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<FONT SIZE=1>EPISODE NUMBER - 415</FONT>
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SG-1 must adjust to a new commanding officer when General Hammond steps down -- but O'Neill discovers foul play behind the general's resignation.

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bcmilco
May 2nd, 2004, 12:05 PM
I think this is another really good episode. I like that they have the NID trying to force the SGC into doing their bidding it brings the stargate more into the realm of reality for me, because if the stargate did exist there would be many differnet groups of people trying to control it.

Gen. Bouer (sp) was a good character too. I pitied him, in the end. He was trying to do the right thing, but he just didn't have a clue. :S

I also really like the fact that Mayborne is in it. He's such a great character! And Kinsey, I love to hate him. :)

Jeff O'Connor
May 19th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Maybourne and Kinsey, here, here! I love their characters. Maybourne because of the changes in him throughout a story that only picks up on him every so often, and Kinsey because... well, you put it well! :cool:

KorbenDirewolf
May 19th, 2004, 12:28 PM
Yeah.. Bauer was just kinda shafted. Didn't seem to get all the information he should have had.

And who ever said the stargate doesn't exist?

paradox
May 24th, 2004, 10:19 AM
I'd like to know what happened to Bauer. Was he forced to retire (switching places with Hammond), reassigned or used as the scapegoat for the N.I.D.?

Elwe Singollo
June 24th, 2004, 10:15 AM
I don't mean to be a hater, haha, Bauer was so... Ahh! Ah, Kinsey's wife is such an airhead, haha... Ok, enough 'hating', anyone catch 'bird of a feather' line, the same he used in Fallen?

SeaBee
June 26th, 2004, 01:25 AM
I'd like to know what happened to Bauer. Was he forced to retire (switching places with Hammond), reassigned or used as the scapegoat for the N.I.D.?

Knowing the way the armed forces work, he probably got promoted! :D

Nice episode, with some good interaction between O'Neill and Maybourne.

The only disappointment for me was Kinsey didn't get shot! I kept willing O'Neill to pull the trigger, but it didn't happen. ;)

Selmak
July 10th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Nice way to find out more about Hammond.

Selmak
July 15th, 2004, 06:43 PM
freckn' NID

Selmak
July 26th, 2004, 06:34 PM
It is touching... how much Hammond cares for his grad children

Shivan
September 12th, 2004, 03:23 PM
I would like to ask the person who wrote the review for this episode on this site why it only got a 2 and a half outta 4?

This episode is fantastic in every aspect. And this is really the first episode where you start to love Maybourne.

I can't find any flaws.

4/4.

SeaBee
September 17th, 2004, 12:13 PM
I think that with Kinsey firmly installed as the ace bad guy, the PTB decided to make Kinsey more likable, and this ep was the start of the process.

Major Fischer
September 17th, 2004, 12:15 PM
Kinsey was likable?

mishy_mo
October 4th, 2004, 02:41 PM
i liked this ep

Jack points gun a kinsey

Jack outwits kinsey and NID thugs

Jack asks hammond tio by back his soul!!!!!!

not to metion seeing RDA's cute little doggie!!!!!

berenikee
November 1st, 2004, 04:46 AM
Perfect episode, Maybourne was likeable.
I loved when Jack came to Hammond and kissed the window :p

corey2002
November 16th, 2004, 01:52 PM
Maybourne: Now you know one of a hundred names I go by. (He goes to the fridge and pulls out a disk)

O'Neill: I see you're on that famous beer and mustard diet. How's that working out for you?

Maybourne offers him a beer.

No thanks.

Maybourne: if anyone tries to boot the computer up without this disk the whole thing fries.


is the disk thing possible?(ive looked on the 'net but got nothing)

Daniel's_twin
November 17th, 2004, 06:05 PM
This episode was pretty good. Shows how far Jack will go for a friend. And as for Kinsey, honestly, who wasn't surprised? He's just a scuzball whose attitude is absolutely crud, especially the way he flaunts the name of God. :cool:

zats
January 2nd, 2005, 11:24 AM
The man you love to hate!

Okay, one of the men...

kelmah
February 17th, 2005, 12:13 PM
I liked seeing more about Hammond

Beatrice Otter
February 19th, 2005, 11:38 PM
I think that with Kinsey firmly installed as the ace bad guy, the PTB decided to make Kinsey more likable, and this ep was the start of the process.
Um, did you mean tptb decided to make Mayborne more likeable? 'Cause that makes way more sense to me. I mean, in later eps I occasionally pity Kinsey, but I never find him likeable ...

Beatrice Otter
February 19th, 2005, 11:39 PM
Maybourne: Now you know one of a hundred names I go by. (He goes to the fridge and pulls out a disk)

O'Neill: I see you're on that famous beer and mustard diet. How's that working out for you?

Maybourne offers him a beer.

No thanks.

