Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 10

The Fourth Horseman (1)

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 2005 on Syfy
9.0
out of 10
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After an SGC officer returns to Earth after unknowingly being infected with the Ancient Plague, the virus quickly spreads throughout the United States. Not wanting the Ori to gain control of the Milky Way Galaxy, Orlin yet again descends to help Carter find a cure.

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  • Meet the new gods (same as the old gods).

    6.0
    .Spoilers.



    So we're made to believe the Jaffa can be convinced to worship some new false-gods, by a man resembling John Lithgow with a shiny stick. Just because Louis Gossett Jr. is getting a bit old, doesn't mean he would accept a new set of gods, a few short years after getting rid of his last set. I know his character has been set up as a self-righteous bore since he was introduced, but this character shift seems poorly thought out.



    Also, Carter's old squeeze turns up as a kid (maybe he could go to school with mini-O'Neill...) conveniently just in time to help with some sub-par 'Outbreak' Ori disease. Guess what? the poor kid has inconvenient brain problems to try and drag out the tension. The Ori remain a campy set of villians despite their great power. Here's hoping the second part is a bit better than this, but my hopes are low.moreless
  • Gerak plans to make all Jaffa serve the Ori

    9.8
    Gerak is paid a visit by a prior of the Ori and tells him that he will get all Jaffa to bow before the Ori. Tealc and Bratac hold a stand against the Ori. Meanwhile back at the SGC a team that has been undercover on an Ori planet returns and has been infected with an ori disease which causes 8000 people atleast being infected as they couldnt stop it. Gerak is turned into a prior of the Ori and returns to the Jaffa High Council.moreless
  • Satisfying. Totally Satisfying. But let's start the campaign to bring back Gen. Hammond right now.

    9.5
    What a wonderful job at introducing an entire run of new characters, new plotlines, new threats, new worlds, and new allies. This cliffhanger has set up tremedous new expectations for the January return of the series. Finally, Sam is rounding back into form--although she has suddenly begun to look a lot older. And everything looks good to go at the SGC for years to come. Except for . . . . Landry. Seeing Gen. Hammond on screen for just a few seconds reminded me once again how much I miss seeing Don Davis' superb portrayal of the man in charge at the SGC. Dump Landry. Bring back Gen. Hammond. And get Vala back into the series.moreless
  • Fine except for the cute kid.

    7.6
    Its too bad they couldn\'t get the original actor for Orlin. I don\'t have anything against cute kids but they tend to distract from any plot.

    The Ori really get their digs in on Earth in this episode. The plot twist at the end was good, and showed that the grip the Ori have over people isn\'t as strong as originally thought.

    Overall an episode worth watching.



    BTW while the band "Dark Pariah" referenced in the show is fake, the music is real.



    Its from "Bodies" by Drowning Pool.moreless
  • Auch..

    8.9
    When things get bad, they get even worse. And this episode unveils again the power and the terrible reaction Ori cause - now they are trying to turn Jaffas and had decided that leader of them is the best way - first he tries to speak everyone to follow origin and then it looks like civil war as he goes to attack Chulak. Looks like so long fought freedom for Jaffa is over.



    And on the Earth - it is bad too. The virus manages to break out and there is no way to control it - it is chaos. And their tries to solve it seems to have nothing good.



    And so, on the last minute, we learn that the leader of Jaffa council is turned into prime. What next?moreless
Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Panou

Panou

Lieutenant Fisher

Guest Star

Thomas Milburn Jr.

Thomas Milburn Jr.

Hazmat Officer

Guest Star

Julian Sands

Julian Sands

Doci

Guest Star

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Lee

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Bra'tac

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Sam: (Landry) didn't look too impressed.
      Mitchell: Oh, trust me. "Anti-Prior Gun" would have gone down better.

    • Young Orlin: My feeling haven't changed for you since we last saw each other, Sam. Maybe in a few years...
      Sam: Uh...

    • Landry: Colonel Carter – I've read your proposal.
      Sam: And…?
      Landry: And I'm not exactly sure what an aneurysm feels like, but I suspect I'm pretty close.
      Mitchell: I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    • Dr. Lee: I admit it's a pretty sound theory. Pardon the pun. (chuckling) Ultra-sonic waves. (laughs) Uhh, that's good. Anyway…

    • Dr. Lee: Well, trying to achieve something as specific as isolating one small part of the brain is like…it's like…trying to do something that's impossible.
      Sam: Good analogy.

    • Landry: According to the mission report on your first encounter with Orlin, you two had an…'intimate' relationship?
      Sam: Uh, well, we did. But, uh, he didn't look like that. He was…
      Lam: Taller?
      Sam: He was a grown man.

    • Dr. Lee: You know, I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to do something that gets me a little respect.
      Daniel: We're all waiting for that day, Bill.

    • Sam: Of course, we're presuming that the staff weapons the Priors carry are also mentally activated, and will also be neutralized.
      Mitchell: While we're at it, why don't we just assume that I can fly?
      Dr. Lee: Oh, actually, I've been working on a theory…

    • Mitchell: Relax, Jackson. I spent two weeks wih these guys. You got nothing to worry about.
      Daniel: Well, considering what happened the last time we were here, you'll forgive me if I'm a little cautious.
      Mitchell: We'll be fine.
      Daniel: (after being caught by the Sodan) We still fine?
      Mitchell: Yeah, we're fine.
      Daniel: Good, just checking.

    • Young Orlin: I know it must be kind of weird, my appearing this young.
      Sam: A little, but I understand.
      Young Orlin: My only regret in all this is that human social conventions preclude us from showing affection the way I wish I could.
      Sam: Excuse me?

    • Young Orlin: I am hungry. Maybe it's just me; it has been a while since I experienced human senses, but this food doesn't smell very good.
      Sam: That's because it's not very good.

    • Sam: How's it going?
      Young Orlin: Basically I know what I need to make, I just don't have any of the right materials or tools.
      Sam: This is the best we have. I can get you a toaster if you need it.
      Young Orlin: Not unless you're hungry for toast.
      Sam: Waffle iron?

    • Sam: You built a stargate in my basement using spare-parts from a toaster.
      Young Orlin: Actually, this will be a little harder than that.

    • Mitchell: Well, you don't think that getting a whole galaxy to bow down and worship you, is something to write home about?

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title
      A reference to the Bible. In the Book of Revelation, there are Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Pestilence, Famine and Death. They represent the tribulations that will sweep across the world before the "end times".

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