Stargate SG-1

Season 1 Episode 3

The Enemy Within

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



  • Trivia

    • During the operation on Kawalsky there is a closeup of the timer showing 01:19:50 and counting but in a later shot there is a glimpse of the timer under the surgeon's arm showing 00:23:48.

    • Trivia: In this episode we learn that an immature symbiote cannot exert control until the host loses consciousness. This concept is not visited again until the Season 6 episode, "Nightwalkers."

    • During Jackson and Carter's briefing on the DHD, all the people sat around the table are wearing SG-1 mission patches. Only O'Neill, Carter and Jackson should have had those at the time.

    • Trivia: Standard recon missions to P3A-575 and P3A-577 are mentioned.

    • When Kawalsky is dialing out, we hear the sound of the wormhole opening, but a moment later, the camera perspective shifts to a view out the control room window and the Stargate is still dialing, the wormhole not yet active as the blast shield comes down.

    • After the first attack you hear the wormhole shutting down and Sgt. Walter Davis looks at the computer screen it display's the wormhole as idle but when General Hammond calls for the radiation teams to move in you can still see the symbol lights lit and when the camera pan's back the shimmering white light from behind the Stargate is still there, then when Maj. Kawalsky leaves you can see all the computer screens flashing Destruct sequence activated even though the destruct sequence had been aborted by Hammond and Davis. Then when the Stargate starts to move again the lights are still on around the Stargate. This has not happened in any other episodes.

    • How did Kawalsky start the auto-destruct by himself? It takes two officers to start it and to abort it.

    • When Teal'c is in his quarters, the symbol on his head is upside down.

    • When Kawalsky (Goa'uld) was dialing out, they said he was going to Chulak but he was going to Abydos because the last glyph was that of Abydos and probably because they used the dialing sequence from the Stargate movie.

    • Kawalsky goes from barely able to speak at all when he is speaking to Jack in pre-op to being able to speak clearly and ask General Hammond to make sure that he wakes up as "me or not at all" without any croak in his voice or any other apparent strain.

  • Quotes

    • Daniel: You don't think the Goa'ulds are sending people through, do you?
      Jack: Be like bugs on a windshield.

    • Teal'c: Some, like Apophis, are great kings and rule over many worlds as their Gods but they have no need for peace. If they could kill you, they would.

    • Jack: (to Kawalsky, post-operation) That's right, Dorothy. It was all a dream.

    • Teal'c: He was your friend.
      Jack: My friend died on the table.

    • Hammond: Just what kind of officer are you, Colonel?
      Kennedy: Sir?
      Hammond: As long as there is a snowball's chance in hell that my officer will come out of this procedure alive. We'll go ahead with it.
      Kennedy: With respect, General, I feel I should take this to my superiors.
      Hammond: Well, me, I'll probably just call the President and get approval right from the horse's mouth. But sure, you go right ahead, Colonel. Talk to your superiors. In the meantime, let's get the job done.

    • Kennedy: I heard the operation was a big success, sir. Congratulations. I have my orders to return to Langley.
      Hammond: Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

    • Hammond: I can understand how Kawalsky feels - this job gives me a headache too.
      Jack: What's the bad news, General?
      Hammond: Not much for small talk are you, Colonel?
      Jack: How was your weekend? Get any fishing in?

    • Teal'c: If I had killed you then, I would not be here now.
      Jack: Neither would I.

    • Daniel: So this iris is going to hold, right?
      Sam: Pure titanium, less than three micrometers from the event horizon. It won't even allow matter to fully reintegrate.
      Jack: So this iris is going to hold, right?
      Sam: If it doesn't, the fail-safe device will detonate, this whole mountain will vaporize, and there'll be nothing to worry about.
      Jack: Ah, good. I feel much better.

    • Jack: You know, I'm kinda partial to P3A-575. You don't mind taking P3A-577, do you?
      Kawalsky: No, I'll take 577.
      Jack: I'm not married to it. I want to be fair about this. How 'bout we flip for it?

    • Jack: (to a barely coherent Kawalsky) If you don't make it...can I have your stereo?

  • Notes

    • During the making of this episode, Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter), was injured. In the scene when Kawalsky and Carter are in the elevator, and Carter reaches for the phone, Kawalsky throws her against the wall. This is where Tapping was actually injured. They couldn't use a double because the camera was pointed towards her face.

    • Jay Acovone (Major Kawalsky) would later return in the Season Two episode "The Gamekeeper", the Season Three episode "Point of View" and the Season Eight finale "Moebius Part II"

    • Syndication air date: September 21, 1998.

  • Allusions