Maybourne: if anyone tries to boot the computer up without this disk the whole thing fries.


is the disk thing possible?(ive looked on the 'net but got nothing)
I have no clue. However, the funny thing about that whole sequence is that the actor who plays Mayborne has no computer knowledge of any kind.

valaCB
April 6th, 2005, 12:28 PM
very good episode. i like to know more about Scully's father ;) love hammond.
and why is it Mayborne was executed?

is it RDA's dog??? how cute! :)

fair_nymph
April 9th, 2005, 09:06 AM
^^^
Maybourne was going to get the death penalty for treason, i.e. selling info to the Russians (as we saw in 'Watergate').

While political, earth-based eps will never be my ultimate favourites, I do find them quite enthralling, this ep included.

Kinsey, and especially Maybourne, are lovely villians that I love to hate. Maybourne is so wonderfully selfish and bent on self-preservation at any cost. And he's such a trickster with a real gleam in his bulging (disturbingly bulging, I would say) eyes.

I love how Jack 'got dirty' in this episode (great ep for Jack all around). It's a wonderful side of him (quite sexy, too). His black op experience really shows itself. At the same time I love that Jack is being so down and dirty out of true devotion and affection for Hammond (who is a total teddy-bear as far as I am concerned). The NID never fails to amaze me with the extent of their immorality. Kidnapping his grandchildren? :(

I was wondering about ranking -- Gen Bauer was a 'major general' -- how does that rank compared to Hammond? Anyone have a clue?

Matt G
April 9th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Major General = two star = same as Hammond when he commanded the SGC!

greytop
May 23rd, 2005, 11:04 PM
^^^
Maybourne was going to get the death penalty for treason, i.e. selling info to the Russians (as we saw in 'Watergate').

While political, earth-based eps will never be my ultimate favourites, I do find them quite enthralling, this ep included.

Kinsey, and especially Maybourne, are lovely villians that I love to hate. Maybourne is so wonderfully selfish and bent on self-preservation at any cost. And he's such a trickster with a real gleam in his bulging (disturbingly bulging, I would say) eyes.

I love how Jack 'got dirty' in this episode (great ep for Jack all around). It's a wonderful side of him (quite sexy, too). His black op experience really shows itself. At the same time I love that Jack is being so down and dirty out of true devotion and affection for Hammond (who is a total teddy-bear as far as I am concerned). The NID never fails to amaze me with the extent of their immorality. Kidnapping his grandchildren? :(

I was wondering about ranking -- Gen Bauer was a 'major general' -- how does that rank compared to Hammond? Anyone have a clue?My thoughts, exactly.

:eek: Do you have an internet ball, fair nymph? :)

QuiGonJohn
May 27th, 2005, 06:37 AM
Loved this episode, too. Liked seeing how far Jack would go to help a friend.

Anubis69
May 28th, 2005, 08:34 AM
It was a great episode, the on screen duo of RDA and TM was priceless!! one thing that bothered me, if i was a high profile agent in a secret organisation notorious for it's "backhand deals" i wouldn't make my password the name of my dog or something easy to guess! For crying out loud, pick something random!

As for Kinsey's wife being an airhead, i think she tries to give that impression, but the way she looked up the stairs at jack and maybourne in that pondouring fashion......

Abydosian
May 28th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Generally thought it was a good episode here, It was quite nice to see the SGC in a different perspective from a different command, and made me realise how well General Hammond does his job.

I was kind of surprised the remainder of the team kept going under the new command, having seen how they have reacted previously to things they don't agree with - still, I guess they didnt have much choice.


if i was a high profile agent in a secret organisation notorious for it's "backhand deals" i wouldn't make my password the name of my dog or something easy to guess

Yes - I thought about that too. Although there are still many people even today that use command names as passwords, even the really obvious things such as 'password' or 'unlock' or whatever - maybe Kinsey was just like one of those people.

Perriman33
August 17th, 2005, 07:15 AM
This was great, but the ending seemed a little rushed.Always nice to have maybourne in an episode as he seems to get more interesting as it goes on.
It was good to see how SG1 got on when they were seperated from each other. :)

Stricken
September 8th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Maybournes back! whooo!!! anyway interesting episode TPTB must have been happy to destroy some of the Gateroom lol!! However it did feel a little rushed but thats okay becuase it got all the points across

walter_MacChevron
September 17th, 2005, 11:16 AM
Maybournes back! whooo!!! anyway interesting episode TPTB must have been happy to destroy some of the Gateroom lol!! However it did feel a little rushed but thats okay becuase it got all the points across

Exactly what I was going to say!

Metarock Sam
September 23rd, 2005, 07:52 AM
This ep nicely showed how much Jack cares about Hammond and how his views have changed since the pilot episode.

skritsys
November 23rd, 2005, 04:41 AM
This was a great all around ep. The acting was superb, the characters' development between O'Neill, Hammond, Maybourne, and Kinsey was just totally well written and acted. I find it so hard to believe that this ep only got a 2.5 out of 4.
This ep has got to be one of the best out of the whole show.

