Back from the grave.
This is a good episode because not only does it focus on Teyla as a person but it expands on the Wraith as a people. I liked how the episode explored who Teyla was and her history. She had largley been a mystery before this episode so I liked the exploring of Teyla and discovering more about Teyla's ability to detect Wraith. What really interested me is that the episode was not just about Teyla it also brought more insight into who the Wraith are as a people and who they came to the situation as they are. I really did not care for the big reveal that the Wraith are coming for Earth. That was kind of already known in my frame of mind
This episode containts one of my favorite McKay moments:
"Now what was that we were supposed to all remember? It was something important ... uh, oh yes, that's right -- the Alamo! "
So funny and yet so appropriate for the gravity of their situation
I like Teyla, and I like the wraith, but this episode really just didn't do anything for me.
Holy jump scares! I know SGA is the creepy show, but I wasn't expecting to react like I did multiple times in this ep to seeing John "dead" and Teyla as a wraith. Oy.
Kate was great. I admit I don't remember her from my first time watching, but I like that they had a psychologist at the base. She definitely should have lasted; she would have provided some good opportunities to explore the characters' traumas, anxieties, and general emotional development in a way that is largely absent from both SG-1 and SGA.
But, of course, that would be the understatement of the year to you.
Personally, i also would have loved to see more exposition with Katie.. But like you said, we never really got into the psycho-analyzing that these people should have been having consistently with what they went through time after time..