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April 30th, 2004, 10:26 AM
What's your favourite Season 4 episode and why?

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April 30th, 2004, 10:56 AM
I voted for Window of Opportunity because I think it's the funniest Stargate episode yet and well...I really don't think that I need to elaborate.

April 30th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Anyone who knows me knows which one I voted for here - Scorched Earth!

This is my absolute, all time, no doubts about it, favourite Stargate episode.

It is Stargate, and indeed Sci Fi as a genre, at its best. For me, sci fi is for exploring ourselves, humanity, by using situations that are very out of the ordinary. For me this episode wasn't about who was right - daniel or Jack. It was about the fact that there was no right answer and no wrong answer. There was only the two ways of looking at the situation, and what that says about us and humanities way of looking at the universe.

The rational, logical, answer: go with the Gadmeerians. At stake here was an entire species, their civilisation, culture, history, etc. These people's only way of saving themselves was to put themselves into 'freeze dried' storage and set off in the hope they'd find somewhere to start again. It wasn't their fault that the Enkarans were on the planet - they started terraforming before they arrived. The Gadmeerans freeze dried on the ship had no other choice left.

Whereas the future of all Enkarans wasn't at stake here. This was just a group who'd been taken off their world by the Goa'uld. Somewhere out there was a planet of Enkarans. Plus they had options - they could leave the planet. Maybe they didn't have anywhere else to go, but then again maybe they could find another place. It wasn't going to definitely be the end of them. There was still hope.

The emotional, subjective answer: What would the Gadmeerians know? They were freeze dried, ancient specimens. Their time was over - the universe had already voted against them. And what did we know about them? Nothing, except that they weren't humanoid and saw and heard the world differently from us. We didn't know if they laughed, or cried, or had emotions, or families or anything else. They could have been evil, or they could have been good. The point is we didn't know them.

Whereas we did know the Enkarans. We knew how they felt because we feel the same way. We had an emotional attachement to them, and could empathise - we know how we'd feel in their place.

And the right answer? Well, if they hadn't found the alternative, and I personally had to make the choice, then it would be with the Enkarans for all the reasons I've said above.

Plus, Daniel looks so utterly thunkable in that long shot of him walking in the grove with Lotan, and the way that uniform outlines those thighs I swear it is the closest to pornography you can get on a PG show...

Major Clanger
May 1st, 2004, 01:24 AM
I just knew it would get down to the grove scene in the end... and while I like that ep a lot, especially because there were essentially two right answers and two wrong answers to the same question.

My favourite ep on a superficial level is Chain Reaction. I wonder why that might be? Then there is Window of Opportunity: the Ep Which Sucked Me In. Then there is Absolute Power... but I have to say, I think The Other Side is the most thought provoking, although in a way it is a similar situation to Scorched Earth.

Man... decisions decisions.

May 1st, 2004, 04:51 AM
Window of opportunity: a classic!
The Curse and 2010 are also great.

May 1st, 2004, 05:41 AM
Window of opportunity: a classic!
The Curse and 2010 are also great.
Indeed :)
WoO one of the best episodes ever, just the kiss of Sam and Jack :D

May 1st, 2004, 09:21 AM
Window of Opportunity.

Simply the best. :)

May 1st, 2004, 09:22 AM
I voted for Window of Opportunity because I think it's the funniest Stargate episode yet and well...I really don't think that I need to elaborate.

Damn right, i must have watched this episode more times than the rest of the season together, it has everything. Golfing through the stargate, the juggling scene, Teal'c getting his own back on the guy that keeps hitting him with the door. Aside from humor it's great too. If ur a sam/jack shipper u have to be happy with the kiss and knowing look he gives her at the end. Man, even the special effects are pretty cool.

May 1st, 2004, 02:25 PM
I vote for almost all of them... What do you mean I can't?
okay fine...

I voted for WoO because I just love that they could take the episode from light and funny to poignant and intense. It's truely a great episode. :)

May 1st, 2004, 09:24 PM
I voted Window of Opportunity. Why? Because I'm shallow and love light and funny stories. It's also one of the few episodes I would watch repeatedly.

May 2nd, 2004, 06:22 AM
WoO. Had everything, it was funny, had ship, golfing through the Stargate and intense emotion at the end.

May 3rd, 2004, 05:31 AM
I can't answer this one!
There are just too amny episodes that I love, How could I possibly choose between WoO, Divide and Conquer, Beneath the Surface,Entity,Prodigy and so many others?

