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Recap / Stargate Atlantis S04 E03 "Reunion"

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Still, I know I am going to miss this place and all of you.
Col. Samantha Carter says goodbye to ten years of Stargate SG-1

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  • All There in the Manual: Several deleted scenes explain the significance of Ronon's painting, which depicts a important historical battle on Sateda. It apparently used to hang in their War Museum and Ronon went back at some point after the events of "Sateda" and recovered it.
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  • Berserk Button: If you thought the Wraith were this to Ronon, learning his former comrades in the Satedan military are now Wraith worshippers takes this and cranks it Up to Eleven!
  • Call-Back: Teal'c's "undomesticated equines" comment refers back to the SG-1 episode "Message in a Bottle." Carter hangs a lampshade on it, saying "Nice Call-Back."
  • Face–Heel Turn: The Satedans, Tyre, Rakai, and Ara.
  • Glad I Thought of It: Sheppard and the fruit basket. McKay is not amused.
    Sheppard: What's that?
    McKay: It's a selection of fruits from various worlds we trade with. I thought it would be thoughtful.
    Sheppard: Try lame.
    then later, when the fruit basket turns up in Carter's quarters
    Carter: Oh Colonel Sheppard dropped that off. Apparently it's a sampling of fruit from the home worlds of our various trading partners. I thought it was a really thoughtful gesture.
    McKay: Son of a...
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  • Kleptomaniac Hero: McKay. At the end of the episode, Teyla brings Ronon back his Satedan painting that Rodney apparently "appropriated" when he thought he was leaving for good.
  • No True Scotsman: Ronon's reaction to learning the Face–Heel Turn of his former comrades into Wraith worshippers.
    Ronon: You are NOT Satedan!
  • Reality Subtext: It wasn't just Samantha Carter saying goodbye to SG-1, but Amanda Tapping as well. One can only imagine that Tapping's thought process was eerily similar to Carter's during that scene.
  • Stock Episode Titles: 197 uses, making it the single most common episode title after "Pilot," which hardly counts.
  • UST: Discussed. As usual, McKay is the only one who thinks this exists between him and Carter - but it's okay, because now he's seeing someone.

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