Stargate SG-1

Season 8 Episode 7

Affinity

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 20, 2004 on Syfy
8.4
out of 10
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281 votes
10

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Teal'c moves into an apartment off-base where he becomes involved in a neighbor's problems. Meanwhile, Carter's boyfriend, Peter Shanahan, proposes and Carter tries to decide. Teal'c is then charged for murder and kidnapping and Daniel disappears while trying to prove Teal'c innocent.

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  • Great episode...

    10
    In this episode we see Teal'c and he is living off the SGC base. He meets the Girl next door and when her boyfriend dies everyone suspects Teal'c. Daniel was kidnapped by some group calling themselves the trust and they wanted him to decifer something or they would kill Teal'c's Friend. What I dont get is that they said they would know if the translation was wrong, Then why did they need him to translate it? was some kind of test or what? But you know all in all this is the best well my favorite episode of season 8 so far. Later...moreless
  • Inventive use of an avocado

    8.7


    I heartilly enjoyed this episode of Stargate pitching the seriousness of Aliens among us with the light hearted humor that makes this show so enjoyable.



    Teal'c's attempts to make this neighbourhood a better place are wonderful filled with the confusion of a person in a strange environment but with the desire to help. The scene where he threw an avocado at the mugger was very funny and I can't help but wonder that if after this episode vegetable realted incidents went up.



    The actions of Teal'c with his neighbour was very well done as well as his worry about her being abused by her boyfriend. The conclusion to this thread seemed sad but realistic.



    Pete's proposal to Sam was another good storyline as she attempts to work out whether to settle or continue holding out for the one she really wants. I can't hgelp but think that when she said yes she still had all sorts of doubts and unresolved issues.



    Brilliantly done.moreless
  • Teal'c and Major Samantha Carter form close relationships.

    8.7
    Teal'c, bridling at being confined to the SG-1 base all the time, gets permission to live in an apartment in the city.



    While there he meets a beautiful young woman and does things that are most atypical for him. However, he still acts most Teal'c-like throughout it all.



    Samantha, is distracted by what should be the perfect romance.



    A really good exploration of what the SG-1 team members lives would have been like, perhaps, if they had committed themselves more deeply to personal relationships with civilians.



    There are way more scenes of Teal'c and Samantha off-duty than usual.



    This episode breaks up the usual routine of show show's action with a little boy-girl action.moreless
  • Teal'c just keeps on delivering as an interesting character. He shows strength as well as compassion.

    9.3
    This is another episode I really liked. Even though it takes place on Earth, I like it when episodes sometimes take a break and show us about the person lives of the characters we normally seeing zipping around the universe and fighting the big bad guys. In this one, Teal'c desire to have a normal life and his inability to blend his heroic nature with that normal life is well contrasted. Carter's dilemma about marriage however drag.



    Teal'c and his relationship with Krista was very good. Mr. Judge played it well that I could never be sure whether Teal'c recognized Krista coming on to him or thought it innocent. The fear that the Trust felt at having Teal'c loose on the streets was understandable (though wrong) and I liked they way that they became involved in Teal'c arrest. The actions of the Trust made good sense to the facts and really helped the story along.



    Carter on the other hand seemed weak. They keep flirting with the whole concept that Carter and Oneal would have been a couple if they were not both air force officers. I am glad that the air force kept pressure on the producers to NOT allow them to become a couple because the whole sexual tension thing just does not work and when they attempt to showcase it, it just harms the show, in my opinion. I wish they would have a plot for Carter (whether the A or B story) that does not involve her love-life. Sometimes it seems that writers just stick female characters in love-life issues because they are not sure what to do with them and that is what I feels like here as they continue yet another Samantha Carter love-life plot line arc. Boring.