May 3rd, 2004, 11:42 AM
Damn, this season has so many great eps in it but 2010 is my fave ep of all time so I have to vote for that.

May 3rd, 2004, 12:35 PM
Prodigy because Jennifer Hailey is sooooo cool!

Window of Opportunity

Divide and Conquer


Sam and Jack arc

So many great eps. Best series. ;)

May 3rd, 2004, 12:52 PM
Window of Opportunity. Anything that can make me fall off the couch laughing gets a vote.

Twisted Angel (Sam_rules)
May 3rd, 2004, 01:09 PM
Well I really love a lot of episodes in season 4 but I voted for....
Window of Opportunity because it is just one of the funniest episodes in Stargate history :). How can you not love Jack in this one :).


May 5th, 2004, 02:11 AM
I picked Upgrades but it was a really hard choice between Upgrades and Window of Opportunity. In the end I had to go with the superpower. :)

May 5th, 2004, 04:34 AM
Window of Opportunity of course. I wouldn't mind looping and watching, watching and watching it for ever !!

May 7th, 2004, 07:03 AM
The Serpent's Venom, the conversation between Apophis and Heru-ur was simply great :)

Absolute Power and 2010 are also favourites.

May 7th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Exodus, no doubt at all. Its not every day you get to see a sun blown up.. And almost managed to get rid of the Tok'ra too.

May 7th, 2004, 12:52 PM
The First Ones. I like WoO, but The First Ones had Daniel in his element, and that's always a plus with me.

May 9th, 2004, 03:13 AM
My favourite: Prodigy.
I liked the idea of ongoing training and induction into the SGC.

I liked Cadet Hailey, as she may have had a rebellious streak, but IMO,she had a lot of potential for future involvement and the "Smarts" to realise the possibilities Carter showed her regarding the SGC.

I liked the chemistry/rivalry between Carter and Hailey,and enjoyed the exchange about the fight between Hailey and the other Cadet.

Carter:"What were you thinking?"
Hailey: "Swing High?" :D

Major Clanger
May 9th, 2004, 03:37 AM
Really, you like Hailey?

For me, one of the best things about Stargate is how realistic the characters are. Not just as people, but, for example, part of the Military Machine. However there are two notable exceptions.

One was the Colonel in... ah, was it Enemy Mine? in S7. He was so cliché it was impossible (and remains impossible) for me to watch that ep and keep my blood pressure under control.

The other is Hailey. She would almost certainly find herself being at least punched on the nose, and otherwise edged (carefully) out of everything, by the other cadets. Unfair? Possibly. Realisitc? You bet.

She most certainly is not a team player, and that is one of the crucial aspects of being in the military. It's not about blindly following orders, and certainly not about stifling creative thought - even though the expression "team work" sounds as though it is. It is about taking the other members of your team into consideration, listening to them (and the voice of experience) and if you know for a fact that you are right and they are wrong, there are ways of convincing people of that - and most certainly not doing the "told you so" at the end.

ah... Hailey is a "rant issue" for me. Sorry!

May 9th, 2004, 04:44 AM
There,there,MC. Didn't intend to set you off!
I agree with you about the Woodentop Officer in Enemy Mine as I really loathed his attitude!(Loathe my memory too as I can't recall his name.)

I know you don't like Hailey for various reasons,but do you think she redeemed herself a fair bit in "Proving Ground"?

Have to say,Hubby said a lot worse than you about Hailey! His first words as I recall were "So now they're inducting Wabbits?"Then his POV got rapidly stronger...we had to declare a truce to calm things down...

For me,I thought Hailey was a typical loner too with an a chip on her shoulder the size of Idaho(The State ,not the Potato!).

Carter had to slap down her questioning O'Neill's decision to risk his own life,by doing a solo run to get the Stargate open.An example of what you mean, or a rash attitude until she realised it didn't actually matter who was "Right"?

Respect to the Clanger! I'm not trying to goad,just nosey as usual. :D

Mr Prophet
May 9th, 2004, 04:45 AM
I like Exodus, for no reason other than the classic:

Daniel: That's...
Daniel & Jack: Ambitious.

The perfect Jack and Daniel moment; in my humble.

Matt G
May 9th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Between Window of oppitunity(class comedy) and Chain Reaction(class one-on-one between Kinsey and Jack)

Captain Amazing
May 10th, 2004, 05:30 AM
I would have to go for Window of Opportunity, closely followed by Tangent, 2010 and Upgrades.

