Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 5

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5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 24, 1998 on Syfy
8.2
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When Daniel is being manipulated by an alien princess, SG-1 is forced to labor in the mines.

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  • After School Special

    6.0
    Ehh, it was a long and drawn out boring episode that is speaking to the dangers of drug addiction. The team is taken captive and most are sent to a mine for slave labor while Daniel has taken the attention of the Princess. She explains that their legend tells of his coming and that he can live an extended life if he uses a Goa'uld sarcophagus. Once used Daniel becomes addicted to the effects and the team has to ween him off the effects.moreless
  • ADDICTIVE!!

    9.0
    Jackson becomes addicted to the effects of a Goa'uld sarcophagus, and falls for the planet's manipulative princess. Who wouldn't be a sucker for a princess! I like to think I wouldn't but I probably would be attracted to a damsel in distress. Simply put this episode addresses addiction. This is a common theme in every show not just science fiction shows. But I don't think any other current show has addressed it quite like this. As a power struggle between right and wrong! The question remains will Daniel suffer any long-term effects from his exposure to the sarcophagus? The end?moreless
  • Daniel gets addicted to the sarcophagus.

    7.5
    I don't know what to think about this episode. It's definitely a filler episode, as the story nor the characters evolve in it. You do learn a few things ... like the sarcophagus is actually the root of evil of the goa'uld, and that is why the Tok'ra don't use it. (This doesn't contradict other episodes ... even though, later on, we see some goa'ulds that you know for a fact that they haven't been in a sarcophagus, but are evil straight away - you can't forget the genetic memory thing that the goa'uld have. If your head is filled with all the evil things that all your predecessors have done ... you're most likely to become evil - the tok'ra would be the exception to this rule). Daniel gets involved with an alien woman ... again! (It must be his 3rd or 4th already). What a player ... lol.

    Apart from the usual funny quirks from Jack, this episode was quite dull and disappointing. (This makes it 2 poor-by-stargate-standards episodes in a row [The gamekeeper being the other one - I refused to do a review on that one for fear of putting too many swear words in it :P])moreless
  • Daniel's a real jerk sometimes...

    8.0
    Daniel becomes more of a jerk than usual thanks to the side effects of the sarcophagus. This was kind of a stop and start episode centered around Daniel. My biggest issue with the episode was that the pace seems rather awkward. We learn that using the sarcophagus has an effect like a narcotic. This episode also pokes fun at the show itself a little bit. Shyla and Daniel walk in the woods and Shyla asks Daniel if he'd ever seen such marvelous things as the trees around them. This was a humorous jab at the show, and how nearly every planet they visit is well forested.moreless
  • Bad effects of good things...

    8.0
    They just never cannot go without problems and this time the greatest problem is Daniel who saves the life of a princess, only to be captured by Goa'ulds and then forced to work on mine. They almost managed to escape, but Daniel, with his bad habit, get hurt... many rocks collapse on him. So, their escape did not worked. Daniel goes to sarcophagi and is all right with no time, again. But there are bad effects there too and it looks like he is not rushing too much to save his friends.



    Not best storyline but not bad too.. Quite enjoyable for some interlude as this episode does not develop no major events, but we get more deeper looks into Daniel and great character development.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

Heather Hanson

Heather Hanson

Shyla

Guest Star

George Touliatos

George Touliatos

Pyrus

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Andrew Guy

Andrew Guy

Jaffa #1

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

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