Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 18

Arthur's Mantle

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • When Mitchell first visits Sam in her lab, he comes in talks to her then walks to the door. At the door he turns around and rubs his hands together before walking back to Sam. Later in the fast forward tape of Sam and Mitchell, you see that he never puts his hands together before he walks back to talk to Sam.

    • When Sam and Mitchell are walking through the corridor talking about Daniel being able to help, an SGC member moves slightly out of the way when passing Mitchell when she shouldn't be able to see them.

    • There is a type of goof in this episode that is very common in both TV shows and movies. Even though Carter and Mitchell are in a "different dimension" and so can't touch things (or are able to go through objects and walls) outside of the domain they're in, they are nonetheless able to stand on the floor, or go around in elevators, or go up/down flights of stairs without falling through.

  • Quotes

    • Hadden: We just plant two of them (claymores) opposite each other and run a trip wire right through the middle. Then all we got to do is lure him in.
      Reynolds: Piece of cake. While we're at it, maybe we can teach him how to speak Japanese.

    • Mitchell: Now, how is Jackson supposed to help us with this.
      Sam: Well a similar thing happened to him a few years ago.
      Mitchell: PX7377, the crystal skull.
      Sam: You really did read every report from every mission we ever went on didn't you?
      Mitchell: I was in that hospital a long time and they were all riveting.

    • Dr. Lee: Okay, if you're still there I've given it some thought and my guess is it should be a simple matter of reversing the process. I'm on it!
      Daniel: Is that supposed to be reassuring?

    • Mitchell: Roast beef. The one time I can't eat, and they Serve. Roast. Beef.

    • Mitchell: No one can see or hear us. We can't touch anything, ergo, no eating, no drinking, and I'm not even going to speculate on the other bodily functions.

    • Mitchell: No risk – I'm out of phase, remember?
      Teal'c: And you are certain you will not be injured.
      Mitchell: Absolutely. Hey, take your best shot if you don't…
      (Teal'c swings through his head)
      Teal'c: Good luck, Colonel Mitchell.
      Mitchell: Hey, did you even think twice about that?
      Teal'c: I did not.

    • Mitchell: You know, the whole point of my coming here was for me to rescue you.
      Teal'c: You are most welcome, Colonel Mitchell.

    • (after Daniel walks through Sam and Mitchell)
      Sam: The dimension we're occupying must be different from the one he was shifted to.
      Mitchell: Alternate alternate dimensions?
      Sam: Something like that, yeah.

    • Sam: Now, these higher dimensions...
      Mitchell: No, I take your word for it. That was alternate reality, this is alternate dimension. Hell, all I need is a good time travel adventure, and I've scored the SG-1 trifecta.

    • Dr. Lee: Okay, umm, I'm going to try to make an adjustment to the's a bit of a longshot...
      Landry: You better be sure about this, doctor, because if you make me disappear, there won't be a dimension safe enough for you!

    • Dr Lee: This leads us to the conclusion that they disappeared without leaving the room.
      Landry: How is that possible?
      Dr Lee: (looking very thoughtful and confident): Miniaturization. Don't panic, I have calculated the distance they can possibly travel on tiny legs, designated by this roped-off area. All we have to do is find them.

    • Mitchell: Why am I getting that "Patrick Swayze in Ghost" feeling. (unheard by Landry) General! We need a Whoopi!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Michell: Why am I getting that "Patrick Swayze in Ghost feeling?". General, we need a Whoopi!
      This is a reference to the 1990 movie Ghost starring Patrick Swayze , Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. In it a man dies and no one can see or hear him, except for Whoopi Goldberg's character, a spiritual medium.

    • Title
      According to Arthurian legends, Arthur's mantle, or cloak, gave the wearer invisibility while he could see everyone around him. Arthur's mantle is one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain which "reveal a preoccupation with worthiness of the person finding or using them: they will not work for the unworthy. This is a clear indication of their function in the king's relationship with Sovereignty: they cannot be found or wielded by any save the rightful king or champion of the king. Merlin was supposed to have procured these from their owners and taken them to his abode of glass on Bardsey Island."

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