An excursion through the stargate ends in a hasty retreat back to Atlantis, and as Major Sheppard’s team returns, Dr. McKay takes a shot to the head from a Wraith weapon, but its paralyzing effects are only temporary. Dr. Weir points out that out of a mere nine trips through the gate, Sheppard has encountered the Wraith five times, and worries that a spy is operating within the team in an attempt to sabotage their stay on Atlantis. Sheppard agrees, but is less than thrilled when Teyla seems to be the prime suspect. Weir sets up interviews with every Athosian who is serving in the city, including Teyla, but restricts them from certain parts of Atlantis or from leaving the city. With stargate travel declared off-limits, Sheppard and Ford explore Atlantis’ own world with a jumper, finding an enormous land mass elsewhere on the planet. Weir considers the possibility of relocating the Athosians to that continent, but as she prepares for a backlash at the suggestion, she is surprised when most of the city’s Athosians approach her with an offer to leave voluntarily. But after they leave and Sheppard’s team resumes trips through the Stargate, with Teyla in tow, the Wraith attacks continue.
teleplay by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
story by Kerry Glover
directed by Mario Azzopardi
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett), Christopher Heyerdahl (Halling), Ross Hull (Dr. Corrigan), Dean Marshall (Sgt. Bates), Boyan Vukelic (Sgt. Stackhouse), Edmond Kato Wong (Technician), James Lafazanos (Wraith), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Santo Lombardo (Athosian), Agam Darshi (Athosian), Andre Benjamin (Guard), Phoenix Ly (Yamato)
LogBook entry by Earl Green