Stargate: Atlantis: Season 1, Episode 12

Hot Zone (4 Feb. 2005)

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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 ...
Lindsay Collins ...
Nahanni Arntzen ...
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 (

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Dr. Radek Zelenka: 7,549.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Oh, please. Prime. 4,021.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: Uh, nice try try. Not prime. OK, Lt. Ford, 599.
Lt. Aiden Ford: I don't care if it's a prime number or not.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: Come on. Yes or no?
Lt. Aiden Ford: No.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: [laughs] It's incredible. 10 for 10.
Dr. Rodney McKay: He is terrible.
Lt. Aiden Ford: So I suck at prime/not prime. Somehow I'm going to sleep tonight.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: At this point, it's gone way beyond not knowing your prime numbers.
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