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Stargate Atlantis: The Prodigal

Michael returns and is intent on recovering Teyla's baby to further his experimentation... and will go to any lengths to obtain him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x14
Airdate: Friday November 07th, 2008

Director: Andy Mikita
Writer: Carl Binder

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Nov 18, 2008
UK (sky 1) Nov 18, 2008


Guest Stars
Connor TrinneerConnor Trinneer
As Michael Kenmore / Wraith
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Kavan SmithKavan Smith
As Major Lorne

Co-Guest Stars
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Amelia Banks
Colin CorriganColin Corrigan
As Team Member
Brad DryboroughBrad Dryborough
As Lead Hybrid
Brandon BlueBrandon Blue
As Hybrid
Main Cast
Joe FlaniganJoe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard
David HewlettDavid Hewlett
As Doctor Rodney McKay
Rachel LuttrellRachel Luttrell
As Teyla Emmagan
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
As Ronon Dex
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As Richard Woolsey


Woolsey has Ronon come in for a meeting about the fact he hasn't made any mission reports despite Woolsey's new policy on everyone making a mission report. Ronon either doesn't remember, doesn't care, or both. Woolsey gives him a voice recorder and tells him to make his reports on that if he can't provide a written report. Meanwhile, Sheppard and Rodney are racing RC cars in the corridors when they almost knock over Teyla. She's trying to get a restless Torren to sleep for the night. She leaves them to it and goes back to her quarters, and gets back as the power goes out...

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Episode Quotes
Woolsey: May I ask why you have not filed a single mission report since I have assumed command of this base?
Ronon: ‘Cause I haven’t given you any?
Woolsey: As you know, one of the changes I made around here is to require every team member to file mission reports, as opposed to only team leaders and science officers.
Ronon: Really. I didn’t… I didn’t know that.
Woolsey: I announced it my fourth day here. At an away-team orientation meeting detailing changes to mission protocol.
Ronon: Was I there?
Woolsey: Yes. It was mandatory.
Ronon: Because I don’t remember…
Woolsey: I saw you there. It’s kind of hard to miss you.

Lorne: I thought Michael was dead.
Zelenka: As did I.
Lorne: I mean we blew up his ship, right?
Rodney: He's the one who stole our Jumper, used it to escape from his cruiser before we could destroy it. He's like a cockroach. You know, every time you step on him he just skitters away.

Sheppard: Oh, you've gotta be kidding me.
Rodney: It was the next thing on my list.
Sheppard: You said you were gonna fix them.
Rodney: I know, and I was getting to it, swear.
Sheppard: And you had two years.
Rodney: I've been busy.

Ronon: You can fight?
Banks: Five years of kickboxing.
Ronon: Good to know.

Rodney: What are you doing?
Sheppard: I'm flying the Jumper and crashing it into the tower.
Rodney: Crash it.
Sheppard: It's the best chance of taking out Michael's Jumper.
Rodney: Not to mention yourself.
Sheppard: I have crashed Jumpers into towers before.

Sheppard: What?
Rodney: Well, it’s just… what you’re about to do…
Sheppard: Yeah, it’s not like it’s the first time. How many suicide missions have I flown?
Rodney: I don’t know, I lost count.
Sheppard: Well, there you go.

Ronon: “Mission report. Michael invaded Atlantis. Tried to blow it up. We stopped him. End of report.”

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerN. John Smith  |  Carl Binder  |  Martin Gero  |  Paul Mullie  |  Joseph Mallozzi  |  Brad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Supervising ProducerAlan McCullough
ProducerAndy Mikita  |  John G. Lenic
Associate ProducerJennifer Johnson (1)
Production DesignerJames Robbins
EditorRick Martin (1)
CastingPaul Weber  |  Corinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
MusicJoel Goldsmith  |  Neal Acree
Music EditorRick Chadock
Location ManagerLorne Davidson
Transportation CoordinatorDavid R. Anderson
Assistant EditorRyan Malone
Re-Recording MixerHugo Delacerda  |  Kevin Belen  |  Kelly Cole
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
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Post Production CoordinatorKerry McDowall
Production ManagementJohn G. Lenic
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