Season 2 – Episode 10
“Bane” – While exploring BP6-3Q1, O’Neill and the SG-1 team are attacked by giant insects. The team escapes through the Stargate but not before Teal’c is stung. When Teal’c returns to Earth, a strange transformation begins.
- This is one of the few “Teal’c centered” episodes that I actually like. Probably because Christopher Judge either wrote or directed all the rest, dunno. I always hoped they would discover a way to kill off the bugs and return to the planet to explore the advanced civilization there, but they didn’t. They suck.
Season 2 – Episode 11
“The Tok’ra: Part 1” – Samantha Carter has a vivid dream: she sees through the eyes of Jolinar, the Tok’ra or rebel Goa’uld, who briefly inhabited her body before dying. Carter knows she must go on the mission with the SG-1 team to find the Tok’ra on planet P34-353J.
- My feelings about the Tok’ra in Stargate are pretty conflicted. On one hand, it’s finally an ally with which SG-1 should be able to utilize. On the other hand, they’re a bitchy bunch and most episodes are annoying. On top of that, they frickin kill off Martoof in a few seasons…
Season 2 – Episode 12
“The Tok’ra: Part 2” – The Tok’ra turn down SG-1’s request for an alliance against the Goa’uld because the earthlings don’t offer enough rewards to justify a security breech, as well as the fact that none will act as host for Selmak, a Tok’ra whose host is dying.
- Uhh, see above. O’Neill goes a long way to forge the alliance with the Tok’ra by pointing out a Tok’ra traitor twice. We do get to see Jacob Carter, Sam’s dad, become a Tok’ra host, so that’s cool.
Season 2 – Episode 13
“Spirits” – The SG-11 team has not returned from its mission to planet PXY-887, where they discovered Trinium, an element 100 times lighter and stronger than steel. The inhabitants of the planet fire a Trinium arrow through the Stargate, wounding O’Neill.
- I’m convinced Stephanie Meyers based the Native American shifters in “Twilight” on this episode. Ok, not really, but that would be another way we could all rag on the books/movies…The “spirit” that protects the planet is “Zales”, who we all know to be a chain jewelry store. This makes sense as this episode is about mining a precious metal. Maybe I should have bought Jessica a Trinium wedding ring from Zales…DAMN!