Vega will make her Atlantis debut in the Season Five premiere, “Search and Rescue.” According to Mallozzi, she will be commanding her own Atlantis recon team by the fourth episode of the season, “Whispers.”
“Captain Alicia Vega, a.k.a. Leela Savasta, was in for her costume fitting this morning and swung by the production offices,” Mallozzi wrote. “She’s a very sweet young lady who was genuinely surprised to learn she’d already become the talk of many a fan forum — without even having shot a scene yet.”
Welcome to Stargate fandom, Leela!
Stargate Atlantis airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern (9 Central) on SCI FI Channel in the United States. Season Five goes before cameras next week.