Stargate Atlantis

Season 4 Episode 19

The Kindred (2)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 29, 2008 on Syfy
9.1
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After finding some of the missing Athosians, Teyla plans an escape from Michael's secret facility. Meanwhile, Keller investigates the origins of the Beckett duplicate.

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  • The series missed a golden opportunity here in the surprising appearance of Dr. Beckett out of nowhere.

    2.5
    Instead of coming up with an interesting and provocative explaination for the appearance of Dr. Beckett, the writers decide to refry some extremely old beans in making him turn out to be one of Michael's experiments, a clone, oh and magically endowed with all of the original Dr. Beckett's memories too.

    It is science fiction happening in a distant galaxy, where our heroes base of operations is the legendary city of Atlantis built by an interstellar space faring civilization while we were still chasing wildebeasts with spears. Anything could have led to our having a second Dr. Beckett, in fact it would have been highly preferable if the other one that died were the clone Michael had bubbled up in a test tube. Oh well, maybe next time the writers get a golden opportunity to throw a curve they will practice the pitch first.moreless
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    9.0
    The Kindred part 2 was a great episode where we got see some old familiar faces that we thought were lost to us forever. The Wraith Hybird Michael was at the center of this episode. He now Teyla, is responsible for unfathomable acts agaings humanity, and has created some beings that may strike at the heart of the Atlantis team. There was a lot of emotional baggage that came with this episode. We learned what happened to Teyla's people, and her baby's daddy. It was also interesting to see what Michael had been up to all this time. His plans seem to be coming together, though he is on the run from the Wraith and Humans alike. Its nice to see old faces, but even harder to say goodbye a second time. I look forward to seeing how the season ends!!!moreless
  • good episode...

    8.7
    I was skeptical about Carson coming back, and I'm still a bit mad about it. At least, however, they gave him a great return! I love how Carson thought he was in jail for 2 years and then he turned out to be a clone. Great, intersting storyline - though not original. Anyways, Teyla found her people and now we learn of Michael's plot. I really don't like Teyla or Michael so I didn't really care about that. Sheppard and his team save the Athosians, but Carson is unable to save Teyla. Overall, great character episode, but not a great story line.moreless
  • Guess who's back...

    10
    This episode picked up from the giant bombshell that was dropped on us in the last episode. The return of Carson Beckett. I know some fans may have felt cheated that the character was brought back this way but Beckett is such a beloved character how could you not bring him back that way. I'd rather have him be brought back as a clone then not be brought back at all. In the previous episode the look on Sheppard, Ronon, and McKay's face was just priceless. I liked Rodney's conversation with him "As far as I'm concerned one of the best friends I ever had just came back from the dead." We all know that McKay blamed himself for Beckett's death. I look forward to see beckett in the upcoming season.moreless
  • Carson yay ... spoilers

    10
    I am so glad that even though it was for only this episode taht Carson came back. Even though he is only a clone it's still just as good as having the real thing. I really do hope they find a medicine to help him so they can bring him out of stasis. Having Carson back brought back the old Stargate Atlantis which was great. In my opinion Stargate doesn't seem to have been the same without him. Jewel Staite is a great actress but she's no Paul. Loved the tension in this episode and I hope that Teyla and her unborn son are going to be ok.moreless
David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex

Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Colonel Samantha Carter

Johann Helf

Johann Helf

Nabel Golan

Guest Star

Mylene Dinh-Robic

Mylene Dinh-Robic

Anika

Guest Star

Ken Kirzinger

Ken Kirzinger

Bartender

Guest Star

Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion

Dr. Carson Beckett

Recurring Role

Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Dr. Jennifer Keller

Recurring Role

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Michael Kenmore

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (30)

    • Beckett: No, Rodney. I'll be fine.
      McKay: That's right – you will be, you know? 'Cause this is not 'Goodbye', this is, this is, uh ... this is 'See you later'. That's what we agreed.
      Beckett: Did we?
      McKay: It's how I remember it.
      Beckett: All right, then. See you all later.

