Stargate Atlantis

Season 4 Episode 3

Reunion

3
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 12, 2007 on Syfy
8.7
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Ronon is reunited with a group of his fellow Satedans who ask him to leave Atlantis and join them. Colonel Samantha Carter arrives at Atlantis to assume command.

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  • Another fantastic action episode.

    9.8
    Any episode involving Ronon fighting the Wraith seems to showcase Atlantis at its best. A heart pumping, cutting edge adventure with plenty of drama and action, last year it was Sateda, this year it's Reunion. Compared to the mediocre Doppelganger (which I saw before this) Reunion is in a different league. The new tone of the series is evident here, with the violence having been toned up considerably (the throat slashing scene a particular example).

    All characters and actors are on top form again and the writers manage to introduce Carter as the new leader of Atlantis quite well, which is something coming from me as I am against having her on the show.



    The episode's primary detractor is its slow start, it messes around with Carter's introduction and Ronon's "I wanna bring my friend's to Atlantis" angst before getting to the good stuff, still, a minor niggle.



    So, while not quite as action packed as Sateda, this episode is still just as enjoyable and is less Ronon-centric, getting the rest of the crew involved in the action as well, a gripping, exciting and fun episode, may this be an indication of things to come.moreless
  • Starts off cheesy, and ends up predictable. *Spoilers*

    7.0
    For me, I thought that this episode started off a little TOO cheesy... A little dialogue between Teal'c and Carter was a bit too much, the tear looked a little too fake to me. This episode was another reunion for Ronin with other survivors of his home planet, and for me, the ending was a bit predictable for me, as I guessed it would've happened about half of the way through.



    The good action scenes and Ronin made up for the bad parts of the episode, being like Ronin as always. I particularly enjoyed the first time Carter and Ronin met, and the comparison with the scene with them two together in the jumper.



    Lastly, I thought the replicator was a bit out of character... Yes, they have the new directive, but it shouldn't stop them from hurting the non-replicators? To conclude, not the best episode, but not the worse.moreless
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    7.5
    Reunion was a good episode, though some parts could have been better. I was glad to see Colonel Samantha Carter taking charge of Atlantis. It is a Great Blend of Military and Scientist (civilian) and I think that she will have some great achievments through great challenges. McKay made some awkward conversation with Carter which was funny. Ronin kind of challenged Carter, but she established her authority well. Ronin convinced Sheppard and Carter that they should do a mission with his friends to hit a Wraith out post. They do, but end up being betrayed, and Replicators attack. We learn a little more about the characters, but over all I feel some scenes could have been better in some ways. I enjoyed it very much though.moreless
  • good episode...

    8.5
    I actually enjoyed this episode, though it was very predictable. I'm not a big fan of Ronon and his story lines, but I did like this episode. Ronon meets his buddies and they embark on a mission together, which goes terribly wrong when Ronon's buddies turn out to be wraith worshipers. I thought it was really funny when the replicator escaped and just killed all of the wraith. How did they capture it in the first place? Anyways, I didn't really like the Sam story line. I mean, I thought it was made into too big of a deal. However, Sam wasn't too annoying and I like her in the leadership role. Overall, I loved Ronon's character develop and I also liked more details about his past.moreless
  • Carter as new commander...

    7.3
    It was one of those old fashion looking episodes when they go to the mission and end the episode with the mission - so, it was somehow looking familiar to the start of the first season. And so, it would not be too unexpected that it was a episode to help Carter to come in and join the team. And as from the first moments of the episode, it is sure that she is not Weir and even if I am sure, she will be fine, still - I think it was somehow wrong to replace Weir. Those important people changes are not too easy to accept.



    On the episode itself - adventurous, Ronono episode and more about his people but... the storyline it self was not the best.moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Colonel Samantha Carter

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Guest Star

Mark Dacascos

Mark Dacascos

Tyre

Guest Star

Aleks Paunovic

Aleks Paunovic

Rakai

Guest Star

David Nykl

David Nykl

Dr. Radek Zelenka

Recurring Role

Scott Heindl

Scott Heindl

Male Wraith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Teyla and Ronon are talking about Ronon leaving Atlantis, Teyla mentions leaving her people saying she was just a short trip through the gate, whereas when she left her people they were living on Atlantis and ended up moving to the mainland neither requiring gate travel. They didn't leave the mainland until episode "The Return (1)".

    • When Rodney McKay comes to bring flowers to Samantha Carter, the first shot of her quarters show a picture of Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson).

    • Goof: Whilst Teyla and Ronon are conversing in the sparring room, The position of the teeth on Ronons necklace changes from together, to apart, and then back again.

    • This episode marks the first cameo by a Stargate SG-1 star, in this case Christopher Judge, since the series ended.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Carter: Ronon, where are your friends?
      Ronon: They're right here. Let's go home.

    • (McKay sees a basket of fruit on the desk)
      Carter: Oh Colonel Sheppard dropped that off. Apparently it's a sampling of fruit from the home worlds of our various trading partners. I thought it was a really thoughtful gesture.
      McKay: (mutters) Son of a...

    • Sheppard: What's that?
      McKay: It's a selection of fruits from various worlds we trade with. I thought it would be thoughtful.
      Sheppard: Try lame.
      McKay: Really and what would you suggest?
      Sheppard: Maybe flowers, you could brighten up her quarters.

    • Carter: Still, I know I am going to miss this place and all of you.
      Teal'c: I would have been offended had you felt otherwise.

    • McKay: Heard the rumor?
      Zelenka: No, what rumor?
      McKay: Nevermind. Forget I mentioned it.
      Zelenka: What is this about?
      McKay: No, it would be irresponsible for me to say anything. All right, look, if you're going to twist my arm the IOA has made their final decision. They've chosen the new leader of Atlantis.
      Zelenka: Well, who is it?
      McKay: Well, there's been no formal announcement, but word is they're going with their foremost expert in ancient technology and replicator activity. Who does that sound like to you?
      Zelenka: You?
      McKay: Yes, who else?
      Zelenka: Well, I heard they were leaning towards someone with a science background.
      McKay: And why not? It's about time that one of us end up in a position of real power.
      Zelenka: Oh, and by us, you mean you.
      McKay: Exactly! It's kinda scary, though, you know. I'll be making decisions that not only affect just the city but the entire galaxy!
      Zelenka: Yes, scary. VERY SCARY!
      McKay: On the other hand, a leader never second guesses himself. I'm up to the challenge. I know I am. I'm going to make them proud! Radek, I'm going to make you proud!

    • Rakai: We know what we're looking for.
      McKay: And we don't? This isn't exactly our first op you know.
      Rakai: Really. How many Wraith have you killed in hand-to-hand combat?
      McKay: I...I hardly think that's what this is about.
      Rakai: That's what I thought.
      McKay: You know, we've taken out entire hive ships okay. Compared to us you are amateurs.

    • Carter: So I can expect you guys to come and visit sometime?
      Teal'c: Undomesticated equines could not keep me away.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In one early scene, Rakai gives Ronon a new tattoo on his forearm. The writers were forced to accommodate actor Jason Momoa when he returned from hiatus with the tattoo, which he says took some two hours to draw and six hours to ink.

    • Rachel Luttrell is visibly more pregnant in this episode then she is the following three. This is because even though this episode aired third it was seventh in the production order to give the art department more time to build the Wraith set.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 15, 2007 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
      UK: October 23, 2007 on Sky One
      Syndication Premiere: October 4-5, 2008
      Czech Republic: July 6, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi

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