dial up the Alpha site, to send through those IOA dignitaries. Major Davis: Good old IOA. Courageous to the end.

    • Wraith: I restored your life, human, and bound your wound. Ronon: That was real nice of you.

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    Notes (5)

    • Joe Flanigan and David Hewlett are the only ones to appear in every single episode of the series.

    • Amanda Tapping is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • This episode was leaked onto the internet as a pre-air screening on December 22, 2008.

    • International Air Dates: -This episode aired in Canada on January 12, 2009 on Movie Central and The Movie Network. -This episode aired in the UK on January 13, 2009 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Germany on December 2, 2009 on RTL II. -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on December 10, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi. -Syndication Premiere: May 22-23, 2010. -This episode aired in Australia on May 26, 2010 on 7TWO.

    • This is the 100th episode of Stargate Atlantis.

    Trivia (12)

    • Nitpick: The clip of Woolsey saying "Keep firing, Dr. Beckett!" is used twice, once immediately after the hive returns fire on Atlantis and once when the battle pushes Atlantis into Earth's atmosphere.

    • Nitpick: Why were any of the SGC amazed to find out the darts would kamikaze into area 51 when that has been the Wraith's main strategy in lots of other episodes?

    • Goof: Kavanagh's name is misspelled "Kavanaugh" in the end credits.

    • General George Hammond is said to have died from a heart attack. The actor who portrayed him (Don S. Davis) died June 29, 2008 also from a heart attack.

    • Nitpick: When the Atlantis team members are looking out onto the Golden Gate Bridge, Woolsey welcomes Ronon to Earth and no one else. Ronon has previously been to Earth before in the Season 3 episode "Sunday", Season 4 episodes "Miller's Crossing", "Outcast" and "Midway". If he was only welcoming alien visitors to Earth, he'd welcome only Teyla and Ronon, but at that point Teyla was already looking out to the bridge and Ronon had just walked up.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Sun Tzu: The ship is named after the famous Chinese General and author of The Art of War, an ancient book on military strategy.

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