Sheppard invites a priestess, who claims to not know about a weapon protecting her planet from the Wraith, to Atlantis to discuss asylum for refugees.



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The team arrive to a new planet that has never been attacked by the Wraith. The Wraith ships are suddenly destroyed before they can approach the planet, its inhabitants assure they don't have any weapons and have never heard about the Wraith. High Priestess Chaya Sar, a beautiful and intriguing woman, could have the key to the mystery, so Mayor Sheppard invites her to spend a few days in Atlantis. Written by Anonymous

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11 February 2005 (USA)  »

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At one point, towards the end of the episode, Dr. McKay compares Sheppard to Kirk from Star Trek. This was in reference to Shepart and Kirk's way of making woman fall for them. See more »


Throughout the series, Atlantis standard procedure seems to be for team members to remove their insignia and nationality patches from their jackets when off-world (presumably to keep Atlantis's identity a secret from others unless otherwise told). When Sheppard and his team are meeting with the abbot in the village, Sheppard is seen to be still wearing his jacket patches (although they are removed in a subsequent scene). See more »


Chaya Sar: I am what you call an Ancient and it is also true that I can never offer your people sanctuary. But you are wrong about as to why I came here.
Major John Sheppard: Why did you come here?
Chaya Sar: You, John.
Major John Sheppard: Me?
Chaya Sar: I have lived in solitude for so long that when you asked me to come to Atlantis, I...
Dr. Rodney McKay: Oh my god, he is Kirk!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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26 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This episode was so bad that I had to write a review.

I mean that the episode might be OK if not for the complete lack of logic and sense to the point that I feel cheated of my time. My advice to everybody: your time is to valuable to waste it for this crap.

**************Spoilers following********************

Seriously now the team is traveling to some planet and there they find out about the existence of a mighty weapon that keeps the locals safe from the wraith. After a lot of nonsense they discover that it was actually an ancient who was punished to guard the place . . . as she broke the most sacred law of the ancients: to never interfere. And now she can't help in any way anybody, not even with knowledge!

Now really: the Wraith have waged war, defeated and killed a lot of the ancients . . . and now the ancients are not to touch the Wraith because they come up with some weird rule. In truth they are to allow their deathly enemies to farm a whole galaxy and even more.

Come on . . . do the people who wrote the screenplay for this episode, have forgotten they brains somewhere on holiday?

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