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Quinn Mallory
June 14th, 2007, 08:26 PM
I'm not sure if people have seen this but according to Sci Fi Wire (http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=2&id=41951&type=0), Rachel Luttrell's real life pregnancy will be written into the S4 storyline.

Congrat to Rachel, first of all. I'm wondering how this will affect the storyline, though and whether Teyla will somehow be conveniently MIA in the later half of season 4 (coincide with the return of the good old doctor, perhaps)?

The Sweet Guy
June 14th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Yeah I believe this news has been around for a while if I'm not mistaken but interesting report there anyway :)

scifi_lemon
June 14th, 2007, 08:32 PM
I'm more interested in the fact that she says that the love interest is someone we've never met before (great, the daddy's gonna be some random Athosian dude) and that the mention of 'taking care of the last of her kind'. So do all the Athosians really die in S4?

The Sweet Guy
June 14th, 2007, 08:38 PM
I wouldn't doubt it, I mean the Athosians were never used much. I can see them very well taking that opportunity to advance Teyla's character and get them out of the way for the rest of the series :P

vaberella
June 14th, 2007, 08:52 PM
OH my gosh. Teyla gets a man. Finally!!! Now I may be a JT shipper, but damn it if the guys get love the women deserve it as well.

But bloody hell, I hope the writers don't do a whole Sunday and Weir's man situation. I'll just be bloody upset. Make this guy be around for a while, maybe 3 episodes...just not one and then disappear. Ugh, just the thought irks me.

I can't wait for her man. I hope he's a hottie. I wonder, I think he might be from another tribe. Hah, and I bloody knew that the *soft reset* would kill the theory. But this is bloody great and exciting for my fave girl. I can't wait to see him.

I am slightly worried this might fall through too though. Cause in the past the actors have told us about the guy, and if there are only 6 eps left, taht means the guy must have been picked before---but she's still waiting on the casting. It doesn't flow and he's definitely not the father of the spawn.

Meh, I'm still waiting, maybe George shows up as a love interest. :P

vaberella
June 14th, 2007, 09:19 PM
I'm more interested in the fact that she says that the love interest is someone we've never met before (great, the daddy's gonna be some random Athosian dude) and that the mention of 'taking care of the last of her kind'. So do all the Athosians really die in S4?

I doubt it. I think it's someone else. By default no matter what the child is Athosian. Whatever the mother is, the child is! That is if we're following canon law. In Teyla's case since she's Athosian and leader of the Athosian's the child will always be a last of her race no matter who the father is. So it doesn't have to be Athosian.

*Please let it be George, please let it be George. Oh please let it be George!!* I realy like the idea of a half reptilian parasite. :S

scifi_lemon
June 14th, 2007, 09:26 PM
But bloody hell, I hope the writers don't do a whole Sunday and Weir's man situation. I'll just be bloody upset. Make this guy be around for a while, maybe 3 episodes...just not one and then disappear. Ugh, just the thought irks me.

I am slightly worried this might fall through too though. Cause in the past the actors have told us about the guy, and if there are only 6 eps left, taht means the guy must have been picked before---but she's still waiting on the casting. It doesn't flow and he's definitely not the father of the spawn.

Meh, I'm still waiting, maybe George shows up as a love interest. :P

Well, let's hope that this 'mystery man' isn't the father. I hope that we get to see a little more character development of the guy instead the writers saying, 'hey here's this dude is her boyfriend. Everybody got that? Okay, let's forget about him for the rest of the season and move on" like they did with that random guy in Sunday.

AND CONGRATS RACHEL!

PG15
June 14th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Well, there you have it. I believe this is the first official source to confirm that Rachel is indeed pregnent.

A big Congratulations to her!

And a smaller congratulations to us, since we don't have to talk about it like a rumor anymore. :D

vaberella
June 14th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Well, let's hope that this 'mystery man' isn't the father. I hope that we get to see a little more character development of the guy instead the writers saying, 'hey here's this dude is her boyfriend. Everybody got that? Okay, let's forget about him for the rest of the season and move on" like they did with that random guy in Sunday.

