Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
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The Eye 

McKay and Weir start repairing the grounding station, while Sheppard tries to fight Kolya. The puddle jumper on the mainland enters the eye of the storm.


Martin Wood


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Episode cast overview:
Joe Flanigan ... Major John Sheppard
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Rainbow Francks ... Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Robert Davi ... Commander Acastus Kolya
Erin Chambers ... Sora
Ryan Robbins ... Ladon Radim
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
Jodie Graham ... Genii Soldier
Steve Archer Steve Archer ... Generator-Room Guard
Conan Graham Conan Graham ... New Genii Soldier


Dr. McKay makes one last plea to Kolya convincing him he and Weir both need to be kept alive to keep the city standing. He starts repairing the damaged grounding station. Kolya leaves Sheppard under the impression that he actually killed Weir and Sheppard seems not amused. He's determined to stop Kolya and his men by any means possible. While he tries to find opponents with his tracking device, Ladon, Kolya's technical officer finds a way to track him. Meanwhile Teyla, Ford and Beckett are waiting out the storm in a puddle jumper on the mainland. Then suddenly the sky clears up, they are in the eye of the storm. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS (5.1 surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The plot of this episode is similar to Die Hard (1988) in which Robert Davi, who plays Commander Kolya, also appeared. See more »


After Kolya admits Weir is still alive, he sets Sheppard another ultimatum, threatening to kill Weir and McKay and leave Atlantis, which would then be destroyed by the storm. This threat would only be credible if the shield blocking the Stargate had been disabled. But if the shield had actually been disabled, and the Stargate could be used, then nothing would prevent the Genii from sending in even more reinforcements, this time successfully. See more »


Dr. Carson Beckett: The dots don't tell us much about who's who. How do we know which one's the Major?
Lt. Aiden Ford: He'll be the dot taking out the other dots.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


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Oddness in communication
4 April 2016 | by stogsdilldannySee all my reviews

Excellent episodic situation, but one oddity comes to my thinking. When Maj. Sheppard picks up the Genii communicator, and is using it to talk to (Read that "Taunt") Kolya, the view switches to Kolya in the control room, using a human walkie-talkie. I didn't think they used the same frequencies as us milky-way types, but I'm not saying that this makes the episode bad. Just an odd goof. The storm was very well done, and the characters were becoming more defined, and it's always nice when the writing staff gives us a bad guy really worth hating. Most of the whole series is filled with gems of wit and I love the subtle things that a lot of people might not even notice. (Like when you see Ronon Dex start into a room, see someone conversing, and changes his mind, and walks away.) Things that real people do. It's rare that the characters in a sci-fi show seem like people you might meet. But it is always refreshing when the writers and actors fit together with this kind of seamless synergy.

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