    • Beckett: I want you all to know that seeing you again these last few days – it was all worth it, no matter what happens.
      McKay: You know, I was toying with the idea of programming dreams into these things. Interested? I could have you fishing in the Highlands ... with a couple of tall blonde massage therapists?

    • Teyla: (While confronting Michael) Shoot him, Carson. Shoot him now!
      Michael: He doesn't want to shoot me. Or, to be more precise, he'd like nothing more but – like all of my creations – he is open to my influence.

    • Teyla: Carson!
      Beckett: I know. I'm the last person you expected to see. It's all right. I'm here to help you.
      Teyla: It's not possible.

    • Beckett: (When finding Michael's experiment) My God. They're dead.
      McKay: You think Teyla?
      Sheppard: No, I don't think so, and you don't think so.

    • Sheppard: I'm tired of getting shot at with our own guns.
      Beckett: I'm generally not fond of it regardless of the weapon.

    • McKay: I'm reading a bunch of life signs up ahead.
      Ronon: Maybe it's the Athosians.
      McKay: Yeah? Maybe it's a herd of those Frankensteins.

    • McKay: Look at you! You can barely stand. You don't have to do this.
      Beckett: You said yourself: the real Carson wouldn't sit around worrying about himself when he could do something to help.
      McKay: The real Carson also never listened to my advice. Look, you don't have to prove anything, certainly not to me.

    • Carter: So what do you think?
      Ronon: Well, if he is leading us into a trap, it's not gonna make much difference whether he's there or not.
      Sheppard: But if he isn't, he could be pretty useful.
      McKay: Whoa... wait a second. If he goes on this mission, it could kill him. We can't ask him to do this.
      Carter: We didn't ask him. He volunteered.
      McKay: Oh, give me a break!
      Sheppard:Easy, Rodney.
      McKay: I'm sorry – I'm just a little concerned that we're willing to be so cavalier with his life 'cause we think of him as some kind of a cheap copy.

    • Nabel: Because once Michael finds out I was captured, I'm as good as dead anyway.
      Sheppard: Yeah, well, maybe. Or maybe not, if you help us find him.
      Nabel: He has spies everywhere. There's nowhere in this galaxy he can't find me.
      Sheppard: Who said anything about this galaxy?

    • Keller: You can't just ignore this.
      Beckett: What else can I do?
      Keller: We can halt the deterioration of your cells in a stasis pod.
      Beckett: Oh no. You're not putting me in one of those things.
      Keller: But it makes sense! I mean, that way, when I've figured how to fix this...
      Beckett: What if you can't? I'll be stuck in that bloody machine for God knows how long.
      Keller: Isn't that better than trying in vain to solve this while the clock's ticking away on your own life?
      Beckett: No.

    • Beckett: We have work to do.
      Keller: No, I have work to do. You need to stay in bed. The less you exert yourself, the better.
      Beckett: You don't seriously expect me to lie here and be useless while my own life hangs in the balance, do you?

    • Beckett: (After Keller recognize the man who tried to kill her and Teyla) It's all right, love. He's unconscious now and – for the time being – in desperate need of our attention. You can convert him later; right now, we need to save his life. Let's go, lads.

    • Barkeeper: (After team tried to ask about Teyla) You've come to the wrong place.
      McKay: We haven't even told you what he looks like.
      Barkeeper: You misunderstand me. No-one here cares what he looks like. You've come to the wrong place if you're looking for information.

    • Sheppard: (After going to inn and everyone stops talking when they enter) Hmm, just in time for happy hour!

    • Beckett: (About Ronon) Is he ever gonna say a word to me?
      Sheppard: Gotta give him a break. He's not good dealing with this sort of thing.
      Beckett: What sort of thing?
      Sheppard: Ah, you know – clones, duplicates, people coming back from the dead. Went through this with Elizabeth.

