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While exploring the mainland, John encounters an old enemy out for revenge. Meanwhile, the IOA sends someone to review Woolsey's performance, and Rodney and Zelenka discover an alien device on the ocean bottom.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Airdate: Friday November 14th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Movie Network) Nov 17, 2008
UK (sky 1) Nov 25, 2008
Ireland Nov 25, 2008


Guest Stars
Robert DaviRobert Davi
As Ex-Commander Acastus Kolya
Tamlyn TomitaTamlyn Tomita
As Chinese Ambassador Shen Xiaoyi
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Anna GalvinAnna Galvin
As Dr. Vanessa Conrad

Co-Guest Stars
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Amelia Banks
Jonathon Young (1)Jonathon Young (1)
As Parrish
Chuck Campbell (1)Chuck Campbell (1)
As Chuck
Haley CookHaley Cook
As Dr. Kiang
Carlo FanellaCarlo Fanella
As Genii Soldier
Linden BanksLinden Banks
As Dovelock
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
Jewel StaiteJewel Staite
As Doctor Jennifer Keller
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As Richard Woolsey


While Sheppard goes to the mainland with two botanists, Rodney, Ronon, and Teyla have lunch and Teyla observes Woolsey eating by himself. She invites him over but he says he has to head back to his quarters to review for an IOA assessment of his performance...

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Episode Quotes
(about Woolsey)
Ronon: Sometimes when I walk by his quarters at night, I hear him crying.
Rodney: What? Really?
Ronon: No.

Kolya: You can tolerate more than any man I've ever known. Now why is that?
Sheppard: Well, I was married once.

Zelenka: Oh, you’ll think of something.
Rodney: Really? What makes you so sure?
Zelenka: Well, because you’re brilliant.
Rodney: That’s true, that doesn’t mean I’m going to…. wait a minute, what did you say? Why did you say that? Are you sick? Am I sick? What have you heard?
Zelenka: No, nobody’s sick, Rodney. I said you’re brilliant, Rodney, because… you are. I rarely say it because you’re a difficult man to compliment. You’re egotistical, you’re arrogant, you’re stubborn…
Rodney: And brilliant.
Zelenka: Yes, Rodney, you’re brilliant.

Rodney: I’m not getting anywhere with that. I mean, despite the fact that I am a genius.
Zelenka: I said you were brilliant, I didn’t say you were a genius.
McKay: Aw, same diff.

Woolsey: You poached my private spot.
Dr. Vanessa Conrad: What?
Woolsey: Uh, what I meant to say is you discovered my personal little area.

Kolya: You disappoint me, John. I didn't think you'd be this easy to break. Even those two scientists you came with put up more of a fight. Before we killed them. Just another two you couldn't save.

Zelenka: Sorry, I just… I didn’t want to disturb you. You seemed deep in thought.
Rodney: I’m always deep in thought. Keep me sharp. And sleepless.

Kolya: You're an interesting man, Sheppard. You travel to another galaxy, risk your life defending a bunch of people you don't even know. You ask me, you're either someone with a death wish, or someone running away from something. So tell me, what are you running away from?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerN. John Smith  |  Carl Binder  |  Martin Gero  |  Paul Mullie  |  Joseph Mallozzi  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Brad Wright
Supervising ProducerAlan McCullough
ProducerJohn G. Lenic  |  Andy Mikita
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
OtherLawren Bancroft-Wilson (Executive Producers' Assistant)  |  Joel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)  |  Julie Rieder (Production Accountant)  |  Mark Savela (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyJim Menard
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Post Production CoordinatorKerry McDowall
Production ManagementJohn G. Lenic
Sound EditorKirby Jinnah
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