Sheppard
July 20th, 2006, 02:28 AM
i thought the whole idea of the NID blackmailing the genral was kinda good and i like the look on the new genrels face when the gate wouldnt dissconnect and the radiation was in the base i just thought that was funny

plastic
May 15th, 2007, 02:21 AM
i have just rewatched this episode, the first time i watched i thought it was kinda boring, but today when i watched it i enjoyed it, i liked the end where the new genral was proved wrong and his face but i have to admit i did feel a little bit sorry for him.

Cascade
August 3rd, 2007, 04:02 PM
Great episode. I'm so relieved Hammond didn't have to retire afterall! :D

Did anyone else notice, though, that in the scene where Jack and Maybourne are in Kinsey's office with him, that Kinsey refers to one/both of them as "General"? I'm pretty sure he was directly addressing either Jack or Maybourne, and was not referencing General Hammond...but neither Jack nor Maybourne are at General Status, they're both Colonels! I'm going to go back and check, but I'm sure that's what was said, hehe. :o

PrioroftheOri
March 16th, 2008, 06:27 PM
great episode, its good that hammond came back, walter would have been lonely wothout him*giggles* i like jacks brilliant idea of calling the media to escape, that was pretty genius.

captain jake
July 1st, 2008, 12:34 PM
I laugh my head of every time I see the look on Jack's face right after General Bauer gives his short "I look forward to working with all of you" and walks out of the room. It's to bad Maybourne doesn't work at the SGC, Jack and him make such a good team, though I suppose Maybourne's skills only exist in the shadows. It's always nice to see Kinsey get his self righteous mentality shot down and discarded.

Ulkesh47
July 14th, 2008, 05:47 PM
I love this episode.

"I see you're on the famous beer and mustard diet."

I also thought the concept of the naquadah bomb was interesting and well-done.

HelloVelo
July 21st, 2008, 07:36 PM
I love the dynamic duo that is Jack and Maybourne.

Rating: 7/10

Full Review: http://stargatesummer.blogspot.com/2008/07/chain-reaction.html

L E E
July 31st, 2008, 06:20 AM
I love the dynamic duo that is Jack and Maybourne.


Ditto. Always love watching these two together. Always episode much more interesting. Whether they are teaming up or fighting against each other.

I wonder why TPTB didn't make more eps with these 2. Based on what I've read, fan reaction is quite positive.

Verdande
November 6th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Yes! Maybourne and O'Neill are fun.

But when Hammond left the SGC, how funny wasn't Teal'c? Teal'c tells the best jokes because he tells them so seriously - it takes a while to figure out whether he's joking or not: "On Chulak, when a great warrior retires from the field of battle, it is custom is to sing a song of lament". (pause) Fortunately, we are not on Chulak". :tealc:

And Carter got so angry with General Bauer after the wormhole wouldn't disengage that she couldn't even look at him! I guess it must really suck to follow orders when your commanding officer is an idiot.

gateship15
November 9th, 2008, 10:32 PM
i agree that must be frustrating .

Dinoman
February 26th, 2009, 03:38 PM
I was a bit surprise to see Bauer admitted his mistake so quickly and directly. I tend to think political guy like him usually pushes away responsbilities and only subtly admits his own mistake until the very last moment.

Butlersgate
March 1st, 2009, 08:02 AM
I was a bit surprise to see Bauer admitted his mistake so quickly and directly. I tend to think political guy like him usually pushes away responsbilities and only subtly admits his own mistake until the very last moment.

i don't think he was very political just someone who wants weapons at all costs and it just happens to be what the lying [BLEEEEEEP] want as well.

Ksya
March 19th, 2009, 06:56 PM
I think this episode shows how Hammond will make sarcifices for the people he loves (His grandchildren)

H Louise
March 21st, 2009, 02:43 PM
Does anyone know the name of the song/tune and artist that plays at the end of the episode when Maybourne is in the tropics - its a steel band in the background I think?
Thanks

gateship15
March 21st, 2009, 09:24 PM
really good episode i liked to see Hammond standing down because of his love for his grand children but i also like that sg1 would not let this happen and did everything they could to bring him back

Ksya
March 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
:indeed:

balo
March 24th, 2009, 09:04 AM
This was a good all around episode. Great to see Maybourne and Kinsey back. Good acting by everyone!

Jack is really crossing the line here , trying to help Hammond.

Kinsey look like a troublemaker , I'm sure we will see more of him soon.

At'ash
April 26th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Anyone know what things are both Hammond and O`Neill wearing at the end of the episode?.They look like pens but im not sure.Just noticed this myself today.Here`s the pics:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3240/capturerqdy.jpg


http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9670/captureeu.jpg

vzzzzzbx
April 29th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Anyone know what things are both Hammond and O`Neill wearing at the end of the episode?.They look like pens but im not sure.Just noticed this myself today.Here`s the pics:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3240/capturerqdy.jpg


http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9670/captureeu.jpg
According to the dvd commentary they are supposed to be devices that check for radiation that the props master suggested they should wear

Ulkesh47
April 29th, 2009, 08:15 PM
According to the dvd commentary they are supposed to be devices that check for radiation that the props master suggested they should wear
Interesting... I don't think I ever saw this particular commentary.

