I haven't read all the posts on this ep, but here are some thoughts...
I did like this episode. Some things in particular that I liked:
- When the good guys run out of the Jumper to fight the bad guys, Teyla picks up a small branch & breaks it in half over her knee to use as a weapon. Shep picks up a small branch/large stick and tries to do the same thing, but ends up only hurting his knee. LOL!!!
- speaking of that scene, I liked the hand-to-hand fighting. Not enough of that on these shows, imho.
- I liked the creepiness & suddenness of the ending. That Magistrate (guess he was promoted from his old position of Canon in the Milky Way galaxy up to Magistrate in Pegasus ) saw what was happening, and the look of horror on his face was... priceless.
I do have one question... one thing I think is really neat about Atlantis is how they all wear the little earpieces. Those are so cool! But I don't know if I've ever seen the Atlantis team carry 2-way radios (walkie-talkies). But conveniently, for this episode, they had them, so the bad guys could use them to spy on them. Am I mistaken? Have they carried the radios before? I don't know the range of the headsets, so maybe that's a factor. ???