A team led by Sheppard pays a visit to a village resembling Earth’s 19th century, but they aren’t exactly greeted with open arms by the locals. They do, however, learn that the villagers have had other unwelcome visitors – a Wraith has been tormenting and killing anyone it can capture since crash-landing on the planet ten years ago. Sheppard offers to help the locals dispose of their problem, but when Ronon tracks the Wraith down, it’s a young female being sheltered by a reclusive scientist named Zaddik. After nurturing the young crash survivor, Zaddik had to find a way to keep her alive without allowing her to feed on other people. His serum intrigues McKay and Beckett, as does her almost human demeanor – she serves tea to her visitors and refers to Zaddik as “Father” – but Ronon sets out to prove that her Wraith traits can return to the surface with little provocation. But even with the young Wraith under constant watch by the team from Atlantis, something is still preying on the villagers.
written by Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Jewel Staite (Ellia / Wraith), John Innes (Zaddik), Stephen Dimopoulos (Goran), Tom Bates (Barkeep), Nico McEown (Boy), Blake Stadel (young Zaddik), Kayma Seamark (6-year-old Wraith)
Notes: Guest star Jewel Staite is better known to SF fans as Kaylee from the short-lived Joss Whedon series Firefly.
LogBook entry by Earl Green