Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 15

Chimera

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2004 on Syfy
8.6
out of 10
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242 votes
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Episode Summary

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Samantha Carter begins a relationship with a detective, from whom she must hide her life at Stargate Command. Daniel comes face to face with the Goa'uld who has taken his former girlfriend as a host.

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  • Amanda Tapping is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10

    10
    Amanda Tapping in a summer dress is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. She should never be allowed to wear fatigues again.



    And to find out that Sam loves "Singin' in the Rain" and considers it "a classic?" It doesn't get any better than that.



    The writers cleverly made both the A story and B story about lovers doing their best to uncover their partners' secrets, and unfold in parallel.moreless
  • Though I hated the part with Pete. The Sarah/Daniel storyline mad it worth it.

    7.3
    It is a great episode in every concept except for the fact that it introduces Pete Shanahan. I am a shipper and proud of it, so I’m allowed to say that I hate him: with every little fiber of my body. But aside from him it was good episode and him coming in the picture did cause the scene in the elevator, and that’s one that I’ll always remember. And for the sake of underage people I will not elaborate on my thought about the Pete scenes, except maybe for saying that they really, really suck and he’s a prick for spying on her.



    The storyline with Daniel and Sarah was cool. And as Jack said, Osiris in Daniel’s bedroom is ‘Kinky’. And it made for some very funny team conversations. I especially like the one were Teal’c plays shrink: very funny. The Sarah in his dreams was a bit unrealistic, but it all was a fun way to try and find the lost city.



    The stakeout was fun to; Teal’c and his doughnuts, and the ‘Daniel, are you asleep yet?’ I was surprised Daniel could even fall asleep with his friends watching his every move, but he was probably really tired from all the sleepless nights. I’m glad they saved Sarah, and I hope they’ll have her play in more episodes, because her scene with Daniel promised a lot more. But I really hope they’ll get rid of Pete: for all our sakes.moreless
  • It's nice to see Sam moving on with her life and getting a boyfriend.

    10
    I am surprised of the complete disdain other reviewers feel over Sam and Pete getting together. Common guys, you know it was done to create more drama to the Jack & Sam thing. Anyways, yes he was a a bit of jerk for spying on her, but he digs her, and what the hell is this big secret anyways?



    Before getting involved with anyone, make sure you know what you are getting into. Cover your booty. Sam wasn't going to tell him anything, and he knew it. Protecting himself is all he did, plus find out all about the highest-level, top-secret, government progam.

    Nice finish to the episode.



    Way to go, Pete!moreless
  • Very clever way of reminding people what happened....

    9.5
    I dig this episode. I get why people find the whole romance in it off putting, but it had to be done to make Carter/O'Neil relationship even more tense and exciting. The cop however was just too schmoove and perfectly romancing Carter and there is no way she wold have been able to reveal all that top secret stuff to him. I also find Osiris English 'tea' quipping fairly annoying. Apart from that this was an excelllent episode, it is kinda the beinning of the end, you have the Ancient city being revealed on the tablet and G'ould mind devices, its great!!!! I think it sets the scene very nicely for what's to come. Also has some nice shots of a almost half naked Tealc and Daniel excercising wahey!!!moreless
  • ok episode...

    8.5
    Daniel is being visited by Osiris every night and she's trying to get him to read an ancient tablet that has the key to finding the lost city. Meanwhile, Sam has a boyfriend named Pete. Honestly, I don't like the Sam/Pete relationship. I've always wanted Jack and Sam to get together and it's really weird to see her with another guy. I really like the dynamics between Sam and Jack. Oh well, the story was mildy interesting. Daniel and his girl have a sophisticated relationship. Overall, the episode was just average, nothing special, nothing too bad. I just want Pete to go away though...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

Paul Jarrett

Paul Jarrett

Special Agent Farrity

Guest Star

Anna-Louise Plowman

Anna-Louise Plowman

Dr. Sarah Kane/Osiris

Recurring Role

David DeLuise

David DeLuise

Pete Shanahan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Sam parks her car in front of the house. it's in front of her gate. The next day her car has been moved forward and Pete's car is parked in front of the gate.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Sam says that Colorado Springs doesn't have a zoo. However, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is located in southwest Colorado Springs.

    • Would a civilian (Pete, Sam's new man) really be taken into Stargate command? Why wasn't he sent to an ordinary hospital and the incident covered up (attributing what he saw to stress and trauma).

