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When will writers learn that sleeping sickness does not make for exciting TV viewing? *I* was having trouble staying awake. And it’s probably just me, but I’m completely lost when it comes to their spin on Arthurian legend.

The B storyline, AKA Vala’s storyline, I did quite enjoy. I loved how she did research in order to pass her psych test (and cracked Daniel’s password in order to do so :). I also loved the facial expressions she made as the lie detector ratted her out. And when she learned she was going to be allowed to be a part of team it was quite touching at how touched she was.

However, I’m already a bit worried that they are watering down her character. She seemed a little too much like an eager child desiring acceptance at the end. She’s also hung around SG-1 enough to know there is no loot to be shared so that seemed a little silly. And because it’s danceswithwords favorite subject, Claudia’s hair is gorgeous, but the pigtails? Not really working for me.

Ok, while I know that SG-1 abhors romance and if they were going to pair Vala with anyone it’s probably going to be Daniel, but that scene at the end where Cam gets really close and lays down the law with her? Yeah, if anyone comes across any good Cam/Vala fic please let me know. :)



Hey, at least the ep seemed to tie in with last week and have some forward momentum unlike SG-1.

Is Woolsey like becoming a regular? He seems to be everywhere. Of course, it looks like we’ll be getting another crossover next week so actually everyone is everywhere.

Why does Conner Trinneer get to keep his own hair while the rest of the Wraith guest stars wear really, really, really bad wigs? Halle Berry’s wig in the first ‘X-Men’ was great compared to these.

I understand that the Wraith are very, very bad, I mean, they eat us, but I still question us playing god. And I can’t really blame Michael and the others for killing the red shirts security detail because, ya know, they’ve tried to kill who he is twice now.

Anyone think some of the Wraith, like Michael, survived the attack?
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I’m already a bit worried that they are watering down her character. She seemed a little too much like an eager child desiring acceptance at the end.

The moral universe of Stargate tends to be fairly black and white (no matter what they're making a haphazard attempt at doing over on Atlantis), so I knew when Claudia Black was brought on as a regular that Vala would be made to fit into the mold of a Good Guy; it was just a question of how. My biggest fear was that she'd be made to suffer even more than she already has. So I've got to say that this--the evaluation, the unexpected but utterly deserved support of SG-1, and her, yes, somewhat uncharacteristic shmoopiness, was a much better outcome than what I'd feared. So, let's hear it for low expectations! In Stargate terms, they've given her the trust of the team and a credible reason to join the fight.

I'm not a huge fan of the pigtails either, and I wonder if her hair will get more serious as she does? That would be nice. Because it's All About The Hair on Stargate.

I understand that the Wraith are very, very bad, I mean, they eat us, but I still question us playing god. And I can’t really blame Michael and the others for killing the red shirts security detail because, ya know, they’ve tried to kill who he is twice now.

Anyone think some of the Wraith, like Michael, survived the attack?


Yeah, I don't think the humans were supposed to come out of this episode looking completely right, but I also suspect the writers thought they were more right than they were. That's a big problem I have with this show. Michael and some of the other Wraith absolutely survived the attack, and Atlantis won't have to worry about them compromising their existence for some time, because I bet Michael is going to sit on that information in order to determine the best way to use it.
I did appreciate they gave Vala that little speech to the psychiatrist in which she states she's made sacrifices, she's trying to change and become a better person, and she's not certain why. Maybe it's because as much as the SG-1 team is suspicious of her they are willing to give her a chance to prove herself and that might be a rarity in her life.

And though it is nothing more than a dream and less likely to happen than Lee and Laura, I'm still pulling for Cam and Vala. :)

As for 'Atlantis' I'm hoping for Michael to return with a little army and make both the humans and Wraith miserable for using him then casting his aside. And even if they only lightly touch on the moral implications of their actions, it's more interesting than retconning the legend of King Arthur.