Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 1

Fallen (1)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 13, 2003 on Syfy
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SG-1 searches a planet for the City of the Lost only to find Daniel, alive but without memory of his former life.

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  • Seeing is believing

    Daniel has amnesia.


    But why didn't anyone show Daniel a video of the SG-1 Team with him in it?
  • A great episode with an exiting cliffhanger, and seeing Michael Shanks naked is always worth it.

    Some very nice acting from Michael Shanks, he’s really convincing as someone who doesn’t remember who he is. The conversations with his former friends were very funny: First Jack O’Neill with his confusing explanations, and then Sam with he emotional revelations. Daniel Jackson trying to figure out whom he is, or rather, was, was also very interesting to see. And of course it was fun he kept calling Jack Jim.

    Any episode with the X-302 in it is a good one, especially if the purpose is to piss off Anubis. The scenes with and in the X-302 were very cool. And seeing Daniel back in action and rediscovering his wit was crucial in the episode.

    A great episode with an exiting cliffhanger, and seeing Michael Shanks naked is always worth it.

  • Fallen was a truly great Season opener and a great way to bring a loved character back into the mix. It was just meant to be along with Homecoming to finish it off!moreless

    When I first heard word of Season 7 of Stargate SG-1 beginning with Michael Shanks returning a main character, I was shocked. I'd seen the writers of Stargate do some odd plot twists before, but I didn’t think I would possibly be satisfied with whatever way they chose to bring back Daniel Jackson, my favorite character in the series. There is no doubt that I was relieved to hear that we were getting Daniel back, but I was very skeptical of their methods of returning him. Of course, like they always do, the writers of SG-1 managed to make an incredibly thrilling two parter to begin the Season.

    The episode managed to keep me interested the entire way, which can sometimes be a difficult thing with the Stargate series in general. Sometimes, the writers and directors will go through long explanations that seem to be almost pointless for people like me who know the plot and characters so well. Though they made a few slipups and some parts of the dialogue that I didn’t understand the significance of, I still found it to be a great episode and a great way to prepare us for Homecoming, which is the real beginning of the Season in my opinion.

    I thought the acting was at a usual high for Stargate, though there was nothing too different from what you usually get from a great cast. I thought the guest stars did a very good job (Kevan Ohtsji for one who played the First Prime of Yuu) and were well picked for the parts. Overall, I give the episode an 8.2, because even if this episode was thrilling and well done, it isn’t exactly something we wouldn’t expect coming from Stargate as a whole. The acting is very good, but we always see that in Stargate and though it’s well written and directed, still, I had seen better from the series. Also, I felt that the entire episode with Daniel’s return was very rushed. To do it justice, I felt it needed more time, like possibly a three parter to get all of the plot for the two episodes.moreless
  • I loved it. Micheal shanks is such a talented actor and I believed that he did not know who he was and who they were. And I loved the enteraction between Jim (Jack) and Daniel was oh so funny.moreless

    They have to stop Anubis and they have to do it fast. Jack and Sam are in the x-302 and heading to hit his new power source.

    Anubis captures Jonas while he and Daniel are on the ship. They are invisible to Anubis's sensors because of the Isatope that the Tokra' gave them.

    This episode was so well done and a great season opener. I really liked the way they did that.

    Now Anubis knows about Jonas's home world. and the Naquadria which is not a good thing. This episode was really well done. it has lots of excitement, humor and Daniel is back thank goodness, he gets his humor back and he and Jack are back to their normal selves. And once again they are the heros. This episode opened lots of doors, for new stories and old ones too. Oh yea and Daniel is Back. I love that about this one. They really needed Daniel so Jack would have someone to argue with once in a while.

    GREAT SHOW!moreless
  • This is another great episode with Jackson at his best doing what he does best.

