Stargate SG-1

Season 5 Episode 11

Desperate Measures

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 07, 2001 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • When Sam is restrained, the left wrist restraint becomes tighter from the first scene to the second.

  • Quotes

    • Mendez: How did you get in here?
      Maybourne: Well the ability to sneak around was an important prerequisite of my former occupation.

    • Simmons: You have to forgive me, I have a lot on my plate at the moment.
      Jack: Yeah, it's just someone's life at stake here. Sorry to take you away from your turkey sandwich.
      Simmons: It's a ham and cheese actually. And I'm the one who's sorry because you obviously wasted a trip to Washington.
      Jack: I don't think so.

    • Daniel: So, you think Maybourne's a fan of Godzilla movies?
      Jack: He strikes me more of a Mothra guy.
      Daniel: Don't get it.
      Jack: The NID agents use these sites to post coded messages. If I know Maybourne, he's keeping tabs on his old buddies.
      Daniel: Okay. What kind of message do you want to send?
      Jack: Make it, "Hutch, we need to talk." Sign it Starsky. He'll understand.

    • Homeless Guy: She was feisty, put up a fight.
      Jack: With whom?
      Homeless Guy: Ninjas. Three, maybe four. Happened fast, they pulled up in a white van, grabbed her. I've been telling the police about ninjas for years.
      Jack: Right. Okay. Thanks.

    • Jack: Were you around here Saturday?
      Homeless Guy: Why should I tell you?
      Jack: I gave you two dollars?
      Homeless Guy: I thought you were just being generous?
      Jack: How generous do I have to get?

    • Mayborne: Are you going to turn me in now,Jack?
      O'Neill: No, I'm starting to feel like shooting you again.

    • Maybourne: I played a lot of hide and seek as a kid. It's funny. I could always find anyone, anywhere. But they could never find me.
      Jack: Because they didn't want to...

    • Bum: Well I'm just a crazy old guy with a shopping cart full of cans!
      Jack: I'm just a cynical Air Force officer with a closet full of National Geographics...
      Bum: Can I have them?

    • Sam: Sir, you ok?
      Jack: I've been shot, Carter...
      Sam: I know. Your vest stopped one of the bullets.
      Jack: I want sleeves on my vest.
      Sam: You'll be fine, help's on the way.
      Jack: I'm not kidding, they should put sleeves onto these things.

    • Jack: Air Force, Colonel O'Neill.
      Bum: Oh, I was in 'Nam!
      Jack: Oh yeah? What company?
      Bum: Vacation! A long time ago.

    • (Receptionist is refusing to let Daniel in)
      Daniel: I said: I think I just electrocuted myself! Do you have any idea what that feels like?
      Receptionist: No, but -
      (Daniel shoots him with a zat)
      Daniel: Something like that...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jack: I'm just a cynical Air Force guy with a closet of National Geographics.
      The National Geographic Society (1888) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization. The organization sponsors and funds scientific research and exploration. It also publishes an official journal, National Geographic Magazine, and other magazines, books, publications, web and film products.

    • Jack: Ah, he strikes me more of a Mothra guy.
      Mothra (Mosura) is a giant lepidopteran with characteristics both of butterflies and of moths. Usually regarded as female, she has appeared in several "giant monster" movies since her introduction in Mothra (1961).

    • Daniel: So... you think Maybourne is a fan of Godzilla movies?
      Godzilla is the English name for the giant, amphibious, reptilian monster, Gojira (1954). Gojira was the first of many "giant monster" movies to be produced in Japan. The North American adaptation, Godzilla (1998), stars actor Matthew Broderick. The plot involves the giant mutated dinosaur-like monster roaming around New York City.

    • Jack: G. Gordon, don't give me another reason to shoot you.
      Jack says this to Maybourne while they are engaging in an electronic break in. "G Gordon" refers to G. Gordon Liddy, one of the most famous of the conspirators involved in the Watergate break-in scandal.