Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…The Prodigal!
Another Carl Binder-san spectacular. I loved this episode even more on repeat viewing. It’s got action, humor, and high-stakes developments with all of our characters in play (even Zelenka, Lorne, and Amelia Banks). Fast-paced fun!
And Akemi agreed. She laughed out loud a couple of times, jumped at others, and seemed just as anxious as Teyla when she was in hiding with her baby. The night time establishers of the city all lit up never fail to amaze, and the “really cool fighting scenes” in this one wowed her as well, especially the final showdown at the top of the tower (Again, thanks to Mark Savela and our VFX crew and James Bamford and our stunts crew). Her only quibble with this episode: “I’m so sad I didn’t see any scenes with Jewel. Where’s Jewel?” I dunno. Night off?
She was at her most animated when Sheppard almost tumbles off the tower and is left dangling: “Now Mike Dopud can take over team!”
When Teyla approaches Michael hanging on by his fingertips: “Kick him off.”
And when she does just that: “What?! He isn’t really dead, is he?” And when I informed her that, yes, he was: “Wow. Michael die. Are you sure? Who will they fight?” No one! The last six episodes of the final season will feature scenes of them sitting around, talking about their feelings.
And a closing observation as the end credits started to roll: “Sheppard never die, ne? Don’t you think so? Why not?”
31 thoughts on “April 18, 2014: Akemi’s birthday festivities!Our Stargate Atlantis re-watch continues with…The Prodigal!”
Since I’ve not yet learned the appropriate Japanese greeting:
¡Feliz cumpleaños a Doña Akemi!
Well now, happy birthday Akemi! Hope it was a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday Akemi!
Akemi, Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you!!, Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating, yummy and thanks for sharing it with us.!!
Happy Birthday, Akemi! And many happy returns of the day.
Happy Birthday Akemi! 😀
Happy Birthday Akemi!!
Happy Birthday Akemi! I hope it was a good one for you. The selection at Miku looked good, but I haven’t tried the Saki sampler…I’ll have to look for that the next time we go. Barb favors the fruity drinks, while I like mine dry.
Bella Gelateria always comes through, though.
I’ll have to give The Prodigals a re-watch tonight…maybe after everyone settles in for the night. With Akemi’s dissatisfaction with Shepherd, I am wondering if she’ll like the end of Vegas.
Happy Birthday Akemi!! Have a grand year! 🙂
Loved Prodigal, great to see Teyla being the kickass mom she is.
(Still very much differing with Akemi though, one of the reasons I liked it so much was no Keller! I particularly loved the race car scenes with McKay and Sheppard. Also, if Sheppard had ever truly been killed off, no matter what other developments happened, I’d have been out. You might want to skip Vegas…)
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happy birthday akemi!
in onther news. i can’t figure out what hazelnut drags are. unless you meant dragees.
@ Akemi – Be sure and stretch out your birthday a couple more weeks like Joe does his. 😉
Feliz Cumpleños Akemi!
Happy Birthday Akemi!
Happy birthday, Akemi!
Happy birthday Akemi!!
Happy Birthday, Akemi!
Oh my, that looks like one fantastic birthday celebration! What do you have planned for the rest of the weekend? A birthday is more than one day. 😉
JeffW: Thanks for the info about barnacles. They know a lot more about heartworms but not everything. I’ve seen 3 month old puppies with heartworm larvae (it’s supposed to take 6-7 months for the h.w.’s to start reproducing). I’ll still ask my vet friend about it but barnacles aren’t something we see a lot of (or any) around here. If there were barnacles here, I’m sure they’d be breaded and deep fried! As Ponytail said, Everything is better fried, right?
Happy birthday, Akemi! What a day! Although I can scarcely believe it’s your birthday – you still look too young to have those!
I really enjoyed The Prodigal, however ever time I watch it I am annoyed at the first scene where Teyla is surprised by the remote racers. Could she not hear them from a long way away? Also, watch where you’re going, girl!
Anyway, I did feel bad in a way for Michael, in that he really was a monster of their own making. However, I figure he was still aware of right and wrong, and the stuff he did is not easily dismissed. I guess if the SG team really were evil they would have just offed him right away when the initial experiment went awry.
Happy Birthday 🙂
oh my I forgot….THANKS Ponytail…you’re absolutely right!
Akemi gets 14 days of BIRTHDAY.
Joe, DUDE….are ya listening…2 weeks of Birthday. Required.
Aw, happy birthday to Akemi! Looks like a great day.
I wished you a happy birthday yesterday Akemi, but here is a belated one on the blog: Happy Birthday.
This dognapping alarmed me: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vpd-investigating-report-of-brazen-downtown-dog-napping-1.1783031
I loved The Prodigal. I enjoy shows that are fast-paced and full of action.
PUPPIES! That is a gift to us. Love puppy pictures. How friggin’ adorable.
I really don’t know how Akemi stays so thin eating so much. Or maybe she just eats a few bites? I’d love to sample some flavored marshmallows outside the ones they sell in the grocery store here. You can keep the sushi.
Superlicious Birthday Wishes Akemi 🙂
Wishing you a superlicious and sunny Happy Birthday Akemi 🙂
😳 I’m such a dummy sometimes. Happy Birthday Akemi!!!!!
Woohoo! Wonderful way to spend a birthday.
Happy Birthday Akemi! ☮
Sorry soo late happy belated birthday akemi.
Happy Belated Birthday Akemi! (You’ll explain “belated”, right Joe?)
I would’ve gone with the gelato, too!
The Prodigal: Absolutely stellar episode! As much as it annoys me that we never get to see an arch-enemy’s dead body in most shows(mainly because writers LOVE to bring them back in a “surprise” twist later on), I wanted to see Michael return at some point. Such a great enemy. So well acted. It kind of makes me sad to read you say that he did, in fact, die. 🙁
Of course, I would’ve liked to have seen the series return for another year or more, but Michael’s return would’ve been awesome!
Belated birthday wishes Akemi… Hope you had a wonderful day