When I first heard of this episode, I was thrilled! Finally we get some backstory for Sheppard. Very little is known about his past, besides he having an ex-wife. So finding out a bit more is always good on my eyes. I also look forward to this epside, because of last episode was such a huge letdown. This epsiode showed why Stargate Atlantis is the best! We find out Sheppard and his dad had a falling out, and that Sheppard's rich! Who knew, he dodn't act like it, nad that is special in my eyes.
The Replicator bit of the story was just awsome and, just loved the storyline involving it.
It also tied in with Miller's Crossing a few episodes back, wich give it more of a punch.
And we find out what happened to Bates that been MIA since the first season.
This was a really, really, good episode, worth watching all over again.