Stargate Atlantis


Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 6/1/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The team tries to relax during a mandatory day off until the city and the Expedition are devastated by explosions.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Gero

  • William Waring

  • Joel Goldsmith

  • James Bamford

  • Carl Binder

  • Fan Reviews (52)
  • So terribly dissapointing. Is this science fiction, or a soap opera? And the ending? Why? One of my favorite characters gone - and for what?

    By watercayman, Jun 28, 2007

  • This is one of the great episodes of Stargate Atlantis...

    By ancientprincess, Jun 19, 2008

  • Yes, this is the episode you've heard so much about… Spoilers if you continue…

    By tv-striker, Apr 25, 2009

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    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 01, 2010

  • Character development and a killing of an episode. This was so bottom of the barrel one has to wonder if the writers are loosing the plot!!

    By Govvy, Jan 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • McKay: I should have just gone fishing with him. Ronon: Don't. McKay: No, if I'd gone fishing, if I'd checked the machine, if I hadn't assigned two junior guys to catalog the lab. Ronon: Rodney...what's done is done. McKay: I know. And uh...that's what's killing me.

    • Teyla: How are you doing? Sheppard: Me? I'm fine, but I didn't have major surgery 2 days ago. Teyla: That is not what I meant. Sheppard: It hasn't hit me yet. I'm not looking forward to it when it does. Teyla: I feel a great sadness. He....I feel a great sadness.

    • Brown: And I like you a lot, too. McKay: I know. And, to be honest, I…I…I find that just baffling! Brown: Oh, come on now. McKay: No, no, no, there's other people. They find it baffling, too.

    • Ronon: When are you getting married? Sheppard: I've already done that. Not very good at it. Besides... there really isn't anyone here that... you know. Ronon: See, I always thought you and Teyla would, um... you know. Sheppard: Really? Ronon: Yeah. Why not? Sheppard: Mm...

    • Beckett: How’d it go back on Earth? McKay: It was, um, it was awful. Your family was amazing, though. Beckett: Aye, they are. Good turnout? McKay: Oh, packed the church. Beckett: Oh, that’s good to hear!

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    Notes (3)

    • The story is told in a nonlinear fashion, using multiple flashbacks to show where each character was and what they were doing during important points in the story.

    • Daniel Bacon previously played a Technician on several episodes of Stargate SG-1.

    • International Air Dates: -This episode aired in Canada on January 15, 2007 on Movie Central and January 29, 2007 on The Movie Network. -This episode aired in the UK on February 21, 2007 on Sky One. -Syndication Premiere: April 26-27, 2008. -This episode aired in Australia on June 19, 2008 on Channel 7. -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on June 15, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi.

    Trivia (11)

    • Katie: (to Rodney) Well, you had another consciousness in your body, one that took over during our first date, and made you kiss me.... In the second season episode "Duet", while being reintegrated from a downed Wraith dart, McKay's mind ended up housing the consciousness of Lt. Laura Cadman as well as his own.

    • Five of the six pall bearers for Carson were the people who didn't go fishing with him. Rodney because of Katie, Ronon and Sheppard because of golf, Lorne because of his painting, and Zelenka because of the chess tournament. The other one is Dr. Cole who had a migraine when Carson came in to the infirmary to catch up with some paperwork, which is why he was on call in the first place.

    • This marks the first episode where we see Mike Branton, a potential love interest for Elizabeth Weir.

    • At the start of this episode, it is revealed that Teyla has feelings for someone. We are not told who, only that Teyla doubts he would be like to confess any feelings he might have to her.

    • This episode marks the first time Ronon refers to John by his first name.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Weir: Georg Fabricius said "Death comes to all. But great achievements raise a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold." Georg Fabricius was a Protestant German poet, historian and archaeologist born in Chemnitz in Saxony on April 23, 1516.

    • Branton: You think When Harry Met Sally is better than Annie Hall? When Harry Met Sally is a 1989 movie, starring Billy Crystal (Harry) and Meg Ryan (Sally), in which Harry believes that a man and a woman can never be friends. Annie Hall is an award-winning Woody Allen movie starring Allen and Diane Keaton.

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