Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 2

The Other Side

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 07, 2000 on Syfy
8.8
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An alien race, the Eurondans, contact the SGC and ask for help. SG-1 delivers humanitarian aid to the aliens, who have been devastated by war by a hostile power, but must make a decision when Alar, the Eurondan's representative, asks for military assistance against their enemy.

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  • Race V.s Truth episode

    8.0
    Another lesson to be learned episode.

    The team is asked by a warring race to help them in their battle in exchange for tech that could stem the tide against the Goa'uld. along the way the team learns that the aliens are in fact the ones that started the war, poisoned their own atmosphere and refuse to end a war based on the fact that the opposition merely breed biologically instead of scientifically.moreless
  • Strong moral theme reminiscent of The Twilight Zone

    10
    Strong moral theme, surprise ending, and poetic justice.



    Reminiscent of Rod Serling's writing for "The Twilight Zone."



    Cautionary tale for American policy makers. Don't rush to judgment about who is and is not America's ally.
  • SG-1 seeks to aid a civilization that's losing a war...

    9.0
    This was an excellent moral debate episode with plenty of cool action and weaponry mixed in. I find myself a little frustrated with Daniel at least in the first half of the episode he acts like a huge jerk, and he's slightly out of character and a little more judgmental of the Eurondans, than other civilizations they meet. However, it was good to see that he respected Jack's command towards the end, before Jack's apology. And of course in the end we learn his suspicion was justified when Jack learns to horrible truth about how the war started. The episode is somewhat lacking in the humor department, but kinda made up for it with the argument between Jack and Daniel. The pacing was unusually quick, I felt, for a morality episode, but this was a good thing as often times episodes that make the main focus a moral issue are dreadfully slow in other series(ahem...Star Trek, nothing against Trek but they've put out some very slow morality episodes). Great episode, don't skip this one.moreless
  • Dilemma...

    9.0
    I really liked this episode - they have had many episodes were the same problem have rised but never that so largely or so much on focus, but this episode concentrates on that. And the way it was done - learning that there is a high developed race and... the miracles they see there.. the technology ... and the way how O'Neill is so eager for them.. but.. Daniel. He still has the common sense and he not only cares what they will get but also the price they are paying for them. And as the story advantages, the truth is unveiled.. and.. they learn that there was something else..moreless
  • A very good episode.

    9.9
    This episode was mainly about the team getting involved with a more powerful race. The race promises to give weapons and technology in exchange for water. But Daniel gets concerned when he finds out that the race is going to use the water to convert it into a weapon to use on their enemy. So the team consider what they are doing and when they find out that the race has been keeping secrets from them and are trying to exterminate their enemy the team leave and let the races base collapse leaving them all to die. Overall this was a great episode but i thought the team was harsh.moreless
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

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Alar

Guest Star

Anne Marie DeLuise

Anne Marie DeLuise

Farrell

Guest Star

Stephen Park

Stephen Park

Controller

Guest Star

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

Sgt. Siler

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Peter DeLuise

Peter DeLuise

Airman

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alar: Think of it as a demonstration, Colonel. Are not your people more likely to be forthcoming with assistance, if we have something to offer in exchange?
      Jack: Sure. (sits in station) Does this thing take quarters, or...?

    • Daniel: How did this war start?
      Alar: The first enemy bombs fell on Euronda in a surprise attack. I was a boy of 9. I remember that night. I remember the floor of the room in which my father sequestered me shook with each explosion. I remember... knowing that each bomber that got through meant that another building, another home... another street in the city above me... was gone. That is how this war began, Doctor.
      Daniel: And for that... we only have your word.
      Alar: Three of our best men died attempting to reach Earth through your Stargate.
      Daniel: Well, that was an accident.
      Alar: And we have only your word.

    • Daniel: You said yourself, we could not and would not devote the resources necessary to win a war.
      Hammond: Obviously, I was speaking in terms of military assets... human lives.
      Daniel: But, there was a moral issue?
      Hammond: Yes.
      Daniel: But if we could provide the power of all that and more in the form of water, then the moral issue just... evaporates?
      Hammond: I shouldn't have to remind you that Apophis is alive and at present, capable of wiping us from the face of this Earth without contest. It is the mandate of this organization to make sure that doesn't happen!
      Daniel: I understand that... I do. (pause) We've only ever seen one side of this... do we even know why they're fighting?
      Sam: For their lives.
      Daniel: Yes! Yes, and I was all for saving those lives, but we're about to go way, way... way beyond that. We're about to turn the tide of a world war we know nothing about, against an enemy that we know nothing about. Is that the right way to get their technology? Yes! But is it the right thing to do?

    • Jack: Next time I tell you to shut up...
      Daniel: I didn't hear you tell me to shut up.
      Jack: Too subtle for ya?

    • Daniel: I was speaking metaphorically.
      Jack: Yeah. well stop it. It's not fair to Teal'c.

    • Jack: So, what's your impression of Alar?
      Teal'c: That he is concealing something.
      Jack: Like what?
      Teal'c: I am unsure. He is concealing it.

    • Jack: Alright, I'm here 2 hours early, when did you get here?
      Sam: I haven't left yet.
      Jack: Didn't I order you to get a life?

    • Jack: Hey, you got that look.
      Teal'c: To which look are you referring, O'Neill?
      Daniel: The one that says, "I have misgivings about this mission but deep down I know we're doing the right thing?"
      Jack: Eh, no, the other one...
      Daniel: Oh...

    • Daniel: We came here to help!
      Teal'c: Is that not what we are doing, Daniel Jackson?
      Daniel: No, their whole world is in flames, and we're offering gasoline! How does that help?!
      Teal'c: We are in fact offering water...

    • Farrel: Were you impressed by our weapon systems, O'Neill?
      Jack: Oh yeah, we'll take a dozen.

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