Dr. McKay becomes the first human trial of Dr. Beckett’s experimental gene therapy to allow even those without the Ancient gene to use Atlantis’ technology. But McKay’s first test of an Ancient device encases him in an impenetrable shield – one that won’t even allow him to eat or drink. But soon, Dr. Weir and the rest of the team face an even bigger problem – the newly-occupied city seems to be experiencing random power failures and malfunctions. Worse yet, Teyla has brought her fellow Athosian villagers to Atlantis from the mainland, and several of them report seeing a “shadow” that they associate with sightings of the Wraith. Sheppard and Ford each have their own close encounters with the mobile shadow, and Ford’s meeting with it is nearly fatal. Sheppard and McKay then discover a trap that may have used by the Ancients to capture the shadow before – but the only bait that may lure the creature into captivity may be a living human…perhaps someone wearing a shield that makes him invulnerable.
story by Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper
teleplay by Robert C. Cooper
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett), Craig Veroni (Dr. Grodin), Christopher Heyerdahl (Halling), Reece Thompson (Jinto), Casey Dubois (Wex), Boyan Vukelic (Sgt. Stackhouse), Meghan Black (Marta)
LogBook entry by Earl Green