The Trust, a Goa'uld terrorist organization, has planted a bomb in Atlantis.

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McKay discovers two Wraith cruisers in the vicinity of Atlantis, but it seems they are not heading to the city. In fact he thinks they are firing on each other. Soon Atlantis faces a bigger problem. Meanwhile on Earth, Stargate finds out the Goa'uld have infiltrated in the highest ranks of The Trust, a terrorist organization. They have a planted a bomb in Atlantis, set to go off the next time a gate is established between Earth and the Pegasus galaxy. As the Atlanteans are preparing a status update to be sent on short notice, time is of the essence. It's impossible to send them a message through the gate, the Daedalus is in between the two worlds, but they are too far away to relay the message. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

Rachel Luttrell did her own singing in this episode. See more »

Goofs

This time, it is Sheppard calling the Atlantis star system "the solar system". (The solar system is the one with Earth and The Sun in it. Other such groups are 'star systems', strictly speaking.) See more »

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Dr. Rodney McKay: Elizabeth is including intel about infighting amongst the Wraith in today's status report.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: Let's hope that trend continues. If they keep fighting like this, I'd be able to take a weekend off.
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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Beyond the Night
Performed by Rachel Luttrell
Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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Good episode; some plot holes
22 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This episode is one of my favourites. A combination mystery / action plot, the story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and had a nice twist at the end. In terms of plot, the danger that Atlantis faces escalates smoothly from a contained threat to a wholly uncontained and terribly threatening one. The ending has a beautifully unexpected twist, the implications of which are unfortunately not fleshed out in later episodes.

In spite of the tension, the writers also work in some good humour (using Zelenka and Lee). A few episodic characters are brought back, including Kavanaugh (who turns in a consistently realistic performance as the annoying, self-absorbed civilian with authority issues). The characters, especially Weir, are willing to own up to and consider the ethical dilemmas raised by their actions, a refreshing step in light of some of the episodes at the beginning of Season 3. And there's a lot of McKay in this episode (Confession time: McKay is my favourite character. Probably I'm one of the few people who is happy to see a lot of him in any given episode.)

Weak points: Teyla's emotional, poorly-considered decision will annoy some viewers who should see a much more obvious solution to the problem.

Still, good episode: Nice plot, nice characters, better-than-average treatment of ethical problems. Enjoy!


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