Stargate Atlantis

Season 1 Episode 11

The Eye (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 21, 2005 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (12)

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  • Major Sheppard believing Weir is dead takes back the city killing one Genii after another. Ford and his attachment come back to Atlantis through the eye of the storm. It's a race against time to get the Atlantis shields up and running in time.

    Again unfortunately because of the poor setup this episode must receive a lower score than I would usually give it. When a shows whole storyline is based on a faulty idea then it suffers for that reason. Too many main points in the story didn't make sense or were glossed over.

    This episode was intriguing in that it was fun to watch Major Sheppard surgically take the Genii apart. What a blow when he killed fifty five men in one sequence by turning off the Stargate. Brutal but brilliant. Koyla's major mistake was telling Sheppard he had killed Weir. Based on that fact Sheppard was not going to stop until he was finished. Koyla is a warrior and that was another big pretty stupid plot line. They really built this guy up as an Art of War type chess player warrior and then they came up with some pretty weird responses to his situation. He seemed to have no contingent plan which would not be realistic. Basically if you are going to have a character of his ilk you need to follow through and write the whole story that way not drop things out to make the story convenient. The sad part is they had eighty-four minutes to work with. It's the length of movie! The best part of this episode other than Sheppard's portrayal were the special effects especially at the end with the large tsunami wave. That was pretty cool.

    Sora's revenge almost turned into an after thought by the time it came up. She seemed to lose her drive pretty quickly as well. Also there was no completion to the episode. There was no ending except they repelled the Genii and held Sora and a few other Genii prisoner.

    I guess I am a little disappointed by the poor story setup and the poor follow thru to the plot objectives. The acting was great and the special effects were tremendous. Matter of fact they were worth the price of admission by themselves. Thanks for reading...