Stargate Atlantis

Season 1 Episode 2

Rising (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 16, 2004 on Syfy

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  • After going to another planet Colonel Sumner, Teyla, and a few others are captured by the Wraith. Sheppard convinces Weir to attempt a rescue of the prisoners. Atlantis rises to the surface of the ocean with the failure of the main power systems.

    Part two of the initial episode of Stargate Atlantis. Sheppard, Lt. Ford played by Rainbow Sun Francks, and a contingent of soldiers go through the stargate using an Atlantis "Puddle Jumper" or fighter to enter the stargate in orbit around a Wraith held planet. On the planet Colonel Sumner is being interrogated by a female Wraith and she learns of the planet Earth. She is quite excited by the information of billions of humans to feed on. The Wraith technology is advanced but it seems they can be killed despite it being a difficult task. They feed on humans like cattle. It seems like they drain the energy by aging the subject being fed on.

    During the rescue Sheppard interrupts the feeding of Colonel Sumner but not before he is almost dead. Sheppard puts him out of his misery and kills the Wraith. Unfortunately in killing her he sets in motion the awakening of what looks like hundreds or thousands of Wraiths that were in slumber.

    After an interesting battle in space, the team and their rescued prisoners return to Atlantis safe and sound.

    An exciting conclusion to the first full episode of the new story. This is really an interesting setup and could be a lot of fun. Thanks for reading...