I really was pissed about that. I'm like I totally wanted the women to have guys. I've promoted that from the beginning as all these people are healthy humans with human needs. John had a few ladies, Rodney had one, Carson had one...Ronon not as of yet, but I don't doubt he'll have one. It's not fair to the women, and I've complained about this continously.

So finding out Weir was getting a guy, I was like okay this is great. But I was totally disappointed. It was totally wishy washy even when I thought Dr. Cole and Weir could have been interesting. I wanted Teyla to get a guy first, but that's just my preference. :D I just hope that if the writers bring him in it's not just wishy washy one ep. I want some reasons why, where has he been, and how they came to be in this relationship. I just want some bloody depth. Plus, if he's there, I want to see him in at least 3 eps, one is just not enough and half assed. Two, meh, I can tolerate but hopefully it won't just be filler. At least in three they can make with lost things.

All in all I like that she's getting someone and I hope it's longer than 2 eps and even three eps. I wouldn't mind it growing into S5 if need be. My only concern is that the writers might not really delve there since there are about 15 or 16 eps accounted for and no talk yet of a guy...
1) already this doesn't bode well for the depth I hope to see.

Plus it seems very geared towards the team and team relationships despite other factors.

Not to mention, RL has mentioned something of the same nature to happen in S3 and all we got was a mention. Ugh!! So I hope the writers don't write it out or push it back and really flesh this out for me. I have high hopes for them, so I doubt they'll let me down.

On one last note...I hope this doesn't turn into the future of Teyla like PRION likes to label Sam. I hope Teyla isn't touched by the curse of the BLACK WIDOW!! :D I doubt it, but one can never be too certain.


Well, there you have it. I believe this is the first official source to confirm that Rachel is indeed pregnent.

A big Congratulations to her!

And a smaller congratulations to us, since we don't have to talk about it like a rumor anymore. :D

Too true!! :D Obviously I'm not too concerned about the reality of the actress, as I am interested into the future of the character and her development. I like the idea of this guy....me can't wait for S4!

Mitchell82
June 14th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Well, there you have it. I believe this is the first official source to confirm that Rachel is indeed pregnent.

A big Congratulations to her!

And a smaller congratulations to us, since we don't have to talk about it like a rumor anymore. :D

reaat now we can say it offically! BTW I think I can speak for all of us when I say. CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL!

vaberella
June 14th, 2007, 10:31 PM
I should throw in my Congratulations before I totally forget!!


CONGRATS RACHEL!!

Mitchell82
June 14th, 2007, 10:35 PM
I should throw in my Congratulations before I totally forget!!


CONGRATS RACHEL!!

I have an idea, mabey someone should start an E-Card and have as many of us sign it as he/she can and send one to her. Mabey she has a blog or something or we could send it to JM who I'm sure could get it to her.

DONNA BOOTH
June 15th, 2007, 01:48 AM
OH my gosh. Teyla gets a man. Finally!!! Now I may be a JT shipper, but damn it if the guys get love the women deserve it as well.

But bloody hell, I hope the writers don't do a whole Sunday and Weir's man situation. I'll just be bloody upset. Make this guy be around for a while, maybe 3 episodes...just not one and then disappear. Ugh, just the thought irks me.

I can't wait for her man. I hope he's a hottie. I wonder, I think he might be from another tribe. Hah, and I bloody knew that the *soft reset* would kill the theory. But this is bloody great and exciting for my fave girl. I can't wait to see him.

I am slightly worried this might fall through too though. Cause in the past the actors have told us about the guy, and if there are only 6 eps left, taht means the guy must have been picked before---but she's still waiting on the casting. It doesn't flow and he's definitely not the father of the spawn.

