Well, I guess we can at least be glad that this isn't another TV sci-fi hackneyed, rehashed plot. No! Instead it's another low budget movie cliche plot! Sheppard even quips at one point about it being the prom queen and kid in a wheelchair's turn to die, but of course he never uses the one lesson one can take from those movies - NEVER SPLIT UP!
This was yet another disappointing episode, and really makes me start to wonder about thinking of these things as filler - filler implies some other activity going on in other episodes, and we're just not seeing a lot motion elsewhere. At this rate, we're seeing more plot development happen through the trickle of SG-1 movies than we are in weekly Atlantis episodes.