Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Outsiders!
Hunh. I assumed Akemi would enjoy The Lost Tribe, but she found it slow-paced and confusing. I figured she wouldn’t like Outsiders, but she was entertained throughout. While I wouldn’t rank it among her favorites, she did prefer it over the previous episode: “I felt quicker than last episode.”
Still, plenty of nitpicks of Outsiders:
When leader Elson sneaks back into town wearing a cloak to hide his identity: “Why he is hiding? From who?” Good question.
When Elson makes his pitch to “Shrekish-looking guy”, seemingly betraying the Atlantis team and the outsiders: “What? Whatwhatwhat?!” And then suspicious: “Why Jervis trusted so simply?”
When Beckett taunts the wraith, Akemi wondered why the wraith didn’t just feed on him. And when, seconds later, he tries – and dies in excruciating pain: “Wraith is as dumb as I am.”
After Sheppard triggers the explosion, killing the wraith – as well as “Shrekish-looking guy” and his fellow townspeople: who, it turns out, were entrapped by Elson and Sheppard: “Why he did that? He’s supposed to be hero?!”
When McKay figures out how to re-jib the dart so that it deposits him and Beckett on the planet rather than scoop anyone up off the surface: “How he figured that out? Oh, right. Because he is genius.”
On the with-only-seconds-to-spare escape through the gate: “Of course.”
And after “everyone” escapes: “They said six hundred to seven people in the village, but we only see forty escape. What happened to everyone else?” Hello? Extras casting?
Speaking of unanswered questions: “What happened to the group that was delivered to gate first? Where did they go?” Er. Um. Transported up to the hive ship? No. They escaped too? Uh, no. I guess they were killed? “Usually the episodes make sense. Here a bunch of actors and actresses are missing.”
She felt the episode was lacking a little something. A little Robert Picardo: “I was sad the fact I couldn’t see Woolsey-Bob.”
Overall, however, she didn’t find the episode offensive and gave it this ringing endorsement: “Not bad. I don’t mind. I just hated Jervis. Reminds me of Top Chef Canada contestant.”