A team of scientists, including McKay, Zelenka and Ford, are exposed to a deadly virus. Sheppard goes after one of the scientists trying to escape.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
Dean Marshall ...
Damon Johnson ...
Peter Grier ...
Michelle Addison ...


McKay, Zelenka and Ford and a team of scientists are inspecting a section of the city flooded during the storm, but everything appears to be just fine. When they plan to return, two team members are missing. Over the radio they seem to be frightened by something and are found dead. The team suspects a virus and a city-wide quarantine is set in place. Then one of the other team members collapses. A scientist named Peterson is frightened by the prospect and manages to escape, risking infection to the entire city. Sheppard is forced to defy Weir's orders and goes after him with Teyla. Meanwhile the infected team discovers a viral lab. It is soon found out the virus causes hallucinations and certain death by forming an aneurysm. McKay realizes he is one of the next to go. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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4 February 2005 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Dr. Becket doubts the nanovirus can multiply, but that's of course the basic prerequisite for it to be able and infect people. If the virus count were constant, incubation time would get longer and longer and effects weaker and weaker the more people were infected because the virus would spread itself thinner and thinner. See more »


Dr. Radek Zelenka: Lt. Ford, would you mind being a subject of research paper
[starts chuckling]
Dr. Radek Zelenka: on statistical improbabilities?
Lt. Aiden Ford: Is this some sort of payback for guys like me beating up guys like you in high school, right?
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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Progeny (2006) See more »


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