Interesting ep. Much love to be had for Atlantis and McKay in particular. He was Saving the Day all OVER the place in this ep!
So does this mean that he was bluffing about not being able to get the shields to work? Awww, and he sounded so believably panicked, too.
I wondered about the bandage OUTSIDE the jacket. I guess I know McKay did it himself, but wrapping it around his actual clothing seemed a bit silly. Granted, it makes the bandage MUCH more visible, but... oh well.
A few things I noticed. Ford told Teyla and Carson not to use the radios because they might be monitored, but Shep seemed to have no problem with doing that. There was another scene where the Genii said "we can't" about something and then did it a few scenes later. I'll have to rewatch to see what it was.
Sorry, but the Teyla/Sora catfight did nothing for me. Yes, I get that Sora has some serious issues with Teyla and was determined to have immediate vengeance, but the whole fight sequence seemed very gratuitous to me, and her easy capitulation at the end was a disappointment. HOWEVER... I was actually kinda hoping Sora would get the upper hand and have to be shot by Carson, who would conveniently regain consciousness in time to save Teyla.
LOVED seeing Ford get some scenes and some dialogue! Yay! And while I love his take-charge attitude, his constant nagging of Carson got old fast. Yes, we get that Carson talks too much. Maybe YOU should shut up and find another topic.
As far as shippiness goes, I could almost see Weir/McKay ship- she looked VERY grateful and impressed that he stepped in front of a gun for her and later she was huddling up against him for warmth. I wonder how cold that "rain" was, because she looked miserable.
I hope they don't overdo the cutesy Trek references. A little goes a long way...
I was kind of amazed at Shep's ruthlessness in regards to the enemy. Notice how Ford used the Wraith stunner, but Shep was shooting to kill and even told Ford that- making him leave the stunner behind. I'm really surprised that abandoned stunner didn't come into play again. I was waiting for Sora to snag it and use it on Teyla- knock her out and then truss her up and kill her by slow degrees. *shrug* ah well. And the whole thing with Shep and the reinforcements slamming into the shield... wow. That's just.... cold. Necessary, I know, but cold. I think part of the difference here is that on SG-1, when Jaffa are killed, no one really cares. Knock down a whole field of enemy Jaffa and the most you'll get is maybe a pissed off reaction from the goa'uld. But with the Genii... Sora and Kolya both showed grief at the deaths- both of the soldiers Shep killed in the hallway and all the ones impacting on the shield. Do we know the significance of the guy Kolya asked about? The one Sora said died on the shield? Was it Kolya's son? It was a great human element, anyway, and nice to see death have SOME kind of impact. I like the darkness, too. I hope TPTB continue to use it effectively.
SFX were incredible. The waves, the storm, the lighnting, the tsunami... loved it all. I was also really impressed by the lightning-charged hallways. VERY cool.