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.
Maybourne and O'Neill going at it together -- kinda funny! Starsky and Hutch -- yeah, I guess they could pull that off.
How would you rate SG-1's "Chain Reaction?"
Fair -- which has 1 vote in the poll, mine
3-episode quiz: Chain Reaction, 2010 & Absolute Power
Jigsaw puzzle: Chain Reaction