View Full Version : ronan and the gate

November 11th, 2007, 03:32 PM
idk if this been said but,

when ronan jumped through the gate shooting, why did'nt the wraith follow? the iris was'nt up.

November 12th, 2007, 06:06 AM
We have no way of knowing how close to the gate they were. Just because they were within weapons range doesn't mean they could've gotten to the gate before it shut down. Persumably in order for Ronon to have the time to dial the DHD they would've had to have been back a bit and started firing during his run from the DHD to the gate.

As Ronon was sliding backwards into the gateroom we heard the noise for the gate shutting down even though we didn't see it happen so they would've only had the 4 seconds while Ronon was in transit to make it to the gate plus however much they managed to advance while Ronon was firing at them and running to the stargate.

Regardless the Wraith knew he was headed to Atlantis so running to their deaths to a gate that was guarded by armed soldiers and could have the shield turned on before very many got through (I doubt even one would've gotten through as Atlantis had plenty of time to turn on the shield if the gate didn't shut down when it did) is not all that intelligent. Their priority should've been to make it to the DHD and try to memorize which symbols were active so even though they didn't know the order they were inputed they could randomly dial all possibilities until they figured it out. However, chances are the gate shut down before they were able to even do that/had enough time to remember every symbol.

November 12th, 2007, 01:02 PM
One can hope they did not get that info..