Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 20

Inauguration

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 2004 on Syfy
8.1
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234 votes
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Episode Summary

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The United States has a new President. Vice President (former Senator) Kinsey tries, once again, to take control of the Stargate Program, by persuading the new President that it is unsafe under Hammond's command.

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  • I really like the new president. Finally one who stands behind the Stargate project. But it wasn’t a great episode.

    5.9
    Though Ronny Cox is a great actor, every time he acts in Stargate I want to throw things at the television screen. I almost cheered for the President when he ignored the vice-president and when he defended Sam and Jack’s relationship. That’s why I think the new President is great and that’s also the reason I like the Joint Chief of Staff.



    But the President and his Joint Chief of Staff are in my opinion the only positive things of this episode. I always hate cheap excerpt episodes. And it doesn’t help that every time we see one, it seems that they want to stop the Stargate program. I thought it was a tad stupid of Woolsey to trust Kindsey so completely. Mustn’t he have felt stupid when he learned of his true intentions.



    This episode was way to close to the last 2 excerpts episode; only the one to do the convincing has changed.

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  • Nothing much new here.

    6.9
    This episode revolves around the new president being informed about the Stargate project after his inauguration, and now vice president kinsey's attempts to influence him into giving him control.



    There's nothing new here from the SG team, rather the episode consists of the president being briefed on past events, with some flashback clips of previous episodes thrown in here and there.



    One can only assume they wished to save money by using as much old material as possible...



    I suppose for new viewers this could work as a 'crash course in SG 1', but for established viewers the lack of new events is frustrating.



    On the other hand, I was very, very glad Kinsey didn't win the election...moreless
  • even tho' this is a flash episode, it still very well done it gives you minute to meet the new president and to get a feel what kind of person he is and to decide about him being Kinsey's running mate.moreless

    9.3
    this episdoe really was a good one cause you get find how the president is going to be towards them and their cause.

    It was nice to find out that the president was not mean and evil like Kinsey.

    I loved his personality. very out spoken, reagular people like type person, so even he was the president he was able to look at things like a normal everyday person would.

    It was really cool that woolsy gave us a nice surprise also, he's not a total evil dude, just nieve.

    I can't believe that he was surprised at Kinsey's involvement all the trust stuff.

    All in all it was an informative episode that kinda prepares you for the coming up season and changes in the sgc.moreless
  • New president...

    5.6
    One of those totally pointless episodes where nothing happened. It was little interesting to hear all that debate but to be honest, I feel there is no reason to remind us what have happened. And to be honest, the only plus this episode was, it introduced us the new president and I think made quite good impression and it was needed for "Lost City" so we know the char for that time and have seen more of Kinsley and we would know what they will be ready to do. But if that little detail trough aside and think only about the story, it was a big waist of time.moreless
  • Not my favorite...

    7.0
    As all of you may or may not know this is a flashback episode. There is a new president and he has to be briefed on the stargate program. First he thinks it is a joke then he realises that it isn't. Vice prsident kinsey tries to convince him that the SGC needs new leadership. So he brings in Robert Woolsey to help him. All he basically does is try to put down all the members of sg1. This wasn't the best episode of the series but it wasn't the worst, I mean every show has its flashback episodes. Later...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

William Devane

William Devane

President Henry Hayes

Guest Star

Jerry Wasserman

Jerry Wasserman

Chief of Staff/Stan

Guest Star

Holly Dignard

Holly Dignard

President's Aide

Guest Star

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Major Paul Davis

Recurring Role

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Agent Richard Woolsey

Recurring Role

Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox

Vice President Robert Kinsey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Woolsey says the events of "Entity," ep. 421 (Sam being possessed by a computer virus) took place two years ago. Given the show's assumption that one year of the show is one year for the characters, this is incorrect - "Entity" took place near the end of Season 4, and this episode near the end of Season 7 - that would be three years. Also, Woolsey correctly states the events of "Chain Reaction," ep. 415, occurred three years ago, even though that episode aired after "Entity."

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Woolsey: I also hope history one day shows that... I tried to do the right thing.
      Hayes: Whose version of history, Mr. Woolsey?

    • Kinsey: Things happen.
      Woolsey: What is that supposed to mean?
      Kinsey: It means you chose the right side, Richard. One way or another, I promise you, I'm going to win this one.

    • Woolsey: They have compromised national security and exercised extremely poor judgment in the performance of their duties.
      Hayes: You should be on my speech-writing team. Come one, cut the crap, will you?

    • Hayes: Hosted alien dignitaries. Acquired alien technology. Traveled back in time? Did they really blow up a sun?
      Maynard: As I understand it, Sir, yes they did.
      Hayes: That's gotta look awfully good on the old resume, huh?

    • Woolsey: The number of times the members of SG-1 have been compromised should have warranted at least a reconsideration of their off-world status. Transfers to less decisive positions. A couple of sick days, for god's sake!

  • NOTES (8)

    • According to Peter DeLuise on the DVD Commentary, General John P. Jumper said that the set of the White House was very close to the real thing, having, of course, visited it many times himself.

    • The "scotch" that President Hayes is drinking when he is in his office is actually iced tea, according to the DVD commentary.

    • Vice-President Kinsey's first name, Robert, is revealed in this episode.

    • The interior White House set is the same one used in X-Men 2.

    • Since it's a clip show, typically used to save money, we get a minimal number of sets and no new appearances from regulars Anderson, Judge, Shanks, and Tapping.

    • Excerpts written by: Robert C. Cooper (The Fifth Race, Maternal Instinct, Paradise Lost, Full Circle, Fallen, Enemies, Meridian, Heroes), Peter DeLuise (Entity, Evolution 2), Damian Kindler (Sight Unseen, Evolution 1 & 2), Joseph Mallozzi (Disclosure, Smoke & Mirrors), Paul Mullie (Chain Reaction, Disclosure, Smoke & Mirrors), Katharyn Powers (Smoke & Mirrors), David Rich (Upgrades), Michael Shanks (Evolution 1), Ron Wilkerson (Sight Unseen), and Brad Wright.

    • First aired in UK on February 24th 2004

    • This flashback episode is similar to the season 6 episode "Disclosure" which dealt with similar issues.

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