Dr. Rodney McKay: Thank you for your co-operation, Detective. If you think of anything else...
[hands him a card]
Dr. Rodney McKay: ... call me at this number.
Detective John Sheppard: If he's not finished yet, why'd he stop hiding the bodies?
Dr. Rodney McKay: I don't know. Over-confidence that he can't be caught?
Detective John Sheppard: He left money behind.
Dr. Rodney McKay: How much?
Detective John Sheppard: A few thousand.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Not enough to worry about, I guess.
Detective John Sheppard: That's it? You're just gonna let me go?
Dr. Rodney McKay: That field medic - the one you defied orders to go back and try and rescue. You knew her personally. You were... involved.
Detective John Sheppard: Yeah, you know everything.
Dr. Rodney 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 plan. We know where to find you.
[Sheppard turns and starts to walk towards the car]
Dr. Rodney McKay: Detective.
[Sheppard stops and turns back as McKay approaches him again]
Dr. Rodney McKay: Remember when I told you I once met another version of you?
Detective John Sheppard: Yeah.
Dr. Rodney 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. We 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.
Detective John Sheppard: [smiling bitterly] Doesn't sound much like me.
Dr. Rodney 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.
[turns and starts to walk away. Sheppard calls after him]
Detective John Sheppard: What do you want me to say?
Dr. Rodney McKay: [over his shoulder] For now, nothing.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: [Discussing a fugitive Wraith] He could have abandoned whatever resources he had and just gone into hiding.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Oh yes, he probably got a job as a Klingon at Star Trek: The Experience.
Richard Woolsey: That shut down.
Dr. Radek Zelenka: Really? Damn, I wanted to see that.
Todd the Wraith: Fish in a pond, busy busy, lots to do, here and there. Dry as a desert outside, no place to go. Eat up, get stronger, think and hope, think and hope. Don't look now! Oh, keep dreaming. There must be some other reason for your existence. Defiance tastes like life itself. No river. No water. Die in the desert. Dirt is all around. The harvest moon is rising. Wraith are never-ending. I know the future. Come inside. I'll show you your destiny... John Sheppard.