Stargate SG-1: Season 5, Episode 3

Ascension (13 Jul. 2001)

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After being rendered unconscious during an expedition, Carter's subsequently ordered furlough is interrupted by a mysterious being with a message and growing affection for her.



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Episode cast overview:
Colonel Reynolds (as Erik Breker)
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Special Forces Commander


SG-1 finds a weapon on planet 616. As Carter is inspecting it, a spirit alien interacts with her. But Carter passes out. So the alien follows them back through the Stargate. Hammond believes there may be something wrong with Carter and sends her home. The alien takes the form of a man and calls himself Orlin. He lives with Carter for a while and the rest of SG-1 think she's going crazy. In time Orlin and Carter fall in love. But the pentagon finds out about the alien and surround Carter's house. Written by Chris Green

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Dr. Daniel Jackson: I agree with Sam. We don't know enough about what happened on that planet, yet.
Colonel Frank Simmons: Need I remind you, Dr. Jackson, of the dangers that we're trying to defend Earth against?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: [sarcastic] Oh, uh, could you? I mean, go slow.
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I was touched
5 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You rarely get to see Carter actually affected by a man in this series. Even with Jack, she is so repressed that it is difficult to believe she has feelings for him.

There was such a strange chemistry between Carter and Orlin, more than she has had with any other characters (that I've seen so far) on SG1. There was an adorable scene where he proclaimed she liked him and she was grinning with embarrassment. The guy has a funny sense of humor, and him and Carter have a unique dynamic that works well somehow.

After watching this episode a second time, I was so touched that in the end when they separated, I broke out in tears because I felt so bad for Carter. I know she doesn't get to experience something like that often. You can tell that she holds everything inside and acts a good soldier, but after seeing her lonely life at home, you've got to know it hurts bad to lose him.

By the way, some of the things this guy says about Carter in the beginning- Wow. What incredibly romantic and wonderful things to say about someone. I never thought SG1 would have such a touching romance story.

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