Despite having neither Jack O'Neill nor Daniel Jackson in it the performance of Samantha Carter (in reality of Amanda Tapping) made this a pleasure to watch. For once the writers gave her a script that she could get her teeth into. Unlike many later episodes where all she was called all to do was to say "Yes sir" to Jack and then produce a mouthful of technobabble! Amanda's conversations with Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn) were delightful and brought many a smile to my face.
The plot was a homage to the X-Files (nothing wrong there) although the townsfolk of Steveston were rather wooden and over-the-top.
Still it did show just how brilliant Amanda Tapping is when she gets a good script.