A hive ship arrives in the Atlantis planet's star system and the team nervously tracks its approach for the planet. Rodney suggests they bring up the shields but Woolsey prefers to stay quiet and orders the cloak device engaged. The ship arrives in orbit but there's no attack. There is a file transmission but the file is corrupted. Rodney manages to decrypt part of it and it's a distress message from Todd the Wraith, saying that his crew needs Atlantis' help with some infection derived from Keller's anti-Wraith gene therapy...Read the full recap
Dr. Keller: I just feel like I'm in over my head.
Rodney: What are you talking about?
Dr. Keller: I look at you, and Colonel Sheppard, the rest of the team… and you guys are so used to making decisions that affect the lives of thousands, and even millions, of people. I'm not so used to having the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.
Rodney: Oh, that. You get used to it. Helps to have a massive ego.
Sheppard: How are you feeling?
Todd: I dared not think you would come.
Ronon: What are friends for?
Rodney: Someone woke up on the wrong side of the pod this morning.
Sheppard: What’s our status, Rodney?
Rodney: I’d say “screwed” is an apt description.
Woolsey: You realize this is the kind of decision that could cost me my job?
Sheppard: Aren't they all?