In “Instinct,” “the girl wraith Elia (Jewel Staite) uses a retro-virus Beckett is working on to de-evolve Wraiths,” GateWorld reader Linzi reports — “but it’s not ready and it has the opposite effect, thus making her more Wraith. She attacks and bites Sheppard, and this is how he is infected with the retro-virus that turns him into an iratus bug in ‘Conversion.’“
Beckett’s new invention will also play a big role in “Michael” in the second half of this season.
Look for the full story in Starburst Special Issue 71! The magazine includes a whopping nine pages of Atlantis info.
“Instinct” airs August 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on The SCI FI Channel! “Conversion” follows on September 9. Look for new photos in the Season Two episode guide soon.
(Thanks to Linzi for the tip!)