Stargate SG-1

Beneath the Surface

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 9/1/00
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  • Episode Description
  • SG-1 are brainwashed and given memories of new lives and put to work as mining slaves on an alien world. While Hammond tries to find out if they're still alive, the SG-1 must struggle with their returning memories and plot their escape.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Christopher Judge


  • Heather E. Ash

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Kim Hawthorne


  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Take the red pill!

    By BevinChu, Aug 02, 2012

  • Save for the one big joke and the audio commentary, this is one of the biggest disappointments from season 4.

    By The_Womp, Sep 02, 2007

  • Lost memories...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 19, 2008

  • SG-1 is captured, their memories wiped, and forced to work in an underground factory.

    By JemHadar359, Jul 01, 2008

  • Brainwashed...

    By Parricida, Mar 15, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Therra (Sam): How do you stay so calm? Jonah (Jack): (shrugs) I think in another life I handled dangerous explosives.

    • Carlin (Daniel): Look, I don't know how to explain this, but I had this dream. You were in it. Jonah (Jack): Me? Carlin (Daniel): There was this big, glowing puddle. Jonah (Jack): Okay, stop talking. Right now.

    • Caulder: You've accomplished nothing! These people will never be accepted in the city. Jack: I think you're right about that. Daniel: That's why we're gonna offer them a better place. Jack: There's this nice little tropical planet out there. Where the beaches go on - forever. This I remember clearly. You and your people can do your own shoveling for a while.

    • Jonah (Jack): You know, you could take a few minutes off. Therra (Sam): Please! You work just as hard as I do. Jonah (Jack): That's different. It's called "stamina."

    • Carlin (Daniel): What did you do in the mines? Jonah (Jack): I mined. Carlin (Daniel): No, What did you do? Jonah (Jack): I remember shoveling ore into a cart. Carlin (Daniel): And? Jonah (Jack): I did that a lot.

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    Notes (4)

    • This is the first episode where Teal'c no longer has the "caterpillar" on his chin that he was suddenly sporting in the episode "Small Victories."

    • The Commentary on the DVD revealed that there was originally a kiss between Sam and Jack in this episode, but it was cut because it was too mushy.

    • Peter DeLuise cameo: He's the worker sleeping behind O'Neill.

    • Syndication airdate: September 17, 2001.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Jack shoots the ceiling window, the window appears to be almost directly above them. However, after the glass shatters and it is shown falling, the camera returns to the slaves, and there are no sounds of the glass fragments landing on the floor.

    • Wouldn't the SG-rescue team wear something of color (like bright red) just in case someone stumbles and gets lost? White just...blends in.

    • When Teal'c is trying to open the valve to relieve the pressure, before he faints, he is having trouble turning it. Then as he falls, the wheel turns quite easily.

    Allusions (3)

    • Metropolis: The building behind Jack when he is in the administrator's office is a replica of the futuristic cityscape in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).

    • Jack: That means something. The scene when Jack places the white bowl upside down bears a resemblance to the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Steven Spielberg in which Richard Dreyfuss' character sculptures the shape of a mountain out of his mashed potatoes exlaiming "This means something".

    • Jack: Homer Simpson Another among many Simpsons references. Here we have Jack confusing Hammond with Homer.

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