On planet Argos SG-1 arrives at a stargate inside the Mycenean temple of the mythical founding hero Pelops, whose return is awaited. There Daniel delivers the baby of a Chosen couple. After eating a piece of the special cake at the celebration, Jack wakes up, having laid with Kynthia. At sunset all natives fall into a deep sleep. Teal'c and Daniel discover a temple archive in linear A, a Minoan era script which is an archaic goa'uld dialect. The team finds the life cycle on Argos is incredibly fastened: factor 250, as a genetic experiment set up by Pelops. It must be somehow contagious, as Jack also starts to age terrifyingly fast. Dr. Fraser and Sam find it's something in the blood, but not a virus: replicators, and Jack has more of them: he's aging even faster, to die in about two weeks. Finally Jack investigates the importance of Pelops' first law that nobody may leave the village and it's link with a goa'uld device found when his statue breaks... Written by
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The title is a quotation from Macbeth's majestic soliloquy about death's inevitability that begins "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow/Creeps in this petty pace from day to day/To the last syllable of recorded time," later continuing "Out, out, brief candle!" and concluding "It is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing." See more
Daniel indicates that Pelops' experiment decreases the population's lifespan to about 1/250th of normal. Carter then says that instead of having to wait 100,000 years to see the effects of evolution (or interference) on the people, Pelops would only have to wait 100 years.
Being a theoretical astrophysicist and mathematician, Carter would surely know that 100 years is 1/1000th of 100,000; the correct statement would have been that the effects would be visible in just 400 years. See more
Dr. Daniel Jackson
A hundred day celebration? Guess we should pace ourselves.
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