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“McKay (David Hewlett) may have found a new and potent source of energy for Atlantis based on unperfected Ancient technology.
“While doing standard recon on a planet thought to have been destroyed by the Wraith long ago, the team finds an Ancient structure standing intact amidst the ruins. After some investigating, they discover that the monolith served as a military research facility where the Ancients worked to develop an advanced method of harnessing energy. When the Wraith attacked before the project could be completed, the underdeveloped technology malfunctioned and destroyed the civilization.
“McKay theorizes that if the powerful technology is fully developed, it could serve as a potent source of energy for Atlantis. Hope turns to fear, however, when McKay’s first attempt at reviving the energy source results in the death of one of the Atlantis scientists.
“Despite the team’s apprehension, a determined McKay insists on moving forward with finishing the project. But can McKay unravel the intricacies of the Ancients’ technology without putting himself and Sheppard in mortal danger?”
Meanwhile, new team member Ronon Dex explores his own tumultuous past when he learns from a former fellow Atterian soldier that Kell, Ronon’s former military trainer with whom he has unfinished business, is still alive.
“Trinity” is expected to air on Friday, August 12 as the fifth episode of Atlantis‘s new season. Check out GateWorld’s Season Two episode guide for more on this and other upcoming episodes.