Stargate Atlantis

Season 4 Episode 5


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 26, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Larrin: (After getting her life restored) I don't know. That was so strange, to have your whole life fading away and then to suddenly have it back again. (She smiles at him) It actually felt kinda good.
      Sheppard: Mmm, I know. Happened to me once, too. Long story.

      Sheppard is referring to his experience with the Wraith Todd in the episode "Common Ground."

    • This is the first appearance of the Travelers and their leader Larrin, played by Jill Wagner.

    • In this episode we are shown more of the interior of the Aurora-class battleship including a Auxiliary Control Center and a Chair room containing an Ancient Control Chair.

    • This episode explains the origins of Ronon's gun. It is Travelers technology but it is not known how Ronon acquired his.

    • The Ancient ship in this episode is the fourth Aurora class battleship encountered by the expedition since their arrival in the galaxy after the Aurora, the Orion (formally the Hippaforalkus), and the Tria.

  • Quotes

    • (About the two other wraith)
      Sheppard : There's the other two. What, are they having a board meeting?

    • Sheppard: Nice ship. A little bit of a fixer-upper but I can see the potential.

    • Sheppard: Sure you want to go through with this? If you don't make it, I'm going to feel responsible, and, well, I really don't need the guilt.
      Larrin: We'll be fine as long as you don't shoot too early. I'm sure that's not the first time you've heard that from a woman.
      Sheppard: On the other hand, I might be able to live with it.

    • Sheppard: Atlantis this is Sheppard, I'm on approach to the gate.
      McKay: Acknowledged. You know, since I've been in Pegasus I've set up like what, half a dozen research stations on various planets? And I don't remember you EVER volunteering to run a resupply mission to any of them.
      Sheppard: Well I'm a busy man Rodney, I just happened to have a little free time.
      McKay: And Dr. McKenzie just happens to by studying a primitive tribe, which lives in a tropical paradise, and has, how did he put it, little or no social inhibitions.
      Sheppard: Well they were very friendly.

    • Larrin: Has he said anything?
      Silas: Only his name; Reed Richards.
      Larrin: His name is Sheppard. We intercepted part of his last radio transmission.

    • Larrin: Nevick, if you can't do this we're stranded.
      Nevick: What about him?
      Larrin: He's not going anywhere near that bridge again, he can't be trusted.
      Nevick: Listen, if we can't bring the system back online he'll die out here like the rest of us.
      Larrin: That's the problem. Does he look like a man who thinks he's going to die?
      (Nevick looks at Sheppard in the cell, he is half-sitting, half-lying down and looking very bored as he taps his fingers)

    • Larrin: You saved my life. Again.
      Sheppard: If you hadn't come up with the plan we'd both be dead.
      Larrin: So you're saying we make a good team?
      Sheppard: Well, don't go crazy.
      Larrin: Right. But in the interest of interstellar relations, I think we should at least just try to get along. Right?
      (They kiss, and Larrin takes the Wraith stunner from him)
      Sheppard: You've gotta be kidding me.
      Larrin: Sorry.
      (Larrin stuns him)

    • Sheppard: I'm still not exactly sure why they let me go.
      Teyla: Well you did offer them an alliance that has to be worth something.
      Ronon: Or they figured out you'd be more trouble than you're worth.
      Sheppard: Oh, that is a possibility.
      McKay: No, there's something you're not telling us...She was hot wasn't she.
      Sheppard: I don't know what you're talking about.
      McKay: Aw, I knew it. That is so typical.
      Sheppard: She had me beat Rodney. She threatened to kill me several times. It wasn't like we were hanging out in the spa together.
      McKay: Whatever. All that I know is that every time I get taken captive, it's the Wraith. Just once, I would like to be taken prisoner by the sexy alien.
      Sheppard: Well you may still get a chance.
      Ronon: Yeah? What do you mean?
      Sheppard: She's still out there.

    • McKay: We don't even know who they are, remember!?
      Ronon: Does it make a difference? Even if it was a fleet of hive ships, would it stop us from trying to get him back?
      Lorne: No.

    • (Larrin enters Sheppard's cell)
      Sheppard: What's happening?
      (Larrin punches him)
      Sheppard: What was that for?
      Larrin: Do you realize what you've done?
      Sheppard: I didn't do anything.
      (Larrin punches him again
      Sheppard: Stop that!
      Larrin: I'll stop when you stop lying. You adapted the damaged communications array to send out a signal, didn't you.
      Sheppard: ...Yes.
      (Larrin punches him again)
      Sheppard: You said you'd stop that.
      Larrin: (draws gun) You're right. Maybe I'll just shoot you.
      Sheppard: All right. Don't you think you're overreacting a little?
      Larrin: You were trying to broadcast our location. Guess what it worked. There's a ship approaching, only I don't think it's the one you were hoping for.
      Sheppard: What do you mean?
      Larrin: It's the Wraith.

  • Notes

    • In the scenes where Larrin is seen walking down a corridor, actress Jill Wagner had to purposely hold onto the weapon prop as it was too heavy and pulled her costume down.

    • The food the Travelers present Sheppard with is Tofu-based and was purchased from a Chinese Market. It was intended to emphasize the limited resources of the Traveler fleet.

    • The Traveler Ship set was one of the most expensive to build across the entire series, costing around $200,000.

    • Amanda Tapping is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Air Dates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on October 29, 2007 on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
      -This episode aired in the UK on November 6, 2007 on Sky One.
      -Syndication Premiere: October 18-19, 2008.
      -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on July 13, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi.
      -This episode aired in Australia on November 19, 2009 on 7TWO.

  • Allusions

    • Silas: Only his name: Reed Richards.

      Reed Richards is the birth name of Mister Fantastic of the Marvel Comics superhero team The Fantastic Four, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. They first appeared in The Fantastic Four #1 in 1961, and have since been in four animated TV series (1967, 1974, 1994, and 2006), video games, and three live-action movies (1994, 2005, and 2007). This is also an in-joke, as Sheppard, in the Season 3 ender, "First Strike", suggested that his team were like the Fantastic Four with him being Mr. Fantastic.

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