That basically sums up my feeling on Atlantis. It was nice to see continuity with SG-1, and there were a few good lines, but overall it didn’t leave me with warm or fuzzies. Then again, it has the very difficult task of being an entertaining season opener, plus episode arc finale, plus platform to getting rid of one of the main characters from the first season. Tall order, and it’s not surprising that they didn’t quite succeed.
The win of the episode: Dr. Beckett as a full time cast member.