Upgrades is a significant episode for me because it's the episode were I first discovered how great Stargate SG-1 had become after not watching it for a few years because I wasn't impressed by Season 1.

May 28th, 2004, 12:58 AM
If I can only pick one, it would of course be Window of Opportunity. Endless re-watchability (Is that a word?), but Upgrades is a very close 2nd. If you follow NASCAR, it's as close as the 1st Darlington race last year when Craven edged out Kurt Busch in one of the most exciting race finishes. If you don't, then trust me, it was a close finish.

As a core story episode, I really like Absolute Power for the way they handled the conclusion of the Harcesis storyline. Can't overlook The Other Side for the interesting moral struggle faced by SG-1 and the choice Jack makes at the end which almost mirrors another choice he makes in one of my favorite Season 6 eps.

June 2nd, 2004, 03:48 PM
Window of Opportunity

This is the ep that made me a fan. I could watch it over and over and never get tired of it. Humor, ship, and angst rolled into one extremely entertaining package. Does it get any better than that?

June 2nd, 2004, 09:06 PM
I love this season! So many wonderful episodes. The whole steak thing in Upgrades tickles me every time. WoW is classic fun. Beneath the Surface - the team cares about what happens to each other even when they can't remember who they are. Tangent: "Carter, I can see my house!" And even though a lot of folks seem to dislike Hailey, I find her very engaging in Prodigy.

June 2nd, 2004, 11:42 PM
I'm for Window of Opportunity too... shows the show's comedic talent but dealt with some serious issues too. That was a real gem, seeing Teal'c juggle and all... and the whole golfing sequence... my favorite moment though is when O'Neill went WHACKO!!! That part had me spitting out my drink and howling in laughter.

June 3rd, 2004, 02:14 AM
Window of Opportunity. A good name for the episode. It was great. I like the comedy. And since I'm a Sam/Jack shipper, can't that happen more often. Good episode with good features

June 8th, 2004, 10:13 AM
Many really good episodes, but I don't have to think long to say WoO.

This was the first episode I ever downloaded from the internet, then I couldn't wait to watch it on television in high-quality so I went to the video store to rent the video (see, they would never have got my money if I hadn't downloaded it first :rolleyes: ), it was the episode that got me starting to tape all other SG eps, it was on the first DVD I bought, and it will probably be my all time favorite. :D

Elwe Singollo
June 9th, 2004, 12:46 PM
WoO was such a good episode, really kewl how they learned alot of Latin, hmm, do they still know that Latin?

June 9th, 2004, 02:42 PM
I love WoO. Jack just goes crazy in that one. I especially love the ketchup and mustard plate when he's naming off synonyms of crazy...
Tangent is a close second. I thought the whole "Wizard of Oz" reference in it was funny.

June 10th, 2004, 04:17 AM
Ohhh....hard one again...I thought of "Window of Opportunity", then of "2010"....and "The First Ones"...but I settled with "The Curse", because I had so much fun taking it apart as an Egyptologist, and all my friends would tell me to shut up....

Mr Prophet
June 10th, 2004, 06:27 AM
Ohhh....hard one again...I thought of "Window of Opportunity", then of "2010"....and "The First Ones"...but I settled with "The Curse", because I had so much fun taking it apart as an Egyptologist, and all my friends would tell me to shut up....

A heart? In a canopic jar?

June 11th, 2004, 09:52 AM
Tough decision... there were many great episodes:
Small Victories and Exodus were great episodes to start and end the season.
Window of Opportunity and Upgrades were great comedy. WoO was just fun to watch and re-watch over and over again. I love Hammond in Upgrades.
The Other Side and Scorched Earth have both great serious storylines and also really bring out the antagonistic relation between Jack and Daniel.
The Curse was a good mythological episode and Tangent, Watergate, The Serpent's Venom and 2010 were also great episodes.
Season 4 is probably my favourite season and it's hard to pick one episode but in the end my vote goes to WoO.

June 12th, 2004, 08:11 AM
A heart? In a canopic jar?

EXACTLY! Someone who understands me ;)

Mr Prophet
June 12th, 2004, 10:33 AM
EXACTLY! Someone who understands me ;)

It happens every time though. Anything faux Egyptian, from Stargate to Mummies Alive! has the old heart-in-a-jar. I suppose it wouldn't be the same, though.

"Sir, you watch. The scan will reveal that that unopened jar contains the mummified lungs of a 3000 year old pharaoh, and we're just handing it over."

Somehow 'lungs' lacks that extra zip you only get with hearts.

