Stargate SG-1

The Road Not Taken

Season 10, Ep 13, Aired 4/27/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Carter ends up in an alternate universe and changes the course of things in that universe.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan McCullough

  • Amanda Tapping

    Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

  • Beau Bridges

    General Henry "Hank" Landry

  • Ben Browder

    Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

  • Christopher Judge


  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • I love alternate reality episodes, but this one just wasn't that good...

    By Fwirrel, Sep 24, 2007

  • Sam is thrown into another parallel world...

    By dcpgaus, Oct 04, 2007

  • morality

    By kinderoi, Jan 26, 2007

  • During an experiment gone awry, Carter flips into an alternative universe: Ours. The bulk of the episode was a morality tale on what is already occurring now.

    By bostmaguy, Apr 28, 2007

  • Ahead of its time episode!!!

    By DERBEST, Apr 30, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Carter: Not Rodney Mackay? Lorne: Yeah. You have one too, huh? Is he a jerk in your universe? Carter: Hah, some people think so.

    • President Landry: Charlie, I need a speech explaining to the American people why it's a good thing they'll be without power for an undisclosed period of time.

    • Alternate McKay: (to Sam) I saw you on TV. Well, recorded you, actually. Not that I watched it more than once, I recorded it in order to watch you…once. How can I help you?

    • Sam: No, this is different. Look, according to M-theory there are a fixed number of alternate dimensions existing in parallel with our known universe. The multi-verse theory, on the other hand, posits the existence of an infinite number of alternate universes, each evolving concurrently with our own. Lorne: Well, is there a universe out there somewhere where you’re giving me a straight answer?

    • Hammond: I understand you’re coming to see certain things about this world that you don’t like. To tell the truth, we don’t much like them either. But you weren’t here for the riots. You didn’t see American citizens shooting each other over food, water and gasoline. Hank Landry brought us back from the brink of chaos! Sam: That was three years ago! Hammond: The threat is still out there! Sam: That’s the problem! It always will be.

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    Notes (6)

    • When Sam's at the celebration party the President throws after being saved from the Ori attack, we can hear Stargate's main theme being played at the piano.

    • Dr. Daniel Jackson does not appear in this episode.

    • Coincidentally in early drafts of the scripts for "Lost City", the President did disclose the Stargate program to the world similar to the back story of this episode. Had that remained, that would have had a more positive effect as it would have been the basis for the large multinational cooperation in the Atlantis Expedition in Stargate Atlantis instead of shattering alliances and diplomatic ties among Earth's nations.

    • International Air Dates: Australia: October 4, 2007 Canada: April 26, 2007 New Zealand: October 6, 2007

    • This is the 200th episode appearance for Amanda Tapping as the character Samantha Carter in the Stargate SG-1 series.

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    Trivia (1)

    • When Sam surfs the Internet after her interview is pulled, a couple of humorous and risque "hits" may be seen briefly on her computer screen.

    Allusions (1)

    • Title The title of this episode is an allusion to the poem by Robert Frost of the same name. Frost wrote this poem in response to his friend Edward Thomas who would, in their walks together, take Frost down one path and then wonder about the other path they could have chosen.

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