Meh, I'm still waiting, maybe George shows up as a love interesti agree Vab maybe itll certainly make a nice change for Teyla to have a love interest but it still dosen't mention anywhere that the child is Athosion maybe what she means that a small majority of her people do survive and she is doing everything she can to take care of of the last of them thats left and the love interest may not have anything to d with the pregnancy it still could be an an uknown Entity(like Doppleganger Shep)
ad will this love interest be at all human or Athosion mybe it could be a completeley diffrent race all i know i that i hope hes cute and that he sticks around for a while at least as itll be interesting to see a diffrent side of Teyla and this dosen't mean im going to stop shipping JT because im notbut her character definatley needs some romance
AND 1 MORE THING CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL:sheppard::teyla:

prion
June 15th, 2007, 04:01 AM
I really was pissed about that. I'm like I totally wanted the women to have guys. I've promoted that from the beginning as all these people are healthy humans with human needs. John had a few ladies, Rodney had one, Carson had one...Ronon not as of yet, but I don't doubt he'll have one. It's not fair to the women, and I've complained about this continously.

So finding out Weir was getting a guy, I was like okay this is great. But I was totally disappointed. It was totally wishy washy even when I thought Dr. Cole and Weir could have been interesting. I wanted Teyla to get a guy first, but that's just my preference. :D I just hope that if the writers bring him in it's not just wishy washy one ep. I want some reasons why, where has he been, and how they came to be in this relationship. I just want some bloody depth. Plus, if he's there, I want to see him in at least 3 eps, one is just not enough and half assed. Two, meh, I can tolerate but hopefully it won't just be filler. At least in three they can make with lost things.

All in all I like that she's getting someone and I hope it's longer than 2 eps and even three eps. I wouldn't mind it growing into S5 if need be. My only concern is that the writers might not really delve there since there are about 15 or 16 eps accounted for and no talk yet of a guy...
1) already this doesn't bode well for the depth I hope to see.

Plus it seems very geared towards the team and team relationships despite other factors.

Not to mention, RL has mentioned something of the same nature to happen in S3 and all we got was a mention. Ugh!! So I hope the writers don't write it out or push it back and really flesh this out for me. I have high hopes for them, so I doubt they'll let me down.

On one last note...I hope this doesn't turn into the future of Teyla like PRION likes to label Sam. I hope Teyla isn't touched by the curse of the BLACK WIDOW!! :D I doubt it, but one can never be too certain.



Well, I'd hope the writers wouldn't make hte same mistake they made with Sam, killing off/disappearing any guy who showed interest in her. Yeah, and I hope we see the father - not just, oops, he went out on a mission and got wraithed.

I rather liked Weir's short date with the NOah Wylie-clone (can't remember who it was) on "Sunday."

I think the reason the male characters on the show get more 'dates'/whatever is the old double standard. If a guy has sex, it's 'oh yeah!" but if a woman has sex once, oh lord, she's a 'slut'. I remember poor Carter being savaged by some fans when she hopped in the sack with Pete, but nobody complained about Jack, Daniel or Teal'c having sex....

Although poor Shep got labeled 'Kirk' (and really, Kirk didn't see that much actual action) for kissing one or two women (as far we know, he only slept with Teer).

maxbo
June 15th, 2007, 05:39 AM
First, a big old congrats to Rachel. It's good to finally have official confirmation of her pregnancy.



Well, I'd hope the writers wouldn't make hte same mistake they made with Sam, killing off/disappearing any guy who showed interest in her. Yeah, and I hope we see the father - not just, oops, he went out on a mission and got wraithed.

Yikes! I hope that's not what they have in mind. Rachel did say that she hopes to be involved with the casting of Teyla's guy, so maybe he'll actually make an on-screen appearance.


I rather liked Weir's short date with the NOah Wylie-clone (can't remember who it was) on "Sunday."

I loved Elizabeth's date with Mike. Mike turned out a much better character than I expected and their non-date, date was sweet and poignant. I hope TPTB do as good a job at choosing and writing for Teyla's guy.


I think the reason the male characters on the show get more 'dates'/whatever is the old double standard. If a guy has sex, it's 'oh yeah!" but if a woman has sex once, oh lord, she's a 'slut'. I remember poor Carter being savaged by some fans when she hopped in the sack with Pete, but nobody complained about Jack, Daniel or Teal'c having sex....

