Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 11

Point of No Return

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 08, 2000 on Syfy
8.3
out of 10
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245 votes
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Episode Summary

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Martin Lloyd, a conspiracy nutjob, calls up the SGC but has accurate knowledge of the Stargate. Martin claims to own a spaceship and is dismissed as a crackpot, but a series of incidents suggests that there may be more to his claims.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • the only part of this episode worth watching is

    5.0
    teal'c having is hand out for quarters from o niel

    the smile he has when he lays on the bed

    and then the way he puts on the hat after o niel throws it at him

    and the smile and wave he gives martin.
  • Conspiracy nut or alien?

    9.0
    An episode that takes place almost entirely on earth, and outside the SGC is a bit unusual for the series but it is well done here. Martin is very well played by Willie Garson and there is a lot of hilarity in scenes with Teal'c, Marty, and Jack. There is a fair amount of action here, and the plot moves along at a very nice pace. The episode also does a really good job of poking fun at people who are into conspiracies, which is ironic considering the show's subject. I also really liked Martin's sneaky alien friends who never actually admit that they're aliens, they did a fairly convincing job of acting like government agents. All in all a very enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Conspiracy theory...

    6.3
    Oh.. one of those episodes that really had not much point but they were quite ok to watch. Nothing too bad, nothing too good either. Some little funny moments like Teal'c as a chef or he handling that martin Lloyed by not allowing him to come out.



    The storyline it self was worth nothing, I would say. The beginning was little better but on the middle when it started to solve and it was soon understand that they are all aliens and.. I do not know, it did not worked for me. Somehow left me cold... There have been much better episodes.moreless
  • A conspiracy crackpot informs the sgc that he knows of the stargate, and his knowledge is very accurate. They still dismiss himas a crackpot. But different events lead them to believe they need to listen to him.moreless

    9.5
    This episode is really good, I think it was kinda funy. I liked the character Martin Loyd. He was such a confused little man. Jack had a way with him, it was a continuous act of funny dialog. Poor Martin Loyd, he had no idea just who he ws dealing with. They find out that his medications were laced with a substance that made him have amnesia. He had no idea who he who, or where he come from but he knew he did not belong here.

    He takes Jack to the location where he is supposed to have a ship hidden. But of course he could not find it, everything has changed so much.

    Sam Daniel and Teal'c go to his home and find all kinds of medication, that turns out to lace laced with some kind og memory defector of some kind. They go through all this investigating and realize that that someone is trying to keep him silent about something.

    Martin finds his way to to the motel where jack and Teal'c are staying. At this point Jack is aware of the medication tampering. So he refuses to let Martin take his medication. which panics Martin. All he really wants is to go home. He feels he needs to go through the stargate.

    Sam and Daniel talk to his doctor about his medication and what is wrong with him. He explains to them that he is paranoid. And all they arer doing is fueling his paranoyia.

    He gies them an address to where he is supposedly be working. But when they get there they find out that it iwas a trap.

    Jack can't get Daniel or Sam on the phone, so he leaves Martin with Teal'c and goes to look for Sam and Daniel. when he gets to the doctor's office he finds the office empty cleaned out completely. When he gets back he finds that Teal'c has locked him in the bathroom, Martin then passes out and he finally remembers from where his ship is, so Jack and Teal'c take him back to woods where they went the first time.He finds his ship. They decide that they could use the ship to help locate the others and maybe beable to find Daniel and Sam. So they decide to use Martin to bate them up. When the others find him they start to follow them hoping that they will find Sam and Daniel.

    in which they do and discover that they have all been bound and gaged. They go back to the sgc and they take martin to his home planet. only to find that his world has been destroyed. So they turn around and go back home.

    I liked this episode, it was very entertaining. I feel that all the episodes dont have to be gouald fighting, just fun to watch and this one was.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

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Martin Lloyd

Guest Star

Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis

Dr. Tanner

Guest Star

Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett

Group Leader

Guest Star

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Trivia: Stories in Whistle Blower newspaper T'ealc is reading:
      -Headless Alien Found In Topless Bar – As dancer swung around pole she noticed decapitated alien wasn't groovin'!
      -Professor Discovers Ancient Culture Had Video Games
      -Skinless!
      -Ozone Killer!
      -Senior Citizens with Money in the Bank Should Read This Before It's Too Late
      -Julie Christie: Why She'll Never Marry

    • When the SGC crew is at Martin's pod, the technical sergeant who's doing the resonance scan on the pod, seems to know that it's an alien ship. Yet later, when he returns from examining the pod, Teal'c deliberately hides his tattoo, as if the man isn't supposed to know that he's Jaffa. But if the man knows about alien lifepods, why then doesn't he know about Teal'c?

    • It is not revealed how Martin learned such specific information about the SGC, such as Jack's name, its location and its phone number.

    • As Teal'c is pulling Marty out of the van, you can briefly see the mic's shadow on the door.

    • One of the Stargate symbols that Martin wrote down doesn't match the address dialed when Martin returned to his homeworld.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Martin: For the longest time I was obsessed with all those alien conspiracies: crop circles, cow mutilations, the Apollo cover-up.
      Jack: I thought the lunar landings were a hoax?
      Martin: No. That was a story created by the government to direct attention from the real cover-up. Everybody knows that!

