Season 1 Episode 20
In Stargate Atlantis, Siege 2: A new military contingent from Earth is sent through the Stargate to take command of Atlantis and defend it from the impending Wraith attack.
I love this episode. The beginning when Colonel Everett (Clayton Landey) aka Captain Buzz Cut, shows up all gung-ho, boasting of his intentions to save the day never fails to amuse me no matter how many times I watch it.
His obvious disdain for Dr Weir (Torri Higginson) and his disparaging remarks eventually come back to bite him in the arse and that’s as it should be. How dare he enter Atlantis thinking he knows it all just because Atlantis is being run by a bunch of scientists. Surely, if the brainy guys can’t come up with a plan then all is as doomed as they made it sound in Letters from Pegasus.
I’m not saying that the full metal jacket dudes sent by Stargate Command, didn’t play a huge part in saving the day, they did. For instance, enough of them got redshirted which saved a lot of the ‘Lantis crew from biting the dust. Then of course there’s all the heavy artillery that they brought with them. Had Weir’s team had all this stuff to begin with the future would have looked a lot more orange. So yeah, thanks for that. The brainy guys were still required to tie in the naquda generators into the systems but what the hey.
Seriously, I do love this ep. Everything looks bleak right up until the end.
Part three is something else altogether.