Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 17

Absolute Power

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2001 on Syfy
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Daniel recovers Apophis's son, the Harcesis. He has the memories of all the Goa'uld, which SG Command wants to obtain so that they can defeat their enemies. Daniel is given all the knowledge, but soon begins to use it in a tyrannical fashion as he usurps authority to build a ring of killer satellites around Earth capable of repelling the Goa'uld. Soon, only Jack can get close enough to stop him before Daniel completely takes over the world in the name of peace.moreless

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Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Yee Jee Tso

Yee Jee Tso

Technician

Guest Star

Lane Gates

Lane Gates

Shifu

Guest Star

Steven Williams

Steven Williams

General Vidrine

Guest Star

William deVry

William deVry

Aldwin

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Major Paul Davis

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Jack was unable to shoot Daniel because of the Goa'uld shield, but he could have shot Daniel's toadies since they were likely unprotected. Shooting them would have stopped Daniel because if he was able to do everything from the console on his chair, he would not have had those people present in the first place.

    • Carter states that she has never heard of liquid naquadah. The substance, though, is what powers a Goa'uld staff weapon, and was discussed by Major Carter and her twin from an alternate reality in "Point of View."

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dr. Fraiser: I am going to take a little bit of your blood with that needle.
      Shi'fu: Will you return it to me when you are done?

    • Daniel: Yeah. Well, the truth is, we couldn't have done any of this without your help. And I probably should have been more appreciative.
      Jack: The fruit basket was nice.

    • Hammond: Welcome to Earth.
      Shi'fu: A spark lights a flame, but a candle will only burn as long as the wick.
      Jack: If I may, sir, I think what he means is, the wick is the center of the candle, and ostensibly, a great leader like yourself, is essential to the whole ball of wax. Basically, what it means is that it's always better to have a big, long wick. Right?
      Daniel: Don't look at me.
      Jack: It's right, though... right?

    • Shi'fu: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
      Daniel: Oma teach you that?
      Shi'fu: Television.
      Daniel: Glad I've been such a, positive influence.

    • (Daniel has transporter rings in his new house)
      Daniel: Elevators are such a pain in the ass.

    • Shi'fu: If the instrument is broken, the music will be sour.
      Daniel: The music does not play the musician.
      Shi'fu: Normally there's truth in that.
      Daniel: Really? Good! Because I really didn't have any idea what I was talking about...

    • Jack: (re: a sandstorm, which Kasuf claims whispered Sha're's name) Well, it's not like it's a burning bush or anything.
      Kasuf: I have seen many bushes burn.
      Jack: I suppose you have.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jack: Daniel! Try to keep it in Kansas, huh?
      Jack once again references The Wizard Of Oz, a 1939 film adapted from Frank Baum's children's story, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". The main character, Dorothy is swept up by a tornado, and taken away from Kansas.

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