Holo-McKay: If I don't get you back within two months of when you left, then it'll be too late.
Sheppard: Too late. What the hell's that supposed to mean?
Holo-McKay: Things, didn't exactly go well for us, after your disappearance. Once I figured out what happened to you, I realized there was nothing we could do. The Air Force pronounced you KIA. Gave you a very nice military funeral back on Earth. Obviously the casket was empty, but um, you know it's the thought that counts. From there, well, from there things went from bad to worse.