Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 2

In the Line of Duty

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 03, 1998 on Syfy
8.8
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While on an off-world rescue mission, Sam becomes possessed by a Goa'uld symbiote.

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  • CARTER IS POSSESSED?

    7.5
    Carter is possessed by a Goa'uld who claims to be an enemy of the System Lords. The Goa'uld, Jolinar of Malkshur, is being hunted by an assassin. My enemy's enemy is my friend. But can you trust a Goa'uld who claims this. In the Line of Duty is what I Tracey K. Nameth dub an action packed episode with many plot twists and turns! Don't be fooled events of this episode will come into play later on. And the lasting question at the end leaves us wondering. Will Carter suffer any after-effects, positive or negative, of being joined with Jolinar?moreless
  • Carter gets Goa'ulded, only it's not really a Goa'uld...

    9.5
    Classic episode where we first hear of the Tok'ra. The Tok'ra will go on to be one of our more consistent allies, but for now they are only mentioned and not fleshed out. It was quite thrilling to see Carter appear to fall victim to the Goa'uld, and another key piece of information is learned when we are introduced to the Ashrak, a league of shadowy Goa'uld assassins whose primary duty seems to be to hunt down the Tok'ra. Great performance from Tapping, too she did a great job of acting "Goa'uldish" without being to over the top. All in all a well crafted adventure for the beginning of season 2.moreless
  • Carter becomes possessed by a Goa'uld.

    8.9
    Ok this was definately a cool episode and one of the best in season 2. Starting the episode off in a firefight is always a great way to get the viewer's attention and right away Carter gets a snake! I think this was one of the best Carter episodes in the series just bescause of how well Amanda Tapping plays in this one, wow. The entire "good Goa'uld" thing was a great twist and they bounty hunter they sent to kill Jolanar was really well played out. Its important to note that Carter is never the same after this one and that this episode referenced to countless times in the future. One of the best opening scenes with the Deathgliders and all. Overall, great.moreless
  • Not everything is as first seen...

    9.0
    It was really great episode - the Goa'uld theme again presented, but on totally new perspective - and the way those events influenced the characters. Specially loved that they had Cassandra there - she is such a sweet girl and important for Sam, and as it was her episode - so logic. And all the tension and the way Daniel acted - and the ending scene.



    But the storyline itself - the events on that hospital and then, he, the bad one, back on the complex. And Daniel realizing who he is and then - like Teal'c said - sorry dr. Jackson.



    Great episode.moreless
  • Good

    9.0
    This was a good episode. The introduction of Jolinar and the Tok'ra. This was the best way to introduce them into the series. I'm even alright with Sam being the host (she's not one of my favorites, and she gets on my nerves after too long). But this time she didn't bother me. I really liked the way the story came together: Jolinar was a Tok'ra running from an assassin. And the assassin found her and killed her, but before she died she saved Sam. What else can I say about it? The writing was as good as ever, and it was literally another great installment.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

Peter LaCroix

Peter LaCroix

Ashrak

Guest Star

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Talia

Guest Star

Katie Stuart (I)

Katie Stuart (I)

Cassandra

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

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Laara Sadiq

Laara Sadiq

Technician Davis

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