The Stig
May 2nd, 2009, 12:04 AM
KINSEY!!!! I really hate this man. Maybourne however was a good boy which was a bit of a change.

Automission
October 8th, 2009, 09:50 AM
I have to ask, how did they go back to using the SGC so quickly? Surely 38 minutes of gamma radiation being flooded into the base would make it a dangerous radiation hot spot? Surely it'd need at least several month's, maybe years for the background radiation to clear?

techwork
October 8th, 2009, 07:40 PM
I have to ask, how did they go back to using the SGC so quickly? Surely 38 minutes of gamma radiation being flooded into the base would make it a dangerous radiation hot spot? Surely it'd need at least several month's, maybe years for the background radiation to clear?

Pripyat best confirmation.

PacoJr67
October 8th, 2009, 08:09 PM
IIRC Gamma radiation decays fairly rapidly

Pic
January 9th, 2010, 03:42 PM
I know the episode was named after the threat of the naquada bomb/active gate/ Carter-technobabble/etc, but all I get out of this episode is Starsky and Hutch.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn229/Pic-CollSwan/SGM/415-2.png

mrscopterdoc
March 14th, 2010, 03:51 PM
There was way too much Kinsey in this episode for me.

Martina Magnus
July 15th, 2010, 11:11 PM
I hate Kinsey ... :D But Jack and Harry ... :D They were hilarious :D

SnowWhite
July 17th, 2010, 11:28 PM
I hate Kinsey ... :D But Jack and Harry ... :D They were hilarious :D
haha, Starsky and Hutch were great! and Kinsey's wife just didn't get it :D
I agree that there was too much Kinsey, but Oskar (Zoe?) was soo cute.
And I really liked the SG-1-Hammond parts.. You see that not only he is concerned for the team, but also vise versa.

Especially when Jack visits him home. Too bad we didn't see more of Hammond off duty :(

maneth
September 14th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Loved Teal'c's comment about how on Chulak they'd sing a lament in the honor of a great warrior who retired from the battlefield, and how fortunate it was that they weren't on Chulak. :p This one featured two of my favorite villains, Kinsey and Maybourne.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
August 31st, 2011, 05:13 PM
what did Jack mean by "buy back my soul?"

LeftHandedGuitarist
November 7th, 2011, 02:23 PM
I'd forgotten how great this episode was, a really enjoyable and fun little outing with tons of intrigue. Episodes like this often click with me, it's in the same vein as Secrets and Touchstone which I love. I'm so happy that Kinsey was brought back for this, he's such a good bad guy, and Maybourne is always fun.

It's interesting, though, the character of Maybourne has really gone through some changes to fit the stories which the writers need him for. The super-secret black-ops intelligence man he becomes was not the same character we were originally introduced to (back in 'Bane'?), and even last season in 'Foothold' he wasn't at all like he is presented here, but it's a change for the better. He's very entertaining when he shows up.

I also love it when we get to see the other side of General Hammond, he's a great character which Don Davis played perfectly. Carter, Daniel and Teal'c are really overshadowed by everything else going on in this episode despite the fact that they are get to deal with an ENTIRE PLANET blowing up - which really speaks to how good Hammond, O'Neill, Kinsey and Maybourne are to watch.

RATING: 8.5 out of 10

hedwig
November 7th, 2011, 03:13 PM
It's interesting, though, the character of Maybourne has really gone through some changes to fit the stories which the writers need him for. The super-secret black-ops intelligence man he becomes was not the same character we were originally introduced to (back in 'Bane'?), and even last season in 'Foothold' he wasn't at all like he is presented here, but it's a change for the better. He's very entertaining when he shows up.

Maybourne was introduced in Season 1, "Enigma" when he tried to appropriate the Tollan refugees and then would have them all shot in the gateroom for trying to leave with Lya (of the Nox). His next appearance was in "Bane", then "Touchstone", and so on.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
November 7th, 2011, 05:17 PM
what did Jack mean by "buy back my soul?"
Because he made a deal with the devil (i.e., Maybourne) to get Hammond reinstated.

Seaboe

Dave2
November 15th, 2011, 01:01 PM
How long was Bauer actually in charge of SGC and how long was Sam working on that fancy lethal machine?
After dismantling SG1, what was the official position of O'Neil?
I didn't exactly get what got Maybourne out of jail to the Caribbean. Did he receive a presidential pardon for exposing the shenanigans of the NID? And how did it happen if the NID was above the law?
Why are most of the office rooms in Cheyenne Mountain so dark even when lights are on?
Since Hammond's granddaughters were playing and returned to his house it would appear they had no parents and that he was now taking care of the kids. Yet when he talked to one of them in a previous episode when she invited to a performance or something, it appeared as if they were living somewhere else.
Why does Maybourne feel so secure in his tropical paradise, with no fear that someone is going to finish him off?

hedwig
November 15th, 2011, 02:23 PM
How long was Bauer actually in charge of SGC and how long was Sam working on that fancy lethal machine?

