The Genii have seized control of the city, and only McKay’s fast talking keeps himself and Dr. Weir alive. McKay keeps talking long enough to delay Kolya’s persistent threats to kill all of his hostages, and in that time Major Sheppard begins a stealthy offensive to disable Atlantis and its defenses to make the city a less attractive target for the Genii; when the stargate is opened, Sheppard puts up a shield that results in the death of nearly all of the incoming Genii reinforcements, totaling nearly sixty soldiers including Kolya’s own son. But even if Sheppard succeeds in convincing Kolya and his troops that they should retreat before Atlantis is destroyed by the approaching storm, can he undo his sabotage in time to restore the city’s shields and prevent that ruse from becoming reality?
written by Martin Gero
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Robert Davi (Kolya), Erin Chambers (Sora), Ryan Robbins (Ladon), Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett), Conan Graham (Genii Soldier)
LogBook entry by Earl Green