Stargate SG-1

Shades of Grey

Season 3, Ep 18, Aired 2/11/00
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  • Episode Description
  • When the Tollan refuse to share technology, even after SG-1 saved the planet from a Goa'uld attack, Jack gets angry and steals a device from them. Jack does not see how that was wrong, and can choose between court martial or early retirement. He prefers the retirement, and is contacted by Colonel Maybourne. Maybourne tells Jack that there is an offworld base that has a few teams that retrieve alien technology the hard way when the SG teams fail to do so the diplomatic way. Jack requests to be sent to Eudora (from the episode "A Hundred Days") to retire. From there he then dials Maybourne's offworld base to become a team leader there.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge

    Teal'c

  • Jonathan Glassner

  • Martin Wood

  • Tom McBeath

    Colonel Harry Maybourne

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Absolutely fantastic episode, Jack goes dark side...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 05, 2008

  • And I started to think we have had very wrong impression of O'Neill so far...

    By Parricida, Mar 10, 2008

  • Great Jack episode.

    By lowriderz95s10, Nov 07, 2007

  • great episode...

    By Fwirrel, Jul 31, 2007

  • O'Neill goes to the dark side...

    By farscapefanuk, Mar 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Makepeace: Major Carter has... accepted my command with no problem, sir, but I'm afraid Dr. Jackson and the Jaffa have not. Hammond: Well maybe if you didn't think of him as "the Jaffa," it would be a good start.

    • Jack: Who's we? Maybourne: My organisation. Jack: NID? Maybourne: Mmm.. more of an offshoot. Jack: Ah. That sort of says it all, doesn't it?

    • (facing a court-martial) Jack: All this for one little indiscretion? (Hammond opens a file) Hammond: Five counts of direct insubordination towards superior officers and a United States Senator. Two counts of refusal to obey orders. Kidnapping an alien child. Should I go on? Jack: The proverbial straw, sir?

    • (while walking past High Chancellor Travell and her aide) Jack: Well, look who's here. Come to retrieve your vastly superior stuff? You know, it'd be a lot more superior if it wasn't so easy to steal!

    • Sam: Is there anything I can do? Jack: About? Sam: Well, sir, with respect, you aren't exactly acting like yourself. Jack: No, Carter. I haven't been acting like myself since I met you. Now I'm acting like myself.

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    Notes (1)

    • Syndication airdate: April 16, 2001.

    Trivia (7)

    • When Jack is going through the gate to settle offworld for his retirement, we see General Hammond, Dr. Frasier, and Major Carter salute. Major Carter's salute appears the most correct, and General Hammond's is a bit sloppy but fairly acceptable. Dr. Frasier's hand is facing the wrong way; America salutes with the palm inward. Her salute has the palm outward like most, if not all, European nations perform it.

    • Jack didn't have a GDO so he shouldn't have been able to gate back to Earth.

    • Newman apologizes to O'Neill for having had returned fire in the Utah hanger ("Touchstone"). However, when the four NID men were cornered by SG-1, none of them fired a weapon before they escaped.

    • When the Tollan came to Earth at the beginning of the episode, the gate is activated as usual, but the monitor showed the gate had established a wormhole even though it hadn't yet. Seconds later, they are closing the iris and you see the inner ring of the gate still turning, 7th chevron still unlit, however upon changing camera angles, the chevron is clearly visible in the reflection on the glass and is lit.

    • Colonel Maybourne is missing his skill badge on his dress uniform which should be above his ribbons. This happens in many episodes.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Jack: Hello, Newman.
      When introduced to Newman through the Goa'uld communication device, Jack says "Hello, Newman!" using the same tone that Jerry used on the TV show Seinfeld.

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