Probably no more than a few days; maybe a week?


After dismantling SG1, what was the official position of O'Neil?

It was not explained. However, Jack probably took Bauer at his suggestion of taking some time off to decide whether and where he wanted to fit in at the SGC. So he took off to investigate and see what he could come up with about the whole situation.


I didn't exactly get what got Maybourne out of jail to the Caribbean. Did he receive a presidential pardon for exposing the shenanigans of the NID?

Jack got Maybourne out of jail by asking for a favor from the President, who he apparently knows from some point in the past (which was never explained). Then at some point after they left Kinsey's mansion, Maybourne managed to disappear and wind up in the Caribbean. He didn't get a Presidential Pardon, since he's still looking for one at the beginning of "Paradise Lost" in Season 6.


Since Hammond's granddaughters were playing and returned to his house it would appear they had no parents and that he was now taking care of the kids. Yet when he talked to one of them in a previous episode when she invited him to a performance or something, it appeared as if they were living somewhere else.

Hammond has at least one daughter. Since she probably works somewhere, her children maybe stay with Hammond, or they might all live with him. Hammond is a widower, so maybe he likes having them with him. It was really never explained.


Why does Maybourne feel so secure in his tropical paradise, with no fear that someone is going to finish him off?

If you're referring to the Caribbean, there is no reason to think he's going to stay there for very long. He's likely to move around a lot since he's still a wanted person. He seems to have a great deal of knowledge somehow as to what's going on all the time, so he's likely one step ahead of anyone that's looking for him.

Dave2
November 16th, 2011, 07:50 AM
The destruction of the planet was all because of Samantha Carter who was simply "following orders." But presumably it was well within her ability to sabotage the device so it wouldn't create the chain reaction of the nuclear/naquadah device. Alternatively she could have risked court marshal for refusing to obey Bauer. But she have still come out of it OK and not destroy the planet.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
November 16th, 2011, 08:29 AM
The destruction of the planet was all because of Samantha Carter who was simply "following orders."

While there was clearly a lot of destruction, we don't know that the entire planet was destroyed. In fact, it probably wasn't because if it had been, its gate would also be destroyed. At which point the wormhole would disconnect and the SGC wouldn't have a problem.

Seaboe

Matt G
November 18th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Tuesday night...and another ep of SG1...by this point I was certainly checking out this site called "Starguide" though whether I'd posted on the forum there or not I'm not sure...

1. The SGC certainly took some damage here...

2. Hammond quitting...sort of been spoiled for this part but...

3. Certainly our biggest delve into Stargate politics yet though...

4. Bauer...stuffed shirt and complete moron.

5. That last scene in Kinsey's study...can play it again and again...awesome!

Certainly the best Earthbound ep of SG1.

bookwormjules
November 18th, 2011, 02:58 PM
While there was clearly a lot of destruction, we don't know that the entire planet was destroyed. In fact, it probably wasn't because if it had been, its gate would also be destroyed. At which point the wormhole would disconnect and the SGC wouldn't have a problem.
Seaboe

Well the planet may still be physically there, judging by the amount of radiation that was pouring through the gate, even with the iris closed, any plant life, animal life etc would have likely been destroyed by the radiation. If the amount coming through the iris was concerning Sam, imagine what it did to the planet. IMO the planet is technically destroyed, if all life ceases to exist. Can't be 100% sure, but I assume everything on that planet that was once living, is dead.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
November 18th, 2011, 04:37 PM
IMO the planet is technically destroyed, if all life ceases to exist.

Taking our own as an example, planets (and the life on them) are extremely resilient. While 99% of the life might be gone for now, I don't consider the planet destroyed unless it's broken up into little bits and strewn through space. Clearly, this is an issue where we'll have to agree to disagree.

Seaboe

hedwig
November 18th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Well the planet may still be physically there, judging by the amount of radiation that was pouring through the gate, even with the iris closed, any plant life, animal life etc would have likely been destroyed by the radiation. If the amount coming through the iris was concerning Sam, imagine what it did to the planet. IMO the planet is technically destroyed, if all life ceases to exist. Can't be 100% sure, but I assume everything on that planet that was once living, is dead.

It depends on how destructive that weapon actually was. While it could have caused catastrophic damage to the atmosphere, and maybe taken a good chunk of the planet out, there would likely still be remnants of life, even at the tiny level that would have started life again, though it would have taken hundreds or thousands of years to amount to anything. The only way your scenario would be true is if the atmosphere was destroyed completely or if the planet had been blown to bits. And I really don't think that happened. :)

And life does survive radiation.

Lieutenant Sparrow
November 21st, 2011, 01:31 AM
Not the most entertaining ep. But still has some good parts. Would have been a shocker for first time viewers when Hammond retired. So glad he sticks around for a bit longer.

