Stargate Atlantis

The Prodigal

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 11/7/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael besieges Atlantis in an attempt to kidnap Teyla's infant child.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carl Binder

  • Robert Picardo

    Richard Woolsey

  • Joe Flanigan

    Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

  • David Hewlett

    Dr. Rodney McKay

  • Jason Momoa

    Ronon Dex

  • Fan Reviews (11)
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    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 08, 2010

  • Why do all the bad guys like to stun people, and all the good guys like to kill people?

    By cinos21, Nov 08, 2008

  • Painfull so painful

    By voodoo2015, Nov 08, 2008

  • WOW! That was the best episode when comes to action. The action was fast pace and I couldn't take my eyes off the TV. I felt like I was watching a mini movie.

    By Sue_Jackson, Nov 08, 2008

  • And so ends another storyline.

    By vodazz, Nov 08, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • McKay: I've been examining the energy reading we picked up and it appears that Michael has somehow managed to modify the Wraith stun pulse technology and integrate it with the Puddle Jumper cloaking mechanism. Zelenka: Yeah, creating a kind of a stun bubble. McKay (grimacing): No, a forcefield – around the Control Room and the Gateroom. Look, while it's in place, we're not getting in there. Sheppard: Well, I know that. What you haven't told me is how we're gonna turn it off. McKay: That's because we haven't figured that part out yet. Look, it's gonna be very tricky. Zelenka: Yeah, you see, Michael is using the Puddle Jumper as an external power source, not only for the Control Room and the Gateroom, but also using it to power the...the stun bubble. McKay (rolling his eyes): Ok, enough with the "stun bubble." Zelenka: Well, that's an accurate description. McKay: It's a stupid description. Zelenka: It's a stun bubble!

    • Sheppard: I figure he's got himself a forcefield. McKay (still working on his device): He is nothing if not annoyingly industrious. Sheppard: All right. What do we do? McKay: Well, we disable it. Sheppard: How? McKay: We...we...That's a good question.

    • (while racing toy cars in the hallway) McKay: Oh yeah. I will trample you! Sheppard: Don't trip on your skirt.

    • (Sheppard and Rodney are racing cars in the hallway) Sheppard: The nursing home just called, Rodney. They want their scooter back.

    • (after Woolsey tells Ronon he needs to start doing mission reports) Ronon: I'm not good at writing. Woolsey: I figured you might say that. Use this. (He hands him a small device.) Woolsey: It's a digital voice recorder. Speak into it – we'll plug it in and your report will be automatically transcribed and filed with the others. (Ronon looks uncomfortable.) Ronon: I'm not good at talking either.

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    Notes (3)

    • Brad Dryborough (Lead Hybrid) previously played an Outta Control Driver in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Sight Unseen."

    • International Air Dates: -This episode aired in Canada on November 10, 2008 on Movie Central and The Movie Network. -This episode aired in the UK on November 18, 2008 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Sweden on December 26, 2008 on TV6. -This episode aired in Germany on October 21, 2009 on RTL II. -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on November 19, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi. -Syndication Premiere: February 27-28, 2010. -This episode aired in Australia on April 21, 2010 on 7TWO.

    • Jewel Staite does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • At the end when Woolsey speaks to Ronon in the infirmary, Ronon's legs are over the blanket. In the next shot, his legs are under it.

    • Goof: When Ronon falls from the balcony and rolls down the steps, the illuminated Lantean letters on the first and second steps are upside-down.

    • This episode marks the death of Michael. This makes him the longest surviving Wraith at this point in the series, lasting 56 episodes and almost 3 years.

    • Goof: Near the beginning of the episode, after McKay and Sheppard attempt to climb up to the control room, McKay is seen with sweat dripping from his hair and has a sweat stained shirt. Shortly thereafter in his lab, his shirt is completely dry and his hair is dry and styled.

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