Dr. Rodney McKay
Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Colonel Samantha Carter
Dr. Carson Beckett
Dr. Jennifer Keller
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.
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!
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: 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.
McKay: Well, like alternate timeline, parallel universe, cloning. You know, take your pick.
Sheppard: Just another day in outer space.
Two of Joe Flanigan's sons can be seen when Sheppard's team frees the Athosians.
The ultrasound images that were shown when Michael examined Teyla were actually images from a crew member's baby.
Excerpts written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
Scott Heindl is credited for his appearance in the footage from the Season 3 episode "Misbegotten".
Canada on March 3, 2008 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
UK: March 4, 2008 on Sky One
Syndication Premiere: April 4-5, 2009
Czech Republic: August 31, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi
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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