Sad, but true. The old double standard just doesn't go away, does it? If this storyline pans out, I'm just waiting for the nasty comments to start flying about Teyla now that she's written as a *gasp* normal, healthy, sexually active woman. *sigh*


Although poor Shep got labeled 'Kirk' (and really, Kirk didn't see that much actual action) for kissing one or two women (as far we know, he only slept with Teer).

Yes, the Shep criticism was surprising because he didn't benefit from the leniency usually afforded sexually active male characters. I wonder if that was partly because of vocal, disappointed shippers, partly because the writers kind of dropped the ball with his character after Season 1 and partly because in Season 2, TPTB focused most of the sexual-related attention on Shep.

Cautious Explorer
June 15th, 2007, 06:06 AM
This is so disappointing. I was hoping they could come up with something a little more creative than Teyla's secret love interest. The wonderful guy who's been here all along, but just isn't interesting enough to ever see or mention on the show. I have a bad feeling that it's going to be about as engaging as Mike and Elizabeth.

I'm beginning to wish they'd gone the hiding behind counters, carrying large objects, wearing baggy overcoat route.

GateLadyM
June 15th, 2007, 08:03 AM
While I'm happy for Rachel IRL, I'm disappointed that the big character development we are finally getting for Teyla is just standard romantic boyfriend, having a baby stuff. That is just sad.

I'm hoping it turns out differently than it seems on the surface.

maxbo
June 15th, 2007, 08:16 AM
While I'm happy for Rachel IRL, I'm disappointed that the big character development we are finally getting for Teyla is just standard romantic boyfriend, having a baby stuff. That is just sad.

I'm hoping it turns out differently than it seems on the surface.

According to this article, the Teyla's guy was mentioned as an afterthought, not as the main focus so I doubt that he will define her character development.

vaberella
June 15th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Well, I'd hope the writers wouldn't make hte same mistake they made with Sam, killing off/disappearing any guy who showed interest in her. Yeah, and I hope we see the father - not just, oops, he went out on a mission and got wraithed.

I'm a tad worried about her turning into the Black Widow, but I hope not. How do you know it's a guy from Earth? It could be anyone from the way it seems. I'm not sure how the writers are going to work this. Since nonpersonell were on Ellis' ship.


I rather liked Weir's short date with the NOah Wylie-clone (can't remember who it was) on "Sunday."

It annoyed me, because it was so random. I have problems with things that are just filler. It was the same problem I had with Teyla and Weir's apparent friendship or Teyla with that other girl's friendship. I barely seem or hear of them and all of the sudden their all around. It's just rather confusing if you get me. I'd like some development, but then I want the guy around for a while, not like this Dr. Cole (that was his name in Sunday) case.

I think the reason the male characters on the show get more 'dates'/whatever is the old double standard. <snip

Possibly. I do have a problem, if they plan on giving her a guy, I do hope I don't see her just hoping into bed. I do hope that JM stands by his word and at least develops the guy for a few episodes, just not random sex. I mean JAG gave both their characters sexual partners, but at least the side characters were around for more than one season and you saw them from time to time. I'd get real angry especially if they want to move away from SG1 to having Teyla randomly sleep with a guy but there's no real background on it. But I'm holding JM to his talk on natural progression. :D



Although poor Shep got labeled 'Kirk' (and really, Kirk didn't see that much actual action) for kissing one or two women (as far we know, he only slept with Teer).
We don't know if he slept with Teer. He could have ended it when the kiss was over. The only one for sure we know could be just weird Ancient sex is Chaya, sharing in her "bright light" is the closest I got to him having some fun.

And you're right about Kirk, Spock was the real man of the show. :D


While I'm happy for Rachel IRL, I'm disappointed that the big character development we are finally getting for Teyla is just standard romantic boyfriend, having a baby stuff. That is just sad.

I'm hoping it turns out differently than it seems on the surface.

What are you talking about? Her guy won't be showing up, if he does until the end of the season. They haven't chosen him yet or even filmed him in the episode.

Is there even a mentioned storyline with him in it? Nothing's been done yet. So they're not building Teyla around him, makes me wonder if you missed the first 15 episode threads with no mention of a possible love interest.

