Critical Mass

Stargate AtlantisMere moments before the stargate in Atlantis dials Earth for a routine briefing with General Landry, Rodney stops the process – Landry has sent word that he’s learned a bomb will detonate in Atlantis that next time Earth’s address is dialed. As Rodney begins frantically trying to find a way to locate and disable the bomb, Dr. Weir and Colonel Sheppard must do the unthinkable – they have to consider everyone in Atlantis a suspect and question them accordingly. Weir’s top candidate is the constantly disgruntled Dr. Kavanagh, who has voiced misgivings about her leadership on many occasions. When Rodney traces the bomb to the ZPM powering Atlantis’ gate and shields, he simply disables that power source…but his doing that activates a signal that gets the attention of two Wraith ships. Without the ZPM, Atlantis is vulnerable to discovery and attack. With the ZPM activated, the entire city is a ticking time bomb. As time runs short, Dr. Weir finds herself agreeing with Sheppard and Ronon that more aggressive interrogation techniques may be needed. But how far will they go when they’re not even sure they have the right man?

Order the DVDsstory by Brad Wright & Carl Binder
teleplay by Carl Binder
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
song: “Beyond The Night” by Joel Goldsmith / vocals by Rachel Luttrell

Guest Cast: Beau Bridges (General Landry), Jaime Ray Newman (Lt. Cadman), Ellie Harvie (Dr. Novak), Ben Cotton (Dr. Kavanagh), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Peter Flemming (Agent Barrett), Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Walter Harriman), Mitch Pileggi (Colonel Caldwell), Brenda McDonald (Charin), Chuck Campbell (Atlantis Technician), Trevor Devall (voice of Hermiod)

LogBook entry by Earl Green