Defying General Landry’s orders, a team consisting of Weir, Sheppard, McKay, Teyla and Ronon returns to Atlantis, dropping a bomb in the gate room and then making a run for it. Sheppard contacts O’Neill and tells him that the team will return in two hours. In that time, Sheppard pilots the jumper into orbit to retrieve the still-intact (and still-frozen) body of Niam, to use as a vehicle for a new virus to disable the replicators. But when that plan doesn’t pan out, both Sheppard’s team and the less-than-dynamic duo of O’Neill and Woolsey have to improvise an escape plan. As the rescue attempt becomes more desperate, and O’Neill and Woolsey have to rescue their rescuers, time is running out before O’Neill’s last standing order to the SGC is carried out: if a hostile force gains control of Atlantis, the city must be nuked, and the gate network linkng Atlantis to the SGC must be destroyed.
written by Martin Gero
directed by Brad Turner
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (General Jack O’Neill), Robert Picardo (Wolsey), John O’Callaghan (Niam), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Harriman), David MacInus (Talus), Pinou (Cetus), Mitch Pileggi (Colonel Caldwell), Beau Bridges (General Landry), Kirby Morrow (Daedalus Tech), Elias Toufexis (Replicator), Kerry Blouin (Replicator Guard), Patrick Lambier (Replicator Guard)
Notes: Niam was first encountered, and promptly ejected into space, earlier this season in Progeny.
LogBook entry by Earl Green