Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Dr. Rodney McKay
Dr. Jennifer Keller
As a rite of passage among the Athosians, children are sent out into the forest with no food, no water, and forced to survive on our own.
New Athos is the planet the Athosians were moved to after some of the Ancients returned to reclaim Atlantis in the "The Return (1)."
Teyla: How long must I stay here?
Keller: About another day or so.
Teyla: I told you: I feel fine. I do not have a concussion.
Keller: You're right. You don't.
(Teyla frowns at her puzzled)
Keller: Teyla, I've looked over your test results. There's something we need to talk about.
Teyla: Did you tell them anything?
Keller: They said they would kill you.
Teyla: You told them about Atlantis?!
Keller: No! I gave them a Gate address – an uninhabited planet – just to throw them off, buy us more time, like you said.
Keller: Look, I'm the first to admit I'm not very good at certain things. I'm not athletic, can't cook, and you don't even wanna hear me try to play the piano, but I do think I'm a pretty good judge of character and I know that you would never sacrifice an innocent man – not even if he was a complete stranger – to save yourself. Which means the only reason you would even suggest it would be because of me.
Teyla: I brought you here. This is my responsibility. If anything should happen to you ...
Keller: I signed up for this, all right? All of it. I may not have had any idea what I was getting into, but that makes me no different from anybody else on Atlantis.
Ronon: Hey. Did Teyla and Keller get back?
Sheppard: Haven't heard from them yet.
Ronon: They're late.
Sheppard: Doesn't sound like Teyla.
Ronon: No, it doesn't.
McKay: Well, she had that big feast last night. Maybe she did too much celebrating and needs to sleep it off.
(He smiles. Ronon looks at him.)
Ronon: Yeah, that sounds like Teyla.
(Rodney's smile fades.)
Teyla: Can you walk?
Keller: I don't even think he can stand.
Teyla: Very soon many more Bola Kai will be here.
Nabel: It's all right. I can walk.
Keller: I'm not afraid of challenges.
(Teyla looks at her, her eyebrows raised.)
Keller: I signed up to be Chief of Medicine on an expedition in a whole other galaxy. That's about as challenging as it gets. But eating gross food, sorry, but that's where I draw the line.
Teyla: Fair enough.
Teyla: If you are still seeking "intel," then you are wasting what few breaths you have remaining, so say, "thank you for saving me," and be done with this discussion.
(Nabel realizes from her expression that he had better do what she says.)
Nabel: Thank you for saving me.
Teyla: It was a rite of passage among my people. No food, no water, forced to survive on our own. None of us believed we could endure it but all of us did.
Keller: I went to summer camp. There were other kids; we had cabins – with beds ... and electricity ... and food.
Teyla: I see.
Keller: I didn't even make it three days. Got homesick; called my parents to come and get me.
Keller: It's just, I know they were very fond of Carson. I only hope to make half the impression he did.
(She picks up a large plastic container and puts it into a third bag. Teyla points to the contents of the container.)
Teyla: What are those?
Keller: Oh, lollipops – for the kids. Makes the check-ups go easier.
Teyla: You will make a wonderful impression.
Keller: (picking up her bags) I'm the idiot who overpacked, I should be the idiot carrying them.
Keller: Ibuprofen. Helps with the pain and swelling.
Teyla: Yes, Dr. McKay uses them frequently, along with antihistamines, antacids, motion-sickness pills…
Keller: You forgot the prescription I wrote him for restless-leg syndrome.
Ronon: What is?
Sheppard: Cliff Robertson, the villain he played.
McKay: Very good. Shelley Winters?
Ronon: What the hell are you talking about?
Nabel: You're a doctor, a healer, not a killer.
Keller: You're right, I am a healer. But first I need something to heal. (shoots him in the knee with a gun)
Sheppard: Those guys guarding the gate certainly don't look Athosian.
Ronon: They're Bola Kai.
Ronon: It's a warrior tribe. Ruthless. They like picking fights, especially with tribes who are peaceful.
McKay: Great! Just what we need, another bad guy.
Ronon: Don't worry, they're primitive. We can handle them.
McKay: Define "primitive".
Ronon: Clubs and arrows.
McKay: Hey, arrows can hurt!
Ronon: Only if you're stupid enough to get hit in the ass with one.
Dr. Keller tells Teyla that she is from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The writer of this episode, Carl Binder, originally wanted her hometown to be Blaine, Missouri, the small town from the movie Waiting for Guffman, but had to change it due to legal reasons.
Jewel Staite was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her performance in this episode.
Amanda Tapping is credited but doesn't appear.
Canada: November 12, 2007 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
UK: November 20, 2007 on Sky One
Syndication Premiere: November 1-2, 2008
Czech Republic: July 20, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi
Australia: November 19, 2009 on 7TWO
Sheppard: Mr Freeze. No! King Tut.
McKay: Wrong on both. Otto Preminger was Mr. Freeze; Victor Buono was King Tut; Vincent Price was Egghead.
Sheppard: Egghead! Right!
McKay: OK, so: Cliff Robertson.
Sheppard: Oh, I know this one. Played the cowboy, right?
They are referring to the villains in the 1966 TV series Batman and the actors that played them.
(Teyla cuts a piece of the animal and hands it to her)
Keller: This was my least favorite part of Survivor.
Survivor is the famed reality show in which contestants are regularly required to eat indigenous animals of the various locales where they're placed.
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