A stargate on a mist-shrouded world provides the Atlantis team with a unique opportunity. When McKay discovers that this gate draws its power from that planet’s atmosphere, it seems like the gate could have enough power to reach Earth. By dismantling the Atlantis gate’s dial-home device, McKay is able to establish a link to the SGC. Despite the risk that it might be a one-way trip back to Earth, Dr. Weir, McKay, Major Sheppard, Ford and Teyla step through the gate. General Hammond gives them a warm welcome home, but informs them that the Pentagon may order a complete withdrawal from Atlantis. Soon afterward, Ford gets transfer orders, McKay has a hard time convincing Hammond to let him search for new ways back to Atlantis, and Weir and Sheppard begin to suspect that perhaps they haven’t traveled far from Atlantis at all.
written by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
directed by Holly Dale
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Don S. Davis (General Hammond), Garwin Sanford (Simon), Noah Beggs (Dex), Stephen Spender (Mitch), Edmond Kato Wong (Atlantis Technician), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman), Nicole Rudell (Doctor), Lynda Riley (Brunette), Robert Weiss (Scientist)
LogBook entry by Earl Green