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 Sheppard 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 »


Dr. Rodney McKay: Word of caution? The whole Captain Kirk routine is problematic to say the least, let alone morally dubious.
Major John Sheppard: What routine?
Dr. Rodney McKay: The romancing of the alien priestess? It's very 1967 of you. Actually, I'm surprised...
Major John Sheppard: [interrupting Rodney] If and when anything I do becomes your business...
Dr. Rodney McKay: It becomes my business, Major, when an alien woman who is clearly not who she claims to be has the ranking military officer wrapped around her little finger!
Major John Sheppard: Don't go there, McKay.
Dr. Rodney McKay: I'm sorry - I know I'm not normally ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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