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The Atlantis team is forced to ally with their Wraith contact again when he negotiates an alliance with another Hive.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Airdate: Friday September 12th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Movie Network) Sep 15, 2008
Ireland Oct 07, 2008
UK (sky 1) Oct 07, 2008

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (29 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Christopher Heyerdahl
As Wraith Leader / "Todd"
Apollonia Vanova
As Wraith Queen

Co-Guest Stars
Richard Zeman
As Commander Wraith
Tyler McClendon
As Kenny Wraith
James Chutter
As Bridge Officer Wraith
Sharon Taylor
As Banks
Main Cast
Joe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard
David Hewlett
As Doctor Rodney McKay
Rachel Luttrell
As Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa
As Ronon Dex
Jewel Staite
As Doctor Jennifer Keller


Sheppard and his team, along with Dr. Keller take a Puddle Jumper through a drifting Stargate and meet with… a Hive ship. They receive docking instructions from the ship, which is expecting them. Once aboard, armed Wraith soldiers confront them… and then withdraw on the orders of Todd the Wraith. He offers his apologies and escorts them to a meeting room, then introduces them to his second-in-command. Sheppard has Keller explain the reason for their visit: she's used Michaels's recovered Hybrid research to develop a gene treatment that will remove the Wraith's need to feed on life forms. Todd and his second-in-command have no desire to lose their other abilities and Keller admits she isn't sure if the treatment will do so or not...

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Episode Notes
The credits go back to the regulars being listed during the opening teaser sequence, then a brief ten-second shot wormhole effect and the title and creator credits.

Episode Quotes
Sheppard: Hmmm. Fruit bowl. Nice touch.
Wraith Leader / "Todd": Well, we picked them up on our travels. I thought it would make our discussions more comfortable. I hope they prove as delicious as the farmers who grew them.

Wraith Leader / "Todd": Our alliance has recently been dealt a number of setbacks.
Ronon: You're getting your asses kicked.
Wraith Leader / "Todd": Indeed, although the Primary would never admit it out loud. But the one thing stronger than her pride is her instinct for survival.

Rodney: When are we gonna get to see her?
Sheppard: Give it some time. Just relax.
Rodney: I can't. I had like three cups of coffee and I'm completely wired.
Ronon: Really? I hadn't noticed.

Ronon: I still say this was a setup.
Sheppard: I don't know. Kenny seemed pretty surprised when that ship disappeared.
Rodney: Who?
Sheppard: Kenny... the second in command.
Rodney: Well, since when did we start calling him that?

Rodney: You know, just last week I was talking to Zelenka about trying to reverse-engineer a Daedalus beaming system for the Jumpers.
Sheppard: And?
Rodney: Oh, well, no. No, we're nowhere near close.
Rodney: I mean, the Asgard technology's incredibly complicated.
Sheppard: Well, what the hell are you bringing this up for now?
Rodney: I'm just saying that this would be the perfect situation for something...

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerMartin Gero  |  Carl Binder  |  N. John Smith  |  Paul Mullie  |  Joseph Mallozzi  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright
Supervising ProducerAlan McCullough
ProducerAndy Mikita  |  John G. Lenic
Associate ProducerJennifer Johnson (1)
Production DesignerJames Robbins
EditorBrad Rines
CastingPaul Weber  |  Jennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
MusicJoel Goldsmith  |  Neal Acree
Music EditorRick Chadock
Location ManagerLorne Davidson
Transportation CoordinatorDavid R. Anderson
Assistant EditorRyan Malone
Re-Recording MixerKelly Cole  |  Kevin Belen  |  Hugo Delacerda
OtherLawren Bancroft-Wilson (Executive Producers' Assistant)  |  Joel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)  |  Julie Rieder (Production Accountant)  |  Mark Savela (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyMichael C. Blundell  |  Jim Menard
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Post Production CoordinatorKerry McDowall
Production ManagementJohn G. Lenic
Sound EditorKirby Jinnah
Warning: Stargate Atlantis season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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