In the episode ‘Before I Sleep’ the Stargate team find a very old woman in suspended animation in Atlantis: they are shocked to learn that it is Dr Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson) herself, who tells them of her trip 10,000 years into the city’s past.
One of Torri’s fellow actors said:
Torri was fantastic … she had a whole ordeal to go through before we did anything together. She was getting up at two in the morning to do four hours of makeup before the day started. She not only had to do the Ancient scenes, which were the ones I was in, but she had to do the scenes with Dr Weir in the current time dealing with the old Dr Weir. So she had a lot of work to do.
Leah Ehman was makeup department head; Todd Masters (MastersFX) was responsible for the prosthetic makeup on the show. Leah Ehman and Todd Masters were nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Makeup in 2005 for this episode.
Samantha Carter stills
Dr. Elizabeth Weir in Every Episode | 1x13 Hot Zone
We need to discuss what happened earlier. That can never happen again. I understand your expertise as a military man and I agree that I should defer to those expertise in such situations but you are not the one who decides what is and what is not a military situation. Now, both General O’Neill and Colonel Sumner warned me that you don’t respect the proper chain of command… But you need to trust me.