June 12th, 2004, 11:02 PM
Quite. Hearts have that... heartness about them.

The Evil Queen: "Bring me the lungs of Snow White"

Doesn't have the same impact, does it?

Anyway, The Curse was a totally super ep, and it had Daniel in a suit *and* in a white shirt and a neckerchief looking very dishy indeed. Erm, am I in the wrong thread?

Elwe Singollo
June 26th, 2004, 12:33 AM
Heh, very amusing :) Yah, i agree, the Curse was super :) Too many episodes to choose from :(

June 26th, 2004, 01:03 AM
The Curse was a decent episode, the fashion of Osiris at the end was quite good. I still would like to know where that butt ugly ship of Osiris's went to

Elwe Singollo
June 26th, 2004, 01:04 AM
Float around in space somewhere ;) I think the next time we see her is in like S5, just don't know which episode :S

June 26th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Right, where she works with Anubis

Elwe Singollo
June 26th, 2004, 01:11 AM
She didn't start working for him until summit? I think thats the episode... But anyway, i like how Osiris wore 'comfy looking' clothes, haha... Wasn't it kind of 'err' when Sam got up in 'the curse' and started shooting at Osiris, but ending up only hitting the rings, that just made me 'ahh', but yah, oh well :(

June 26th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Yeah, we see her then and the System Lords go lies or something like this. Then they get all scared! lol

July 2nd, 2004, 11:01 AM
Season 4 of Stargate is my favorite season out of all of them, it had a lot of my favorite episodes in it. But choosing my favorite episode was a no-brainer, Window of Opportunity. If anything, for this line:

Jack: But what about Teal'c? C'mon, is this the face of a crazy man? (looks over at Teal'c) ...Bad example...

That line always makes me laugh.

Upgrades would have been my second choice followed by 2010.

July 2nd, 2004, 11:46 AM
Upgrades was an awesome episode! 2010 was also a good hit for me

gate traveler
July 5th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Not quite sure why, but I liked Tangent.

July 5th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Having just started compiling a list of all my favourite episodes from each season I had a chance to better reacquaint myself with all the episodes and Window of Opportunity takes the prize for Season Four. Divide and Conquer and Small Victories rounded out my personal Top 3.

Dahar Master Thor
July 11th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Window of Opportunity. It has everything; it's simply the best of the best.

July 11th, 2004, 10:29 AM
I almost hit WoO, but that great little grey guy compelled me to hit Small Victories.

July 11th, 2004, 11:17 AM
lol WoO is just wonderful. The Teal'c scenes are so funny

July 11th, 2004, 01:06 PM
lol WoO is just wonderful. The Teal'c scenes are so funny

Teal'C really shines this episode. I wish they would have devoted a bit more time to him. It's good to see SG1 do comedy, although they don't do it often -WOO shows it could do it superbly.

Elwe Singollo
July 11th, 2004, 03:09 PM
I think every episode has comedy here and there, but yah, i wish they would do it alot more :)

July 11th, 2004, 03:17 PM
I realize that every SG1 is infused with a few comedic moments, but they are often not the focus of an episode like in WOO

July 11th, 2004, 04:02 PM
WoO I guess.

July 11th, 2004, 11:07 PM
Just looking at the disparity between episodes. WOO has 41 more votes than any other show from Season 4. Wow. That's impressive. Either WOO is generally loved, or Season 4 isn't as good as I thought. :)

July 23rd, 2004, 11:27 AM
Double Jepordy (only one... doh!) the best out of a bad bunch.

I really didnt enjoy S4...

July 23rd, 2004, 11:29 AM
IMHO WoO was just that good!!!

July 23rd, 2004, 11:35 AM
I agree, S4 did slow down quite a bit but did have two or three decent eps

August 4th, 2004, 11:33 AM
There a lot of good episodes in season 4, and some of them really sucked.
I liked 2010, The First Ones, and Watergate. I really can't decide a favorite between those three.

August 4th, 2004, 01:04 PM
I too enjoyed watergate. For one thing, it featured Maybourne

Uncle Dick
September 23rd, 2004, 09:12 PM
I hated Season 4 until The First Ones finally came along and saved me from depression. I'm a total Daniel/Chaka shipper and this is the episode that establishes their relationship. The all important feature tie-in (which became almost nonexistent afterward) is in full effect and the location shooting looked fresh.

October 19th, 2004, 01:46 AM
Window of opportunity rule!!!!!!
But Upgrades, Watergate, Chain reaction are good too.