Jack and Maybourne working together is great to watch.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
November 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM
A pretty good Jack/Maybourne episode.

So Hammond was forced to retire by the NID, and replaced by a dick of a commander who disbanded.

Stuff from the commentary:

When Gen Bauer enter the gate room for the first time, the female extra winked at RDA (causing this reaction)
Kinsey & Hammond's house was the same location (the back for Hammond's house, the front for Kinsey's house)
Tom McBeath doesn't know who to use a computer
The guys in the background are German reporters. They became famous when they got back to Germany, and when the commentary was recorded they were back:
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/sg1_season4/415-ChainReaction/screencaps/normal_sg1_415_337.JPG
RDA's actual Dog (Zooey) is Kinsey's dog. Oscar is the name of Robert Cooper's dog.


Tomorrow, SG-1 goes back to a year ago.

Jae'a
November 22nd, 2011, 09:25 AM
My LiveJournal post (http://jo-r-lee.livejournal.com/21830.html)

Poor Hammond.

Krisz
November 22nd, 2011, 08:20 PM
Any episode with that lovable rogue Maybourne is a good one for me. The interaction between him and Jack is always fun to watch.

I guess Jack will step into that shade of grey area when things that matter to him are threatened. Selling his soul to the devil is an apt phrase here, guess he still can't believe he worked with Maybourne, but they did help eachother. Maybourne seems to have a conscience buried deep somewhere. I think this is what made their interaction so much fun, Jack had to do more distasteful things, Maybourne actually began to think about doing the right thing and they sort of met in the middle.

Hammond was great in this too. For all that he was in it for the shortest time, it was his moments with Jack and SG-1, telling them that he'd had enough and then the real reason he stepped down that were the most memorable.

When it comes to prize 'patsies' General Bauer was a real piece of work, an attitude that clearly invited disaster at every turn! He was a wonderful example of everything that Hammond was not! Nicely played out.

The place where Jack and Maybourne sat and ate their hot dogs was filmed in Sunset Beach Park, in the False Creek area of Vancouver. That was the same place as the scene with Sheppard in SGA's 'Rising' when he was sitting in the park contemplating whether to go to Atlantis.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
November 22nd, 2011, 08:38 PM
Maybourne seems to have a conscience buried deep somewhere.

Maybourne said once that he and Jack have the same goals; they just don't have the same methods. I believe Maybourne has always had a conscience, because he has the same goals.

Seaboe

SG3Marine
November 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
I enjoyed how Maybourne became a spy/black ops guy. And his interactions with Jack were always good. I did question why O'Neill, as a special forces colonel, would be uncomfortable doing some of the things Maybourne did.

iheartcam
November 24th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Any episode with that lovable rogue Maybourne is a good one for me. The interaction between him and Jack is always fun to watch.

I guess Jack will step into that shade of grey area when things that matter to him are threatened. Selling his soul to the devil is an apt phrase here, guess he still can't believe he worked with Maybourne, but they did help eachother. Maybourne seems to have a conscience buried deep somewhere. I think this is what made their interaction so much fun, Jack had to do more distasteful things, Maybourne actually began to think about doing the right thing and they sort of met in the middle.

I agree completely! The exchanges between Jack and Maybourne are always entertaining. I also like how, even though they don't always have the same methods, they can have the same goals and can work together to achieve those goals. I like the way you've phrased it....they end up meeting in the middle!

jelgate
November 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Ah the first of many Jack and Maybourne "Starksy and Hutch" teamups. These are usually good episodes as I think the two actors works well off another. They are different but they have a lot of simliarities seeing the two have to cooperate is some interesting dynamic. Its just interesting to see them work together as they do some crazy things in the pursuit of the rogue NID. I especially like exposing Kinsey for the snake in grass we always thought he was. Ronny Cox always played villians well which is strange considering I hear he is one of the nicest person in reality.

The SGC story with the rest of SG1 is interesting if not convient that it relates to the NID. I remember thinking how deep this organization must run to be able to make sure one of their guys is placed as head of the SGC. Bauer is nothing more than a yes man for the NID and shows how disatarous they can be without restriants. Kind of predictible thought that the 38 minute window saved them.

Funny moments goes when Jack tells Hammond tells him to pray for his soul. Touching moment goes we Hammond say he retired to protect his family. Most can relate to that.

Dimes
December 28th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Maybourne is a bad guy :@
Good episode tho.

Anoobis
January 6th, 2013, 02:36 AM
I didn't know Jack Bauer's uncle served in the Air Force. But he was a great laugh for one episode. Hammy in civilian clothing, something you rarely see in the entire series. You could see that he gained a few kiloes while he was home. *lol*

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
March 10th, 2013, 11:19 PM
what did jack mean by white meat or dark meat when he was threatening kinsey?

Seaboe Muffinchucker
March 11th, 2013, 07:14 AM
Turkey. Chest and wings are white meat, back and thighs are dark meat. Did Kinsey want to be shot in white meat (arm) or dark meat (leg).

