The Best Episodes of Stargate Atlantis

#1 - Enemy at the Gate 8.37

Season 5 - Episode 20

The team learns that a rogue Wraith has acquired several Z.P.M.s to power a formidable new hive ship -- and he is headed for Earth.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#2 - The Return (2) 8.30

Season 3 - Episode 11

The Atlantis team goes against orders to try and save Atlantis from Replicator control -- and to rescue General O'Neill and Richard Woolsey, who are trapped in the occupied city.

Directors: Brad Turner

#3 - Be All My Sins Remember'd (2) 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 11

With a plan to potentially extinguish the Replicator threat, the Atlantis team must seek an alliance with a fleet of Wraith ships.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#4 - Midway 8.27

Season 4 - Episode 17

Teal'c visits Atlantis to counsel a headstrong Ronon, who is up for review by the I.O.A. But the two must work together when the Wraith invade the Midway space station in order to reach Earth.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#5 - The Siege (2) 8.27

Season 1 - Episode 20

A new military contingent from Earth is sent to take command of Atlantis and defend it from the impending Wraith attack.

Directors: Martin Wood

#6 - Allies (1) 8.27

Season 2 - Episode 20

Michael and his Wraith faction arrive at Atlantis to propose an alliance, hoping to use the retrovirus to transform their Wraith enemies into prey.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#7 - The Siege (3) 8.26

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Daedalus arrives to defend Atlantis from the Wraith onslaught, but it may not be enough when the team discovers that an even larger armada is on the way.

Directors: Martin Wood

#8 - The Last Man (1) 8.24

Season 4 - Episode 20

Sheppard returns to Atlantis after a mission and finds the city abandoned, all systems dead -- and instead of ocean, sand dunes as far as the eye can see.

Directors: Martin Wood

#9 - Common Ground 8.24

Season 3 - Episode 7

Colonel Sheppard finds himself the prisoner of a Genii commander, along with a desperately hungry Wraith who has been separated from his hive.

Directors: William Waring

#10 - Lifeline (3) 8.24

Season 4 - Episode 2

Colonel Sheppard and his team embark on a risky mission to steal a Z.P.M. power module from the Replicators -- but must rely on a compromised Dr. Weir to succeed.

Directors: Martin Wood

#11 - First Strike (1) 8.23

Season 3 - Episode 20

An unstoppable energy weapon leaves Atlantis under seige after Earth launches a preemptive attack against a very powerful enemy's homeworld.

Directors: Martin Wood

#12 - The Siege (1) 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 19

With a group of Wraith hive ships on the way to Atlantis, the team searches for a place to flee and a way to destroy the city. McKay leads a team to try and activate the Ancients' orbital weapons platform.

Directors: Martin Wood

#13 - Adrift (2) 8.20

Season 4 - Episode 1

Floating in deep space with the city's protective shield failing, the team must do all they can to keep Atlantis alive. A radical injury threatens Dr. Weir's life.

Directors: Martin Wood

#14 - Tao of Rodney 8.17

Season 3 - Episode 14

After an Ancient device gives Rodney superhuman powers, his enhanced brilliance is checked only by his impending death -- unless he can learn how to ascend.

Directors: Martin Wood

#15 - Inferno 8.17

Season 2 - Episode 19

Sheppard's team meets a civilization about to be destroyed by a super-volcano, and is trapped there when the Stargate is destroyed during the evacuation.

Directors: Peter DeLuise

#16 - Sunday 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 17

The team tries to relax during a mandatory day off, until an explosion leaves three people dead -- and reveals that one scientist is a walking time bomb.

Directors: William Waring

#17 - Rising (1) 8.15

Season 1 - Episode 1

A new Stargate team embarks on a dangerous mission to a distant galaxy, where they discover a mythical lost city -- and a deadly new enemy.

Directors: Martin Wood

#18 - Rising (2) 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 2

Sheppard tries to convince Weir to mount a rescue mission to free Colonel Sumner, Teyla, and the others captured by the Wraith.

Directors: Martin Wood

#19 - The Shrine 8.11

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#20 - No Man's Land (2) 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 1

The team desperately attempts to stop two Wraith hive ships from reaching Earth. Sheppard must rely on an old foe to rescue McKay and Ronon.

Directors: Martin Wood

#21 - Before I Sleep 8.08

Season 1 - Episode 15

A woman is found in suspended animation in Atlantis, and the team is shocked to see that it is Dr. Weir herself, who tells them of her trip 10,000 years into the city's past.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#22 - McKay and Mrs. Miller 8.08

Season 3 - Episode 8

Rodney McKay is reunited with his estranged sister back on Earth, who has given up a brilliant career as a scientist to raise a family.

Directors: Martin Wood

#23 - The Eye (2) 8.08

Season 1 - Episode 11

Major Sheppard plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with soldiers who have seized control of Atlantis and taken Weir and McKay hostage.

Directors: Martin Wood

#24 - The Lost Tribe (2) 8.08

Season 5 - Episode 11

Sheppard races to an Ancient laboratory to save McKay and Daniel Jackson before Todd arrives to destroy a weapon that has a devastating side-effect. Daniel uncovers the identity of the hostile new species.

Directors: Andy Mikita

#25 - Aurora 8.07

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.

Directors: Martin Wood