October 27th, 2004, 08:49 PM
Small Victorys-really good
Window of Oppurtunity-so funny!!! I laughed so hard :p
Tangent-really good, including the failure X-301
The Curse-first look at Osiris and Daniel's former girlfriend

February 9th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Well this just wasn't hard, even though there are so many good episodes in season 4. WoO is just pure class. You can watch it over and over and never stop lovingit, even if you're not a shipper. Its funny, irritating and I defy anyone who doesn't smile when they think about the golf scene. I love it soo much.

Though i will add, if WoO didn't exist, it would be a close call between 2010, Absolute Power and The curse. All very good, classic episodes. What a great season!

February 9th, 2005, 01:28 PM
window of oppertunity becase of the super shippy moment! even though I was introduced to stargate by watergate in the end window of op won my vote.

February 14th, 2005, 04:30 PM
It seems to be a bit of a one horse race in terms of votes, which makes me kinda think about Scorched Earth. I love that episode purely for Daniel and his humanity. (for want of a better word) Lotan was a good character as well and I thought the whole episode flowed really well.

But in the end I voted for WoO, because it makes me laugh at too many scenes to mention, shout hooray when Jack kisses Sam right under Hammond's nose, and question whoever invented plus fours.

Cinephilic TV Addict
February 14th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Let's face it - the guy who wrote Space Race and Prometheus Unbound needs to take a lesson from the folks who wrote WoO, because there is no contest that it is not only the funniest episode of the series (SR and PU weren't funny at all) but, on top of that, it is one of the best episodes of the whole series.

Cpn. Chris(tine) Bowman
February 16th, 2005, 02:52 PM
It's really hard to chose. IMO this was the best SG1 season ever :) I voted for 2010, I think it was brilliant and it never gets stale. WoO was great, so was Beneath the Surface, Divide and Conquer and Small Victories...

February 16th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Wow, this was a hard poll to decide on. Makes me wish I could change my vote for "Favorite Season," because this season had so many terrific episodes.

I ended up voting for "Absolute Power," because I think that episode was not only a vital part of the Daniel's evolution, but it also had a lot to say about human nature, and it said it very well and very effectively. It was wonderfully written, wonderfully directed, and wonderfully acted.

But it was a very hard choice. Runners up:
- Small Victories (very exciting, although not quite as exciting as Nemesis)
- The Other Side (another wonderfully written and acted ep. Love moral dilemmas)
- Window of Opportunity (funniest ep of the entire series. Great directing in this one)
- The First Ones (good Daniel ep and good team ep - shows what the team means to each other and shows the kind of person Daniel is)
- Scorched Earth (terrific moral dilemma with no right or wrong answers. Good Jack/Daniel development)
- Tangent (some really good Jack development)
- The Curse (really good Daniel development. Also loved watching Teal'c fishing)
- The Serpent's Venom (very exciting)
- 2010 (I really enjoyed this ep. What is it about knowing exactly who the bad guys are, when the characters don't, that makes these eps so suspenseful?)
- Exodus ("This is the sun." "OK..." "We want to blow it up." "Wow. That's, uh... ambitious." Also, some great Teal'c development and Jack/Teal'c interaction)

So many... And the thing is, the ones I didn't list weren't all that bad, either.

March 3rd, 2005, 11:35 AM
Window of Opportunity! Because I saw it in the last week of the summeholiday (lats year) and I just wiched that I could try taht just a few times, because I did'ne whan't to get back to school!! And I was soo jealus at Jack, I just didn't want it taht many times!

Also it has the first Sam/Jack kiss I saw!! And I just got craisy, when I founded out about their feelings!! And it is a very funny episode! Soo absolutly my favourite!!:D

I just could't get it all out of my head again!!


March 3rd, 2005, 11:39 AM
I voted for 2010, I just love this episode, it was a close run with Window Of Opportunity though.

March 4th, 2005, 12:59 AM
I voted for Window of Opportunity because I think it's the funniest Stargate episode yet and well...I really don't think that I need to elaborate.
Wow, there are so many I enjoyed from this group - but I picked Window of Opportunity because it was very funny - plus I love eps that deal with alternate time issues...

That being said, Scorched Earth, Beneath the Surface, Divide and Conquer, Upgrades and 2010 were also superior... But that's just me. :D

March 4th, 2005, 02:37 AM
Wow! So many people for Window of Opportunity! I voted for it too. :rolleyes:

Metarock Sam
March 6th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Its got to be Window of Opportunity. It Rules all !!!