    Another great episode. This shows Jackson that he still has his memoris of being an ascended being still intact if not just buried somewhere in his subconscious. Even though he doesn't remember a thing about his past he still is an asset to the team. Kind of sad though as this kind of Jonas handing the torch back to Michael Shanks. Still good to Daniel back. Its not quite the same show without him. We get to see Anubis and what makes him such a threat. He is an amazing analyst of people and situations. The ambassadors from Kolowna and Tyrania are unsurprisingly cliched. That is to say they are narrowminded to blind in not seeing the threat that Anubis poses and to seriously believe that Anubis would actually keep his word. Great episode though.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

Jonas Quinn

Guest Star

George Touliatos

George Touliatos


Guest Star

Kevan Ohtsji

Kevan Ohtsji


Guest Star

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

David Palffy

David Palffy


Recurring Role

Michael Adamthwaite

Michael Adamthwaite


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Jonas and Daniel ring up to Anubis' mother ship from the planet, the rings deploy from empty space above them. Given that they are traveling to a ship in orbit, they cannot be using the rings from that ship; the rings must be mounted on the planet's surface. Therefore, the rings should deploy from below them.

    • Trivia: The X-302 has been renamed F-302. F stands for Fighter.

    • Jonas talks about hearing the battle. However, no fighting was occurring on the ground. Anubis was fighting the other Gou'auld ships in orbit.

    • When SG-1 is walking down the steps of "The City of the Lost" for the first time, you can clearly see a camera shadow across one of the locals' backs.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Old Man: No one can be a friend if you know not whether to trust them.
      Jack: Don't judge a book by it's cover.
      Old Man: Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
      Jack: And yet, honesty is the best policy.
      Old Man: He who has too many friends has none.
      Jack: Ahh but, Birds of a feather.
      Old Man: I'm unfamiliar with that story, what lesson does it teach?
      Jack: It has to do with flocking, and togetherness, and to be honest I'm not so familiar with the particulars myself.

    • Jack: (to Daniel) Did I mention you owe me fifty bucks?

    • Jonas: I got it!
      Sam: Hopefully it's not contagious.

    • (logged into Anubis's ship computer)
      Jonas: Okay, can't you do some kind of keyword search.
      Daniel: For what - 'Achilles'?

    • (sending the F-302 on an attack run)
      Jack: I want to see what this baby's made of.
      Sam: I could tell you, sir...exactly.
      Jack: Another time...maybe...please?

    • Anubis: You will suffer greatly.
      Jonas: Yeah, I figured as much...

    • Jack: This is the wackiest plan we've ever come up with.
      Sam: Wackier then strapping an active Stargate to the bottom of the X-302?
      Jack: Oh yeah.
      Sam: Wackier then blowing up a sun?
      Jack: Yep!
      Sam: (muttering) He's probably right.

    • Jack: Everyone who thinks this is an absolutely insane plan, raise your hands. (pause) C'mon, everyone...

    • (entering a top secret meeting)
      Daniel: Besides, who am I going to tell? I can't remember anyone.
      Jack: Good one!
      Daniel: Thanks, Jim.

    • Daniel: Has your hair always been that way?
      Jack: What way?
      Daniel: Never mind...

    • Hammond: You have no memory of me?
      Daniel: No, none whatsoever.
      Jack: Neither do I, sir.

    • Khordib: [Teal'c] is Jaffa?
      Jack: No, but he plays one on TV.

    • Daniel: Anubis?
      Jack: Yeah, Kind of an over-the-top, cliché bad guy – black cloak, oily skin, kind of spooky.

  • NOTES (10)


    • Daniel's Name
      When SG-1 finds the amnesiac Daniel, the villagers tell them that Daniel's name is Arom, meaning "naked one." Arom is the Hebrew word for "naked."

    • Daniel: Has your hair always been that way?
      Possibly a reference to the blindingly obvious differences between Kurt Russell, who played O'Neill in the movie, and his blond military cut and Richard Dean Anderson's salt and pepper hair. (editor's note: might also be a joke on RDA's current military-cut vs. his flowing MacGyver locks)

    • John Doe:
      The opening with Daniel laying naked in a fetal position in a overhead shot lying on sand, and the subsequent revelation he is amnesiac, is very, very similar to the opening scene of the series John Doe, which premiered Fall '02 and lasted (barely) one season. One of the guest-stars in the second part of this episode, Adrian Hough, was a semi-regular on that show.

    • Col. O'Neill: I thought we were going with Red Leader on this one.
      Red Leader was the callsign for the leader of Luke Skywalker's squadron in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Their mission was to destroy the Death Star exaust shaft, much like O'Neill and Carter tried and succeeded in destroying Anubis' weapon's ventilation shaft. It's probably a good thing they didn't do that, because Red Leader was one of the many casualties of the Trench Run.