One thing I'm having a problem with is the lack of "first contact" missions we get to see. In risk of comparing shows, SG-1 had a bunch of missions where they simply wandered onto a planet and the met the people. This has only happened on Atlantis when they met the Athosians. I want to see what some of the civilizations look like in Pegasus.
It was still a fairly good episode, though. Nothing exceptional, but nothing horrible.
I knew from the start that someone was accidentally tipping off the Wraith. I'm surprised it was Teyla's neckless, though. I thought that someone might've gotten tagged when they escaped the tree-covered Wraith ship in the first episode.
Now that the Athosians are both in the clear and moved out of the city, we might finally get to see Teyla do something besides be eye-candy who has to babysit the same small group of people constantly. Plus I was getting really tired of Halling. The actor needs to tone down the melodrama just a smidge.
Lt. Ford: The puddlejumper co-pilot who nearly dies in every episode. He's either getting shot at by Wraith, bumping his head, getting absored by an energy blob, or getting sucked into the vaccum of space. The only thing he ever does is provide military presence in off-world scenes, and throw out the occasional joke possibly involving a really bad name. We did get to see his expertise in weaponry in this episode, so I guess that's a plus.
I wonder if Dr. Weir discovered one of those Jane Jetson hair-styling helmets on Atlantis. Or maybe she just brought some hair-care products alongside her toothbrush and other toilettries.
I stand by the theory that maybe these are just the fodder-wraith we've seen. For all we know, there could be some meglomaniacal Wraith waiting in motherships, equally as evil and cunning as some of our favorite System Lords (ie. Baal, Yu, and Apophis). There's still a lot of episodes left to air this season, so they might be building up to the main villain's intro.
Escrima-style fighting kicks a**.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I was expecting a bug to crawl out of Sgt. Bates' butt, and hit everyone with the stick also up his butt. He wouldn't be so uptight if he was getting some Athosian bootay, like Maj. Sheppard.
I think my only problem with Dr. Weir is intentional. She looks very uncomfortable in the leadership role, and I think that's the point. She comes off as overly stiff, possibly because she needs to set an example. She's already on a first name basis with her crew (Rodney, John, Carson, ect.). I think she's going to be a very casual leader with time.
But despite any complaints I might have, it's still only the 5th episode. A whole lot can happen before the season is through.