Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 1

Small Victories (2)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 30, 2000 on Syfy
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While Carter helps the Asgard fight the replicators galaxies away, Teal'c, Daniel, and O'Neill must contain them on Earth.

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  • The End?

    This is the closing episode to the replicator story line. or is it?

    The replicators made ti to Earth and have invaded a Russian sub. it's up to the team to find a way to stop the little buggers before they devour everything in their path.

    The Asgard take Sam to one of their worlds in hopes that she is "Dumb" enough to come up with a simple way of defeating the Replicators. Basically the Asgard always over think the situation. They also reveal they have a massive state of the art battleship called the "O'Neill", Which she uses to lure the Replicators to their doom while Jack and Teal'c lead a team to the sub in order to defeat the invading force.moreless
  • The funniest lines ever written for Stargate SG-1!

    Some of the funniest lines ever written for Stargate SG-1!

    Thor: You have demonstrated their weaknesses could be found using less sophisticated thinking. We are no longer capable of such thinking.

    Daniel: Wait a minute - you're actually saying that you need someone dumber than you are?

    Jack: You may have come to the right place.

    Sam: I could go sir.

    Jack: I don't know Carter. You may not be dumb enough.

    Sam: I think I can handle it.moreless
  • Starting season 4 with a bang...

    Season 4 is probably my favorite season and it along with season 5 were the season in which I was introduced to and fell in love with SG-1. This was the third episode I ever saw the first two being Maternal Instinct and this episode's precursor, Nemesis. This episode really fired me up for this show, lots of great gunplay, a fantastic and relentless enemy and really cool aliens, this one's got it all. The scripting was tight and well-paced and as usual sprinkled in just the right amount of humor. For example, I loved when Thor offered Carter a meal saying, "I like the yellow ones", lines like that I find particularly amusing, but I couldn't really tell you why. I'm glad I got hooked on the series with two episodes that introduced an entirely new bad guy. At the time I didn't really bother looking things up on the internet(we had a slow as dirt 56k modem), so it took me a few episodes to get with the program as far as the Goa'uld are concerned. Anyways, a thrilling episode you definitely should not skip.moreless
  • Maybe the bugs from previous episode?

    Great conclusion for the replicator storyline. Almost the same amount of adventure, excitement and.. wow.. the visual side.. the Asgard city and that big new ship. Really really impressive.

    I loved the way, as the episode was somehow divided Carter (maybe too smart) to figure out the ways how to save Asgard and then O'Neill and Teal'c at the submarine trying to get rid of the original bug there.

    So.. I would say it was really good start for this season and with the previous episode, they opened maybe totally new universe and vision of thing on that galaxy. I only do not like the new beginning... Old one was bettermoreless
  • After the return of sg1 they all assume that the threat has been alliminated. But the Russians have had an incident witht he replicators. They have a ship that has been over run by the replicators and the whole crew is dead. The need the sgc to help.moreless

    Thor shows up and tells them they need their help once again. That they can not think like the humans. they actually need someone who is not too smart to figure this one out. He thinks that their intelligence has been their down fall and they over think things out.

    they tell thor that they have a problem with the replicators themselves and tells him that they need to handl;e that. Sam says she can go help thor while they take care of the Russian ship. They board the Russian ship and they find the queen replicator so teal'c and Jack destroy her but then they are attacked and have a fight for their life. In the mean time Sam finally comes up with a plan to destroy the replicators on Thor's home world. So they rush back to earth to aid in the fight there.

    Jack and teal'c are about to be killed by the replicators Jack tells Daniel to blow up the ship with he and Teal'c on board. Daniel hesitates he just can't do it. Jack tells daniel to do it before they get eaten alive by the replicators. Just then Teal'c and Jack both are beamed off the ship and onto Thor's ship just as the the Russian ship is blown up.

    This was a really good episode I loved it it had a lot of anticipation involved.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Dmitry Chepovetsky

Dmitry Chepovetsky


Guest Star

Yurij Kis

Yurij Kis


Guest Star

Geoff Redknap

Geoff Redknap

Asgard Puppeteer

Guest Star

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Major Paul Davis

Recurring Role

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Thor (voice)

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Trivia: Thor's ship was called the Beliskner.

    • In the beginning of this episode, after O'Neill goes and visits Carter, she runs down the hall to meet up with him, and tell him what the General said. This looks and sounds exactly like the previous episode, right before Jack got taken away by Thor. But instead of saying 'Deja Vu', he mispronounces it "Deja View."

    • As O'Neill and Teal'c were gearing up to enter the Russian Submarine, the video screens displaying their image showed Teal'c and O'Neill looking at each other. Then Teal'c turns his head in O'Neill's video feed, but O'Neill stays in Teal'c's video feed. When Teal'c turned his head, the video should have panned with his head, but it didn't.

    • Just as he gets beamed off the sub, we see Jack reaching out to physically grab a bug (just like we'd expect from Jack: to go out fighting). When he arrives on Thor's ship, he is curled up in the fetal position...

    • They referred to P3X-234 as P4X-234.

    • How did SG-1 get into the gate room if Thor drained all power from the base?

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Thor: Five Asgard ships are currently engaging three ships controlled by the replicators which are on their way here. We are going to join the battle and, with your help, stop them.
      Sam: Okay...
      Thor: For the sake of the Asgard, we must not fail.
      Sam: No pressure...

    • Thor: Do you require sustenance?
      Sam: Yes, I'm starving.
      (a plate of shapes is beamed in front of Sam)
      Thor: I like the yellow ones.

    • Jack: I'd be happy to debrief you all after I've debriefed myself for a nice hot shower.
      Hammond: Permission to shower granted. In fact, I insist on it, Colonel
      Jack: (aside) Bad?
      Daniel: I wasn't going to say anything...

    • Sam: Well, if you ever need any more dumb ideas, you know where to find me.

    • (team returning from saving the world in the previous episode)
      Hammond: Glad you made it, SG1.
      Jack: Where's the fanfare, General?
      Sam: We did kinda save the planet, sir.
      Jack: Again!

    • Sam: The Asgard had this big new ship, The O'Neill.
      Jack: (proud) Oh yeah?
      Sam: But we had to blow it up...
      Jack: (disappointed) Oh...

    • Thor: You have demonstrated their weaknesses could be found using less sophisticated thinking. We are no longer capable of such thinking.
      Daniel: Wait a minute - you're actually saying that you need someone dumber than you are?
      Jack: You may have come to the right place.

    • Sam: We did it!
      Thor: It was your stupid idea, Major Carter.

    • Teal'c: The Replicators are impervious to Goa'uld technology. They are, however, susceptible to human projectile weaponry.
      Major Davis: ...?
      Jack: Guns.

    • Jack: I don't know, Carter, you might not be dumb enough.

    • Jack: They had asses?

  • NOTES (3)

    • During the hiatus, Christopher Judge (Teal'c) grew out his hair and the caterpillar on his chin and bleached them both. When filming time came, he shaved his head but was allowed to keep the caterpillar because he wanted Teal'c to have hair, which is why Teal'c has the caterpillar in the first few episodes and why it is yellow (although Chris now regrets it).

    • Syndication airdate: September 10, 2001.

    • At the beginning of this episode one Russian asks (with a really bad accent), "What was that noise?" Another Russian says: "Maybe it's the bug from the last episode?"


    • Jack: D'oh.
      After learning he will not be able to go fishing, Jack says "D'oh". It is the comical catchphrase of Homer Simpson, from the animated series The Simpsons. Homer usually says it when he injures himself, or after he does something stupid.