Contact is lost with a civilization that the Atlantis team helped relocate when their world was threatened by a supervolcano eruption. When Sheppard and his team explore an underground installation to search for survivors, they instead find human-sized insects hatched from enormous pods. They injure one when it tries to attack Ronon, and plant explosives to destroy a hatchery full of more pods. Leftover experiments are found too, attempts to accelerate the evolution of the insect life forms that merged with humans to create the Wraith. A backup team of Marines is captured by a Wraith dart, and then Teyla is captured in the underground tunnels – by none other than Michael, the human-Wraith hybrid created by Dr. Beckett’s experiments. Michael, now outcast from either humans or Wraith, has set out to create a new conquering race even more powerful than the Wraith, and he has no problems using Sheppard’s team as his next set of test subjects.
written by Carl Binder
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith and Neil Acree
Guest Cast: Connor Trinneer (Michael), Chuck Campbell (Technician), Ryan Booth (Lt. Negley), Samuel Polin (Creature), Brian Ho (Stunt Creature), Josh Blacker (Screaming Man)
LogBook entry by Earl Green