Stargate SG-1: Season 1, Episode 6

Cold Lazarus (29 Aug. 1997)

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When Jack is injured unintentionally by a crystal alien, the alien duplicates Jack's form and out of fear of retribution tries to heal Jack. He returns to Earth in place of Jack, while Jack... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Sara's Father
Kyle Graham ...
Marc Baur ...
Senior Cop
Jane Spence ...
Laboratory Assistant
Guard NCO


When Jack is injured unintentionally by a crystal alien, the alien duplicates Jack's form and out of fear of retribution tries to heal Jack. He returns to Earth in place of Jack, while Jack is still unconscious on the planet, to find the one thing he feels will accomplish this; the one thing that cannot be found again. Meanwhile, the 'real' Jack has returned and is trying to convince SGC that he is who he says he is. Written by minnadoon

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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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this episode goes back to Jack's earlier life
26 March 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This episode moves back to the first Stargate (1994) where we were told that Jack's son was killed by accident by playing with his gun at home. The stargate team is on another planet when Jack is unintentionally injured by a crystal alien. The alien takes the form of Jack's body and rejoins the team and moves via the stargate back to earth. It's there that the false Jack moves back to Sara, his ex wife. Not knowing what is going on Sara and Jack bring back memories.

Of course when the 'real' Jack returns to earth they know something is going on, who's real and who's fake?

This is in fact not really a story about the aliens itself but is more about the early life of Jack. It goes a bit deeper into his history. For some this will be another stupid entry into Stargate but I could take it because we know a bit more about Jack. It's also the first time that Teal'c is going into the real world. Just look how they solve the problem with his gun and the mark on his head.

Not bad at all for those wanting to go deeper into Jack's story.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2,5/5 Story 3,5/5 Comedy 0/5

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