Stargate: Atlantis: Season 1, Episode 6

Poisoning the Well (20 Aug. 2004)

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Atlantis offers help to the Hoffans, who are working on a cure against the Wraith.



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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
Allison Hossack ...
James Lafazanos ...
Dean Marshall ...
Edmond Kato Wong ...
Technician (as Edmond Wong)
Neil Maffin ...
Dying Patient


The Atlantis team is sightseeing on Hoffa, a planet with an advanced civilization. After a few days chancellor Druhin tells them they've been working for decades on a cure that will prevent the Wraith from feeding on them. In fact, the entire society is focused on this one goal. It is nearing completion, but they expect the Wraith aren't coming for at least fifty years. Major Sheppard hesitates to tell them they've awoken them early. Atlantis offers help to speed things up and Dr. Beckett starts helping Hoffan scientist Perna. With Beckett's help, both soon find a substance that might have success. Dr. Weir gives permission to test it on 'Steve', the very hungry captured Wraith prisoner. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Maj. John Sheppard: Sorry if I woke you. Just came by to see if there's anything you needed. Magazine, fresh towels.
Wraith Warrior: You hide your fear poorly, major.
Maj. John Sheppard: You know, we've been having these conversations for a couple of weeks now, and I don't even know your name. You guys do have names right? Let me guess... Steve?
Wraith Warrior: I am your death. That is all you need to know.
Maj. John Sheppard: I prefer Steve.
Wraith Warrior: What do you hope to gain from this?
Maj. John Sheppard: Just trying to bridge the gap between our two cultures, get to know you better. That and try to figure out ...
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