I always had a soft spot for Bates. Poor guy must have felt like the only sane man left on Atlantis at times. *g* It was great getting to see him again in season 4.
Sorry about being so spamtastic today. I’ve been in a bad mood, and that lends itself better to Tumblr:ing than doing anything more productive.
Yeah, I kind of feel sorry for him because he was painted as a jerk when honestly, someone had to say the things he did. It was his job to be suspicious and for all that he disagreed with John, when John made him choose before obeying Elizabeth and obeying John, he obeyed John. On the other hand, it wasn’t his job to goad Teyla, so that time? I think he got what he deserved, although it was interesting that John got on her case about it.
Anyway, I wish they’d kept him around. It would have been interesting to see what he made of Ronon and how he handled the whole situation with Ford. Also LOL TPTB and continuity because in “Outcast” they say he was Air Force, not a Marine.