Alarms ring and bulkheads slam shut throughout Atlantis, signalling an automatic defense system: a deadly virus has been detected within the city, and everyone is to remain isolated where they are. Rodney, about to propose to his girlfriend, suddenly finds himself useless in the effort to find out what’s going on – and unfortunately, Colonel Carter and everyone else seems to be assuming that Rodney is somewhere at a computer terminal, fixing the problem, which looks more and more like a false alarm. Sheppard takes matters into his own hands, smashing through a window and climbing the command tower all the way to the top, but when he breaks another window to get in again, another automatic quarantine protocol kicks in: one which will destroy the entire city in a matter of minutes to present the “disease” from spreading.
written by Carl Binder
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith and Neil Acree
Guest Cast: Jewel Staite (Dr. Keller), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Brenda James (Dr. Katie Brown), Kavan Smith (Major Lorne), Chuck Campbell (Technician)
LogBook entry by Earl Green