A device that creates hallucinations affects the team off-world.



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Episode cast overview:
Gideon Karmel ...
Major Leonard (as Gidon Karmel)
Anna Williams ...
Female Tech
Taliban Guard
James Bamford ...
Male Wraith (as Bam Bam)


When a team led by Major Leonard is late in returning, Sheppard leads a mission to find what may have happened to them. They find three of the team dead as well as evidence that Major Leonard was responsible for killing his own men. Finding themselves under attack by the errant Major and with several Marines wounded, Sheppard, Teyla, Ronan, McKay and the others begin to hallucinate. The source of the problem is an experimental Wraith pulse generator but McKay is having trouble turning it off. With Sheppard fighting an imaginary battle in Afghanistan and Ronan an imaginary Wraith - they're actually shooting at each other - it's left to Teyla to sort it out. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The Atlantis team has found soldiers who have been killed, and they are carrying the bodies back to the Stargate on stretchers. Just after Dr. Rodney McKay asks to stop and complains of sciatica, the dead soldier on the stretcher behind him moves his thumb. See more »


Dr. Carson Beckett: Rodney.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Hmm?
Dr. Carson Beckett: Have you experienced anything yet?
Dr. Rodney McKay: No. Everyone's brain chemistry is different. Maybe some people are more susceptable than others. Look, I toked pot once in college. Didn't feel a thing.
Dr. Carson Beckett: Really?
Dr. Rodney McKay: Mm. Well, aside from itchy. And the overpowering urge to eat an entire loaf of white bread.
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6 January 2017 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Okay, this will not be so much a review of this episode, as it's a general continuity question. At the end of the previous episode, "McKay and Mrs Miller", the team drained all of the power out of the only zero point module Atlantis had.

This episode starts like it's all business as usual with them transiting the gate and Atlantis at full power. From previous episodes I got the distinct impression that there were no spare zero point modules available - there was even talk in one episode of using the one that was located on earth, but it would leave the earth defenseless.

Anyone care to shed light on this situation? Did I miss something important, or is it just a case of lazy writing?

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