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.
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: 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?
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!
This is episode marks another Star Trek actor appearance: Connor Trinneer played Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Excerpts written by Robert C. Cooper and Martin Gero.
Canada: January 16, 2006 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
UK: March 1, 2006 on Sky One
Australia: May 31, 2007 on Channel 7
Syndication Premiere: May 5-6, 2007.
Royal Canadian Air Farce:
The name "Michael Kenmore" is a joke made by Robert Cooper. It refers to the satirical show Royal Canadian Air Farce of which there is a character called Mike, who is from Canmore, Alberta.