Sheppard and his team are lured to a planet and are soon put on trial for crimes against the people of the Pegasus galaxy. In flashbacks, the three judge tribunal recounts the indictment against them including the re-awakening of the Wraith and the various missions where at least a few, if not more, innocent bystanders were killed. Sheppard does his best to argue that on balance, fewer were killed by their presence than would have been the case if they had never been there. A least one of the judges is clearly determined to find them guilty while a second seems far more sympathetic. It's left to Richard Woolsey, who has now joined them, to plead the rest of their case. A lawyer by profession, Richard clearly knows how the game is played and focuses on that third judge.
Did You Know?
The council's plan for punishment is to maroon the Atlantis core team on a planet where they removed the DHD from the gate so as to prevent any gate travelers from ever returning from there. However, the Atlanteans could of course easily use a puddle jumper to retrieve their people because the little gate ships have their own on-board remote dialing devices. See more
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Composed by Joel Goldsmith See more