Jackson returns from an off-world diplomatic mission, stricken
with radiation poisoning and accused of sabotage by the host
government. As Daniel fights for his life, slowly succumbing
to the poison ravaging his body, SG-1 struggles to learn the
truth of what really happened to him on the planet...
sees the much publicised departure of Michael Shanks from
the series and also introduces his replacement. The story
begins with Daniel arriving back from a mission suffering
from radiation sickness and then the rest of the story is
told in a series of flashbacks. Nice direction here has crossover
shots between the present and the past linking seamlessly
as well as excellent links between Daniel's plane of existence
and the interior of the SGC facility. A moving performance
by all concerned.
only gripe is that the additional commentary track for this
episode is really poor. All we are offered are comments about
what is happening on screen - as though they are explaining
the visuals to a blind person. We can see what is going on.
We don't need to be told. Apart from that, this is a very
strong episode and a great way for Shanks to bow out.
SG-1 must mount a rescue mission on an inhospitable planet.
Their goal: to save Heimdall, an Asgard scientist, and secure
an underground laboratory before they fall into the hands
of Anubis. But complications arise in the form of an unexpected
wildcard, the Goa'uld threat, and a shocking revelation concerning
sees the introduction of the first fully CGI created Asgard
in the series - we get to learn a little of their history
and why they look the way they do. We are also finally introduced
to Anubis - apparently more of his history will be uncovered
in season six. Richard Dean Anderson is his usual witty self,
but he spends a lot of time running around the Goa'uld ship
looking like the top portion of his hair has been dyed yellow.
the episode doesn't have a typical season climactic ending,
it is rather moving.
on the disc include SG1 video diaries by both Richard Dean
Anderson and Corin Nemec; Volume 26 episode previews; Dr Daniel
Jackson: a tribute; Stargate SG-1 directors series. audio
commentaries for both episodes and Season 6 stills gallery.
Although, sadly these extras are not a patch on other season
finale disc extras.
great episodes that round season five off wonderfully,
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