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It's a typical Sunday in Atlantis and everyone is going about their daily lives. A handsome scientist, Dr. Branton, who is smitten with Dr. Weir is trying to convince her to go to lunch with him. Although Dr. Weir has a personal rule against dating the people under her command, he persuades her to just "have lunch" with him.

During lunch, Dr. Branton kisses Dr. Weir and she becomes attracted to him, but she decides she can't allow anything to come of this; then the control tower reports that there was an explosion and three people are dead and many injured, and it is believed to have been a bomb.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x17
Production Number: 314
Airdate: Friday June 01st, 2007

Director: William Waring
Writer: Martin Gero

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Movie Network) Jan 15, 2007 (Premiere!)
UK (sky 1) Feb 21, 2007
Ireland Feb 21, 2007

Guest Stars
Kavan SmithKavan Smith
As Major Lorne
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Brenda JamesBrenda James
As Dr. Katie Brown
Matthew Del NegroMatthew Del Negro
As Mike Branton
Caroline CaveCaroline Cave
As Dr. Cole

Co-Guest Stars
Lindsay CollinsLindsay Collins
As Dr. Biro
Chuck Campbell (1)Chuck Campbell (1)
As Technician
Linda KoLinda Ko
As Nurse
Lara GilchristLara Gilchrist
As Dr. Hewston
Daniel BaconDaniel Bacon
As Dr. Watson
Pearce VisserPearce Visser
As Opponent
Brandy HeidrickBrandy Heidrick
As Pretty Marine
Main Cast
Joe FlaniganJoe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard
Episode Notes
Dr. Carson Beckett dies, the victim of an exploding tumor created by a prototype Ancient weapon.

Episode Quotes
Beckett: Rodney and I are heading to the mainland to catch a fish that seems to be just like a trout. Care to join us? Sport of kings.
Sheppard: I thought horse racing was the sport of kings?
Beckett: For the boring kings, maybe.

Sheppard: Grab the other guy’s flag, huh, that’s it?
Ronon: That’s it.
Sheppard: No penalties and stuff?
Ronon: What?
Sheppard: Well, if the other guy pulls your hair or tries to bite you...
Ronon: Bite back.
Sheppard: Right.

Hewston: The second we realized it was emitting radiation we turned it off.
McKay: So what, you want a medal? My four year old niece could figure out to turn something off if it was emitting radiation. That does not make you smart. That just makes you a little less stupid.

Weir: We’ve said goodbye to a lot of friends today. Our mission is a dangerous one. We lose people; a fact we’re all painfully aware of. But Carson was... I can’t remember anyone coming to me with a complaint against him. Ever. He was a kind soul. He was... he was a healer. And he will be very deeply missed. George Fabricius said, “Death comes to us all, but great achievements, they build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” Every single life Carson saved is a monument to him. And that gives me great comfort.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Paul Mullie
MusicJoel Goldsmith
OtherJoel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)
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