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Sarah: You know, I must have read everything you've ever published.
      Daniel: Everything?
      Sarah: Yes.
      Daniel: What a waste of time.
      Sarah: Please, your theories on the Hikish ruling dynasty are truly groundbreaking, if a little audacious. I found them quite inspiring. In fact, I referenced them in my doctoral thesis at Cambridge.
      Daniel: You must have failed.

    • (Sam hums the "Stargate" theme music)
      Jack: Humming?
      Sam: I am?
      Jack: You are.
      Sam: Sorry.
      (silence)
      Jack: What's his name?
      Sam: Now why would...?
      Jack: Humming.
      Sam: Pete.
      Jack: Pete?
      Sam: Pete Shanahan. He's a cop.
      Jack: Speeding again, are we?
      Sam: From Denver. He's a friend of my brother's.
      Jack: A setup?
      Sam: Pathetic, I know.
      Jack: Nah, it's great.
      Sam: Really?
      Jack: Isn't it?
      Sam (defensively): Well, it's not serious or anything.
      Jack: And yet, it is hum-worthy.
      Sam: Sir...
      Jack: Look, Carter, it's none of my business. I'm just happy you're happy about something other than.......quarks.
      (exchanging looks)
      Jack: Not bad with quarks, eh?
      Sam: Excellent.
      (silence)
      Jack: A bit uncomfortable, isn't it?
      Sam: Yeah, a bit.

    • Pete: Actually, I called my captain and said, "I don't care if crime is running rampant up there. I met this woman, this amazing person, and we have a thing going on."
      Sam: And what did he say?
      Pete: "Get your ass back here or you're fired!"

    • Daniel: It's like (Sarah) cares about my work as much as I do, like she wants me to find the Lost City as much as I do.
      Sam: Sounds like a normal male fantasy to me.

    • Sam: Just because there were no guns or car chases...
      Pete: Or nudity!
      Sam: Yeah, well your chances for that are slim to none now, buddy.

    • Hammond: You're suggesting Osiris is here on Earth manipulating Dr. Jackson's dreams?
      Sam: We think it's possible, sir.
      Jack: Kinky.

    • Jack: Daniel? Are you sleeping yet?
      Daniel: Yes, Jack, I'm fast asleep.

    • Jack: Teal'c's picking out his donoughts – he loves a great stakeout.

    • Daniel: Thank you, Teal'c – this conversation has been disturbing on many levels.

    • Pete: Can't the world wait one more day for deep-space telemetry?
      Sam: Have you seen how much deep space there is out there?

  • NOTES (4)

    • It seems to be a night for TV theme in-jokes: here, Carter is humming the theme tune in the elevator. On the new Monk episode that aired an hour later on the night this premiered in the U.S., they also do an in-joke riff on that show's theme song, having the characters gripe about the old theme song being better then the new one.

    • First aired in the UK Jan 20th, 2004.

    • David DeLuise is the fourth DeLuise to appear on Stargate - Dom, Michael, and Peter have all appeared in the past.

    • This episode was alternatively entitled "Black Widow Carter".

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Pete: I watched too much TV as a kid... Barney Miller.
      Barney Miller was a comedy television series set in a New York City police station. It ran from 1975 to 1982 on ABC.

    • Pete: I watched too much TV as a kid... Starsky and Hutch...
      Starsky and Hutch was a 1970s American television series broadcast between 1975 and 1979 on ABC. The show follows two Californian policemen: Detective David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser), and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson (David Soul).

    • Pete: I watched too much TV as a kid. Adam-12...
      Adam-12 (1968-1975) was a television program that aired on NBC. It followed the daily activities of Los Angeles police officers Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and Jim Reed (Kent McCord).

    • Pete: I believe the term "classic" is reserved for... Serpico.
      Serpico (1973) is a film based on the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico who eventually went undercover to expose the corruption of his fellow officers. It stars Al Pacino, John Randolph and Tony Roberts.

    • Pete: I believe the term "classic" is reserved for... Dirty Harry...
      Dirty Harry (1971) is an American film directed by Don Siegel, with Clint Eastwood as San Francisco Police Department inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

    • Pete: I believe the term "classic" is reserved for the likes of The French Connection...
      The French Connection (1971) was adapted and fictionalized from the non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of two New York City policemen who are trying to intercept a heroin shipment coming in from France. It is based on the infamous "French Connection" trafficking scheme.

    • Pete: I guess I've always been more of a Fred Astaire fan.
      Fred Astaire (1899–1987), was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and film career spanned seventy-six years, during which he made thirty-one musical films.

    • Sam: Oh, come on, how could you not like Singin' in the Rain?
      Singin' in the Rain (1952) is a musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood's transition from silent films to "talkies".

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