That episode was incredible Is it just me, or does the Atlantis set seem like it goes of forever? I loved the entire look of the show, especially when Sheppard was going down the hallways with the plam pilot... er, I mean life signs detector. He kinda shocked me with the way he was willing to let all those Genii die. It's different when SG1 mow down a pack of Jaffa. Nobody gives a crap. The audience knew the backstory about the Genii, yet Sheppard had no problem killing them. I mean it's not like it was graphic or anything, but it was just... strange. Remember when Jack let that one guy die in The Other Side? They made such a huge angsty deal about it. Anyway, Atlantis isn't the same show. I'm still learning how not to compare the two
Teyla kicked ass, I thought the scene would be an excuse for a cat fight, but they wrote it really well. Continuity and all. I'd like to see her relax a little more... of course, the plot didn't call for much relaxation.
Ford had screentime! So did Beckett! I loved those two, even though they didn't get along, it brought a little realism into their scenes. Other than McKay they were pretty much the only comic relief. Wow... McKay... I still think he's perfect. He always pulls of his crazy ideas in the end. Best one liners too.
Weir... hmm. She seemed to keep a level head though it all. I'm starting to like her a little more now. Was it just me or was there some obvious Shep/Weir shippage in that episode? I'm not a shipper or anything but they seemed to play on it.
So anyway, that was certainly worth the wait. I love this show to pieces.