    • McKay: (When they learn that this Beckett is a clone) It doesn't matter.
      Beckett: Well, that's easy for you to say, but you're not the one who just found out he was made in test tube.
      McKay: As far as I'm concerned, one of the best friends I ever had just came back from the dead. I'm not gonna quibble over a couple of telomeres!
      Beckett: Well, thank you kindly for that, but it still doesn't change the fact that I'm not the real Carson Beckett.
      McKay: No. No, you're not, because the real Carson Beckett wouldn't be standing here feeling sorry for himself. He'd be trying to figure out how to help us.

    • Teyla: You must not abandon hope. The people of Atlantis know of my disappearance and they are looking for me. It will not be long before they come to our rescue.
      Anika: That is a very pleasant thought – but until today we held out the same hope about you.

    • Beckett: (After he learns all what have happened) You know, for the better part of two years, I imagined what it would be like the day I finally got back to Atlantis. This isn't exactly how I pictured it.

    • Beckett: (After he learns they have told his mother that he is dead) I have to get back there! I have to talk to her!
      McKay: No-no, you can't! I mean, do you have any idea what kind of effect that could have? Besides, what are you going to say to her?!
      Beckett: I'll say the Air Force made a bloody mistake, that's what I'll say!

    • Beckett: Oh my God! My mother! You didn't tell her, did you?
      McKay: Well, yeah.
      Beckett: Good Lord!
      McKay: You were dead! I mean, I'm sorry to be blunt, but we buried you! I mean, there was a memorial service at her church. I was there!
      Beckett: This can't be happening!

    • McKay: I know this is a lot for you to take in ...
      Beckett: Aye, you're damned right it is! First you tell me I'm not the only Carson Beckett, and then you tell me the other one died in a horrible explosion!

    • McKay: To us, you weren't missing, Carson. You ... you were dead.

    • Beckett: You're telling me there's another Carson Beckett walking around this base?

    • McKay: (About the team searching for Beckett) You see, the thing is: we weren't.
      Beckett: Weren't what?
      McKay: We weren't looking for you. We didn't even know you were missing.
      Beckett: Excuse me?
      McKay: We went back to M8G-352. We rescued you from Michael. I mean, he got away, but we got you back to Atlantis safe and sound.
      Beckett: What in the hell are you talking about?
      McKay: Well, obviously not you you, but another you – another Carson Beckett.
      Beckett: Is this a joke?!

    • Beckett: (About being prisoned by Michael) It wasn't easy. I'll admit – at times I almost gave up hope. But, listen, when I thought about you, Colonel Sheppard, Teyla and the rest of the team, I knew you'd be out there somewhere, looking for me.

    • McKay: God, it's good to see you!
      Beckett: Think about how I feel. I'm the one that's been in prison for almost two years.

    • Sheppard: (About Beckett)Well, then, who the hell is he?
      McKay: I don't know! Look, I'm as freaked out about this as you are!
      Sheppard: You don't really think it's him, do you?
      McKay: No! ... Well, I mean ... maybe.

    • Keller: (On the isolation room) I'm sorry about all this, Doctor.
      Beckett: It's all right. I realize there's a protocol when dealing with someone who's been in prison for a long time. In fact, I wrote it... Although, if they take much more blood, I think I might faint.

    • McKay: (about Beckett) Look, so we ruled out advanced robotics. That still leaves us a, a half a dozen possible other explanations.
      Ronon: Like?
      McKay: Well, like alternate timeline, parallel universe, cloning. You know, take your pick.
      Sheppard: Just another day in outer space.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Beckett: My Lord! No wonder I've felt like a dog's breakfast ever since I got here.

      This is a reference to the 2007 dark comedy A Dog's Breakfast, which starred Paul McGillion, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, and Christopher Judge all of Stargate fame. The movie was written and directed by David Hewlett.

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