Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 18

The Light

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 26, 2001 on Syfy
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A member of another SG team, returning from an alien planet, commits suicide. The rest of his team begins to go into comas, and Daniel, who also visited the planet, attempts suicide. When SG-1 goes to the planet, they discover a hypnotic light show that not only induces memory blackouts, but alters their physiology so that they cannot leave the planet without becoming terminally depressed and ultimately dying of system shutdown. Trapped on the planet, they meet a young boy, Loran, who is apparently immune to the effects of the light system but who lost his parents. The team must figure a way to overcome the addiction or remain trapped on the planet forever.moreless

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Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Kristian Ayre

Kristian Ayre

Loran

Guest Star

Link Baker

Link Baker

Sgt. Barber

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Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Jack goes to Daniel's apartment, the outside shot shows that the building is three levels high, and has no balconies. However, Daniel's apartment has a balcony, and (relative to near by buildings) is about six stories high.

    • Barber, the man who killed himself in the show's opening scene, is credited as a sergeant, though Hammond refers to him twice in the episode as a lieutenant.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jack: What?
      Sam: Oh I guess the reality that we may never go home is starting to sink in.
      Jack: Oh, Hammond will keep us supplied with everything we need until we figure this out. It's a nice beach.
      Sam: Be a good excuse for you, wouldn't it?
      Jack: What?
      Sam: To do nothing for a while?
      Jack: What?
      Sam: Forget it.
      Jack: You mean "Forget it, sir."
      Sam: Oh you think I'm keeping that up if were stuck here forever?
      Jack: Listen, Major.
      Sam: No way!
      Jack: That's "No way, Colonel!"

    • (holding toy gun)
      Teal'c: Children of the Tau'ri also seem to enjoy colorful weapons that serve no function.
      Loran: It's fun.

    • Daniel: From what I've been able to translate so far with Loren's help, the Goa'uld used to use this place as some sort of, opium den. The only difference is their symbiotes must have kept the host's mind chemically balanced once they left.
      Teal'c: Then it is most likely I will be able to leave this planet.
      Jack: Oh how nice for you.

    • (enters Loran's room)
      Jack: Nice digs. Kind of reminds me of my first apartment. How are the people upstairs?

    • (trying to make the device work)
      Daniel: What is wrong with this thing! This thing isn't working.
      Jack: Did you check the battery?

    • Sam: What sport did you bet on?
      Jack: Uh... Curling!
      Sam: Daniel bet on curling?
      Jack: Oh yeah, his team won the big... Bondspiel...

    • Jack: How long were we standing here?
      Daniel: I'm not sure. Long enough to figure out how to translate the writings on this thing, so...
      Jack: That long?
      Daniel: Yeah, well, perception of time is one of the first things to go when you're... high.

    • (after almost being killed)
      Hammond: Is there anything you need?
      Daniel: Glasses! And maybe some supplies...

    • Jack: You like ice cream?
      Loran: What is 'ice cream'?

    • Teal'c: Within 2-3 weeks your brain chemistry will return to normal.
      Jack: So, 3 weeks in a palace by the beach?

    • Teal'c: I am 101 years old.
      Loran: You don't look that old.

    • Jack: Great. All those years of just saying no...

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