March 9th, 2005, 02:22 AM
I thought Window Of Opportunity was the funniest episode to date of SG-1.

There are other great episodes in Season 4 of SG-1, Small Victories - The Other Side - Upgrades - Watergate - The First Ones - Tangent - Serpent's Venom - The Curse - Chain Reaction - Exodus - Double Jeopardy are among my favourites.

March 9th, 2005, 03:17 AM
I´m not a big "Windows of Opportunity" fan but I must admit it had some very funny moments...I have no idea why the Stargate writers are not any longer able to do such kind of episodes...Seems that they have forgotten what humour is...

My favourite episodes from season 4 are: "Serpent´s Venom", "Exodus", "Double Jeoparty" and "The Light"...I know that is maybe not such a popular choice but "The Light" is my favourite season 4 episode.

March 9th, 2005, 03:19 AM
"The Light" is a good episode - shows Michael Shanks brilliant acting skills and also shows how much O'Neill cares for him which is a complete opposite from the movie etc.

March 15th, 2005, 01:12 AM
Aw I voted for 2010 totally forgetting about Divide and Conquer for some reason. Anyway I love both, but Divide and Conquer probably come out on top in the end. Martouf :(

March 15th, 2005, 02:14 AM
Window of Oppurtunity is easily my favourite! The fruit loops! :p

March 24th, 2005, 11:11 AM
This season might be one of the harder to choose which one is best. You have a hilarious one with WoO. Yet Double Jeopardy and Exodus were great as well. I eventually voted for Exodus. They should make 2 parters 1 vote.

March 25th, 2005, 09:09 AM
I went with Watergate, the Emergence of the Russians in the SG scene was huge.

March 26th, 2005, 05:03 AM
I voted with the majority here for Window of Opportunity which is my favourite episode from any series. But it was a tough choice as many of my favourite episodes are in this particular series - Upgrades, 2010, Watergate, Beneath the Earth, The Light, Absolute Power.

But the combination of humour and sadness in this one and the fact that there was no "evil bad guy" so to speak really makes it my favourite over all.

March 26th, 2005, 01:19 PM
I also voted with the majority here, though I also liked Upgrades, Tangent and Scorched Earth from this series...

March 27th, 2005, 02:14 AM
I chose Double Jeopardy. Window of opportunity is fun but not the best episode IMO... :)

April 5th, 2005, 02:52 PM
While I'm not usually a big fan of comedy, either movies or television, every so often I need it, and Window of Opportunity is Stargate comedy at its best.


April 10th, 2005, 09:25 AM
This was a tough one for me, as there are several excellent episodes (and then some really mediocre ones).

In the end I decided on Upgrades, because the idea of having super powers has always thrilled me, and I took great intellectual pleasure in SG1 being able to read at lightning speeds, and Sam being able to write an entire book. Of course, the fact that they were all incredibly strong and fast was awesome too. In addition to this, the episode had a lot of good humour -- the restaurant scene, Jack's eagerness, etc. AND there was a little bit of ship -- what more could I possibly want?

Window of Opportunity was a very, very, very close second for me. It is true comedic gold, the best I've seen so far in the series. It had ship. It had new technology and an alien. It had moral issues. However, even though I know it was the point, I found the time looping too annoying/frustrating to pick this ep above Upgrades.

I also really enjoyed Divide and Conquer. The Tokra are always interesting, and I'll never forget the scene where Freya hits on Jack, and then Jack's conversation with Daniel about it later:

Jack: 'So she came onto me.'
Daniel, looking puzzled: 'Sam?!?!?'
Jack: 'No, Freya. Anise. Whatever. But apparently the snake likes you.'

(paraphrased as I do not have a perfect memory)

Of course D&C is also a shipper's wetdream of an episode, and I must say I squeed a bit.

Lastly, I adored Absolute Power. As I've said before, I love a power-crazed Daniel. MS always does such an amazing job, but he really did his best this time. Evil Daniel is also incredibly hot. And there was cool technology.

April 13th, 2005, 08:49 AM
I loved so many episodes in this season. Mainly for the ship - Divide and Conquer, Window of Opportunity, Beneath the Surface, Entity etc...

I, however, went with the majority and voted for Window of Opportunity. It was just too darn funny and it had ship... can't really ask for more in my opinion. ;)

April 28th, 2005, 05:12 PM
This season might be one of the harder to choose which one is best. You have a hilarious one with WoO. Yet Double Jeopardy and Exodus were great as well. I eventually voted for Exodus. They should make 2 parters 1 vote.

