Rodney and a science team unseal a room in Atlantis that hasn’t been touched since the Ancients lived in the city. Rodney reactivates a dormant control console, which somehow singles him out to receive a massive mental “upgrade,” giving him abilities such as telekinesis and even the capacity to read minds. He sets about trying to upgrade the city via a newly enhanced neural link, but his upgrade is cut short when his teammates learn the cost of Rodney’s new powers – the enhancements to his mind are drastically shortening the lifespan of his physical body. Rodney has mere days to learn how to ascend as the Ancients did…or die.
written by Damian Kindler
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith and Neil Acree
Guest Cast: Kavan Smith (Major Lorne), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Leela Savasta (Esposito), Donna Soares (Coleman), Chuck Campbell (Technician)
LogBook entry by Earl Green