Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 15

The Fifth Race

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 22, 1999 on Syfy

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  • Jack has trouble speaking after having his head sucked by one of those Ancient...head...suckers...

    Everything about this episode was just about bang on. Especially Jack and Daniel's interaction, which were both funny and inspiring, depending on the scene. This episode also had a great plot line, the mystery of the gate-builders, as the Ancients are known at this time in the series. But far more important than the new information about the gate-builders, is Earth's first contact with the Asgard, as Jack unconsciously builds a device from the ancient knowledge in his mind to seek out the help of the Asgard. Jack's meeting with the Asgard is perhaps one of the best done "discovery moments" of the entire series. Definitely not an episode to be missed.