Stargate Atlantis: Misbegotten
(S03E02) Atlantis brewed up an excellent entry for the second episode of the season. We come back just as a wraith hive ship is closing on the city. To everyone's relief, Shepherd radios in that it's actually a captured hive ship. (Dr. Beckett looked like he was about to pee his pants)
Last time, Weir was getting grief from the oversight wieners. We wrap that up with a visit to Atlantis by Woolsie. (The annoying bureaucratic report writer) In the end she gets to keep her command. The conversation between Woolsie and Colonel Caldwell hinted that we might see more power struggles in the future.
Woolsie (Robert Picardo) drops a great line when he's talking to Weir.
"Nothing renews your appreciation of the military like the threat of invasion from life sucking aliens."
With the capture of the hive ship, Atlansis got little a bonus(not). Two hundred former wraith in suspended animation. Thanks to all the damage to the ship, they're dropped off on another planet. I was curious to see how they managed this one. I've always disliked the idea of concentration camps.
It was actually pretty surprising that they turned Micheal back into a human. The retrovirus isn't permanent. Each of the ex-wraiths have to be treated on a daily basis. It seemed a bit presumptive to assume that none of them would get their memory back. The queen didn't actually turn, so it's pretty obvious that the treatment is not fully effective.
Everything seemed to be going fine until the ex-wraith who hid for a day shows up dead.
I'm seriously doubting Beckett's common sense. I know he's just not sneaky, but when you suspect murder by the camp refugees, you probably shouldn't go babbling about it over the radio.
The episode wraps up with very little in the way of details. Sheps team managed to save Beckett, but the hive ship was totally destroyed. You'd think that they would have used the puddle jumper to check out what the wraith hive ship did after they attacked. Surely they flew over the remains of the camp to survey the damage. The lack of details only fuels my suspicions. Personally, I'm betting that Mikey escaped.