Stargate SG-1

Season 1 Episode 3

The Enemy Within

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 01, 1997 on Syfy

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  • This is basically another continuation of the pilot episode, except with a few additional issues that come into play throughout the future seasons.

    The name of this episode gives away what it’s all about. Major Kowalski has been infected with a Goa’uld and no one knows…not even him! The Goa’uld slowly gets full control over the Major, and he in turn begins hurting people. First the CMO, then as he tries to make it to the gate room he meets Sam in the elevator and ends up hurting her and knocking her out. The whole time he is doing this though, he doesn’t even realize what he is doing.
    At this point, the General decides to ‘strap him to a table’…literally. As the doctors try to figure out how to get the Goa’uld out of him without killing him, he gets worse. The head doctor is finally able to get a leading neural surgeon to come in and attempt the risky surgery.
    When he extracts part of the symbiote he believes he has killed it, but this ends up not being the case as he injures Teal’c. When he finally makes it to the Gate room Teal’c is waiting for him.
    After managing to kill the Major, the General agrees to let Teal’c be on SG-1. In the end, this was an okay episode, but not one that would really hook a person into watching this show.