(After Atlantis has been saved, McKay visits Katie in the Botany Lab)
Katie: Hello, Rodney. I see you're feeling better.
Rodney: Yes...er...I...er...I mean probably just allergic thing...I'm fine.
Katie: And the...er...quarantine? Is it true there was no outbreak?
Rodney: Er, no, malfunction. Planetary anomaly, ionospheric disturbance - I've... Actually we calibrated the system so it'll take into effect future activity. So, er, so we should be fine.
Katie: Someone said it was Dr. Zelenka that finally turned off the self-destruct?
Rodney: Technically yes, but it was actually more of a group effort - but that's, thats not why I came here. I, erm, here's the thing. Over the last year and a half, I have become aware that I have certain - I don't wanna use the word flaws - er... shortcomings, perhaps? For example, on occasion, I can be negative... and demanding, and a tad arrogant, but, er, I'm also finding that just being aware of your er... shortcomings, is just the first minute step on the road to betterment, and that the real trick seems to be to actually do something about it.
Katie: I know, it's difficult.
Rodney: The point is, I came here earlier today to propose marriage to you, but after what happened, I realise I may have been rushing things. I just don't think I'm ready for this.
Katie: (With slight tears in her eyes) I know.
Rodney: You do?
Katie: I don't think I'm ready either.
Rodney: Oh, ok, that's good. It's not that my feelings have changed or diminished-
Katie: No, of course not.
Rodney: I mean, if we got married now, I would make your life miserable and you are far too good a person for that.
Katie: Don't be so hard on yourself.
Rodney: (Smiles) Easier said than done, right?
(Katie and Rodney look at each other for a moment)
Rodney: Ok, so, rain check on lunch?
(Rodney walks away)
(Rodney turns and leaves)