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A prior of the Ori has established an ever-growing forcefield on a Jaffa-controlled planet. A minor Goa'uld, but also the one who engineered the multiple gate connections required for the defeat of the Replicators, comes to the SGC with information on the event and offers his help. Written by trekkie4christ

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Dr. Daniel Jackson: [about Vala] So you're saying that she could be alive somewhere in the Ori home galaxy?
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter: It's possible.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Well, we wanted to send them a message.
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Fun episode full of "bad science"
22 November 2013 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

So yes, this is a fun episode. Sam comes back and goes off world and makes science to save the day. Teal'c doesn't say anything, but looks pensive. Vala and Daniel bicker constantly. Even the Goa'old manage (despite being mostly destroyed) to make a showing and talk about destruction in an evil voice. We even get some (albeit over the phone) snark from Jack. The only thing out of the ordinary here, is Sam doesn't actually save the Day with Science; Vala does it with a good guess, and then gets trapped in another galaxy (way to send off that character...wow). At the End of the Episode, the day is saved, and everything is back to normal...right?

Well...sort of. What I really hated about this episode was all the impossible science. Now I don't mean the nerdy: "That can't happen in the real world! or "In the real world a Worm Hole doesn't work like that!" I'll leave those kinds of complaints to the people who think they understand science. Me, I've just watched a lot of SG1. And when they create a black hole, stuff gets sucked into it. So if a black hole was actually powering the wormhole back to the Ori Galaxy, then the planet should have started slowing down as it was drawn into the wormhole through the Stargate. You know, like what happened before, the last time a Blackhole was close enough to the Stargate to power it. And assuming you could collapse a planet upon itself to form yet ANOTHER Blackhole (nice Macguffin there...so distracted by the black holes that don't do any sucking, I didn't even notice that they create another Blackhole (which also, by the way doesn't suck {which sucks}) without explaining how) that second black hole would start sucking everything towards it in a time-slowing manner (again, as we have seen before). Instead, we are told that the Blackhole sustains the wormhole (which it could based on what has already been shown to be possible) without slowing time down anywhere AND without sucking anything in. And that they need a second Blackhole to sustain the wormhole on this side. Why? Why can't the one Blackhole sustain the Stargate? Furthermore, none of it should matter. Both the Blackhole on the Ori's side should be sucking everything towards it, slowing time as it does and trapping everything in it as it collapses. On the Human side this should also be happening: the Supergate, the Supergate pieces, the debris from the explosions when the Supergate pieces struck Starships, the Starships that stuck around to watch the planet become a Blackhole, and all the people in them should all be sucked into the Blackhole that was just made.

Instead our magic crew of superheros just flies away in their magic ship. And that's the way it's going to be from now on. "Here's an impossible situation!" "Here's some magic!" "Day Saved." "Ratings still good enough to warrant more of this crap?" "OK, Great! See you all next week."


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