Stargate SG-1

Season 6 Episode 15

Paradise Lost

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 2003 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Maybourne offers to reveal the location of an offworld weapon but only if he's allowed to go. Once there, Maybourne tricks SG-1 and, along with Jack, is teleported to what he thinks is "utopia." However, the civilization that was once utopia is now dead.

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  • The Maybourne Conspiracy

    Maybourne episodes are always entertaining, but this was especially so.

    Colonel Harry Maybourne is a well-drawn character. He's an opportunistic rogue who is not unmitigated evil. He's a "good bad guy."

    It helps that he's played by a skilled character actor, Tom McBeath.
  • Smart and tense.

    This was a unique episode. The whole idea of a paradise being infiltrated by the Goa'uld was very creepy. And it being a ghost town with all the skeletons. I loved how it had things that had not been seen before. The doorway of course. Not built like a stargate at all, but had the same basic function.

    The Maybourne and Jack duo caused lots of humour, and the fact that they were alone, driving each other crazy added to it. Then on top of that, Maybourne was goin' crazy with paranoia.

    Maybourne: You wanted to kill me from the start.

    O'Neill: Ah, screw you, Maybourne. I was joking. Look what you did to my leg.

    Maybourne: I set the trap for the pig.

    O'Neill: With a grenade?

    Lol, I love that. A great episode.

  • good episode...

    Maybourne claims that he knows where a stash of alien technology is and goes with SG-1 to find it. However, it turns out he just wanted to get to a utopia and Jack, unfortunately, was trapped in the utopia also. They were eventually rescued, of course. This episode has an ok idea, but it seems that similar stories have already been done. Oh well, the interaction between Jack and Maybourne is halarious. Maybourne goes paranoid because of an alien plant and tries to kill Jack, but Jack shoots him first. Sam gets emotional and wants to save Jack, because we all know she loves him. Anyways, pretty funny episode, ok story, good overall.moreless
  • One of my favorites!!!!!

    I loved this episode... It showed how Carter really cares for O'neill and how she is still grieving Daniels death aka ascension.... I also loved how Jack and Harry acted throughout the episode... lots of comedy yet still drama! It was a awesome episode... although it would have been better if we could have seen Carter and Oneill at the end.... Instead it ends with Jack and Harry talking... I would have loved to see Carter when Jack got back! Oh well.. It was still an awesome episode and I enjoyed every minute of it... Some of it was a little creepy at times... All those dead bodies:P But I loved it:)moreless
  • A great show cannot be a great show for only one or two reasons, such as story and characters. It takes all parts of the puzzel to make the picture and that includes cinematography and music!moreless

    Okay, this has got to be one of my very favorite episodes. It doesn't further the story-line much, it doesn't have a large amount of dialogue and funny jokes. The part I super-like about this episodes is the feature-like feel it has to it. The "music" is subtle and appropriate. The desaturating of the color was artistic and telling. My favorite scene was when Jack O'Neill starts to feel the effects of the plant, the color fades out, and I, as a viewer, can see his paranoid state through his acting and through the camera work. Some of the moments between Jack and Harry are so funny but subtely so. Even still, I laugh out loud. But I'm focusing too much on O'Neill and Maybourne. The scenes with Samantha Carter despairing over the loss of Jack O'Neill and Teal'c's reaction to her is really good. The locker room scene, though short, was rather powerful for me and I appriciated Teal'c for being there for Carter.

    I can't forget Maybourne. I have grown to love his character. As my husband has stated, "He's just slimey enough to love." I truely enjoy episodes with him in it. I think his character is just right.

    So all in all, great episode, made greater by great cinematography and good choices by the creators. :Dmoreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

Jonas Quinn

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Tom McBeath

Tom McBeath

Colonel Harry Maybourne

Recurring Role

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Lee

Recurring Role

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

Sgt. Siler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Maybourne: I wanna go with you on this one.
      Jack: You must have had a few before you came over.
      Maybourne: Look, I know you've questioned my methods in the past, but we've always been fighting for the same thing. I just want to help make the world safe from the Goa'uld.
      Jack: (sarcastic) Nice delivery.

    • Maybourne: They're supposed to know when someone uses the doorway. I was expecting some sort of welcome.
      Jack: Mai-tai's, leis?
      Maybourne: Well, something.
      Jack: Cabana boys?

    • Jack: What are you doing here?
      Maybourne: I can't drop by an old friend's house for a little barbeque?
      Jack: Well, there's that, little treason thing.

    • Jack: (fishing) You know, if you keep standin' there yakkin' away, I'm not gonna catch anything.
      (Harry throws something in the water)
      Jack: What was that?
      (grenade blows up)
      Jack: That was just wrong on so many levels.

    • Maybourne: I do something good and it turns out into a disaster
      Jack: Of massive proportion!!!

    • Maybourne: I heard about what happened with Prometheus.
      Jack: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Maybourne: Oh, nice delivery.
      Jack: I gotta work on that a little.

    • Jack: Oh I don't know, I just can't imagine cute little furry things making big, powerful weapons, that's all.
      Jonas: I don't even know what they look like.
      Jack: Furling -- Sounds cute and fuzzy to me.

    • Sam: Teal'c, this is the women's locker room.
      Teal'c: It appears there is no one else here, and you are fully clothed.

    • Jack: You know, Harry, it's not that I can't believe you lied to me's that you lied to me again!

    • Jack: Maybourne, have you completely lost your mind? Because if you're suffering, I'll gladly put you out of your misery.

    • Maybourne: There's nothing I like more than a good wiener.
      Jack: Yeah, you are what you eat.

    • Maybourne: I was really broken up when I heard Simmons died.
      Jack: Yeah, we all shed a tear.

    • Jack: You're eating my dog.
      Maybourne: You want it back?

  • NOTES (4)


    • Title
      "Paradise Lost" is the name of a John Milton poem about the fall from the Garden Of Eden.

    • Utopia

      Utopia is the title of a book written by Saint Sir Thomas More in 1517. Loosely based on Plato's Republic, it described an idealized society. The name Utopia was coined from the Greek words ou (not) and topos (place), litterally meaning "not-place" or "nowhere", ironically suggesting that, however desirable, such a place could not actually exist. It was meant to suggest two different late Greek words: outopos (no place) and eutopos (good place). More's book tells of an island state where poverty and suffering have been eliminated and there are no lawyers.