On Atlantis, Sheppard and Ronon notice that Rodney is having lunch with Keller but hasn’t asked her out yet. Everyone is preparing to take leave on Earth but Sheppard plans on staying. At the table, Rodney finally gets up the nerve to ask Keller to accompany him to a presentation on Earth that his old friend Malcolm Tunney is having. Rodney would like to arrive there with a beautiful woman since he’s been out of public sight and hasn’t published anything in several years. She says she wishes he’d just ask her on a date and he does so, and she agrees to go...Read the full recap
Sheppard: (seeing McKay and Keller) Think he’s ever going to make a move?
Ronon: Who cares?
Kramer: Some of these worst-case scenarios are terrifying…
Tunney: Of course they’re terrifying—they’re worst-case scenarios. They are the worst possible thing that could happen, ever.
Bill Nye: See, back in the day whenever one of these people came up with a new idea or published a new paper, Dr. McKay here would swear that he was already working on something very similar. Just hadn’t gotten around to publishing it yet.
Neil Tyson: He’d say things like “I was about to say that very same thing,” or “ I was just about to have that same idea.”
Rodney: Hey, at least I didn’t declassify Pluto from planet status. Way to make all the little kids cry, Neil. That make you feel like a big man?
McKay: I think maybe this was a bad idea.
Rodney: Well, it’s just… I remembered I don’t really like these people.
Keller: Is it that you don’t’ like them, or maybe they don’t like you.
Rodney: Possible. I mean, I used to be a little… abrasive?
Keller: Oh, used to be, yeah.
Rodney: Humble, eh? I guess I can try anything once.
Front Desk Guy: Mr. Tunney would like a word.
Rodney: Ah-hah. Well, I’m guessing that that word is “I apologize.
Bill Nye: That’s, uh, two words, genius.
Rodney: Okay, this little side effect is going to really hamper our attempts to shut this thing down.
Keller: And by “hamper,” you mean “get us all killed.”
Rodney: Yeah. Something like that.
Keller: You guys need to suck it up and get along.
Bill Nye: It’s like I’ve always said. You see, people are more alike than they are different…
Keller: Not now, Nye.
Bill Nye: Okay.
Rodney: Hey, I’m Dr. Rodney McKay, all right? “Difficult” takes a few seconds, “impossible,” a few minutes.