General Hammond mysteriously retires from the SGC and a new general is brought in, who breaks up SG-1: Daniel and Sam are scientists, Teal'c is with SG-3 and O'Neill commands a new SG-1. ... See full summary »

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General Hammond mysteriously retires from the SGC and a new general is brought in, who breaks up SG-1: Daniel and Sam are scientists, Teal'c is with SG-3 and O'Neill commands a new SG-1. O'Neill tries to convince Gen. Hammond to return, but he finds out that someone ordered Hammond to leave or they would hurt his grandchildren. While the others are occupying the new general, O'Neill tries to find out who that "someone" is. Thereto he must place his trust in the one person he hates most: Maybourne. Written by Chris Green

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When Col. Maybourne is logging onto the computer, the name he types into the user name box is "Menard". 'Jim Menard' was the Director of Photography on that episode. See more »

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In the beginning of the episode, as enemy fire is coming through the Stargate, General Hammond orders the gate-room blast doors to be closed. The blast doors begin closing, but in the following shot of Hammond, the blast doors still wide open. See more »

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Colonel Jack O'Neill: [to Maybourne] I see you're on that famous beer and mustard diet. How's that workin' out for ya?
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Eminence Grise
14 July 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When General Hammond suddenly retires from the SGC, the arrogant General Bauer assumes the command. His first action is to split the SG-1: Daniel and Sam are assigned scientists, Teal'c is sent to join the SG-3 and Jack is put away. Jack visits General Hammond expecting to convince him to return to the SGC and he learns that his granddaughters have threatened his granddaughter to force him to quit the SGC. Soon Jack finds that the eminence grise is Senator Robert Kinsey that has sent the NID to force the renounce of Hammond. Further, Jack depends on the traitor Maybourne to stop Kinsey. Meanwhile Sam is forced to develop a powerful naquadah bomb and Bauer wants to use it to destroy an entire planet.

"Chain Reaction" is a different episode of "Stargate SG-1", showing the dirty politician work behind the SGC. The plot is reasonably resolved but without any consequences to the bad actions. The final phone conversation between Jack and Maybourne is a rip-off "The Silence of the Lambs". My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Chain Reaction"


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