Stargate Atlantis

Season 2 Episode 11

The Hive (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 06, 2006 on Syfy
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McKay attempts to rescue Sheppard, Teyla and Ronon from the Wraith hive ship that Ford wanted to sabotage and destroy.

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    The Hive was very interesting. It was neat to see more of the Wraith, as usual. This queen was much different than the first, keeping with the all black clothing and white hair. She got upset at one point and eventually another Hive ship joined hers in hyperspace, and they eventually destroyed each other. We learned that the Wraith are dividing into factions, since resources are scarce because of the Great Awakening. Sheppard and Ford rescue a cocooned woman who says the prophecy of the Great Awakening is coming true and its the end of days. It is kind of interesting to see the paralells written into the stories from our own world and experiences. Sheppard is now proficent at flying Wraith Darts, and can't wait to see what happens next!!!!moreless
  • A major shift in the balance of power as Sheppard and his crew escape from their Wraith cell and ignite a battle between two Wraith Hive ships. Ford maybe lost again. Teyla, Ronon, and especially Rodney end up in withdrawal from the Wraith enzyme.moreless

    A major comeback from the part one of this episode. The first part was disjointed and really went nowhere. Once the team was captured on the Hive ship things started happening. We learned a number of things.

    There are humans which worship and serve the Wraith. One tries to get Sheppard in a moment of weakness to tell her where he is from. The Wraith are more than treacherous. They allowed the first escape so that Sheppard would come upon this girl and try to save her. Then when they re-imprisoned them they made sure she was with Sheppard.

    The Wraith truly are territorial as much or more as other humans are. They also mistrust other hives as well. So at least a little of what Ford's intell he was spouting was true. Near the end Sheppard fires his Darts weapons at the other Hive ship causing a battle to erupt between them leaving the Daedalus alone and destroying each other. It also makes sense but each hive must have a queen which holds the supreme decisions over the rest of that hive. So they don't seem to work as much in tandem as thought.

    So the Earth crew now has a functional Dart they can use as well. This must be of some use for at least an idea of the technology being used by the Wraith.

    So we've seen seven Hive ships, at least two Cruisers or more, and hundreds of Darts destroyed so far in this season. Maybe an eighth to a seventh of their fleet. Not a huge number but enough to at least maybe give the Wraith pause in their pursuit of the Earthlings. Unfortunately they need to feed so that drive will overcome everything else eventually.

    It will be fun to see how the humans work to even the score over time. Nice second part of the two parter. A brilliant turn around from a mediocre first part. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • New strategy..

    It was really lovely episode. First the knife thing - how many knifes Dex has - as many as needed. But it still looks that they did not had enough knifes as the first escape, it was a trap as they got some people they tried to save and one of them - a pretty was - was just meant to get information from him. He did not buy it.

    The fight, the Rodney, taking too much that wraith drug and then going back to earth. It again proved how talented actor most play that role as it was stunning acting, again. And Carson on infirmary when Rodney was detoxing. All those words...

    Plus the end - the fight between wraiths and Ford and his last "seen" stand.

    Fantastic episode.moreless
  • As Elizabeth Weir and Colonel John Shepard lead the Atlantian fight against the Wraith, old faces appear, friends say goodbye, and the exploration continues.....

    This episode had on the edge of my seat, but I think eveyone knows by the ending line that Ford isn't dead.

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  • Great conclusion...

    Well I kind of missed about 10 minutes of this episode. I guess that Sheppard some how got away from the wraith queen but he ended up getting imprisoned anyway. They take him out to see the queen again and she is going to feed off him but ford saves his life. they save teyla and ronan. Rodney is back on Atlantis I guess he took a bunch of the enzme now he is going crazy. When the Hive explodes they never saw anymore of ford but Shappard said that knowing Ford they might end up seeing him again, I hope they do. I think the funniest line of they episode is when sheppard fires Ronan's gun and he says "I gotta get one of these". This was also a very great conclusion to the previous episode. later...moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex

Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion

Dr. Carson Beckett

Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Dr. Elizabeth Weir

Aaron Abrams

Aaron Abrams


Guest Star

Jenn Bird

Jenn Bird


Guest Star

Woody Jeffreys

Woody Jeffreys


Guest Star

Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks

Lt. Aiden Ford

Recurring Role

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Colonel Steven Caldwell

Recurring Role

James Lafazanos

James Lafazanos


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Sheppard: Alright, first things first. How to get out. Any luck?
      Ronon: None yet.
      Ford: Don't worry, I'll figure a way out.
      Sheppard: I was afraid you were gonna say that.