Seaboe

Major Clanger
May 30th, 2013, 03:17 AM
not a bad ep. Love "have you heard of IKEA" and the "beer and mustard diet" "pointing not waving"
Maybourne eps are always my favourites, and I loved his "quid pro quo" Hannibal Lecter moment. and that ending - could only have been better if Maybourne had said that he was having an old friend for dinner.

Kinsey made a great speech (about how stupid the electorate are) - but I didn't like how they made General Bauer out to be a stupid idiot. You don't get to be a general by being stupid. The ep also shows a lot of civvy misconcepttions of how the military works but I've been over all this before before so I won't inflict it on you all again :)

Falcon Horus
June 18th, 2013, 02:31 AM
Starsky & Hutch to the rescue! :p

Maybourne's back.

Bauer being a total wise-ass and arrogant bastard. He got what was coming to him, although an entire planet had to be sacrificed for it. If only he had been truthful and allowed those simulations.

I think this is also the first episode in which we see Siler's genourmous wrench. :p

j7n
January 27th, 2014, 05:57 AM
30-40 minutes of downtime of Stargate Command wasn't such a heavy price to pay for an attempt to destroy an entire planet. They General Bauer had little reason to be "sorry" or resign in the end. The gate room wasn't even damaged, nobody was shown to perish in the incident. Bauer was aware that he was building a weapon, and the weapon was effective. They just didn't need to keep the gate open during detonation.

Sure I hated the man. But his appearance was wrapped up too quickly.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
January 27th, 2014, 09:38 AM
You seem to be expecting this show to accurately reflect how the military actually works.

Seaboe

Falcon Horus
January 29th, 2014, 03:29 AM
You seem to be expecting this show to accurately reflect how the military actually works.

It doesn't? Wait, are you saying the stargate isn't real?!? :eek:

Seaboe Muffinchucker
January 30th, 2014, 06:13 AM
Not at all. Just that the military at the SGC behave ... differently. :cool:

Seaboe

Falcon Horus
January 30th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Not at all. Just that the military at the SGC behave ... differently. :cool:

Who needs rules anyway... :p ... they are more like guidelines than actual rules anyway. :p

ajay
April 14th, 2014, 08:46 AM
I think this is also the first episode in which we see Siler's genourmous wrench. :p

It was shown in Scorched Earth. While Hammond and Carter are walking up the stairs to the briefing room, you see Siler and an airman (who I believe was played by Martin Wood) holding and discussing The Wrench.

I didn't see it in this episode though? Gonna have to go back and check. Maybe when they were preparing the bomb.

enibas5
July 22nd, 2015, 04:19 PM
Very good episode. But it also shows perfectly well, why I could never really relate to Carter. She is too much military. As a scientist it would have been her duty to disobey. She simply lacks a decent backbone.
There is no point in "knowing it better", if you are to afraid to use that knowledge when it counts. It really sums up to: "Well, I destroyed the world, but I am not responsible, because I was ordered do so". That would also make her a perfect war criminal. Some behaviour as in "Scorched Earth", just on a bigger scale.

Falcon Horus
July 24th, 2015, 04:52 AM
Very good episode. But it also shows perfectly well, why I could never really relate to Carter. She is too much military. As a scientist it would have been her duty to disobey. She simply lacks a decent backbone.
There is no point in "knowing it better", if you are to afraid to use that knowledge when it counts. It really sums up to: "Well, I destroyed the world, but I am not responsible, because I was ordered do so". That would also make her a perfect war criminal. Some behaviour as in "Scorched Earth", just on a bigger scale.

Mmm... never looked at Carter that way. Interesting way of putting it.

Mind you, I never really took to Carter in the first place, though I couldn't for the life me say why.

enibas5
July 25th, 2015, 06:54 AM
Maybe this is also a little bit about me being German. We have grown to become very sensitive about the "i was just following orders" issue - for a very good reason. And being a cop myself, I know that at least German regulations explicitly offer the individual gaps to avoid following orders that completely contradict one owns conscience and knowledge.

I actually believe that those also exist within the US Law and military. This ep. very much reminded me of the tragic accident regarding one of the NASA space missions when one rocket blew up. It was either the one that exploded at start up or the one that blew up while entering earth atomsphere at return. Anyway, I watched a documentary about that. It turned out, that the engineers of the company that constructed some shield devices tried everything to avoid the start of the rocket in the first place. Temperatures had dropped too low, so that according to their simulations the heat shields would loose attachment. Unfortunately their superior did not stand the pressure of the NASA responsibilities who somehow threatend the company to be responsible if there would be another costly delay of the start. Because it was postponed once already.
Finally the company gave the green light regarding the mission, disregarding any protest of the involved engineers.
As it turned out, it was exactly one of those shields that lost contact on start up and caused major damage by digging itself into some essential part of the rocket.
Of course, the NASA put all that pressure on the company to agree to the start up because of financial reasons. The responsible NASA personell was fired after the accident that caused the death of several astronauts. The involved engineers of the construction company left the company and have a hard time to go on with their lives. But they at least tried everything possible to prevent the accident from happening.

