Stargate Atlantis

10 Best Episodes of Stargate Atlantis - Season 2

Step through the Stargate and enter a world of adventure, mystery, and danger with the hit TV show, Stargate Atlantis. Join Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard as they lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. But what they find there is far from what they expected. Unable to contact Earth, the team must not only uncover the secrets of Atlantis, but also face a deadly enemy - The Wraith. Hungry for new prey, these formidable foes make survival a constant battle for our heroes.

With its captivating storyline and thrilling action, Stargate Atlantis has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Immerse yourself in the rich mythology of this beloved show as you follow the Atlantis Team on their quest for survival and discovery. But it's not just the intense battles and ancient secrets that make this show a must-watch. It's also the strong bonds formed between the team members and the alliances they forge with the locals, like Teyla Emmagan, who becomes a valuable ally in their fight against the Wraith.

Now is the perfect time to dive into Stargate Atlantis. Whether you're a sci-fi fanatic or just looking for your next binge-worthy TV obsession, this show has it all. So grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to be transported to a world beyond your wildest imagination. Stargate Atlantis is available on Syfy, so you can start the adventure today. Don't miss out on six seasons of thrilling episodes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Stargate Atlantis - S2E8

#15 - Conversion (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Colonel Sheppard begins to undergo a disturbing physical transformation after being exposed to Beckett's anti-Wraith drug.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 580 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E10

#14 - The Lost Boys (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The team is captured by the missing Lieutenant Ford, who is now leading a group of young men who are taking the Wraith enzyme -- and who wants the team's help in a suicide attack against a hive ship.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 574 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E13

#13 - Critical Mass (Season 2 - Episode 13)

When an operative of the Trust plants a bomb in Atlantis, the team must find a spy within their own ranks before the Wraith arrive and discover the city.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 599 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E17

#12 - Coup D'Etat (Season 2 - Episode 17)


After a team from Atlantis goes missing, the expedition finds itself in the middle of a Genii coup.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 555 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E18

#11 - Michael (Season 2 - Episode 18)

An amnesiac young Lieutenant in Atlantis suffers from disturbing nightmares that he is a Wraith, only to make a shocking discovery about himself.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 536 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E15

#10 - The Tower (Season 2 - Episode 15)


The team finds a world that possesses Ancient defense technology, where Colonel Sheppard finds himself a pawn in the rivalry between the heirs to the throne.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 580 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E6

#9 - Trinity (Season 2 - Episode 6)

McKay puts the team at risk when he tries to perfect unfinished Ancient technology that wiped out a civilization. Ronon Dex discovers that he is not the lone survivor from his world.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 654 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E11

#8 - The Hive (2) (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Colonel Sheppard and his team find themselves prisoners of the Wraith following Ford's attack on a hive ship. Dr. McKay goes to great lengths to help them.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 596 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E12

#7 - Epiphany (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Sheppard finds himself on a planet where time passes more rapidly, with no way to contact his team or return to Atlantis.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 599 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E4

#6 - Duet (Season 2 - Episode 4)


A run-in with a Wraith Dart leaves the consciousness of a precocious Atlantis security officer trapped in Dr. McKay's mind.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 616 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E3

#5 - Runner (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Sheppard and his team attempt to locate Lieutenant Ford, only to find themselves captives of a former soldier who is being hunted by the Wraith.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 656 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E9

#4 - Aurora (Season 2 - Episode 9)


When the team finds an Ancient warship adrift on the edge of the galaxy, its crew still alive, Colonel Sheppard enters their virtual reality stasis to communicate with them.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 637 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E19

#3 - Inferno (Season 2 - Episode 19)

In the thrilling episode "Inferno" of Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard's team finds themselves in a race against time to save a civilization on the brink of annihilation. The tension builds as they discover that a super-volcano is about to erupt, threatening to wipe out everything in its path. But that's not all - just as they are preparing for evacuation, disaster strikes when the Stargate is destroyed, leaving the team trapped and their only way home gone.

One highlight of this episode is the appearance of Brandy Ledford, who adds an extra layer of excitement to the storyline. Fans were pleasantly surprised to see her on screen and wished that she had more screen time. Watching McKay, the bumbling genius, stumble and fumble around her made for some hilarious moments that added a touch of levity to the intense situation.

While some viewers may question the scientific accuracy of the super-volcano's impact, it's important to remember that this is science fiction. While a supervolcano wouldn't necessarily render an entire planet uninhabitable, the devastation it would cause can't be ignored. For the characters in the episode, their survival hinges on finding a way to overcome the destruction and find new land to settle on. "Inferno" is an action-packed episode that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the team's next move in their fight for survival.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 598 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E20

#2 - Allies (1) (Season 2 - Episode 20)


In this thrilling episode of Stargate Atlantis titled "Allies," Michael and his Wraith faction make a surprising entrance at Atlantis. Their proposal? An alliance that involves using a retrovirus to transform their Wraith enemies into prey. The stakes are high as the fate of both factions hangs in the balance. Will the team at Atlantis accept this risky proposition? The suspense is palpable as the episode unfolds.

Fans had mixed reactions to this episode. Some praised the writing and the intense dialogue between the characters, which kept them on the edge of their seats. The interactions with the Wraith were particularly well-executed, leaving viewers guessing about the Wraith's true intentions. This action-packed installment is hailed as one of the standout episodes of Stargate Atlantis, with very little downtime and a gripping plot that keeps the audience engaged.

However, not all feedback was positive. Some fans pointed out inconsistencies in the storyline, such as the confusion surrounding the non-networked, firewalled computer and the potential consequences of the retrovirus. Despite these minor flaws, the overall consensus is that "Allies" is a must-watch for fans of the show. As the first part of a multi-part episode, anticipation is high for the next installment. Will it live up to the expectations set by this exciting episode? Only time will tell.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 615 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S2E1

#1 - The Siege (3) (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the thrilling episode of Stargate Atlantis titled "The Siege (3)," the Daedalus swoops in to defend Atlantis from the relentless Wraith attack. But buckle up, because it seems like even more trouble is on its way! The team uncovers a shocking discovery: an even larger armada is heading straight for them. Will they be able to survive this double threat?

Fans of the show will be thrilled to see Mitch Pileggi, who plays Skinner, making an appearance in this episode. His presence adds an extra layer of excitement to the already intense storyline. And speaking of intense, there's a memorable moment when a Marine gives McKay a look that screams "Shut the front door!" It's the kind of tension that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

While "The Siege (3)" is an overall great episode, some fans have expressed their doubts about Ford's character development. They find it hard to believe that his drug addiction would cause such a drastic change in him, especially considering the mental and emotional conditioning that comes with military training. It's a point of contention that adds an interesting layer to the episode's storyline.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 712 votes.

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