Sheppard goes on his own to meet with the Genii to get information on Teyla’s whereabouts. The Genii don’t show up and Sheppard meets with Lorne’s team before heading back through the Gate to Atlantis. He steps through and finds himself in an abandoned facility. The temperature is up and when he finds a window, he opens it to discover that Atlantis is sitting in the middle of a vast desert...Read the full recap
Sheppard: This is either the most elaborate practical joke of all time, or I'm in serious trouble here.
McKay Hologram: Hey there!
McKay Hologram: Ah, it's good to see you again.
Sheppard: You're a hologram.
McKay Hologram: No!
Sheppard: This is a practical joke.
McKay Hologram: No, I'm afraid not. Freak accident. Sorry.
Sheppard: You're telling me I just traveled forty eight thousand years into the future in ten seconds?
McKay Hologram: I know-- it is kind of cool when you think about it, isn't it?
Sheppard: Surfing a thirty foot wave in Waimei is cool. Dating a supermodel is cool. This is not cool!
McKay Hologram: Finally they decided to give her a new ship--Phoenix. Barely off the assembly line; half the Asgard systems weren't finished; the other half weren't working. We spent the better part of a month getting her ready for combat. We worked day and night, side by side. Zelenka might have been there as well. I don't really remember.
Rodney: Look, I know you have been debriefed about all the future events, all the things we have to avoid, but there is one more thing I need to know: Do I still have hair?