I was a little apprenhensive at first; the first few episodes of the season they had portrayed McKay more as slapstick diversion than the character we had come to know last season.
Can I say that Hewlett is such a talented actor - he really got a workout in this episode - to bounce back between characters and to show the emotions of two different people. I thought he was great. (*agree the switching image scene was awkward*) For Rodney I'm sure it was humiliating to be relieved of duty and to have everyone think you're crazy and at the same time frightening to think things might not get fixed. Yet, we did get to see another one of those begrudging awareness moments when he realized that Lt. Cadman was suffering too. She did "break the rules" on his date - but I had to laugh at her line "that was probably the most honest you've ever been with a woman and it wasn't even you". Oh, and getting dressed under the sheet, lol.
I am glad they set up the plot so that neither could see the others thoughts - only what they other said - it would have been much more invasive that way.
I think Dex is being portrayed as a little too perfect. (other than his table manners :blink: ) His "I prefer this one" was a little reminiscent of Indiana Jones.
I agree with others who have said - Teyla needs a little more - although I think she is doing a good job of showing the subtle foundation of a relationship (friendship or whatever) with Dex. Did you notice how Sheppard didn't mind Dex throwing his men around but intervened when it was Teyla?
But I have to ask:
Don't they have doorbells in Atlantis - I mean does your door just open whenever anyone shows up - that could be "inconvenient"
And how did Rodney get a special order mattress in Atlantis? I didn't see furniture coming through the gate when they first arrived.