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December 29th, 2009

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12:20 pm - Character Profile: Kate Heightmeyer

First appearance: S1 SGA The Gift Last appearance: S4 SGA Doppelganger 


Career: Doctor Kate Heightmeyer has a degree in psychology and worked for a time with Stargate Command on Earth before being recommended for the Atlantis expedition on its maiden trip.  She worked also worked as a couples' therapist for a time before her experience with Atlantis.

She provides psycho-therapy support to the expedition members during times of difficulty including assisting Teyla in understanding her Wraith dreams (S1 The Gift), providing support to Rodney McKay and Laura Cadman in coping with their situation when both occupied McKay’s body (S2 Duet), working in the humanisation of Michael (S2 Michael), advising Elizabeth Weir on hallucinations and mandatory days off (S3 Echoes, Sunday) and advising on nightmares (S4 Doppelganger).

Kate was killed in the line of duty when she was infected by the crystal entity from M3X387. It used her fear of heights and falling to create a dream scenario that stopped her heart. She was discovered in her quarters by Teyla and Jennifer Keller.      

Family: Unknown.       

Female Friendships: After a prickly start, Kate enjoyed a friendship with Teyla. It is also likely that she was a confidante to Elizabeth Weir, (and potentially to Sam Carter) during her leadership.   

Romantic Others: Unknown.

AU/Other Versions: n/a

Please add art, fic recs, vid links, etc, or any additions/corrections to the profile as a comment.

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Date:December 30th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I have what's probably the biggest list of Heightmeyer fic recs in the fandom:

(And would welcome people linking me to fics that might not be on the list yet, because I'm overdue for an update.)
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Date:December 30th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you - that's great. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your pov) most of the fics I would have recommended are already on the list! :-)
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Date:December 31st, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Ah, I see you've also done that whole "scour the intarwebs for Heightmeyer fanfic" thing! :)
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Date:December 30th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
According to Stargate wiki it's mentioned in the DVD personnel file on Kate which is one of the DVD extras along with a lot more information on her education (which I didn't post). I haven't got that particular DVD extra myself so left out the detail and went with the generic (which seemed to me to be probable if not canon from an episodic view pov).

Happy to take advice from all - do we want the statement or not (I can edit it out) - I've added in the couples' therapy as I remember that was stated in Duet.
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Date:December 31st, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't know about it either. I was a bit surprised when I went to the wiki to check I hadn't missed anything and there was this whole detailed section on her education and career. I admit I thought they'd made it up but then they referenced the extra.

I think I'll leave it in for the time being and see if anyone else would prefer it to be taken out. :)

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