I've generally been avoiding spoilers as much as possible, but I decided to read this interview with Rachel Luttrell (warning: spoilers!) and wanted to squee about one thing in the interview.
Teyla keeps the baby!
I'm thrilled to death by that. I was just about 100% positive that they were going to use the Michael plot to neatly remove the baby and the dilemma associated with it, either by killing it or, more likely, having Michael take it and Teyla spend the rest of the season in obsessed "hunting for my child" mode. However, I was desperately hoping that we'd get to see Teyla dealing with being a single mom and from the sound of the interview, that is exactly what we're going to have!
I was really very happy, overall, with how the pregnancy was dealt with -- I had a few quibbles at the end, but all in all, what we got from the show in season 4 was just what I wanted: rather than a magical pregnancy that was swept under the rug, we got to see Teyla dealing in a fairly realistic way with the changes in her life and its effect on her relationships with the people around her. It wasn't perfect, but given the show's track record for dealing with female characters, I was seriously impressed, in a good way. And if we really do get Single!Mom!Teyla! next season, I'll be happier yet!
SGA Season 5 spoiler
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