Stargate SG-1

Season 3 Episode 11

Past and Present

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1999 on Syfy
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

8.7
out of 10
Average
252 votes
  • Linea Returns

    9.0
    I have to admit i wanted Linae's return to be epic and dark and evil and nasty and vile but nope, we got this instead. Which as it turns out this is a very good episode.

    The SG team arrives on a planet to find that everyone has had their memories erased and save for two people nobody has a clue to anything. The SG team works with these two victims to find out what happened and how to cure it. In the end they find that Linae is responsible for this disaster and she even shows symptoms of repeating her past atrocities if the team can't find a way to stop her while returning everyone to the former selves.
  • boreing....

    4.0
    I couldn't even watch the entire episode through because it got so boreing. Whoopie, a whole world's people have lost their memories. How interesting! Anyways, they found Linaes, the Destroyer of Worlds, and Daniel got attached. It was so stupid. Daniel just lost his wife and then he goes off after the next pretty women he sees and goes absolutley ga ga. Anyways, I thought the episode was boreing. It was all scientific mumbo jumbo and it just was a disappointment. I have no clue how it ended because it was so boreing, but Lineas was probably sent back or killed because of her distructive past.
  • boreing...

    4.0
    I couldn't even watch the entire episode through because it got so boreing. Whoopie, a whole world's people have lost their memories. How interesting! Anyways, they found Linaes, the Destroyer of Worlds, and Daniel got attached. It was so stupid. Daniel just lost his wife and then he goes off after the next pretty women he sees and goes absolutley ga ga. Anyways, I thought the episode was boreing. It was all scientific mumbo jumbo and it just was a disappointment. I have no clue how it ended because it was so boreing, but Lineas was probably sent back or killed because of her distructive past.
  • This story has been done to many times in Sci-Fi.

    7.6
    This was a mediocre episode that had a nice twist. It starts off pretty good until the reveal that the memory problem of this planet was caused by Linea the destroyer of worlds. After that it gets a little boring and uninteresting. This is yet another screw up that comes back to bite the team in the ass. I didn't like the Daniel and Ke'ra relationship so soon after the death of Sha're and it slowed the episode even more. The scene in Ke'ra's quarters was well played by Michael Shanks. Overall a weak episode that I am not that fond of.
  • SG-1 encounters a planet where everyone has amnesia...

    8.5
    Oh Danny boy, you've just barely lost Shau're and your first new girlfriend is a real doozy. Just kidding, although Daniel has made an unfortunate choice as Jack points out. This was a fairly good story and it was nice to see the Linea story concluded. "Prisoners" had such an ominous ending it almost had to be concluded, I mean come on the "destroyer of worlds"? Anyways back to the review, this episode had the usual pleasant mixture of humor and morality. There was a couple of lines that made me gag a little when Daniel and Ke'ra were doing research in the library, but overall an enjoyable, that while contributing nothing to the overarching story, was still enjoyable.
  • It was something different...

    8.6
    I do not know but I enjoyed the storyline the same way I enjoyed the previous storyline with the "destroyer of worlds" and the storyline this episode offered - it was somehow really different. There was even a change that without knowing that person, Daniel could fall for her. But as she said, there is still monster inside her and it really was shown and maybe the choice they made in the end...

    I still think, the best part of this episode was when we knew little and it looked like they might be... and how one step by step we learned the truth..
  • Starts off really well, but gets worse towards the end (Spoilers below).

    6.5
    This is yet another of those episodes I didn't have fond memories of before watching it again. Unfortunately, it seems my distaste was mostly justified (which, sadly, makes about 4 episodes in a row that I don't find to my liking). Despite having some moments of humour and a few interesting plot points, this is not my kind of episode.

    I'll start with the good points about this episode. There are some good gags in here (although mainly from O'Neill), and it is yet another very interesting situation that's presented. But of course the plot twists with this group encountering Linea, and Ke'ra being Linea are quite clever, and although I can't remember what my reaction was when I first saw this episode, I'm sure it would've come as a surprise and hence been a good twist. It's also quite clever how they make Ke'ra and Daniel sort of fall in love, just before the big revelation.

    However, my biggest problem with the episode is how it drastically declines in both quality and interest once the big revelation of Ke'ra being Linea. From that point on, I don't really like the episode. The sequences such as the testing of the memory-recovering drugs, and in particular when Linea threatens to kill Daniel along with her are not handled too well in my opinion, and really lessen my overall enjoyment.

    Then there's the ending. It just didn't really work well with me, and in a way seemed just a bit too easy. Then there's also the fact that we don't know what eventually happens to these people. If the drug responsible for the Vorlix made them all infertile, does that mean that their race will die out along with them? In summary, I liked how this episode started but really didn't like how it ended up. It had its good moments and some very interesting plot points, but in the end remains another one that I'd call a disappointment.
  • Very interesting episode

    9.6
    I found this episode very interesting. I knew the truth about Kira and the aging before watching it but I still found it very intersting, very twisted. Nothing was what it seemed. Kira/Linea was not as she seemed, the reason for the Vorlix was not as it seemed, the disappearance of the elders. Well anyway, I liked the ending as well, how Kira got to remain Kira. As usually, SG-1 found a winning solution for all parties. I did not enjoy this as much as some episodes, but it was still quite interesting, all credit goes to the writing, though.
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