Cautious Explorer
June 15th, 2007, 08:48 AM
What are you talking about? Her guy won't be showing up, if he does until the end of the season. They haven't chosen him yet or even filmed him in the episode.

Is there even a mentioned storyline with him in it? Nothing's been done yet. So they're not building Teyla around him, makes me wonder if you missed the first 15 episode threads with no mention of a possible love interest.

Now I'm completely confused. We're going to find out about the pregnancy in The Seer, but there will be no sign of a love interest until the end of the season? What am I missing here. Love interest isn't daddy? He will be mentioned but not seen until later? :S

Ruffles
June 15th, 2007, 09:30 AM
*Please let it be George, please let it be George. Oh please let it be George!!* I realy like the idea of a half reptilian parasite. :S

*giggle* Still holding out hope I see.


Well, I'd hope the writers wouldn't make hte same mistake they made with Sam, killing off/disappearing any guy who showed interest in her. Yeah, and I hope we see the father - not just, oops, he went out on a mission and got wraithed.

Agreed. At least let them have a knock-down-drag-out fight over something inane and break up like normal people instead of constantly killing them off.


I rather liked Weir's short date with the NOah Wylie-clone (can't remember who it was) on "Sunday."

I did too. Not many of the guys there are gutsy enough to ask out the boss. But I understood her reasons for not getting involved.


Although poor Shep got labeled 'Kirk' (and really, Kirk didn't see that much actual action) for kissing one or two women (as far we know, he only slept with Teer).

Ack! What normal, straight, unmarried guy doesn't flirt with beautiful women?


While I'm happy for Rachel IRL, I'm disappointed that the big character development we are finally getting for Teyla is just standard romantic boyfriend, having a baby stuff. That is just sad.

I'm hoping it turns out differently than it seems on the surface.

I viewed the article a little differently. It sounded like she was getting tons more stuff (darker side, lots of fight scenes) and pregnancy was just one of them. They need to have a little normalcy occasionally.


Now I'm completely confused. We're going to find out about the pregnancy in The Seer, but there will be no sign of a love interest until the end of the season? What am I missing here. Love interest isn't daddy? He will be mentioned but not seen until later? :S

JM said in his blog several days ago that we would get hints as to the origins of the pregnancy. Just because we aren't going to see him until later doesn't mean he isn't there (like Dr Keller). Teyla is keeping it a secret so she won't be parading around with him just yet.

Vabi - do I have to wait until the season starts to pick up my betting pool winnings? :D

GateLadyM
June 15th, 2007, 10:58 AM
What are you talking about? Her guy won't be showing up, if he does until the end of the season. They haven't chosen him yet or even filmed him in the episode.

Is there even a mentioned storyline with him in it? Nothing's been done yet. So they're not building Teyla around him, makes me wonder if you missed the first 15 episode threads with no mention of a possible love interest.

Yes, I've seen all the season 3 episodes. Sheppard mentioned awhile back that Teyla had a Marine she was interested in, and Teyla herself has said she liked someone, so she isn't exactly a nun. I find it rather refreshing to find out Teyla is checking out the "merchandise". ;)

Like I said, I want to find out who Teyla is, as a strong woman and leader, those things we haven't seen much of. They didn't have to write her real life pregnancy into the show, but chose to do so, which puts Teyla into mommy-mode. How many people are aware that Gillian Anderson (X-Files) was pregnant more than once during the series? The writers completely wrote around her first baby without damaging the show. Bringing her second pregnancy into the show (miracle Scully baby) ended up being the beginning of the end.

Now we get the latest info that they intend for Teyla to have romance with someone else, plus they continue to hint a romance with Sheppard (or Ronon, depending who one talks to). I, personally, don't want to see Teyla-mommy, or Teyla-romantic interest for someone. I just want to see Teyla developed as an individual, strong woman in a leadership role. On the surface (and knowing these writers), it doesn't look like that's what we are going to get. However, as I stated previously, I hope that isn't the case.

