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Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 9

Company of Thieves

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 15, 2006 on Syfy
8.7
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Mitchell attempts to infiltrate the Lucian Alliance in order to rescue members of the SG-1 team from the fallout of an Alliance civil war.

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  • Mitchell has to use a trick from the past to save the majority of SG1 when they get captured by the Lucian Alliance.

    8.3
    The more times I watch SG1 including the fine acting by Ben Browder (the more I find myself transported back to the good old days of Farscape).



    I love this show, I love the actors, I love the characters, I love the way they interact and I especially love the scriptwriters. Thank you.



    I'm not too sure where this show is going as I've heard that this is the last season - so why oh why do they officially give us another lot of bad guys. Yes, yes the Alliance was a bad guy before but now it's official. The Ori are still running about and now Earth etc. has to deal with the Lucian Alliance. This is where it's getting nerve-wracking.



    Vala is as always excellent especially with the whole car salesman routine - 'You must know by now that I can get you pretty much anything you want'. Absolutely classic!!!!! Daniel was excellent sitting in the Captain's chair on board the Odyssey. I half expected him to put his feet up on the counter but that didn't happen. Bugger!



    I feel so sorry Teal'c who seems to get tortured at the drop of a pin & Mitchell, well his plans sound good but they never seem to work out as planned - again classic.



    I have to say the only bad thing in this episode was the death of Matthew Glave aka Colonel Paul Emerson.



    Can't wait for the next installment!moreless
  • well i liked this one but this idea has already been done with danle and the go'uld but i still like this episode.

    9.7
    Truer words were never said before regarding this episode and the current state of Stargate SG-1. When the season started off, it was full of potential, as this was the big season where it would break the X-Files record, and though early episodes weren't amazing, they were still pretty good quality. And then came along "200" and it was a perfect episode, filled with everything that has made Stargate SG-1 such a fan favorite to this day. But then an episode like this one comes along, and makes you reevaluate everything.



    After the Odyssey falls into a Lucian Alliance mine field trap, the remaining SG-1 members (Daniel, Teal'c, Mitchell, and Vala) head out to save the Odyssey and Carter, but along the way Vala and Daniel fall into a trap, and Mitchell finds himself inserting himself into the Lucian Alliance, posing as a member, to learn the whereabouts of Carter and the crew.



    To get the few good points out of the way, it was surprising to see the Lucian Alliance kill off Paul Emerson, the Odyssey captain, but even then there was no more revere for the villains than there ever was. Another quality moment of the episode was when Vala beamed the Lucian Alliance member outside the ship, and he hit the glass of the ship like a bug when you're going down the freeway (very funny moment). Otherwise, eh, not so much with the good.



    The biggest problem with the episode is that it just wasn't that interesting, because nobody cares about the Lucian Alliance; especially seeing their politics, which happened quite a bit through both visuals and dialogue throughout this episode. You see, as this season stands (and to put the comparison in an even geekier way by using the X-Men franchise), the Ori are like Magneto, as they are the villain you can't wait to see square off against SG-1. The Goa'uld are like Apocalypse, where they can have their moments, but are generally misused more often than not, hence why they aren't around much. Meanwhile, the Lucian Alliance are like Toad, who are best left to the background or serving as an underling to some master. The writers certainly tried to give weight to the Lucian Alliance this episode by killing Emerson and having the SG-1 team say how they are at war with them, but there is no moment of "OMG! We are doomed!" The Lucian Alliance simply isn't a threat to even care about. There just wasn't anything to care about this episode, especially Emerson's death, because viewers have never really seen this man beyond the capacity seen in this episode, which is him sitting in a chair and barking out orders; who cares about a cardboard character? The rest of the regulars were generally misused as well (Teal'c captured and being tortured again…really?) to a point where there was a detachment not usually associated with a SG-1 episode, where it wasn't as if you were along for the ride, but rather watching a rather dull press conference being carried on CNN; something important might be talked about, but why watch someone speak for a half an hour when you can get the gist in the two-minute recap afterwards? If you missed the episode, consider this review your two-minute recap, and thank your lucky stars something pulled you away from the SCI FI Channel during this particular hour.

    I should have said this on my last SG-1 reveiw why are you wasting time on this crap. Come on guys you have 11 epidoes left and their wasting it on some thing that has absolutely nothing to do with the Ori in the last episode and now you stray to the Lucian Allaince.moreless
  • Poor Teal'c

    9.2
    First of all I was a little concerned when I first heard the plot of this episode. I wasn’t too fond of the Lucian Alliance storyline but I really liked this episode. There was some great humor by Vala as always and some good action as well. But want I really liked about this episode was the use of the Re’ol chemical again which gave the whole episode a Donnie Brasco kind of feel. As for Teal’c, I feel for him and hope he is never tortured by the Alliance again. Overall it was a good episode with a great twist at the end.moreless
  • Good Episode...

