Sam Carter and Elizabeth Weir are both such amazing badass women and probably would’ve worked really well together I will never forgive the writers for not finding a way for them to coexist in the SGA plotline without throwing Elizabeth under the bus
Ah, yes. We come to the two-parter that both McShep and Sparky fans refer to as “The one Sheppard saves his babe.” It begins with Rachel Luttrell looking radiant. I mean, look at this woman. She practically glows:
It’s gonna rain. And maybe be a little windy? Oh crap, it’s a hurricane.
Radek and Rodney science.
Rodney preemptively grimacing about what Koyla’s gonna do to him.
Carson’s in this one:
Behold, the joined science powers of these idiots:
OMG! These two fuckin’ nerds.
Okay, here’s one for the Sparky fans.
“And by short you mean far?”
“And by walk I mean run.”
“My boyfriend’s going to mess you up.” The McShep and Sparky fans say, jinxing each other.
Some how these three got out of order but I can’t be bothered to fix it.
John looks up at my last picture posted and grows concerned.
Rodney realizes he’s going to be tortured.
You know what, forget John. You hurt one of Mom Friend Elizabeth’s kids. There won’t be enough of you left over when she’s done for John to kick off the balcony.
“On the catwalk! Yeah on the catwalk! I shake my little tush on the catwalk!”
Elizabeth tries to explain to Koyla how dead he is.
I love the idea that despite being a futuristic SciFi base, that modern day trends would infiltrate Atlantis. Some personal headcanons:
- Social media is huge. Several technicians program instagram and twitter to work within Atlantis and the staff ends up using it just as much as people on Earth. Unfortunately, there are similar pitfalls, and Elizabeth has to have a lecture with her senior staff to explain that while she’s happy that they’re enjoying themselves, she shouldn’t be seeing photos of them exploring unauthorized places at noon on a Tuesday, or see John tweeting “Just reached 10,000ft #rodneystillterrifiedofwhales” when he said he’d be training new recruits.
“People, I can see ALL of these posts, you know.”
- Elizabeth was open to the idea since Heightmeyer suggested more social interaction could help to relieve day-to-day stress, but she was really won over when a subroutine Rodney had written into Twitter alerted the entire city immediately after there were signs of radiation from an unknown ancient device. It also allowed staff to virtually checkin with her so despite lockdowns, they knew who was unharmed or missing.
- The hashtag #prankmckay is trending almost constantly.
- Most surprising, after insisting he receive a smartphone (”to see what you stupid humans are always talking about”), Ronon gets really into taking selfies and has some hilarious shots of grabbing John or Rodney in bear hugs/headlocks. Beyond that, he turns out to be an amazing photographer and documents almost everything they do (on and off world). It’s oddly touching and he tells the team later in his characteristically simple way that he “didn’t have a way to preserve memories in the past on Sateda”.
They get it instantly and never poke fun at him again over it.