A man breaks into Jack's house and hold him at gunpoint claiming that Jack ruined his life. Seven years ago he came upon an Ancient artifact at a garage sale that allows him to see all of SG-1's missions.



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Beatrice Zeilinger ...
Apophis (archive footage)
Skaara / Klorel (archive footage)


Seven years ago Joe Spencer, a small town barber, bought a strange looking stone at a yard sale. Every time he touches the device, he has a vision of the SG-1 team and a mission they've undertaken. Over time, he becomes very involved in what he sees. He tells the stories to family and friends, couching it in terms of a science fiction story he's developed. He even tries to make contact with Jack O'Neill, but with little success. As his obsession with SG-1 grows, his friends become bored with it all and his wife leaves him. With little to lose, he tracks down Jack who seems to know exactly what he's talking about. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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When General O'Neill and Joe (Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson from 'The Simpsons') are walking through the forest, the music that is playing is 'The Simpsons' theme slowed down. See more »


Joe's employee Gordie mentions that he dropped off an application at the local Piggly Wiggly. There are no Piggly Wigglys in Indiana where the episode is set. See more »


Joe Spencer: What do you think the problem is? Tell me. Maybe I can fix it.
Charlene Spencer: Well for one, it seems to me like the team interaction isn't what it used to be in the beginning.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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23 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a somewhat clever way to do a clips show. The old events are shown while revealing a new element, the stones, that will become prominent in the Ori story arc.

But it's still a clips show. Those are useful for producers, so they can save some money and writing effort. They're useful for viewers to catch up on what happened over the course of the show. But if you're watching these episodes one after another, there's no reason to catch up. You've seen everything recently enough not to need reminders.

The story is pretty good up until about half way through the episode. People start to get excited over Joe's stories, his son wants to hear them, Joe's becoming more attached to the characters. But the downward slide to the stories ruining Joe's life isn't done as well. It's too sudden.

The end is weak. Revealing top secret info to Joe's wife makes no sense, especially since her problem with Joe isn't the stories, but rather it's how he lets the stories consume him to the point of ruining his business and family life. That the SGC stories are true wouldn't change or solve the problem.

Unfortunately the episode contains important foreshadowing. Fortunately, the foreshadowing is: there are stones that let people see events in other people's lives, and the stones may even do more.

Now you know about the stones. So you don't have to watch the episode.

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