Are you content with how the show ended? Rather than focus on how it should have ended, I want to focus on how it did end. What did you like, and what didn't you like? Discussion isn't limited to the final episodes, but rather the fifth season overall. My only issue with the show's ending was that there was no build-up. I know the show was cancelled and that "Enemy at the Gate" was suppose to be a stand-alone season finale, but still... as big as that episode was, I'd have liked to see a build-up over at least a few episodes. "Vegas" just didn't cut it as a build-up. One thing I did like about this season was that two key story lines were resolved: Weir and Michael, two loose ends that had to be wrapped up before the show ended. Michael's story line got a great ending, Weir... not so much. The episode was good, I just hate that she was left adrift in space. The final episodes after the big mid-season two-parter were pretty good. The only one I found myself bored with was "Vegas." I'm in the minority here, but I found it to be really pointless. The ending with Earth's location accidentally broadcast to alternate realities was far fetched, even for Stargate. Though "Enemy at the Gate" had a rushed ending, I thought it was a great episode to end the series on. Yes, there's the nagging issue of unresolved stories and character arcs, but that's to be expected when a show is cancelled. Back during the show's first season, I predicted the city would fly back to Earth in the series finale. I was so happy to see that happen, because... for me, it just had to end that way. Naturally, a Wraith hive making it all the way to Earth gave good reason for Atlantis to make the journey to Earth. One issue I had with the finale, though... how do you hide a Wraith hive attack from the people of Earth?