This DVD continues the saga of the Stargate spin off from the very strong first disc. Note that the episodes on the disc are out of broadcast order. 'Underground' has been moved to a later disc and 'Home' is on this volume instead. The cover artist was likely not informed as the mysterious webbing-like images on the cover are largely from 'Underground'.
The disc kicks of with the excellently played if rather conviniently ended 'Suspicion' which provides some tense internal conflict in Atlantis and further establishes the world of the show.
Childhood's End, while at first sight borrowing heavily from sci-fi clichés, turns a new Atlantis twist on the tale and provides some hilarious McKay moments along the way.
Poisoning the Well is a thoughtful morality tale tying the theme of medical ethics with the concept of 'Victory at all costs.' The episode boasts a central role for Dr Beckett alowing him to shine and actor Paul McGillian a chance to flesh out his character from bumbling comic relief. Despite noticable similarities with SG-1's 'Cure' highlighted by an appearence by an actress from that episode, the show holds its own well and gives us some interesting insights into the personal morality of many of the main characters.
The final offering, 'Home,' ruined for first time Sky watchers by the TV trailer giving far too much away, is by itself a well written tale of suspense which plays well on fans' tendency to point out inconsistencies in a smug voice.