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Stargate Atlantis: Coup d'Etat

Ladon, a Genii scientist who was involved with the Genii’s attempt to capture Atlantis (S1E11: The Eye), contacts the SGA team to coerce them into helping him overthrow the Genii government he had been serving. His enticement is a zero point module that he has in his possession. The team decides it is worth risking the uneasy truce between the SGA and the Genii to acquire the ZPM. But, can they trust Ladon to keep his promise? Strangely, the SGA team finds they have their own ace card to play, when things start to go horribly wrong.

To make matters worse, Maj. Lorne has gone missing while on an away mission. Telya and Ronon are sent to try and find out what happened to him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 217
Airdate: Friday February 17th, 2006

Director: Martin Wood
Writer: Martin Gero

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Feb 22, 2006
UK (sky 1) Feb 22, 2006

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Colm Meaney
As Cowen
Kavan Smith
As Major Lorne
Ryan Robbins
As Ladon Radim
Sonja Bennett
As Dahlia Radim

Co-Guest Stars
Chuck Campbell (1)
As Technician
Dan Joffre
As Barkeep
Jon Johnson (1)
As Security Team Member
Meg Roe
As Young Bar Keep
Penelope Corrin
As Dr. Lindsay
Main Cast
Joe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard
Episode Notes
This episode was shown in Canada (The Movie Network) on 9 January 2006, a couple of weeks before the regular airdate in the US.

Ladon Radim is now the new Genii commander, after elimiating Commander Cowen with a Genii nuke, on an abandoned planet.

Episode Quotes
Sheppard: I look at it this way. The Genii have tried to kidnap you on numerous occasions to mine that big ol' brain of yours. If we get into trouble, I'll just trade your life for mine.
McKay: Oh, funny.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Paul Mullie
MusicJoel Goldsmith
OtherJoel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)
Warning: Stargate Atlantis season 2 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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