Weir and Sheppard lead a team to find and board a mobile drilling platform built by the Ancients to tap into the ocean crust, but once on board, Teyla’s genetic link with the Wraith allows her to pick up on one nearby. But when Rodney performs a new sensor sweep, no Wraith is detected. Teyla tries to reach out to the Wraith with her mind, but even then she doesn’t find what she’s looking for – and yet moments later, she attacks Ronon and begins to cripple the drilling station’s systems. When the Wraith presence is finally revealed, so is its identity: the Wraith Queen who lead the final attack on Atlantis at the time the Ancients abandoned it. She’s been trapped beneath the sea for centuries, and ultimately killed and consumed her own crashed ship’s crew to survive. Now she wants to bargain for an opportunity to escape her underwater prison, but it’s not a negotiation she intends to enter without having the upper hand.
written by Ken Cuperus
directed by Brenton Spencer
music by Joel Goldsmith and Neil Acree
Guest Cast: David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Andee Frizzell (Wraith Queen), Michael Tayles (Dr. Graydon), Noel Johansen (Dr. Dickinson), Donna Soares (Coleman)
LogBook entry by Earl Green