Don't be so angry and critical. People are just voicing their own thoughts and opinions. There is no right or wrong, yet anyway.

cunning
June 15th, 2007, 11:31 AM
I am extremely happy for Rachel but the writers are all over the place with stories that don't add up. I think this was a crash course on how to keep her in the lineup by working her pregnancy into the story, but it was a rush once she informed them. Had they done their homework in previous seasons this would not be a problem, as women do get pregnant in hollywood so any producer should be prepared for an actress to do so. anyway, the bottom line is I hope they make it through 2nd half of S4 it just says, ooops your pregnant well here is how it happened, we need to find someone that we can call your boyfriend and the father but the episode Sunday suggests she likes someone on atlantis, not off world,

It may just work, it is just a liitle disappointing for a really popular female character, one of tradition, one of grace and pride,

vaberella
June 15th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Yes, I've seen all the season 3 episodes. Sheppard mentioned awhile back that Teyla had a Marine she was interested in, and Teyla herself has said she liked someone, so she isn't exactly a nun. I find it rather refreshing to find out Teyla is checking out the "merchandise". ;)

Like I said, I want to find out who Teyla is, as a strong woman and leader, those things we haven't seen much of. They didn't have to write her real life pregnancy into the show, but chose to do so, which puts Teyla into mommy-mode. How many people are aware that Gillian Anderson (X-Files) was pregnant more than once during the series? The writers completely wrote around her first baby without damaging the show. Bringing her second pregnancy into the show (miracle Scully baby) ended up being the beginning of the end.

Now we get the latest info that they intend for Teyla to have romance with someone else, plus they continue to hint a romance with Sheppard (or Ronon, depending who one talks to). I, personally, don't want to see Teyla-mommy, or Teyla-romantic interest for someone. I just want to see Teyla developed as an individual, strong woman in a leadership role. On the surface (and knowing these writers), it doesn't look like that's what we are going to get. However, as I stated previously, I hope that isn't the case.

Don't be so angry and critical. People are just voicing their own thoughts and opinions. There is no right or wrong, yet anyway.


I didn't say anything was wrong with that. What I'm saying is that you're implying that her arc is based on a man. I'm like we haven't seen S4 and we have no idea of what's going on with any of the bits of information. And if their even facts. Shoot, everyone thought Larrin was going to be in Spoils of War and it turns out the character isn't, but her people are. Go figure, huh?! The point being, is that this arc if she's pregnant or if she has a man doesn't define the character nor would I start marginalizing the skills of the writers or their creativity by saying that they would create Teyla around those two things.

As for Teyla a mother, who knows what will happen and what will go on with that. She might have a kid and she might not. Her arc for all we know might be pushed to S5. And just by what I've heard so far they have plenty of ideas for S5 already in the works. So if this kid is around it's a maybe. But again, I'd wait to see before I start going on what the writers ARE doing. I have my hopes that they don't take certain routes, because these things can easily happen. But your negativity was clearly defined.

Lastly unlikes CC in X-Files, the writers seem to be using Teyla to full advantage in S4, while the first round for Gillian Anderson she was in flashes sitting on a boat or wearing a white gown and barely in the season. From what we've been told Teyla and RL will be actively participating throughout. As for Gillian's second pregnancy, it didn't mark the beginning of the end, David Duchovny didn't want to go on and since he was basically THE SHOW for people they decided to end it.


Vabi - do I have to wait until the season starts to pick up my betting pool winnings? :D

Until the show airs....George still has a viable chance. I'm starting to think that Teyla can produce kids asexually, you know like a "failsafe" of sorts. RL sort of implied her pregnancy might be related to her wraith DNA; one never knows. Wraith biological entity might kick all our arses.

A lot of bugs reproduce asexually. <---Disturbing ain't it... A mini-Teyla.

Ruffles
June 15th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Until the show airs....George still has a viable chance. I'm starting to think that Teyla can produce kids asexually, you know like a "failsafe" of sorts. RL sort of implied her pregnancy might be related to her wraith DNA; one never knows. Wraith biological entity might kick all our arses.

A lot of bugs reproduce asexually. <---Disturbing ain't it... A mini-Teyla.

