And following four hard-fought quarterfinal matches, the stage is set for the semifinal match-ups in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament!
McKay and Mrs. Miller vs Rising
Two clear fan favorites face off in second round action. I’m not surprised to see Rising here but, to be honest, am a little surprised to see McKay and Mrs. Miller make the semi’s over episodes like Vegas, Duet, The Last Man, Common Ground, and Be All My Sins Remember’d. Not that I don’t think the episode is terrific. It’s just that, at the time of their airing, the aforementioned episodes received so much more buzz. But, I suppose, time and re-watches have a way of evening the playing field, allowing audiences to come at them with a fresh perspective.
Midway vs Siege Part 3 vs The Shrine
It was supposed to be a Final Four but because Siege Part 3 and The Shrine ended up tying in their face-off, both ended up advancing, setting up a three-way duel where only one will survive.
Unless, of course, we end up with another tie.
All three of these episodes received a lot of love on their initial airing and it’s no surprise to see any of them make the semi’s. But, as I mentioned earlier in this post, it IS surprising to see some of the more seemingly popular episodes NOT make it. I’ve already mentioned my surprise upset victims. What are yours?