    • Martin: I'm surprised a man in your position wouldn't take more precautions to maintain your cover.
      Jack: Marty, I'm not under cover.

    • Daniel: This, uh, doesn't really look like anybody's place of work. There's no one here.
      Sam: (turns around) Except for the guys with guns…

    • Man: What about this? (shows a thermal image of a symbiote)
      Daniel: Ohh that's very good. Did you draw that yourself?
      Sam: What is it?
      Daniel: That's a duck, isn't it?

    • (Marty is laying on ground)
      Teal'c: In hindsight, perhaps we should have given him his medication, O'Neill.

    • (seeing Marty's house sci-fi memorabilia)
      Daniel: Something tells me we don't need to worry about this guy.

    • (Marty is in bathroom)
      Marty: Can I come out yet?
      Teal'c: No.

    • Marty: This is unfair. Just because I'm from another planet I don't have rights? Doesn't the Geneva Convention cover extraterrestrials? I have to remember to go online and look that up.

    • Daniel: I don't know. That's why I hate working for the government. Every department has its own agenda, its own little... secrets!
      Tanner: Very true, Doctor Jackson!
      Daniel: (sarcastic) Oh, yeah. Yup. Didn't see that one coming!
      Tanner: I understand your reluctance to cooperate. In situations like this, information is on a need-to-know basis. The fact of the matter is... (takes out a electric taser)... we're running out of time. (takes out a spray can) I'm running out of patience. And I really... (takes out cattle prod)... need to know. (pause)
      Daniel: You're not a real doctor, are you?

    • (about Teal'c)
      Man: So, you're telling me, this man is an ordinary technical sergeant?
      Daniel: I wouldn't say ordinary.
      Sam: He's very good at what he does.
      Man: What's his area of expertise?
      (pause)
      Sam: Speechwriter.

    • Man: We know you were in Martin's house, because we got you on video. (freezes the video, with Teal'c on screen) What can you tell us about him?
      Daniel: He's an associate.
      Man: Yeah, we know that! We also know that he's not from around here.
      Daniel: Not from Montana?

    • Jack: Where's Martin?
      Teal'c: He became insistent in his demands for medication.
      Martin: (locked in the bathroom) Uh... Murray? Listen... I'm really sorry I tried to bite you and I realize it was totally out of line, but I was wondering if I could come out now?

    • Martin: Don't ya wanna know how I found you?
      Jack: (very unenthusiastically) Uh... okay.
      Martin: In your car, I notice a map of the Sleep-Rite Motel Chain. I checked every one in town!
      Jack: There's two!

    • (firing a toy gun)
      Teal'c: This weapon appears to be ineffective.

    • Jack: Okay. The truth. There is a top-secret government program called project Stargate...
      Martin: I knew it!
      Jack: But it has nothing to do with space travel.
      Martin: What does it have to do with?
      (pause)
      Jack: Magnets!
      Martin: What the hell is that supposed to mean?!
      Jack: No, I've already said too much.

    • Hammond: Early this morning, at approximately 04:00 hours, the base switchboard received the following call...
      (Hammond switches on a tape recorder)
      Martin: Hello. This is a message for Colonel Jack O'Neill and anyone else who's listening. I know this call's being monitored, but don't bother setting up a trace. I'm at a phone booth in Butte, Montana, and I'll be long gone before your black-ops teams can get here. You're not dealing with an amateur. I know all about Roswell and the Kennedy cover-ups, and the...
      (Hammond fast forwards the tape)
      Hammond: He goes on like that for a while.
      (Hammond plays the tape again)
      Martin: ...and the C.I.A.-sanctioned microwave harassment, and the...
      (Hammond fast forwards again)
      Hammond: Quite a while...
      (Hammond plays the tape again)
      Martin: ...and the lizard people...

    • Sam: (looking at a lifesize statue of a Roswell alien) He looks familiar...

    • Daniel: I was right in the middle of translating a cuniform tablet we found on P30-255.
      Sam: I was about to finish recalibrating Malp 3K's sensors for long term reconnaissance of P5X-3D7.
      Teal'c: I was unable to complete my kel'no'reem.
      Jack: I was just about to do... something important...

    • Martin: You think I'm making this all up. But look at this! (pops out a toothpick and gives it to Jack)
      Jack: Yes... It all makes sense now...
      Martin: I propped it up against the inside of my door - when I got home, it was on the ground, meaning someone was there!
      Jack: If you prop it up against the inside of your door... then how do you get out?
      Martin: Through the window. You think I'm so stupid I go out my own front door?

    • Martin: I know there's a secret government program involving travel to other worlds through this stargate.
      Jack: Sounds like a good idea for a TV series.

    • Daniel: Ya know, I've never been on a stakeout before. Shouldn't we have, like, donuts or something?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Movie on TV:
      Jack and Teal'c are watching The Day the Earth Stood Still, a 1951 Sci-Fi movie, at the motel just before Martin interrupts them.

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