Window of opportunity is hilarious!

April 30th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Window Of Oppertunity is great! Soo funny. Out of shear boredem one day, I desided to memorize the episode. I almost have it all down. That and Abyss, but that is the wrong season...

WOO has some great shippy moments that even I can enjoy...that kiss was just CLASSIC!!!

May 1st, 2005, 07:18 PM
Window of Opportunity. i like it coz it's got laughs as well as a goofy plot and a good message in the end. over all, i think it's one of the best eps

May 1st, 2005, 08:51 PM
This one is a no brainer....Window of Opportunity. There are so many funny moments, the whole episode is just fantastic. I could not even name one part I like better than the others, except maybe when Jack takes a loop off, and rides his bike down corridors, resigns and then gives Sam a kiss that made me knees go weak in the!!!! :rolleyes:

February 19th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Aw...man! That was hard. Too many good episodes to choose from.

I mean.....

Window of Opportunity
Absolute Power
The Curse
The Light
Beneath the Surface
The First Ones

As much as I think Window of Opportunity is like the funniest SG-1 ep ever. I voted for Absolute Power. Not only did Michael Shanks did an amazing job of making Daniel go evil. But...it was fun seeing the characters out of character sort of speak. Plus....I liked seeing Daniel and Shifu reunite. It was kinda like that last chapter of the whole Sha're story.

February 19th, 2009, 09:17 PM
I picked The Curse. It reminds me of those old movies I used to watch on Sunday afternoons. Plus, I love Osiris!

February 19th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I voted for "The First Ones." It's a nice adventure/off-world episode. I like that they actually explore the Unas as an alien culture, even if only a little bit.

And for a Daniel-centric episode, I think it did a good job of balancing the plot lines and characters so that everyone had some nice moments. I love when Teal'c ties everyone up because they might be Goa'uld.
Jack: What if I'm not O'Neill?
Teal'c: Then I was not talking to you.

I also like Rothman, he added some nice moments ("I'm not good with people. They're too recent").

February 20th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Window of Opportunity, who dosent love it. this year had some great episodes

February 20th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Another season that makes it tough to pick a favorite.

I have to with Window of Opportunity though, I just really enjoy watching this episode.

February 22nd, 2009, 12:37 PM
i chose divide and conquer because it's the episode o'neil technically admits he loves sam:D

February 23rd, 2009, 09:42 AM
I chose 'The First Ones'. Daniel's attempts to communicate with Chaka, and their eventual understanding are just marvelous. And the game of 'toss the symbiote head'! A fantastic episode.

While most people would choose 'Window of Opportunity', and it is a wonderful blend of comedy and pathos, that wasn't one of the ones I had difficulty choosing between. My favorites this season would be 'The First Ones', 'Absolute Power', and 'Beneath The Surface', followed by 'Scorched Earth' and 'The Other Side'.

February 23rd, 2009, 10:26 AM
While most people would choose 'Window of Opportunity', and it is a wonderful blend of comedy and pathos, that wasn't one of the ones I had difficulty choosing between. My favorites this season would be 'The First Ones', 'Absolute Power', and 'Beneath The Surface', followed by 'Scorched Earth' and 'The Other Side'.

Good choices! I'm surprised you don't have 'The Curse' on there. ;)

It's tough for me considering how many amazing episodes this season had...but... I think I'll go with Window of Opportunity as well. :o

February 23rd, 2009, 10:28 AM
Good choices! I'm surprised you don't have 'The Curse' on there.
I love 'The Curse', but at some point you have to stop listing episodes, or you find yourself choosing them all! ;) One thing about these polls, they really remind you of just how great, overall, this series was.

Replicator Todd
February 24th, 2009, 04:45 PM
I loved Window of Oppurtunity to the core but in the end I though Absolute Power was awesome. We saw a darker side of Daniel Jackson!

February 24th, 2009, 04:51 PM
2010. I'm a sucker for 'everyone dies but it gets reset' episodes.
Close second is Window of Opportunity.

February 24th, 2009, 11:07 PM

February 24th, 2009, 11:11 PM
That was on TV tonight. I just love it when Daniel gets all excited about being able to read 'really fast!'

February 27th, 2009, 02:25 AM
probabyl Exodus. But I didn't like S4 so much, the weakest season for me

February 27th, 2009, 07:14 AM
Season 4 isn't quite my favorite season, but it's definitely my favorite era.

