Stargate Atlantis

The Long Goodbye

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 2/10/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Alien combatants look to settle an ancient score by using Weir and Sheppard as pawns.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Flanigan

    Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

  • Rachel Luttrell

    Teyla Emmagan

  • Damian Kindler

  • Andy Mikita

  • Chuck Campbell


  • Fan Reviews (22)
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    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 29, 2010

  • Sheppard's team find two life pods circling a planet and discover two people barely alive. They actually let one inhabit Sheppard's body after one has taken Weir's. A centuries old feud between two old foes pit Weir and Sheppard against one another.

    By jyarter, Aug 24, 2009

  • This is the episode where Sheppard and Weir are taken over by alien entities who try to kill each other.

    By solome, May 17, 2008

  • Revenge...

    By Parricida, Feb 01, 2008

  • funny episode that was pretty good, but nothing special

    By Fwirrel, Jul 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Phoebus/Weir: Weir to Sheppard. I'm assuming you can hear me. Thalen/Sheppard: Yeah, I can hear you, but if we keep using these radios, it'll only help them find us. Phoebus/Weir: We don't have much time, Thalen. The imprinting is temporary, and these people are gonna try to stop us. Thalen/Sheppard: We've got all the time in the world, and there's only one of them I'm worried about. Phoebus/Weir: We both want a shot at the same thing. Thalen/Sheppard: You mean each other. Phoebus/Weir: And neither one of us will get that chance if you keep running.

    • (Weir wakes up, back in control) Sheppard: Good morning. Weir: Good morning. Sheppard: What's her name sure hung in there for a while. Weir: When did she? Sheppard: Some time in the middle of the night, kicking and screaming. Weir: That was the...strangest feeling you know? The entire time I was shouting to everyone but nothing I wanted to would come out of my mouth. Sheppard: I know. It was a real nightmare. Especially when you shot Ronon. Weir: Oh God, but I wasn't... Sheppard: I know, I know, it was her. Weir: How is he? Sheppard: He's fine. Teyla and Rodney just went to see him in post-op. Weir: Did they believe you Sheppard: To be honest, I think the only people who believe one hundred percent are Beckett and you. Caldwell: And me. (Caldwell enters) Caldwell: In fact I can safely say that I know how you feel. Sheppard: Yes sir. Weir: Thank you Colonel, for keepign a potentially explosive situation under control. Caldwell: Yeah, well it was a lot closer than I would like to admit. Sheppard: For what it's worth, McKay says you did a good job. Caldwell: Did he? Well, maybe there's still hope for me yet. Weir: Oh God no, don't believe anything she might have said... Caldwell: I'm kidding. Don't give it another thought. Well if you'll excuse me, I'm sure you'll both agree that the paperwork on this is going to be a nightmare. Especially that kiss. (Awkward moment) Sheppard: Yes sir. Caldwell: Well, try not to kill each other while I'm gone.

    • (After the real Sheppard is back in control) Sheppard: Teyla. Teyla: Is that really you? Sheppard: You're never gonna believe me, so I'm not even gonna try.

    • (After the kiss) Thalan/Sheppard: It's not what I expected. Phoebus/Weir: I know this body is different, but I assure you Thalan it's me. Is it possible for us to be alone, just for a few minutes? Caldwell: No. Absolutely not. Beckett: Oh, don't be so heartless. McKay: Look they are two consenting adults. Caldwell: That's not what I'm concerned about doctor. Thalan/Sheppard: Colonel's right. Phoebus/Weir: Doctor Weir is in charge of this facility. Thalan/Sheppard: I'm just saying there should be an armed guard just outside the door. Phoebus/Weir: Two guards. One at each door. Caldwell: I've already taken that precaution, they're right outside. Phoebus/Weir: Of course they are. (Both Thalan/Sheppard and Phoebus/Weir move towards the doors and take out the guards)

    • Phoebus/Weir: Now radio security and tell them everything’s fine. Beckett: Everything’s not fine! Phoebus/Weir: (shoots Beckett) Rodney? McKay: (triggers radio) Security, this is Dr. Rodney McKay. Everything is fine, never been better. Uh, Col. Caldwell was kidding when he said what he said. Phoebus/Weir: Oh, forget it. (shoots McKay)

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    Notes (2)

    • Torri Higginson read the "Previously on Stargate Atlantis" line.

    • International Airdates: -This episode aired in Canada on January 2, 2006 on The Movie Network and Movie Central. -This episode aired in the UK on February 15, 2006 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Australia on May 17, 2007 on Channel 7. -Syndication Premiere: February 24-25, 2007.

    Trivia (5)

    • Phoebus/Weir: [Dr. Weir] is merely harboring my consciousness. McKay: Oh, here we go again. McKay is referring to his own experience of housing another person's consciousness during the course of the episode "Duet."

    • Caldwell: The host to a Goa'uld parasite is aware of what's happening to them. I won't soon forget what I was forced to do. Caldwell is referring to the events of the episode "Critical Mass."

    • Goof: After Ronon is shot by Weir, a bootprint appears and disappears on his arm.

    • Goof: Phoebus/Weir is incorrect. Halon 1301 gas does not "extinguish life as well as fires." It is biologically inert and not lethal except at concentrations high enough to displace large amounts of oxygen. 1301 systems were used in computer rooms, airliners, ship engine rooms and other inhabited spaces.

    • Goof: Ronon should have been more injured than he was from the gunshot wound in his stomach. There are a lot of damageable organs around there, and there is only a really small chance that none of them were hit.

    Allusions (2)

    • McKay: Although, I will confess to the occasional half hour of Jeopardy. Jeopardy! is an American television quiz game show. It originally aired on NBC from 1964 until 1975. Following a few revivals, its most successful incarnation is the current Alex Trebek-hosted version (1984). Jeopardy! is a game of trivia where three contestants answer questions, covering topics such as history, literature, and pop culture.

    • Title: The title "The Long Goodbye" is borrowed from a novel by Raymond Chandler featuring the hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe. In 1973, director Robert Altman made a film based on the novel, starring Elliott Gould as Marlowe. "The Long Goodbye" is also the title of a Brooks & Dunn song.

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