Stargate Atlantis

10 Best Episodes of Stargate Atlantis - Season 5

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 - S5E2

#15 - The Seed (Season 5 - Episode 2)

When an alien organism incapacitates Dr. Keller, the team seeks help from an old friend recently revived from stasis.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 560 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E3

#14 - Broken Ties (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Ronon once again comes face-to-face with Tyre, one of his people who became a Wraith worshiper -- but who now claims he has broken free of their influence.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 510 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E5

#13 - Ghost in the Machine (Season 5 - Episode 5)

The city of Atlantis becomes host to the minds of disembodied Replicators, led by someone very close to the team.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 557 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E14

#12 - The Prodigal (Season 5 - Episode 14)


The team fights to retake control of Atlantis when Michael infiltrates the control room to take Teyla's child and destroy the city.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 515 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E9

#11 - Tracker (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Ronon and McKay join Dr. Keller on an off-world errand of mercy, and must track her through the forest when a Runner kidnaps her.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 489 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E8

#10 - The Queen (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Teyla goes in disguise as a Wraith queen when Todd agrees to make a bold proposal to the leader of his alliance -- not realizing that he has other intentions.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 511 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E15

#9 - Remnants (Season 5 - Episode 15)

While being evaluated by the I.O.A. Richard Woolsey meets a beautiful scientist new to Atlantis, who is not what she appears. Sheppard is captured and tortured by an enemy he thought was dead.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 527 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E17

#8 - Infection (Season 5 - Episode 17)


After Todd's hive ship shows up over Atlantis transmitting a distress call, the team discovers that he and his crew have been stricken with a disease they helped create.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 530 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E1

#7 - Search and Rescue (2) (Season 5 - Episode 1)

After a conflict with Michael leaves several Atlantis personnel trapped, Colonel Carter leads a rescue mission.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 604 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E16

#6 - Brain Storm (Season 5 - Episode 16)


Rodney returns to Earth with Jennifer to witness the triumph of his rival, who believes he has solved the problem of global warming. But when the new technology goes horribly awry, Rodney must help shut down the deadly weather device.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 521 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E4

#5 - The Daedalus Variations (Season 5 - Episode 4)

The team boards the Daedalus when it shows up abandoned in orbit, only to find themselves skipping through parallel universes.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 588 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E6

#4 - The Shrine (Season 5 - Episode 6)


Rodney McKay is stricken with a mental affliction that robs him of his knowledge and memories, causing him to revert to a childlike state.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 522 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E10

#3 - First Contact (1) (Season 5 - Episode 10)

When Daniel Jackson visits Atlantis, he and Dr. McKay discover a hidden lab that brings a new enemy knocking. The Daedalus welcomes a Wraith ally for a special project.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 630 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E11

#2 - The Lost Tribe (2) (Season 5 - Episode 11)


In the thrilling episode "The Lost Tribe" of Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard finds himself in a race against time. With McKay and Daniel Jackson's lives hanging in the balance, he must navigate through an Ancient laboratory to save them before Todd, the enemy, arrives. But the stakes are even higher than they initially seem. Sheppard must also prevent the destruction of a powerful weapon that carries a devastating side-effect. As tensions rise, Daniel makes a groundbreaking discovery, uncovering the true identity of a hostile new species. Will Sheppard be able to rescue his comrades and stop the impending danger?

Fans of Stargate Atlantis will be on the edge of their seats as this episode delivers unexpected twists and turns. Ronon's impulsive actions lead to disastrous consequences, proving that even the most likeable characters can make colossal mistakes. But amidst the chaos, viewers will be delighted to witness the return of the Asgard, albeit in a less than friendly manner. The dynamic duo of Jackson and McKay provides a much-needed dose of entertainment, leaving audiences craving for more of their on-screen chemistry. Brace yourself for one of the biggest reveals in the entire Stargate franchise, making "The Lost Tribe" an episode that cannot be missed.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 597 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S5E20

#1 - Enemy at the Gate (Season 5 - Episode 20)

In the Stargate Atlantis episode "Enemy at the Gate," the team faces a new threat when they discover that a rogue Wraith has acquired powerful Z.P.M.s to fuel a formidable new hive ship. What makes this episode intriguing is the multiple storylines that are pursued, leaving viewers uncertain about which avenue will lead to success. Additionally, a new device at Atlantis adds an element of convenience, but raises questions about the outcome. Despite the cancellation of the series, fans continue to express their disappointment and hope for its continuation.

One viewer comment highlights the attention to detail in the show, specifically pointing out the bad kerning in the text displayed on screen. While it may seem like a small detail, it's interesting to see how fans notice and discuss these aspects of the production. Another comment reflects on the convenience of a particular plot device, which was introduced earlier in the episode to avoid it feeling too sudden or contrived in a potential movie format.

As a series finale, "Enemy at the Gate" is considered to be pretty good. However, it's noted that there wasn't a clear warning or opportunity to tie up loose ends like the finale of its predecessor, Stargate SG-1. The producers had hoped for a continuation in movie format, which unfortunately never materialized. This non-ending serves as a reminder of the show's potential and leaves fans longing for more.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 638 votes.

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