Sheppard leads a team investigating some of the still-unexplored parts of the city, when he finds a chamber with an elderly woman in suspended animation. Dr. Weir makes the call to revive the woman, who McKay says has been frozen for 10,000 years. The apparently human woman’s first words upon waking up are “It worked.” After some rest, Dr. Beckett reports that the woman has awakened again, and seems to recognize the people and things around her. When Weir pays her another visit, the woman claims to be her – after traveling back in time to the Ancients’ heyday on Atlantis. Beckett confirms the woman’s DNA is the same as Weir’s. But her story of what happened baffles everyone – according to the older Weir, Atlantis’ shields remained down when Weir’s team arrived through the stargate and activated the city’s systems. The city flooded, many of the crew was killed, and only Weir survived, somehow finding herself 10,000 years in the past, healed by the Ancients. It turns out that the Ancients did not approve of the construction of the time travel device that led to Weir’s recovery, and refuse to allow it to be used to return her to the future. But another of the Ancients gave this timeline’s Weir another option – a chance to ensure that events would unfold differently when she arrived 10,000 years in the future.
written by Carl Binder
excerpts from The Rising written by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Gildart Jackson (Janus), Matthew Walker (Ancient Council Member), Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett), Craig Veroni (Dr. Grodin), Melia McClure (Melia), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Alex DeCosta (Technician)
LogBook entry by Earl Green