5.19, Vegas: QuotesDet. Sheppard: I don't like it when the lead coroner on my case gets replaced by somebody who doesn't look old enough to be in medical school.
Dr. Keller: Maybe someone feels the need for some fresh eyes on the case.
Det. Sheppard: They should have just replaced me.
Nurse: Hey, are you gonna call me?
Det. Sheppard: Yeah. Yeah, sure.
Poker Player #1: (to the Wraith) Nice hand, huh? Got me again. It's almost like you can read minds.
Poker Player #2: Aren't you a little out of your league here?
Det. Sheppard: What are you, my mother?
Woolsey: If you don't mind, we'd like you to come for a little drive.
Det. Sheppard: Do I have a choice?
Dr. McKay: There's really only one thing you need to understand: If you fail to co-operate, I have the power to ruin your life.
Det. Sheppard: Well then you don't realise how little I have to lose.
Dr. McKay: I know everything about you. You've never been married. The only thing you own is a car. You have $2363 in the bank and are $13000 in debt. Not counting off the books gambling loses to a guy named Mikey. What else? You finally passed your detective exam after four years and two failed attempts, and now barely scrape by on quarterly performance reviews. Am I getting this right?
Det. Sheppard: I also like spearmint gum.
Dr. McKay: Let's go back further, shall we? You were a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan but were dishonourably discharged for disobeying orders and trying to rescue a field medic trapped behind enemy lines. You were shot down. You obviously survived but unfortunately the crash killed four American soldiers, along with eight civilians. You avoided jail time. The record was sealed, for various political reasons. These things happen, right? Somehow you've managed to live with yourself since then, but I'm not sure other people would if they knew the truth.
Det. Sheppard: I don't really care.
Dr. McKay: Yeah. That's too bad.
Dr. McKay: You know, I once met another version of you. He was very different.
Dr. McKay: I don't expect you'll believe me at first. I'm about to tell you some incredible things. Wormhole travel through a device called a Stargate. Ancient races of humans on other planets. Other dimensions in space and time. Even infinite variations of our own known reality, where alternate versions of you and I play out events you can't possibly imagine.
Dr. McKay: We call it a ZedPM. Well, ZPM. I'm sorry, I'm Canadian.
Dr. McKay: I suppose it all sounds like science-fiction to you.
Det. Sheppard: I'm not really a fan.
Det. Sheppard: Why do they do it?
Dr. McKay: Feed on humans? It's what they are. We're just cattle to them.
Dr. McKay: It's not a bomb.
Dr. Zelenka: We need to be prepared for every possibility.
Dr. McKay: What would be the point of overcooking half of the United States of America?
Dr. Zelenka: Like the interdimensional rift?
Dr. McKay: Okay, will you stop bringing that up. Why do you have to constantly remind me, especially in front of other people?
Dr. Zelenka: You are such a child.
Dr. McKay: And yet, I am still smarter than you.
Det. Sheppard: That's it? You're just going to let me go?
Dr. McKay: That field medic. The one you defied orders to go back and try to rescue. You knew her personally. You were... involved.
Det. Sheppard: Yeah, you know everything.
Dr. McKay: It was a hard choice. Certainly, you didn't intend things to go as badly as they did. Things just don't always go the way we planned.
Dr. McKay: Detective. Remember when I told you I once met another version of you?
Det. Sheppard: Yeah.
Dr. McKay: I know you'll probably think this sounds ridiculous but a little while ago we accidentally opened a rift in space-time. Went through to an alternate version of reality. It was very similar to ours in many ways. I met a team, much like the one I work with, only you were the leader. You were a hero. Saved the world several times over.
Det. Sheppard: Doesn't sound much like me.
Dr. McKay: I don't think there's much difference between you and that other John Sheppard I met. It's amazing how one incident can entirely alter the course of your life. Still, I like to believe you have the same strength of character. That's why I told you the truth.
Dr. Zelenka: Or, he could have just abandoned resources he had and just gone into hiding.
Dr. McKay: Oh yes, he probably got a job as a Klingon at Star Trek: The Experience.
Woolsey: That shut down.
Dr. Zelenka: Really? Damn, I wanted to see that.
Dr. McKay: (to Det. Sheppard) Listen, I know what I said but do not engage, do you hear me? Dr. McKay: If John Sheppard hadn't found that Wraith when he did, that tranmission definitely would have made it through to Pegasus. He saved our asses.
Dr. Zelenka: That tranmission would have been stronger in any other reality exposed to the rift.