Ok, sorry for that excursion. But it is not off-topic, but IMHO exactly what the ep. should be about. Unfortunately the writers did not take up on that. One single line on Carters part would have been enough to give that ep. a way deeper and ethical background. Just have her say something like "I should have risked court martial in the first place".

jckfan55
July 26th, 2015, 10:24 AM
Interesting point. We do see that she is unhappy about it. Maybe she thought she could still have some influence over ultimately using it whereas others wouldn't have even tried. But in the end, you're right. She didn't resign or anything.
This could have been a more complex plot point. But not in 44 minutes with everything else that was in the episode.

enibas5
July 26th, 2015, 02:37 PM
Oh, I don't really think, that it would have taken much to do the twist. I think, giving her 1 oder 2 lines, showing that she is not only angry with the General but also with herself would have done the trick.

Anja
September 13th, 2015, 05:17 AM
Disobeying a command of that kind leads to being court-martialed - doesn't it?
Bauer is disgusting, Maybourne and O'Neill just like Butch and Sundance - hope, no Bolivian army will come one day.

Falcon Horus
June 3rd, 2018, 02:19 PM
Not particularly fond of this episode, but I'm averse to it either... probably hanging somewhere in the middle -- between liking and meh.

Anyhoodle, someone's threatening General Hammond to make him step down and they put a hard-ass in his place who cares less about lives and more about making the biggest bomb and making it go boom. To hell with potential casualties. They aren't American lives so not worth his time, even though he also didn't seem to care much about the loss of Major Wade of SG-3. He was more concerned about whether they had gotten their hands on the naquadah.

And then Bauer got burned -- fairly literally you might say, hightailing it out of dodge when it got too hot underneath his feet. :docianime15:

Maybourne and O'Neill going at it together -- kinda funny! Starsky and Hutch -- yeah, I guess they could pull that off. :p

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jelgate
June 7th, 2018, 04:08 PM
How can you not love these episodes FH? I love the Starsky and Hutch episodes. Now that Maybourne isn't an antagonist, I think the two play off one another as comedy gold as they infilitrate the dark areas of society. Kinsey hypocrisy isn't surprising but his level of criminality is astounding. I remember when first seeing this episode that I wonder why he wasn't arrested. The naqudah bomb story is just there. I don't feel like it serves a purpose

jelgate
June 7th, 2018, 04:09 PM
Also 9 min 44 sec

Who Knows
June 7th, 2018, 05:53 PM
Not one of my better ones, in fact the worst yet. 16:04
Too much white & off white.

Falcon Horus
June 8th, 2018, 03:38 AM
How can you not love these episodes FH? I love the Starsky and Hutch episodes.

I know, I'm as suprised as you are.


Not one of my better ones, in fact the worst yet. 16:04
Too much white & off white.

Blame it on the dog. :p

jelgate
June 8th, 2018, 11:55 AM
Its one of your harder puzzles FH. Their are more pieces than normal and their isn't a big focus point

Falcon Horus
June 8th, 2018, 02:29 PM
Its one of your harder puzzles FH. Their are more pieces than normal and their isn't a big focus point

Mmm... could have been it wouldn't let me choose the usual pieces. It does that depending on size of the image. Must keep an eye out on that.

Falcon Horus
June 10th, 2018, 08:30 AM
I'm snug in the middle of the master and student, 14 minutes and 13 seconds. :)

BethHG
June 29th, 2018, 05:08 PM
14:43

I really like this episode. I rate it as good.

I like how Maybourne and Jack play off of each other, and you can tell that Maybourne actually respects O'Neill.

Kinsey is a major scum. I love how Jack and Maybourne get out of the situation. :)

So General Bauer didn't listen and got burned--serves him right!

Falcon Horus
July 2nd, 2018, 08:18 AM
So General Bauer didn't listen and got burned--serves him right!

He was the puppet. I can only assume his career was done for after that. :p

Platschu
August 28th, 2018, 07:34 AM
They pretended to use the internet again, while it was just a local hard drive. They made the same error in Hathor.
http://csillagkapu.hu/kep.php?kep=http://kepek.csillagkapu.hu/hiba/4x15/01.jpg

Falcon Horus
August 30th, 2018, 04:59 AM
They pretended to use the internet again, while it was just a local hard drive. They made the same error in Hathor.
http://csillagkapu.hu/kep.php?kep=http://kepek.csillagkapu.hu/hiba/4x15/01.jpg

Considering I received a mail today with a couple of zip-files attached where the sender mentioned she didn't know what program to use to open those files, I'm sure there are plenty people out there who wouldn't know the difference. :S

Seaboe Muffinchucker
August 30th, 2018, 07:07 AM
IMO, you have to forgive the show for fake internet use; especially since all the computer stuff is added after the fact.

Seaboe