Stargate SG-1

Season 3 Episode 14

Foothold

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1999 on Syfy
8.9
out of 10
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SG-1 returns from a mission, and needs to report to the infirmary to see if they brought back any illnesses. Meanwhile they hear there's been a chemical spill somewhere in the complex. Once in the infirmary, every team member needs a precautionary injection, but Dr. Fraiser injects them with a sedative, rendering them unconscious. Teal'c's symbiote protects him though - he wakes up and sees General Hammond and Fraiser in a conversation with a few unknown aliens. Teal'c escapes and manages to wake up Sam. Sam makes her way out of the complex unseen, while Teal'c distracts the enemy. Once outside, Sam calls Colonel Maybourne, which she meets in a cafeteria. He is accompanied by Jack and Daniel, who explain Sam that she has been exposed to the chemical spill's gas and has been hallucinating since. Has she really, or are there indeed aliens impersonating everyone in the SGC?moreless

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  • Interesting

    8.0
    The team returns to the SGC and find it under siege by unknown aliens. These aliens take on the image of other people and then control their personalities by means of cocooning them. it;s up to the SG team to stop the aliens and the madness!!
  • Colonel Maybourne takes a day off

    9.0
    Colonel Maybourne takes a day off.



    As Sam put it so eloquently,



    "Maybourne, you are an idiot, every day of the week! Why couldn't you have just taken one day off?!"



    Good action/adventure oriented episode.
  • Aliens infiltrate the SGC...

    9.5
    This is an excellent episode that demonstrates, with flawless clarity, the biggest danger of running the Stargate Program, having a team go off-world only to bring something deadly back, in this case, alien impostors. Anyway the story seemed very plausible and flowed extremely well. Carter's character definitely got a chance to shine here, it was great to have just her against the forces of the SGC in a race against time to stop the incursion. Having Maybourne as a sort of accidental hero was great and set up episodes further along in the series in which he is also helpful. This episode is the first episode where we see that good ol' Harry really does have earth's interests first, despite being sleazy in the way he defends earth. An all-around action packed romp you will surely enjoy.moreless
  • Really hallucinating or?

    8.5
    This was one really exciting and for some time, it almost made me think that yes, Carter and Teal'c are hallucinating and there is nothing wrong, at least not what looks to be at the first, but no - there was something really interesting going on, what kept me nailed to the screen all the time. Stunning.



    All the changing abilities and all the alien invasion - it was not something new, but the way this episode was done - quite humorous, some of the sayings and O'Neill ofcourse.



    Enjoyable to watch even thought if not the best, then defenetly not a waste of time either.moreless
  • good episode...

    8.8
    The SGC is taken over by aliens and Carter and Teal'c are the only ones who can stop them. The aliens used a sort of cloning technology to look and have the memories of all of the SGC members, but they are unable to use it on Teal'c and Carter. Carter contacts Colonel Maybourne and he eventually comes in at the end with soldiers and takes the aliens down with the help of Carter, Teal'c, Jack, and the guy I can never remember the name of. Some of the aliens got through the gate while other blew themselves up. Anyways, good episode with an interesting idea.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

Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock

Colonel Brogen

Guest Star

Alex Zahara

Alex Zahara

Alien Leader/Alien 1

Guest Star

Dion Johnstone

Dion Johnstone

Alien 2

Guest Star

Tom McBeath

Tom McBeath

Colonel Harry Maybourne

Recurring Role

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Major Paul Davis

Recurring Role

Colin Lawrence

Colin Lawrence

Sergeant Warren

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: After this episode, all the GDO codes are changed and the SGC will now do screenings in case of the aliens returning.

    • Trivia: P3X-118 is locked-out of the dialing sequence.

    • After Dr. Fraiser gives Sam the needle and she passes out, you can clearly see the still-full syringe in Dr. Fraiser's hand.

    • The man that Teal'c shot with the zat gun who shot him died, yet his hologram did not deactivate as it happened with the alien impersonating Jack when it died. He was an alien as he said "Alert General Hammond" when he checked the unconscious guard in the elevator for the mimic device so this shows that he was an alien.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Maybourne: Major, a chemical spill causing paranoid delusion is more plausible to me than aliens taking over the SGC.
      Sam: My God. You don't think I can tell the difference between the two? What was I thinking?

    • (attempting to rescue Teal'c by pretending to the guards to be an alien)
      Jack: (monotone voice) I have come for the bald prisoner.
      (the guards open the door and Jack steps inside)
      Jack: (to Teal'c) You will come with me.
      Teal'c: I will submit to no further experiments.
      Jack: Oh, but you will...

    • Sam: They self-destructed.
      Teal'c: Their destruction appears to be complete.
      Sam: That's a lot of damage
      Jack: Coat of paint... a little touch up. It'll be fine.

    • Jack: How is a needle in my butt gonna get water out of my ears?
      Fraiser: It isn't. Come on sir, you know this is standard procedure.
      Jack: We should rethink this procedure.

    • Daniel: The remnants of a temple we discovered led me to believe we'd found Kheb. The planet Sha're told me about.
      Teal'c: However, there was no sign of Amaunet's Harsesis child.
      Jack: (shouting) Just rain. Much rain. Wind, lightning, hail. Did I mention the rain, sir?

    • Daniel: We were affected by the fumes the moment we got in the elevator.
      Jack: Didn't even realize it was happening. I vaguely remember having some water in my ear, that's it.

    • Jack: All right. Exactly what are the side effects of this tetrachloro... ethyl mermaline stuff?
      Sam: Hallucination, delusion.
      Jack: Paranoid delusion, I think it was, but go on.

    • Maybourne: I fully intend to return with you just to make sure everything's all right.
      Sam: (to Jack) And you agreed to that? (to Maybourne) Shouldn't that tell you something?

    • (preparing to engage the aliens)
      Jack: Sure you're up to this?
      Teal'c: As always.
      Jack: You're an animal.

    • Jack: Maybourne? how -
      Sam: I called him, sir.
      Jack: ...? Willingly?

    • Sam: Maybourne, you are an idiot, every day of the week! Why couldn't you have just taken one day off?!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Alex Zahara and Dion Johnstone also appear in "Beast of Burden" and would again be reunited in "Metamorphosis" They have both played eight different characters on Stargate SG-1.

    • The room in Level 23 that all of the people who have been replicated by the aliens was actually a redressed version of the gate room! Look at the blast door behind all of the people there and it reads C 3L and the blast door to the left, it reads C-2 same as the gate room!

    • Syndication airdate: February 12, 2001.

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