Stargate SG-1

Season 5 Episode 4

The Fifth Man

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 20, 2001 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Fifth member of SG-1 about who noone has heard... intriguing..

    This episode starts without any too stunning thing.. but on the moment it is realized that there is no fifth member and O'Neill is still there and they cannot get back - the twist.. it changes all. Now the excitement and that kind of strugle as the man who is investigating them and digging out all the dirt they have in their past - it really gives so slim hope for O'Neill but he manages to survive.

    And when the team can go back - we will have very action-packed ending with a lot of Goa'uld lightning and I would say .. a good end.
  • good episode...

    Carter, Teal'c, and Daniel arrive at the SGC claiming that they have to back off-world to save O'Neill and a man named Tyler. THere is no such person as Tyler...hmmm...Anyways, it apparently was an alien and they save him and he goes home and SG-1 goes home too. I really liked this episode because it brought something new. The alien gave off some kind of powder that made everyone believe that he was one of them. That's interesting. The alien started feeling guilty when O'Neill was most likely going to die for him. I was touching and interesting. There were many good action scenes and the story was great. Overall, great episode.
  • Almost an alternate reality, but with a twist. (spoilers)

    SG-1 goes off-world and run into a bunch of Jaffa. Only Daniel, Sam and Teal'c make it back through the stargate. They report to General Hammond that Col. O'Neill and Lt. Tyler were stranded and request backup to return. Gen. Hammond says he has never heard of Lt. Tyler and had the team quarantined. While O'Neill is trying to save Lt. Tyler, the rest of the team is trying to plead their case. Meanwhile, Simmons is poking around investigating trying to shut down the program or at least stop SG-1. Doctor Frasier figures out what happened to the team when she is exposed to a spore-like substance. Sam, Teal'c and Daniel return to the planet to rescue Col. O'Neill and tell him Lt. Tyler is not who he said, but he already knew that. Lt. Tyler is really an alien that can make others see him as their own kind. He chose his name from a package that was made in Tyler, Texas. Lt. Tyler almost dies trying to help SG-1 get past the Jaffa and off the planet when the team comes to his rescue again. A really good episode.
  • Good episode...

    i think that this was a good epiosde but definetly not the best i've seen. i like how in the old sg1 they always went to a new planet not knowing what they were going to encounter. this epiosde was about a alien named the Reol. this is the only epiosde that we hear of them because they are starting a colony on another planet and plan to bury their gate.Lt Tyler was actually a Reol and their was no files of him on the base, so they thought sg1 had been taken over by some alien, but there was nothing wrong with tham. it was not a bad ep.later.