March 3rd, 2009, 11:17 PM
This is my favourite season and there are many episodes that I love in S4...
WoO, Upgrades, Divide & Conquer, Beneath the Surface, The Curse, Absolute Power & Entity
Anyway I ended up choosing 2010, I just love this episode, the Aschen and that glimpse into the future…

March 4th, 2009, 01:35 AM
It's a really difficult choice! Uhmmm I think I like mostly Divide and Conquer and then Window of oppurtunity, 2010, Beneath the surface! But this is a great season for me!

March 4th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Season 4 isn't quite my favorite season, but it's definitely my favorite era.
Actually, I take it back. It's both my favorite season and favorite era!

March 4th, 2009, 07:35 AM
Actually, I take it back. It's both my favorite season and favorite era!

There ya go! :P

Season 4 was full of so many great episodes...2010, Upgrades, The Other Side, the list goes on and on and on. Easily the best season of the show in my book. :cool:

March 4th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Season 4 was one of my favorite seasons of SG-1. So hard to choose a favorite.

March 4th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Season 4 was a great season, if not the best. Really hard to decide which episode's the best...loved "2010" and "Window of Opportunity", but "Exodus" was awesome too.

March 9th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Season 4 was a great season, if not the best. Really hard to decide which episode's the best...loved "2010" and "Window of Opportunity", but "Exodus" was awesome too.

Season 4 is both my favourite season (along with s6) and the best season IMO (again along with s6 :)). I love all episodes here, with no exception.
However, my very favourite is Beneath the Surface. It's very different from your standard SG-1 episode and allows us to see our heroes in a completely different light. See their personalities without all the rules holding them in place. Plus it's wonderfully acted. :)

Runners-up are: 2010, Chain Reaction (for some bizzare reason I love this episode), Exodus, WoO, The Light, Double Jeopardy..

March 15th, 2009, 11:12 PM
window of oportunity...hands down....jack and teal'c trapped in a time loop..priceless.

March 17th, 2009, 03:56 PM
I picked Window of Opportunity, which seems to have put me in good company!!

But I have to say, this season seemed to have a lot of good episodes, I didn't realise before...

March 19th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Window of Opportunity

March 19th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I'm on S4 right now...I picked 2010. Unlike seems like nearly every other person in the fandom, I didn't love Window of Opportunity. It had some funny bits, but for the most part, apart from the fun slapstick humor, it wasn't that good. 2010 felt like a really good episode of The Outer Limits, and no wonder, considering Brad Wright (writer and producer on TOL) was responsible for it. It was different, it was interesting, it had a real speculative-fiction feel different from the usual Stargate vibe and an ominous, parable-like quality.

Runners up are Scorched Earth (the moral questions), Beneath the Surface (another totally different scenario), and The First Ones (um, Daniel being tied up and really attractively dragged around by a scary monster :o). Great eps all. Unfortunately, a lot of otherwise good S4 eps were occasionally but annoyingly tainted for me by the introduction and persistent bringing-up of the S/J ship. Unnecessary and not a positive thing for the great team dynamic from the seasons previous. But still, some good stories in there.

Death Jester
April 8th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Well, for me, this was the best season out of all of them. There was only one episode that I was less keen on and that was "Prodigy". All the others were great...my BF and I watched it in one weekend cuz we were just addicted :D

The Stig
April 9th, 2009, 02:30 AM
Window of Opportunity is the obvious choice as it is one of those episodes where you just sit back and watch while wetting your pants. Thats called multi-tasking.

April 9th, 2009, 09:20 AM
I voted for WoO but it was a hard choice as I love the Other Side, Beneath the Surface, D&Q, Ungrades and 2010. Such an AWESOME season =)

April 17th, 2009, 04:54 AM
man thats hard lol this is like the best season(well my fave season atleast)it would have to be Window of Opportunity that one was so funny lol the scene when they play golf and Jack explains crazy to Teal'c lol.and so many other episodes in this season r good too,The Light,Upgrades,Divide and Conquer and Exodus r also my faves from this season.

bunny fear
April 17th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Had to be Window of Opportunity! Its just awesome!!

I also love, love, love The Other Side, Divide and Conquer, 2010, Absolute Power, Upgrades and Beneath the Surface

April 17th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Hard choice, but I voted for Small Victories. :) Wow - I'm surprised it got so few votes, although I'm not surprised that so many voted for WoO. I enjoyed that episode, but Small Victories was awesome, especially Sam and Thor working together to defeat the replicators. :D