Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 21, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

The team goes off-world seeking a weapon against the Ori and ends up in serious trouble. Meanwhile, Landry is faced with having to decide whether or not Vala can be trusted to remain at the SGC.

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  • @ 2crour93,

    One of the reasons SG1 was so successful was because they never took themselves too seriously.... You, obviously, take this sh@t wwwaaaaayyyyyy too seriously!
  • Well i think that the disease was affecting me too ... 'cause i almost reached the NREM in this episode...XD

    this was one of the most boring episodes since RDA left the show....

    if the 9 season haves average episodes, the 10th season its going for the same way....i hope that the episodes related to SGA wont be the most interesting this season in sg1...

    but we have a lot of episodes incoming! im sure that the things will improve!!!
  • Vara is being sent to a psychologist to see if she is ready to team back with SG-I while the team experiences a virus.

    Well everyone seemed to review this one, this episode was boring and wasn't very good. SG-I is at it's best when they can bundle in action with an involving storyline.

    This had relatively little action and relied more on comedy. Plus another unoriginal storylines involving a virus just made it look that much more mediocre.

    If it wasn't for the fact that I know this is part of an arc to an Ori angle, I would have mistake this for another episode. Performances were decent just the storyline itself

    sucked even though Claudia Black is wonderful as Vara.

  • Two Voyager scripts for the price of one.

    When I watched this episode, there were times when I felt similar plot threads from other shows were being used.

    In fact, there were two from Star Trek: Voyager that came to mind. The first was \"Waking Moments\" from season 4, about the crew falling asleep. The second was \"Macrocosm\" from season 3, where they encounter a virus that uses hosts to grow into a larger lifeform.

    Not to mention that the episode was... well... a little dull. The Vala b-story was amusing, but hardly compelling.

    This is evidence to me that SG-1 is past it\'s best, and I for one am glad that this is it\'s final season. It should have ended when season 8 was completed.moreless
  • this episode was realy good. It had it';s questions. Vala wnats to be apart of the team so bad but now she had to go through many examinations and psych tests. she is detemined that she can study for these exams, no one can make her understand what it is.moreless

    This was to say the least a puzzling show. Especially when Sam is puzzled. But i8t had it's moments. Every one starts getting tired and irratable from lack of sleep and the knowledge that there will be no sleep until they figure this thing out.

    Vala on the other hand had her own adventure going on back at the sgc.

    She really wants to do this and they are really putting her through it. When Woolsy confronts her and offers to have her passed if she would just agree to provide information to the nid about what they find and what goes on at the sgc.

    After they realize that the stimulants that are taking to stay awake are getting to the harmfukl level they decide that they can no longer take anymore of them and they have to stay awake the old fashioned way. Sam and Daniel are left at the base and are slowly but surely running out of juice. Just in time for the hazmat team to come in just in time to save them. There was a lot going on in this episode, but it was realy good and had a great ending. I liked it much.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Daniel: I got it! I got it! I made the connection! Sir Gawain to Gwalchmei. Culwhch and Olwen. Verus Gen Bree!
      Sam: (to Mitchell) And you say I'm hard to understand.

    • Daniel: (during mission briefing) ...Unfortunately, what we didn't get were any corresponding gate addresses, and the process of going through that library page by page could have taken years. I knew we were going to have to narrow the search parameters a little. That's when it hit me: Sir Gawain.
      Mitchell: Isn't he one of the knights who says "Ni"?

    • Dr. Hutchinson: You're looking very nice today..
      Vala: (while hooked up to a polygraph) Oh, thanks. You're looking rather dashing yourself. (polygraph indicates a lie) I mean….nice. (polygraph indicates a lie) I…I…I mean…not objectionable. (polygraph indicates a lie)

    • Vala: For instance, when they ask me, "what do you consider your biggest flaw?"
      Landry: They won't ask that question.
      Vala: My answer will be that I feel that I am too much of a perfectionist. You see, I put a positive spin on a negative.
      Landry: Yes, that was very transparent.

    • (seeing a new planet)
      Mitchell: This place is deader than a Texas salad bar.

    • Landry: Well, you can't cram for a psychiatric evaluation.
      Vala: That's what they want you to think.

    • Landry: Mr. Woolsey's offer was part of the test. We wanted to make sure we could trust you.
      Vala: I knew that. But were his sexual advances part of the test?
      Woolsey: What? That's... General, I can assure you...
      Vala: Well I would have even considered playing along. But some of his requests were... well, a little unusual, even for me.
      Woolsey: But General, I would never… General, wait!

    • Vala: See, I still think it's cause for celebration, so I say we go out, have lunch, and I'll pay.
      Mitchell: Pay with what, exactly?
      Vala: Well, Daniel will cover me until I get my share of the loot.
      Daniel: Loot?
      Vala: Yeah, from all the treasures we're going to bring back from our off-world travels. What, I have to wait until I'm off probation until I can start collecting?

  • NOTES (4)


    • Vala: "Question 2: You are in the desert. You see a tortoise lying on his back in the hot sun. You recognise his plight, but do nothing to help. Why?" Hmmm...why? Because you are also a tortoise...
      This question and answer are taken directly from the Voight-Kampff tests in the film Blade Runner.

    • Mitchell: Wasn't he one of the Knights who says "Ni"?
      This is a reference to the famous comic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). The Knights who say "Ni" were the keepers of certain sacred words that caused great pain in all who heard them, most famously the word "ni" (pronounced like 'knee'). King Arthur was able to defeat them by discovering their weakness, the spoken word "it."

    • Mitchell: And I'm starting to regret staying up all last night watching Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Check that, I regretted it almost immediately.
      Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo was a 2005 movie starring Rob Schneider that was a sequel to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The sequel received poor reviews overall and was the lowest earning major picture of the year.

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