Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 13

The Curse

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 2000 on Syfy
8.7
out of 10
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When Daniel Jackson's old archeology professor, Dr. Jordan, dies in a mysterious lab explosion, Daniel pays a return visit to his old academic stomping grounds. But as he reacquaints himself with his former colleagues, he begins to suspect that Dr. Jordan's death may not have been an accident. He discovers that one of the items the professor was studying, an ancient Egyptian jar, contains a perfectly preserved Goa'uld symbiote. Apparently, a crack in the vessel compromised the sedative solution within, killing the creature. But further investigation reveals a second jar may have existed. With a Goa'uld apparently stalking the campus and the local community abuzz with talk of an ancient curse, Daniel must unravel the mystery before it's too late.moreless

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  • Daniel's ex becomes Osiris...

    8.0
    While I think this episode was well done, I really didn't care for the plot line. The pace of the episode was at times plodding and there were a couple of scenes that think could have been done a lot better. One thing I did love in this episode was Teal'c's lack of enthusiasm for Jack's fishing trip. The idea of Goa'uld's being locked in the jars was pretty interesting and added an element of suspense to the episode, but overall I think the suspense was way underused. Another thing that I think hurts this episode is lack of wry humor, with the exception of one or two scenes. I could be shooting in the dark, I have never really cared much for this episode and I don't really know why. I guess the episode just felt a little too serious and dry.moreless
  • Daniel's old friends...

    8.2
    Daniel is little back on his old life and friends, when his professor is killed in accident and it soon comes up - there is no such things like accidents and it looks like Goa'uld have part on it too. So, when O'Neill (finally) tries to get some fish, Carter builds someone and Teal'c is not very amused on fishing, Daniel tries to figure out what happens and it looks like his old rival might be a Goa'uld now.. so the story goes to Egypt and... it comes out that not is like seen first.. and they have Goa'uld ship on the Earth, ok now it is gone...



    Quite exciting episode.moreless
  • after Dr. Jordan's death, Daniel's old preofessor, he returns to his old hang out to attend a funeral and ends thinking that Dr, Jordan's death wa to say the least mysterious. So he strats investigating.moreless

    9.0
    the episode tells us alot about Daniel's schooling and past and the people he knew how they felt about him, seems that they all felt that he was crazy and that his therories were a bit out landish.

    as he looks around, he realizes that the marking on the temple jars are gouald. And the one that they had had the remains of a dead gouald. And the other one the osiris jar was missing so the conclusion was that someone had found it and opened it and now there is a gouald walking around on earth, and now they have to find it, and the main thing is to find out who the gouald has moved into.

    He suspects that steven is the one who opened the jar so he rushes off to find him the make their way to the temple wher the jars were found. when they get t here they find steven down and injured as they trying to to tend to him he asks steven if he opend it, he said no, so daniel asked him who did this to him, just about that time, sara comes out of the corner, her eyes begin to glow and, and repies, "I did" daniel tries to shot her with the sedative but her body shield stopped that from happening.

    She manages to escape with the ship hidden the sand. Now they have to figure out what to tell steven and what to do about Sara.

    I liked this one it was good, it had a good storyline and alot of personal history of Daniel Jackson. And of course this means more stories new Gouald.

    Yea for the writers and the actors it was a job well done.moreless
  • The curse...

    9.4
    Another great installment. Once again the producers are able to make another great episode where the team doesn't go through the stargate. I know that the series is about the stargate but they do have alot of good episodes when do not go through the gate. We get to see daniel meet some old friends because his old teacher died. It was all said to be because of a curse. But it was because of a new G'ould that had just been awaken-Osiris. he had taken a host in daniels old girlfriend. This was all possible because a couple g'oulds were mumified but osiris's mate had died do to a cracked jar. osiris manages to get a hand device and leaves the planet. Later...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

Ben Bass

Ben Bass

Doctor Steven Rayner

Guest Star

David Abbott

David Abbott

Doctor David Jordan

Guest Star

Lorena Gale

Lorena Gale

Curator

Guest Star

Anna-Louise Plowman

Anna-Louise Plowman

Doctor Sarah Kane/Osiris

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

Sgt. Siler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the temple scenes, there is a beam of sunlight coming from the ceiling, above the entrance. However, when an overhead shot of the temple is shown, the entire temple is covered with sand and there is no window visible.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • T'ealc: (on phone while fishing with Jack) If you require assistance I would be more than happy to return to the SGC.
      Daniel: No, thanks, I think I can take it from here.
      T'ealc: (lowers voice) Are you certain?
      Jack: Give me that!

    • Fraiser: (after Daniel's tortured by a G'aould mind ray) Are you all right?
      Daniel: Oh yeah. Yeah, I think I'm getting used to that thing.

    • Jack: Carter! You finally ready to take me up on that fishing trip?
      Sam: Er... actually, sir, I have a few projects on the go.
      Jack: Come on. Are you really trying to tell me you'd rather work in a dark, dank, dismal underground than sit on a dock with your feet perched up, sippin' a cold one, and casting for that ever elusive... crappie?
      Sam: Strange as it may sound, sir, yes. Have a good time.
      (Sam walks out)
      Jack: To each his own! Her! I meant her... I think.

    • Jack: Just so we're clear on this, sir. It's going to be me, Teal'c, and the Great Outdoors! That means no cell phones, no fax machines, not another living soul for miles! We'll be unavailable. Inaccessible.
      Hammond: Incommunicado.
      Jack: Minnesota, sir.
      Hammond: I stand corrected.
      Jack: If there's an emergency back at the base, you'd better plan ahead and tell me now. If Thor needs me...he's going to have to beam me up. If the Tok'ra...forget it!

    • Sarah: It's like you fell off the face of the earth.
      Daniel: Yeah, it's a little like that, isn't it...

    • Hammond: You're all long overdue for some personal leave.
      Jack: Yes, well, the leaving part has been a problem.
      Hammond: Oh, I think you'll make it to the front door before we realise we can't do without you. Dismissed.

    • Teal'c: We have caught nothing. We are fishing.

    • Teal'c: There appears to be no fish here, O'Neill.
      Jack: "T"... it's not about the actual fish themselves...

    • Osiris: Make no mistake, Osiris will return. And all the rivers of Earth will run red with blood.

    • Daniel: The world is not ready to know.
      Sarah: I'm not asking you to tell the world - just me.

    • Steven: The last time I saw you, you were giving a lecture to an empty room.
      Daniel: Well, it was full when I started...

  • NOTES (5)

    • Sarah Gardner's surname is not stated in this episode (although it is in the script) but is later revealed in "The Fifth Man".

    • Michael Shanks pulls the tabloid paper away from Jack, like James Spader pulls the paper away from the guard in Stargate: The Movie.

    • Syndication airdate: January 14, 2002.

    • Writer Joseph Mallozzi told fans the following in an online chat: "Well, I know the producers like to drop in their own personal references every once in a while. For Brad [Wright] it's The Wizard of Oz. My reference pops up in 'The Curse,' but I'd be surprised if anyone noticed. Check out the episode and note the last names that pop up. Professor Jordan. The Stewart Expedition. Sarah Gardner. Steven Rayner. I'm a huge Green Lantern fan."

    • When Daniel Jackson is scanning various artifacts for Gou'ld technology he's using a black and yellow device that looks remarkably similar to a Garmin Etrex GPS unit. The same unit is actually being used as a GPS when Carter, Fraiser and Jackson are in a Landrover crossing the desert for the Egyptian ruins.

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