Well, it was okay. Kind of too much technobabble for me, felt like the characters got a bit lost in it but then maybe I've been spoiled by other shows. I suppose it might've been more the fact that it was one problem after another but by now we knoow they'll be fine so tension is lost - the focus was very much on the core of Shep, McKay and Weir and though Zelenka and Keller were about they were peripheral characters with basic lines, which made this episode rather unfulfilling. I still liked it, not bad or anything, just not all I'd been hoping for. End of season had high stakes and I was excited and then this dropped that so quickly. I was expecting Elizabeth to be at least briefly grateful of being alive, until she found out the cost but they skipped to her knowing about it by the time Rodney and Sheppard had come to visit. They actually did something interesting with her character but then half the interesting aspects are glossed over.
I much prefered this episode. Agaiin, I think they could've explored a little more about her changes but at least they did something with Elizabeth for once. Sad to see her sacrificed but as far as ways to write her into a recurring role, and the reasoning for her departure on show, I did feel it was fitting. Rodney made a possibly bad call in the previous episode, she survives only to be lost again but at least she is the cost for progress in the war against the Wraith, something worth it in her eyes I'd imagine. So yes, this episode left me feeling mostly satisfied. Plus, the new plotlines great - so much fic fodder. :D