    My opinion, and season 10 is a great time to do this, is that the writers should have Krista return after having given birth to Teal'c child (a daughter). Having Teal'c have a daughter could be interesting, especially if the daughter spends some time on a world where time moves very fast and grows to be a teenager that he has to deal with.moreless
  • Teal'c outside SGC

    8.4
    This was one of those episodes on which you have mixed feelings. First, it was out of the original action, quite stand alone as nothing major was developed, maybe that those rouge elements have very very powerful technology.



    Teal'c moves to his new place, makes new friends because he has no problems of standing up for others. This leads him into troubles - first there are some people who feel he is threat for national security, then he is followed and in the end, he almost gets used as his neighbor kills her boyfriend and escapes with Teal'c. She did it for the self defense but Teal'c did teach her how to do that.. and.. she (with Daniel) are kidnapped.



    But this is not about Teal'c only. Sam gets proposed and she is trouble to decide. But she makes up her mind.moreless
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

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Brad Kelly

Brad Kelly

Thug Friend

Guest Star

Christopher Attadia

Christopher Attadia

Eric

Guest Star

Lucas Wolf

Lucas Wolf

Trust Member (Jennings)

Guest Star

David DeLuise

David DeLuise

Pete Shanahan

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (after beating-up the thugs)
      Teal'c: I believe it will now be necessary to notify the police.

    • Carter: You know, all these years I've been concentrating on work, I just assumed one day I would...
      Jack: Have a life?

    • Kendrick: I told you something like this might happen and you flat-out ignored my warnings!
      Jack: Not so much "ignored" as completely disregarded...

    • Sam: Teal'c, how do Jaffa couples handle their problems?
      Teal'c: On Chu'lak, a dispute between a man and a woman that cannot be resolved necessitates a pledge break. It must be requested by one and granted by the other.
      Daniel: And if that doesn't work?
      Teal'c: A weapon is required.

    • Kid: (to Teal'c) What a shot! You da man, T!

    • Jack: Don't be so dramatic, Dick – it'll give you gas.

    • Pete: I'm still getting used to the fact that my girlfriend's a superhero.
      Sam: That's an exaggeration.
      Pete: The girlfriend part, or the superhero part?

    • (Daniel visits Teal'c's new apartment)
      Daniel: I like what you're doing with the place. Sort of Jaffa-chic with an East African flair.
      Teal'c: I have discovered there are many programs on television that offer advice in the area of home design and decoration.
      Daniel: Mmm... I'm a little more to the History Channel myself.

    • Jack: Carter. I never thought I'd utter these words. (long pause) "I need that report."

    • Jack: (to Sam) Something's going on with you. You haven't tried to confuse me with scientific babble for the last several days, and that's a red flag to me.

  • NOTES (8)

    • Music: Who's The Man (House of Pain)

    • Amanda Tapping's mother cameo: the woman in the park, at the bottom of the slide.

    • The translation of the Ancient writing Daniel received is this: ACTUAL WORDS ARE HARD TO DECIPH SO THISLL WORK. This is obviously not a real message, and was just used by the crew to have something that looked like an actual Ancient message, but not anything they had to put much thought into.

    • Peter DeLuise cameo: the man holding the boy near the hotdog stand.

    • According to Joseph Malozzi, this episode aired out of order. It should have aired after Covenant; it is in Covenant that we learn about The Trust and who they are, as Daniel already seems to know about them here.

    • On the initial airing the end credits were cut off and the show led off directly into the next episode of Stargate: Atlantis.

    • The two Trust members are not specifically identified on screen (although their names are mentioned), but according to the credits the bald guy is Hoskins and the one who meets Daniel in the park is Jennings.

    • Peter Bryant previously played Fro'tak in the second season episode "Family".

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Daniel: I'm a little more to the History Channel myself.
      The History Channel is a mainstream cable television channel, which presents programming related to historical events and persons. The channel was launched in January 1995.

    • Sign: Westminster Boiler and Tank
      Westminster is a city northwest of Denver. Most likely it is a real building in New Westminster in Vancouver, BC where Stargate SG-1 is filmed.

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