Episode Info

Original Air Date: Feb. 15, 2005 (UK); Mar. 4, 2005 (US)
Written by: Carl Binder
Excerpts by: Jill Blotevogel (The Storm), Robert B. Cooper (Rising, Hide & Seek), Peter DeLuise (Underground, The Defiant One), Martin Gero (The Storm, The Eye, Hot Zone, The Brotherhood), Kerry Glover (Suspicion), Mary Kaiser (Poisoning the Well), Damian Kindler (Poisoning the Well), Joseph Mallozzi (Suspicion), Paul Mullie (Suspicion), Brad Wright (Rising, Hide & Seek, 38 Minutes)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi

Dr. Carson Beckett: Paul McGillion
Dr. Radek Zelenka: David Nykl
Sgt. Bates: Dean Marshal
Dr. Kavanaugh: Ben Cotton
Orin: Terence Kelly
Lt. Colonel Sam Carter: Amanda Tapping
Sgt. Walter Harriman: Gary Jones
Arja: Peter Graham-Gaudreau
Technician: Chuck Campbell

With the Wraith fast approaching Atlantis, the crew, via Mckay's skills, are able to send last messages home. Ford records while various people reveal thoughts and fears to their loved ones.
Meanwhile, Sheppard and Teyla are on a reconnaissance mission concerning the Wraith threat. They are held up on a planet, as the Wraith use incoming wormholes to keep the inhabitants from fleeing. Among them is Orin, a dear friend of Teyla's father, and his own family.

Mckay: .3 seconds, actually.
Weir: We have a whole extra second?
Mckay: Mmm. A whole extra one, yes.

Teyla: So in fighting the Wraith, we are to give up that which makes us different from them?

Sheppard: I could save everyone in the damn galaxy if we could.

Sheppard: You can only fight the battles you can win.

Ford: Hey grandma, grandpa. It's me, Aiden -- obviously.

Ford: Life here's pretty routine.
*montage of very not-routine happenings*

Ford: Only people who's seeing it are you and your family.
Beckett: Aye. And you and the U.S. military.

Beckett: I wish who was here?
Ford: I don't know. Who do you wish was here?
Beckett: Nobody! I wish I wasn't bloody here.

Beckett: I do hope your keeping up with the ointment I gave you. If you've adhered to the regime, the fungus should have cleared up by now.
Ford: ...
Beckett: What's wrong?
Ford: Dude, fungus?
Beckett: On her toenails!

Sheppard: What else do you want from me?
Teyla: Too much I fear.

Ford: You didn't say anything that would require security clearance, did you?
Zelenka: Security clearance?

Mckay: I don't expect you to cut it down to just a few minutes; there is gold in here.

Mckay: This is Doctor Rodney Mckay speaking to you from my base of operations in the lost city of Atlantis, located deep in the Pegasus galaxy. I record this message on the eve of our darkest hour. As I speak, an alien armada of biblical proportions is on its way bent, dare I say hell-bent, in keeping with the metaphor, on our destruction.
We will do our best to stave off their attack, but I am afraid that defeat is all but inevitable. I, and the rest of my team, face the most horrific deaths imaginable, as our very lives are sucked from our chests in a horrific... Okay, uh. Start again. Ford, cut that.

Mckay: Cramp! Cramp!

Mckay: I once caught mono kissing a girl in Algebra Club, missed an entire month of school.

Mckay: Samantha Carter, if you're watching. The torch is still burning. Sadly, soon to be extinguished.

Kavanaugh: I feel it is my duty to inform you of what I consider to be serious errors of judgment among the leaders of this expedition.

Teyla: Here, drink this. It is water.

Weir: Their heroism has amazed me. Their resourcefulness has staggered me. We face a terrible enemy and an uncertain future, but if we are never heard from again, know that your loved ones did not face that uncertainty alone. We are facing our future, together.

Teyla: I consider Orin as family, Major. I am sorry if you do not understand that.

Ford: Doc, you can't say earthlings. Your mother doesn't have security clearance.
Beckett: She knows I'm from Earth, son, it's not a bloody secret.

Mckay: Jeannie, it's your brother, Rodney -- obviously. I want to say... I want to say something. Family is important. I've come to realize that because the people here have become a sorta kinda surrogate family to me.