Stargate Atlantis

Season 2 Episode 18


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 24, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Lieutenant Michael Kenmore, suffering amnesia, suspects that Atlantis personnel are lying to him about what actually happened to him on his last mission against the Wraith.

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  • Almost qualifies for a "Too Dumb to Live" TV Trope Award

    Almost qualifies for a "Too Dumb to Live" TV Trope Award.

    Allow a wraith to run about free in Atlantis?
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    Michael was an intense episode starting with a LT Michael who is having Haunting Nightmares about Wraith. The nightmares are pretty scary, as are the Wraith which inhabit them. There is something else going on, which is established, but it is fairly easy to figure out if you watch the show regularly. The main characters in the show have mixed feelings about whats really going on, and its interesting to see that range. Michael decides to take his fate into his own hands and takes Teyla hostage. Luckily she is rescued, and Michael is left for the Wraith, from a hive ship which just landed on the planet where they had fled to. The Wraith now have access to know that Atlantis still stands, will Michael reveal this information?moreless
  • A Lt. Michael Kenmore is in the infirmary and the doctor claim she has amnesia. Otherwise he looks quite human and normal. Unfortunately only Ronon seems to react to him in a honest way and we soon find out why!moreless

    Not an improvement over the last three episodes. Unfortunately this series stalled about two thirds of the way thru the second season and is faltering as we speak. This was serious madness on someones part. Take a Wraith and use the retro virus on him. Then bring him to Atlantis which the Wraith aren't even aware still exists and allow him semi-free reign as long as he behaves himself. Then when the experiment starts to go bad move him off world with little to no security where if he escapes he can return to his people and make them aware of what is happening. This couldn't have worked better if it was a Wraith plan to infiltrate a human stronghold.

    The story was somewhat interesting but Ronon's actions gave everything away before it was all revealed. Although everyone else did a good job of hiding it he is not built to react that way and the Wraith did basically reduce his race to about three hundred people.

    There's only two more episodes this season. I sure hope they bounce back soon. I enjoy the characters but the stories have either been moronic or boring. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • New step...

    wow.. this episode was shocking and frightening - the moment when Michael was sleeping and then waking up, pouring water and... The all concept - what they did. I first did not believed it. I was sure it will be something - like they did the memory lose by themselves to avoid something bad what happened with him, but I was never even thinking that he is a wraith they turned human.

    And all the thing, that they lied to him.. Ok, this is nothing, thinking what they did. I am shocked Wier let them do that and it looks like they are going to pay for it badly.moreless
  • wraith into human....interesting...

    The idea for this episode was interesting. Beckett used his retro virus to morph a wraith into a human. The process erased the memory of the wraith and he woke up, as a human, not remembering anything. The personell fed him lies until he found out the truth. In the end, he escaped and eventually will turn back into a wraith. I liked the idea, but it was poorly executed. The episode was slow and boring. I hated the whole "connection" between Teyla and Micheal. It was annoying and stupid. Overall, hopeful idea, but bad episode. It also led the way for the season finale.moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex

Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion

Dr. Carson Beckett

Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Dr. Elizabeth Weir

Doug Chapman

Doug Chapman

Sgt. Cole

Guest Star

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Michael Kenmore

Recurring Role

James Lafazanos

James Lafazanos

Wraith Michael

Recurring Role

Claire Rankin

Claire Rankin

Dr. Kate Heightmeyer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the first on screen appearance of the Pegasus Alpha Site. It is not known if it is the same one the expedition evacuated to during the Siege.

    • Goof: As Michael explores his quarters for the first time since losing his memory, he picks up a photograph from a desk. Next to the photo was a closed Atlantis laptop computer. When the view changed to that of the security camera Sheppard was watching, the laptop was then open.

    • In this episode McKay asks for blue Jell-o, when he discovers there's only red. In Stargate SG-1 Samantha Carter was also a fan of the blue substance.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Ronon: He's changing directions. The tracks are difficult to follow. He's good.
      Sheppard: But you, uh, can follow them, right? I mean, that's your thing.(After Ronon turns and looks at him.) Among many other things.

    • Teyla: (to Michael) They call them Meals Ready to Eat. It was all I could gather on short notice. Doctor McKay quite likes them, actually.

    • Sheppard: (after Ronon almost fired on Michael, but Sheppard beat him to it) I figured you'd forget to set it to stun.

    • Michael: What do you want from me?
      Ronon: Just waiting for you to give me a reason to kill you.

    • Ronon: You know, you may be able to make him look like a human, talk like a human, but he'll still be a Wraith. Nothing you do will ever change that.

    • Sheppard: Lieutenant.
      Michael: Colonel.
      Sheppard: Where you off to?
      Michael: My quarters. Doctor Beckett gave me some pills, help me get some sleep. Thought I'd give 'em a try.
      Sheppard: No alcohol or heavy machinery.
      Michael: Excuse me?
      Sheppard: Nothin'. Sleep well.

    • McKay: So, you've been, um, released, I see.
      Michael: Just now, but I have some bodyguards following me around everywhere, and Colonel Sheppard's probably somewhere close by. They wanna keep an eye on me in case I suddenly, um ... freak out.
      McKay: Yes, freak out, yes. Well, I don't think you're gonna ... you're not gonna ... You're fine, aren't you?

    • Michael: I'm sorry. Um, I'm probably supposed to know you but ...
      McKay: Right, right, the amnesia. Yes, of course, I heard. I'm, uh, Doctor McKay. Rodney McKay. Doctor.

    • McKay: Ah, Lieutenant Kenmore.
      Michael: So they tell me.

    • McKay: (to a commissary staff member) Ah. Hey, what happened to the, um, to the blue jello? My favourite, all of a sudden it's off the menu. What gives? (the man shrugs his shoulder and walks away) Thank you!

    • Michael: You look familiar. Do I know you?
      Teyla: Yes. You assisted my team on a few missions.
      Michael: There's more, though. Are… are we friends?
      Teyla: Yes.
      Michael: That's the best news I've heard all day!

    • Beckett: Michael, we believe you may be suffering from what's called generalized dissociative amnesia, which usually occurs as a result of significant trauma.
      Michael: Trauma caused by the Wraith?
      Beckett: We don't know for certain. Hopefully, over time, your memory will return. In the meantime, we'll do our best to help you fill in the gaps: a wee bit at a time so as not to completely overwhelm you.
      Michael: I'm already completely overwhelmed. How much worse can it get?

    • Weir: Do you know where you are?
      Michael: I don't even know who I am!

  • NOTES (3)