    • Sheppard: (on Ronon's blaster) I've got to get me one of these!

    • Sheppard: How many of those (knives) have you got?
      Ronon: How many do you need?

    • McKay: There's no time, no time. The planet ... not Ford's, the one the, uh, ship's headed towards, we need to get there and we don't have much time. (pacing) I was barely able to escape myself, but I managed to take out the guards. (McKay grins) Oh, you should have seen me! I was amazing! I wish we'd got it on camera because ... That's not the point.

    • McKay: (surprised) Why aren't you dead?
      Sheppard: Nice to see you too, Rodney.
      McKay: No, you know what I mean. Why aren't you... dead?

    • Sheppard: (after being rescued by Ford) How the hell did you get our weapons back?
      Ford: That was the easy part, getting the enzyme - that was hard.

    • Beckett: (after treating McKay) I feel not unlike the priest in The Exorcist.

    • McKay: (as he beats up his two guards) And that's what happens when you back a brilliant scientist into a corner!

    • McKay: (to Beckett) Jealous that I get all the women and you don't?

    • Sheppard: (to Ronon as he pulls another knife out of his hair) You must have a hell of a time going through airports.

    • Neera: What is it like, your world?
      Sheppard: It's nice – comfortable, good climate.
      Neera: Tell me what it looks like.
      Sheppard: Like every other world, I suppose: trees, water, mountains, Starbucks on every corner.

    • Sheppard: You have anything sharp, knife, hairpin, anything to puncture the skin on these walls?
      Neera: No.
      Sheppard: It's just that everybody in my last cell had one, so.

    • Neera: How will you get us out of here?
      Sheppard: Okay, I haven't figured that part out yet, but when I do it's gonna be real impressive.
      Neera: The wraith will not allow us to escape.
      Sheppard: Yeah, well I try not to let them tell me what I can and can't do.
      Neera: You do not fear them?
      Sheppard: The wraith, nah. Now clowns that's another story. They scare the crap out of me.

    • Beckett: I hate to say it, but his stubbornness is probably what sustained him throughout the ordeal.
      Weir: We won't tell him that, though.
      Beckett: Aye, mustn't feed the beast.
      Weir: No.

    • Weir: How is he?
      Beckett: I've sedated him, administered a beta-blocker to bring his blood pressure down to a more manageable level. It's a wonder he didn't suffer a stroke.
      Caldwell: Did he mention anything further about the location of Colonel Sheppard and his team?
      Beckett: Nothing coherent, I'm afraid. By the time he arrived here, he was hyperventilating, pulse extremely rapid. He could barely get a word out; although, being Rodney, he certainly tried.

    • McKay: Lock and load.

    • Sheppard: Last time we were on one of these ships, McKay was able to open the door by cutting right into the wall.
      Ford: You mean like with a knife?
      Sheppard: You have a knife?
      Ford: One for them to find, one to keep. Everybody knows that.
      Sheppard: Right, I forgot all about that rule.

    • Queen Wraith: The ship. Where did you get it?
      Sheppard: You mean the dart? We call them darts because they're so pointy.

    • Neera: And the clowns?
      Sheppard: Oh yeah, the clowns. We fight them too. Entire armies spilling out of Volkswagens. We do our best to fight them off, but they keep sending them in.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The scenes taking place in Ford's "hideout" on the planet were filmed during production of the previous episode, "The Lost Boys".

    • Awards:

      -This episode was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Dramatic Series.

    • International Airdates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on November 21, 2005 on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
      -This episode aired in the UK on January 11, 2006 on Sky One.
      -This episode aired in Australia on April 12, 2007 on Channel 7.
      -Syndication Premiere: January 27-28, 2007.

    • With this episode, the ten-second opening credits is replaced with the longer version in U.S. airings. Jason Momoa's face is featured in the credits for the first time and second season footage is incorporated.