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Stargate Atlantis: Enemy at the Gate

Todd brings Atlantis news that one of his underlings has obtained a ZPM, and plans to use it to build a new Hive supership... and attack Earth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x20
Airdate: Friday January 09th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Movie Network) Jan 12, 2009
UK (sky 1) Jan 13, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Amanda TappingAmanda Tapping
As Colonel Samantha Carter

Guest Stars
Christopher HeyerdahlChristopher Heyerdahl
As Wraith Leader / "Todd"
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Col. Steven Caldwell
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Kavan SmithKavan Smith
As Major Lorne
Martin ChristopherMartin Christopher
As Major Marks
Michael BeachMichael Beach
As Col. Abe Ellis
Gary Jones (1)Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Paul McGillionPaul McGillion
As Dr. Carson Beckett

Co-Guest Stars
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Amelia Banks
Ben CottonBen Cotton
As Kavanaugh
Tyler McClendonTyler McClendon
As Wraith
Chuck Campbell (1)Chuck Campbell (1)
As Chuck
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


Atlantis receives an incoming wormhole and a transmission from Todd the Wraith. He tells them that he managed to find the cure to the disease that threatened to kill him, and that he was attacked by one of his underlings and survived. Woolsey wonders what this has to do with them and Todd explains that his underling has a ZPM...

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Episode Quotes
Todd: No doubt you're surprised to see me, John Sheppard.
Sheppard: Well, you weren't looking so good last time I saw you.
Todd: Yes. Well, you'll be pleased to know the treatment was successful, although excruciatingly painful.
Sheppard: You're just saying that to make me feel good.

Woolsey: Well, here we are again.
Todd: Indeed. This city has become… quite familiar to me. Almost a respite from daily life. It would be a shame to see it destroyed.

Todd: I may have acquired a few more then I let on.
Woolsey: How many more?
Todd: Let’s not get caught up in unnecessary details.
Woolsey: I’d like… details.

Sheppard: (to Todd) Here's the problem. Every time we get involved with you, I feel like I'm walking around with a live grenade in my pocket, just waiting for it to all go wrong, for that one thing you forgot to mention.

Rodney: Kavanagh. What the hell are you doing here?
Kavanagh: Reassignment. More fun and adventure in the Pegasus galaxy.

Sheppard: The other ZPMs you talked to Woolsey about? Tell us where to get 'em, and maybe it'll improve your situation.
Todd: Am I supposed to be enticed by this offer?
Sheppard: No. I'll probably kill you anyway. But don't forget, this Wraith betrayed you and got away with it. For no other reason, you might want to do it out of pure spite.
Todd: You...know how to talk to me, John Sheppard. (laughs)

Harriman: We’ve been trying to dial up the Alpha site, to send through those IOA dignitaries.
Major Davis: Good old IOA. Courageous to the end.

Wraith: I restored your life, human, and bound your wound.
Ronon: That was real nice of you.

(last words of the series, back on Earth)
Sheppard: Nice view.
Woolsey: Yes. Yes, it is

Episode References
We learn that General Hammond died of a heart attack.

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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