:lol:

Methinks thou art grasping at straws. But you are correct, George is still a possibility. Asexually? Now, that would be complicated.

cshawzye
June 15th, 2007, 01:33 PM
First, I just wanted to throw my congrats out to Rachel as well. :) That's so great to hear!

Second, this is an interesting arc. It could definitely be an interesting situation with Teyla. IMO, it's a thin line to walk. It could go very badly and end up turning Teyla into something completely opposite of the kick-butt warrior she's been in the past. Then again, it could be the best thing that has happened to the character.

More than the pregnancy, I'll be interested to see what they do with the child. Having a child could be a strange situation for Teyla, especially if she's still running around with the boys going on missions.

prion
June 15th, 2007, 03:56 PM
Yes, I've seen all the season 3 episodes. Sheppard mentioned awhile back that Teyla had a Marine she was interested in, and Teyla herself has said she liked someone, so she isn't exactly a nun. I find it rather refreshing to find out Teyla is checking out the "merchandise". ;)

Like I said, I want to find out who Teyla is, as a strong woman and leader, those things we haven't seen much of. They didn't have to write her real life pregnancy into the show, but chose to do so, which puts Teyla into mommy-mode. How many people are aware that Gillian Anderson (X-Files) was pregnant more than once during the series? The writers completely wrote around her first baby without damaging the show. Bringing her second pregnancy into the show (miracle Scully baby) ended up being the beginning of the end.


It was in "McKay and Mrs. Miller," I believe, where Shep and Ronon were playfully picking on Teyla about being interested in a Marine, and it was in "Sunday" that Teyla was talking to the late lamented Dr. Houston about not wanting to make the first move. Well, obviously SOME kind of move sure was made as babies just don't pop out of thin air (except on badly written scifi movies).

Anyway, congrats are in order to Rachel, and I hope the writers give Teyla a dignified script(s)/arc to handle the pregnancy.

Rosehawk
June 15th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Congradulations Rachel!!!

I am excited to see how they deal with Teyla's pregnancy. I'm glad they choose not to hide it and instead make it part of the story, especially since this sounds like a season for growth for Teyla.

With her unique physiology, her links to the wraith and the dark places her character may be heading into, this can make for some interesting and different storylines. I don't even want to guess where they can go, I have so many different ideas in my head already! :)

Mitchell82
June 15th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Yes, I've seen all the season 3 episodes. Sheppard mentioned awhile back that Teyla had a Marine she was interested in, and Teyla herself has said she liked someone, so she isn't exactly a nun. I find it rather refreshing to find out Teyla is checking out the "merchandise". ;) LOL yeah it shows she is human.;)


Like I said, I want to find out who Teyla is, as a strong woman and leader, those things we haven't seen much of. They didn't have to write her real life pregnancy into the show, but chose to do so, which puts Teyla into mommy-mode. How many people are aware that Gillian Anderson (X-Files) was pregnant more than once during the series? The writers completely wrote around her first baby without damaging the show. Bringing her second pregnancy into the show (miracle Scully baby) ended up being the beginning of the end.
I see your point but I disagree. The miracle baby that eventually brought Mulder back towards the end of the series was not the begining of the end. The show was sinking long before that. I agree that it can be done ie writing around pregnancy and still do a good story if a pregnancy wouldnt fit into the show. They did it well with Charmed and the Cosby show and they did it because it wouldnt add up well. IMO writing her pregnancy in the show could be a good thing if done well. They did a good job with Claudia and made a good story out of it so hopefully they will do as good of a job with Rachel.

Now we get the latest info that they intend for Teyla to have romance with someone else, plus they continue to hint a romance with Sheppard (or Ronon, depending who one talks to). I, personally, don't want to see Teyla-mommy, or Teyla-romantic interest for someone. I just want to see Teyla developed as an individual, strong woman in a leadership role. On the surface (and knowing these writers), it doesn't look like that's what we are going to get. However, as I stated previously, I hope that isn't the case.
Actually I think that could add alot to her character and we can still see her as a leader. I don't see her being a mother detracting from the show at all.


Don't be so angry and critical. People are just voicing their own thoughts and opinions. There is no right or wrong, yet anyway.
Now that's a great point.