Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 10

Bane

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 1998 on Syfy
7.9
out of 10
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289 votes
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Episode Summary

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While exploring planet BP6-3Q1, Teal'c is stung by a strange insect which causes him to become ill and almost die.

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  • NASTY CRITTERS

    8.5
    In episode #32 Teal'c is infected with deadly venom from a giant insect, and begins a terrible transformation. When he escapes the S.G.C., SG-1 must find him before Colonel Maybourne does. The creepy flying and crawley insects that threaten our heroes in this episode are really nasty and quite deadly. They look like giant mutant mosquitoes. This is my second favourite episode of the second season right behind episode #27 titled 'Need.' It starts when Teal'c is bitten by an alien bug off world. When the doctors examine him at SGC, they discover that the bug's genetic DNA is converting Teal'c's DNA. What's worse is that the Goa'uld within Teal'c is dying as it tries to slow the transformation. The suspense heightens when Teal'c escapes while being transported by Maybourne's team (who else but him) to another facility. Teal'c is able to hide inside a dark, abandoned building in Colorado Springs City, while both Maybourne's officers and SGC's search for him. Back at SGC, they discover that Teal'c is actually undergoing a metamorphoses, and will soon transform into several of the bugs. The clock ticks away but O'Neill and Jackson find Teal'c just as he is about to die.



    This episode has action, suspense, a good score, comedy (some from Teal'c), and most importantly good acting (Colleen Rennison gives a good performance as Ally - Teal'c's friend in the building - making Ally seem both genuine and natural). Although the Goa'uld storyline is completely ignored here, this is an entertaining episode that shouldn't be missed.moreless
  • Below Average

    6.9
    This is one of the worst episodes in the history of the series. This is the episode that made me hate Maybourne even more but he is still one of the best villains in the show. The scenes with him and Jack are the highlight of the episode and the "Permission to beat the crap out of this man" line was one of my favorite O'Neill lines. The story is pretty lame and kind of a Sci-Fi cliché. Ali was a pretty funny little girl and the "I don't like the way you smell" line was hilarious. The last scene was great and the look on Daniels face was priceless. Overall one of the worst in the series but at least there was some decent humor.moreless
  • Teal'c takes candy from a baby.

    7.0
    Or more precisely, chocolate from a child. He does repay her in the end with a present of a new gun of "increased range and firepower".



    Teal'c is unleashed onto an unsuspecting public after being infected by an alien insect. It is interesting to see him forming a friendship with a little kid. The kid actor does a good job in creating an endearing character. Politics and prejudice also play a thematic role in this episode, one example being the attitude of the geneticist who is asked to help cure Teal'c. He sees Teal'c as an interesting subject for study more than as a person who needs help. A decent Teal'c episode, although it could have been better paced.moreless
  • Teal'c gets stung by a big honkin' bug!

    8.5
    This was a pretty enjoyable episode, with some good guest stars and a fairly interesting plot line. I really loved the set for the planet of the bugs, it just looked really cool. I classified this episode as filler because the episode before it sets up The Tok'ra parts one and two and this episode just seemed a little out of place in between them. That doesn't mean the episode was bad, but it was however, merely average for SG-1 ( which means it's still 100x better than most shows). I loved seeing Col Maybourne again, for some reason I've always liked him even though he's a "bad" guy, probably because I first saw him in season 4 when he was more helpful than harmful.moreless
  • Bugs.. nasty bugs...

    7.1
    It was not bad episode but it did not gave us nothing and I did not liked the storyline - it showed us that Teal'c is humane but he still has some jaffa effects and the scenes with that little lovely girl, were great.



    But the all storyline - the bug thing, and dying and then the run away, and the whole team.. They did not looked great and I do not know - they were quite helpless, most of the screentime was given to Teal'c and most of the time, he ran and then started to became cocoon. They have done greater episodes.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

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Scott Hylands

Scott Hylands

Dr. Timothy Harlow

Guest Star

Colleen Rennison

Colleen Rennison

Ally

Guest Star

Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock

Sergeant

Guest Star

Tom McBeath

Tom McBeath

Colonel Harry Maybourne

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Laara Sadiq

Laara Sadiq

Female Technician

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When SG-1 was returning from BP6-3Q1 with the bug to save Teal'c, the SGC received their IDC prior to the wormhole opening.

    • When dialing up BP6-3Q1 to get one of the bugs to save Teal'c, no one called out the chevrons being encoded or the seventh chevron being locked as normal.

    • Trivia: Teal'c's tattoo was made by cutting in the skin with an Orak knife and then pouring molten gold in the wound.

    • Trivia: Larval Goa'uld can be temporarily maintained outside the Jaffa body by simulating the conditions within the body, including temperature, nutrient balance and electrical current.

    • When Teal'c is in the abandoned building, you can distinctly hear sea gulls. He is supposed to be in Colorado Springs!

    • Look very carefully in the beginning when they get in the ghost city as you can see a car passing by, through the glass building behind O'Neill.

    • When Teal'c flees the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, located in Colarado, he miraculously ends up in Seattle, the city shown in the episode. He must travel pretty fast!

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Teal'c: To show my gratitude I have brought you a new weapon. (raises water gun) One with increased range and firepower.

    • Teal'c: Remove yourself from my path.
      Punk: Listen to this guy. I'll remove myself when you tell me how they tattoo like that in Chulak.
      Teal'c: The skin is cut with an Orak knife and pure molten gold is poured into the wound.
      Punk: Ow, man, don't that hurt when they do that?
      Teal'c: (grabbing the kid) Tremendously.

    • Punk: (approaching Teal'c) Man, check this dude out. Hey man, where you going? Hey, cool tattoo, man. Where'd you get that?
      Teal'c: Chulak.
      Punk: Chulak? Where's that? East side?

    • Teal'c: No one must know.
      Ally: Don't sweat it.
      Teal'c: I cannot prevent it.

    • Ally: Listen, you're a sittin' duck down here.
      Teal'c: And ducks are bad?
      Ally: Uh...the sitting kind are.

    • Hammond: What is that?
      Jack: Those are bugs, sir! Big... ugly bugs!

    • Jack: (after stepping in yellow/gold goo) Aw, man... Anybody have any idea what this is?
      Sam: I hate to say it sir, but it seems like they might have a bit of a pigeon problem.
      Jack: I don't see pigeons... and there should be a lot of them.

    • Jack: General, request permission to beat the crap out of [Maybourne].

    • Maybourne: Striking an officer is a quick way to a court martial.
      Jack: I'm not gonna hit you, Maybourne. I'm gonna shoot you.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Ally: I guess you can't really tell me what happened...all that top-secret, James Bond stuff, right?
      James Bond, also called 007, is the lead character in the James Bond novels and movies. They're about a secret agent working for the British MI6.

    • Jack: Oh, it's too bad you can't zap it with those paddles like they do on... E.R..
      E.R. is a hospital show, first aired in 1994 on NBC.

    • Daniel: It's alive...
      Reference to the Frankenstein movies (of which the first one came out in 1931) in which Dr. Frankenstein says this immortal line when his created monster comes to life.

    • Ally: Are you a Kimble? Doctor Richard Kimble...?
      As the young girl goes on to explain, this is a reference to The Fugitive. Teal'c is on the run from the police/military, just as Richard Kimble was in the movie and TV show The Fugitive.

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