I’ve watched a bunch today, so I’m going to blog about what I’ve watched so far.
Oh, and I’ve decided to change up how I order the episodes so it makes more sense when scrolling.
Season 3 – Episode 8
“Demons” – SG-1 arrives at a medieval village and frees Mary, a young woman who has been left outside tied to a stake. Simon, friar of the village and Mary’s friend, explains that Mary is a sacrifice for the demon that plagues their village.
- Two actors appear in this episode in fairly prominent roles that also show up in other episodes (both in Atlantis even). Simon is also the guy that puts Teal’c on trial in “Cor-Ai” for killing his father while serving Apophis. Simon is also in “Epiphany” (Stargate Atlantis) as one of the people trying to ascend while in an Ancient created time-dilation field. Sheppard goes through the “doorway” into the field, battles a dragon, and helps the people ascend. The village canon in “Demons” is also the magistrate in “Condemned” (Stargate Atlantis). I think it’s great that they have the 2ndguy play what is basically the same character for both shows: a guy in with power who sacrifices his followers to the bad-guys on a regular basis. Peter Deluise has a brief cameo when the Unas first shows up. You just see his head as he shouts “The demon comes, the demon comes!”
Season 3 – Episode 7
“Deadman Switch” – SG-1 travels to planet PJ6-877 for a routine recon. Almost immediately after arriving, they are snared in an invisible forcefield by alien bounty hunter Aris Boch. Aris takes them to his cargo ship, which is completely invisible from the outside.
- Aris the bounty hunter is of a race that is immune to being blended with a Goa’uld. He’s the last of his kind and now acts as a bounty hunter to get more of a liquid that the Goa’uld got his people addicted to and which he now needs in order to survive. They convince him to let them and a Tok’ra on the planet escape by appealing to his good side and their mutual hatred for the Goa’uld. Sadly, we never see or hear from Aris Boch again.
Season 3 – Episode 6
“Point of View” – Stargate Command is taken aback when an alternate-reality version of Samantha Carter and the deceased Maj. Kawalsky are found in a secured building in top-secret Area 51. To transport themselves to present-day Earth, they used the Quantum Mirror.
- Yay Quantum Mirror episode! Apophis returns (alternate reality so I guess he’s not really returning) with facial hair. Oh, and Teal’c kills himself. Well, alternate reality himself. With some chin-hair himself. Daniel finally explains what “Kree” means, telling Jack it means “Attention, Listen up, Concentrate”, to which Jack adds “Yoohoo?”. The writers stoke the Jack/Sam relationship fire a bit more by making them married in the alternate reality, and since Jack is dead in the alternate reality, the other Sam latches on to our Jack. They kiss in the end while our Carter watches through the Quantum Mirror. AWKWARD!
Season 3 – Episode 5
“Learning Curve” – In the pursuit of knowledge, Col. Jack O’Neill, Teal’c and Dr. Daniel Jackson travel to the planet Orban as part of an exchange program.
- The team is given the designs to create their first Naquadah generator from an 11 year old girl. The planet’s inhabitants they’re working with inject some newborns with nanites so they can become experts in a field, then remove those nanites when they turn 12 and distribute them among the population. This turns the kids into vegetables though, so of course SG-1 tries to get them to stop. Jack takes the little girl that’s a “reactor expert” away from the SGC to a nearby school where me makes her paint with some kids. When she goes through the vegetable-making procedure back on her planet, her nanites cause everyone to learn about art and the importance of playing with children.
Season 3 – Episode 4
“Legacy” – The SG-1 team discovers a room containing the corpses of a league of Goa’uld who challenged the system lords. One holds a tablet; after Dr. Daniel Jackson touches it, he begins to hear voices and see nightmarish visions.
- Daniel goes schizophrenic and starts hallucinating open wormholes everywhere because he’s infected with one of Ma’chello’s “Goa’uld killing machines”, tiny wormy-things meant to kill a Goa’uld and free the host. Eventually Teal’c gets infected and they decide maybe Daniel wasn’t crazy after all. Frasier, O’Neill, and Carter are in the same room when they accidentally release more “wormy-things”, and Carter is the only one not infected. They realize it’s because she had a special protein marker left from when Jolinar died, so they centrifuge her blood (without balancing it though, even I knew you have to do that…), pull out the parts that aren’t blood-type specific, and inject the results into O’Neill and Janet, curing them!