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An alien thief, Neeva Casol, inadvertently uses an Ancient device to switch minds with Dr. Keller from a distance. While she deals with the team on Atlantis, Keller must handle Neeva's uninformed accomplices.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x18
Airdate: Friday December 12th, 2008

Director: William Waring
Writer: Carl Binder

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Dec 16, 2008
UK (sky 1) Dec 16, 2008


Guest Stars
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Paul McGillionPaul McGillion
As Dr. Carson Beckett
Dawn OlivieriDawn Olivieri
As Neeva Casol

Co-Guest Stars
Linda KoLinda Ko
As Nurse
Rick WongRick Wong
As Dr. McBride
Ronald SelmourRonald Selmour
As Jannick
Todd ThompsonTodd Thompson
As Bordal
Jonathan HolmesJonathan Holmes
As Magistrate
Karin KonovalKarin Konoval
As Second in Command
Paul HerbertPaul Herbert
As Technician
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


A strange woman seems surprised to find herself in a hallway within Atlantis. She goes to an auxiliary lab and Dr. Zalenka greets her, seeming to recognize her. She appears confused and he suggests he take her to the infirmary. When he insists, she grabs a knife and stabs him, then look in a nearby mirror... and finds herself with Dr. Keller's face...

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Episode Quotes
Keller: Rodney, if we don't leave soon, we're not gonna get a good seat.
Rodney: Yeah, almost... almost there.
Keller: C'mon, it's Dr. No! The first Bond movie! I don't wanna get stuck sitting behind Ronon again like last week.

Sheppard: Which way?
Neeva Casol: This way. It's not far – a few hours' walk.
Rodney: A few hours?! You could have told us that before!
Sheppard: Wouldn't make any difference, Rodney, we can't get a Jumper in this forest.
Teyla: And the Daedalus is back on Earth.
Rodney: Yeah, but I could have packed some extra power bars, some water – not to mention proper insoles.
Neeva Casol: He complains a lot.
Sheppard: Only when he's awake.
Neeva Casol: Is it true that Doctor Keller and he are...?
Sheppard: Hard to believe, huh?

Neeva Casol: My accomplices no doubt intervened. This is not the first time we’ve been in this situation.
Beckett: How many accomplices do you have?
Neeva Casol: Two.
Ronon: That’s all?
Neeva Casol: More than enough, trust me. You don’t want to challenge them.
Ronon: Yeah, we’ll see about that.

Woolsey: What’s the occasion?
Rodney: Visiting a friend in the infirmary.
Woolsey: That’s very thoughtful of you, Rodney.
Rodney: I know.

Rodney: Oh. Hey, Radek. How you doin'?
Zelenka: (grumpy) Better, thanks.
Keller: Again, Radek, I am so sorry for what happened.
Zelenka: It's not your fault. I told you – don't worry. I'm fine.
Rodney: Yeah, yeah, of course he's fine. He's all perky and rosy-cheeked and ready to go back to work.
Zelenka: I don't know about that.
Beckett: He needs to get rest too, Rodney.
Keller: I agree. His wound was much more serious than mine.
Rodney: Really? I mean, you were shot. He was just stabbed.
Beckett: Perhaps I should wheel you to another room.
Zelenka: Just until he's gone, please. Thank you.

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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