Here’s something you don’t often see from me… Praise, and high praise too: I haven’t enjoyed a Stargate episode like I enjoyed Atlantis’s “Whispers” last night since SG:1 season 9 or probably 8.
The magnitude of the weaponry and devices the team can pootle around with and wield makes the Sheppard character seem limp and irrelevant, so the low-fi setting and storyline actually gave him room to breathe and Joe Flannigan took it.
I couldn’t stand the Carson character and guessing early in the show that this was going to be a Carson episode, I almost changed channel to catch the Daily Show (not quite as close as another Rodney episode would have done for me), but he also seemed to have grabbed the horse by the reins and I think he played it excellently.
Most of all, there were the four kick-ass chicks with guns. I mean, the team of the four best and brightest. Particularly, Nicole de Boer. I’m sure someone (you, Bruce, who thinks anyone who’s hair isn’t long enough to cover their chest is a guy) will say she’s nothing special, but I am totally in-love with her little repetoire of expressions and mannerisms, which remind me (a lot) of a girl I used to date and never quite got over :)
First time in 4 years I’ve watched an SG:A episode and am left looking forward to watching another next week.