    9.1
    This episode was good and what was even better about it was the fact that it was very funny. Like when Teal'c said to Mitchell "I grow weary of this torture Colonel Mitchell". I didn't want to see Colonel Emmerson die I really liked his character if they were going to kill him off I would have liked to see him die a heroic death, like Colonel Pendergast did. Mitchell has to infiltrate the Lucian Alliance and he used the ring that Daniel used in the season 5 episode Summit. I like it when they talk about stuff that happend in past episodes and they used technology that has been used in previous episodes. The good thing is that the Odessey didn't get destroyed because I don't think earth could afford that right now. Later...moreless
  • Carter is taken prisoner by the Lucian Alliance and eventually is joined by Daniel and Vala. It\'s upto Mitchell and Teal\'c to rescue them.

    5.9
    This wasn\'t exactly the most exciting episode to watch because the Lucian Alliance are nothing more than a pain in SG1\'s side. However it was nice to see reference\'s to old episodes when Mitchell produced the ring that makes you think a person is someone else. Also Vala\'s piece of junk that she calls a spaceship was funny to watch as it was practically falling apart and the look on Teal\'c\'s face when he saw her kicking it to make the cloak work. The overall storyline was quite weak because it was obvious they would all be alright in the end and go home with their ship. The only good thing about this episode was the funny parts such as Vala beaming that guy into space and Mitchell conning that alien guy for the second time.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Rudolf Martin

Rudolf Martin

Avateo

Guest Star

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

Major Escher

Guest Star

Hawthorne James

Hawthorne James

Gavos

Guest Star

Eric Steinberg

Eric Steinberg

Netan

Recurring Role

Matthew Glave

Matthew Glave

Colonel Paul Emerson

Recurring Role

Martin Christopher

Martin Christopher

Major Marks

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Odyssey accidentally enters the minefield, the Captain orders full reverse engines. Odyssey then dips its nose much like a Formula One car. In space, Odyssey would simply have slowed down in a straight line as there are no external forces such as airflow acting on its structure and it doesn't have suspension. For Odyssey to make the move it did, the reverse engines would have to be aimed downwards which as far as control of the ship goes, would change its course and make it unmanageable to maneuver effectively for this purpose.

    • When Anateo is in space, he is floating toward the ship. He fires a conventional hand gun four times directly toward the ship, and once above his head. The recoil from each shot should push him away from the direction of the bullets, but his approach to the ship is not slowed by the first four bullets, and he moves toward the last bullet when he should move away from it.

    • When Odyssey gets attacked by the Lucian Alliance ships for the first time, the sensor screen shows the unique shape of a Prometheus class vessel. Odyssey (a Daedalus class vessel) has a very different shape.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (an alarm goes off in the cargo ship)
      Mitchell: What's that?
      Vala: Life support seems to be failing. Can you take over?
      (Vala stops the beeping)
      Mitchell: Great, you fixed that, how about fixing the stabilizers?
      Vala: I didn't fix anything, I just disabled that annoying alarm.

    • Vala: I couldn't be sure, so I just beamed out the only other life-sign in the room instead.
      Daniel: Okay, where is he?
      (Vala looks toward viewport, where Anateo is floating outside the ship)
      Daniel: Well, Sam did say it was risky.
      Vala: Hmm, when she's right, she's right.

    • (Vala picks up crystal)
      Sam: It's the wrong one, you can't just jam it in!
      (Vala jams in crystal, hyperdrive comes on line)
      Sam: How did you do that?
      Vala: Honestly, I don't know. That almost never normally works.

    • Landry: Is there anything new coming? Because this feels like a rerun
      to me.

    • Anateo: I've always felt that a civilization can be judged by two things: its food and its women. (looks at Sam) I'd say yours is only halfway there.

    • Gavos: I thought you didn't like to show your face.
      Mitchell: I'm seeing a therapist.

    • Netan: You are the biggest fool in two galaxies. (signs off)
      Tenat: But Netan, I… I screwed up.

    • Vala: Hey, what happened, how did you get the Lucien Alliance to fire on each other?
      Mitchell: Oh, you'll love this
      Sam: Ummm, before you tell us, I got long-range communications back online and sent a message to Earth telling them that we'll be coming home
      Mitchell: Yeah... should probably add that we have officially declared war on the Lucien Alliance
      Sam: I did.

    • Daniel: Ummm... you should probably prepare to return fire
      Marks: For the record, I'm always prepared. I just have to press this button here.
      Daniel: Right! I just...I thought that's what you're supposed to say, so...
      Marks: I know.

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