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11 January 2008 @ 11:13 pm
SGA #4.12 Spoils of War (episode review)  
Beware! Spoilers within!

Some highlights...

- One wonders if Daniel Jackson has rubbed off somewhat on Rodney.  He's totally using Daniel's "I have no idea" catchphrase and at times he just reminded me somewhat of Daniel, at least the older (er...that would be "younger" I guess) Daniel. *snerk*  Actually maybe even a mixture of Daniel and Sam.  Anyhoo...

- Wow, what tension there between John and Teyla.  And before they started we had Rodney patiently sitting there, only to be dragged away protesting "But I wasn't going to....!" Heh...  So, John and Teyla... she says he hardly talked to her since the time she told him she was pregnant. I can totally understand him being concerned and not wanting her to be on active duty in her condition.  Yet she is so determined to prove that she can still be on the team even though she is pregnant (can easily see this in the scene where she's on the exercise bike and Ronon wonders if she should be taking it easy).  Like the way John tells her she didn't have to prove her worth to the team, that she was a member from the very beginning.

- Confirmation that the Wraith helping them is named Todd! Heh... John admits he knew a guy by that name in school.  Have to wonder what name Rodney would have picked for the guy.

- Supreme squickiness in that Wraith "farm"... those oozing things, the snake-like things surrounding the Wraith queen as she sat on her "throne"... ugh.  And that "metropolis" of pods.  And the queen herself was pretty nasty/icky. 

- The little scene between Teyla and Lorne was cute - that little bit of small talk where he congratulates her, talks about kids and how he thinks she will make a good mother. 

- Ooh boy, the queen was going to choose Rodney as her first victim! Good thing she didn't get that far.  Props to Teyla for helping them (John, Rodney and Ronon) escape by taking control of the queen's mind like that, especially considering the risk to her unborn child.  How lucky she was in the way everything happened, that John shot the queen before she could harm/kill Teyla's child.

- Nice scene at the end between John and Teyla.  A sort of apology there.  And an acknowledgment from Teyla that it would be best if she did take it easy from now on.  She realized what a threat she was exposing her son to, and you can tell it's shaken her up a bit.  Nice hug there.  Scene almost reminded me a bit of the one in SG-1's Singularity between Daniel and Sam when they were watching Cassie cough in her sleep (and I almost wish that scene had ended in a hug... but might have been too heavy-handed... Oh, well).

- Final thoughts: So, what did happen to Todd at the end? Did he make it? Was he captured? Killed? Perhaps we'll find out in a later episode?
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
poundpuppy_29: pic#70256263poundpuppy_29 on January 12th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Lots of Shep & Teyla huh I am a Sparky & Spanky shipper so could I see the Sheyla moments as friends only or will it make me sick. After the Spanky tender sweet Hand Holding that I am still squeeeing about will it be a hard fall? How you feel about S&J and D&V is how I feel about a Sheyla romantic ship I like their friendship but when they try and do romance in Conversion or Satea it was soo forced, uncomfortable and awkward also some eps in season 1 that made me cringe. Thanks again for taping.
jessm78: Rodney McKayjessm78 on January 12th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I know how you feel, I don't ship a whole lot on Atlantis but I think their scenes could be easily taken as friendship. John being concerned about a friend who is pregnant and doesn't want her taking such a risk. There was a nice scene of concern between Ronon and Teyla before the Sheyla scenes. When she is on the exercise bike Ronon asks her if she should be taking it easy and she says that she is fine and Dr. Keller told her the exercise was good for her.

I think what it showed mostly was Teyla risking her life and the life of her unborn child in order to save her friends, that was the biggest thing I got out of it and I thought it was nice.

No problem :) Do you want me to send all the eps at once or I can do like last time and send you 4 of them at a time (2 dvd's).
poundpuppy_29: pic#69138076poundpuppy_29 on January 12th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Do what you did last time. Thanks for the info can't wait to see it sounds like Teyla really got an ep of her own and not have to share it with Keller.
jessm78: Pennyjessm78 on January 12th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Okie doke, will do. :) No problem and I agree, was nice to see Teyla with a bigger role. Keller wasn't in this ep.
KimberlyFDR: All About Rodneykimberlyfdr on January 12th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
I posted my episode notes, like always, but I was SO happy to see Lorne and Teyla together. They are my secret het love in SGA fics :)
jessm78: Rodney McKayjessm78 on January 12th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I quite liked that little scene myself :D

Ooh, off to read your notes now!
tiah15tiah15 on January 12th, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Reading your spoilers makes me hate this place sometimes. I want to see this ep !!! Right now !!! Not next year :(

Sorry for the rant, I just love Teyla episodes.

@poundpuppy_29: Love your Ronon/Teyla icon. I really need to make one if I ever have time again.
jessm78: Rodney McKayjessm78 on January 13th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Aw. :( *hugs you* If I could help I would... I've been recording the eps on dvd, but they're region 1 NTSC. *hugs you again*

No problem :) It was great to see a more Teyla centric episode.