Dr Weir finds herself on Earth where, to everyone else, the Atlantis Expedition was just her delusion.

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Dr. Elizabeth Weir wakes up in a locked hospital room only to be told that she is in a psychiatric institute on Earth. She's also told that her entire experience on Atlantis was a dream. Even Jack O'Neil professes to have no knowledge of Atlantis or of any such thing as the Stargate program. It all seems to be very real to her. Her mother visits and she even sees her pet dog. She also sees shadows at night that are quite frightening but seem to be trying to communicate with her. She is convinced that her time on Atlantis was real and that it is her current "reality" that is false. Written by garykmcd

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Dr. Weir is told by Dr. Fletcher (Alan Ruck) that the car that killed Simon impacted the driver's side door. (at around 15 mins) Dr. Weir views a news report on a computer terminal. This includes a picture of the accident showing that the car was impacted on the passenger's side, judging by the clear view of the back seat (no airbags) while the car is on it's side. See more »

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Major General Jack O'Neill: Now, just to be sure we're on the same page, we're against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, right?
Dr. Elizabeth Weir: Got it.
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She has a lot on her mind
5 August 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

There is nothing fundamentally *wrong* with this episode. It's just... oppressive, despite the always welcome presence of some familiar guests. The basic plot, where Weir's mind has to fight off a nanite invasion trying to take her body over, is clever and will resurface at the most unexpected time, which is great. Torri Higginson gives a very good performance, showing a Elizabeth Weir who is at the same time extremely strong and unusually vulnerable, and Sheppard confirms how far he is ready to go for her. But why is it that EVERY single Sci-Fi or Fantastic show has to use this particular plot at one point? (character wakes up in a mental ward and is told that everything that happened (ie the show itself) is but a figment of his/her imagination and he/she has to let go of it --but actually the real hallucination is the mental ward itself, and accepting it as real will destroy our hero/heroin.)

Another problem here is that we (and Elizabeth) have absolutely no way of understanding what's happening. The plot only relies on classic devices of horror shows (shadows under the bed, the reflection in the mirror has no face, someone's face suddenly distorts but they don't notice) but they don't really tell us anything, besides the fact that there is something really wrong going on. (Actually, the "non-proliferation" treaty probably is a clue from Elizabeth's subconscious about the nanites taking over, but I think this is about it). So as viewers, we are left wandering about, following a rather passive Weir in her "rehabilitation", for about 2/3 of the episode, before we finally understand what is going on and get somebody to DO something about it. So the very last part of the episode is actually more interesting, but it doesn't make up for the dullness of the rest.


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