Stargate SG-1: Season 9, Episode 7

Ex Deus Machina (26 Aug. 2005)

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Following the death of a Jaffa on Earth and the disappearance of a prominent businessman, SG-1 starts an investigation into what remains of the Trust and into the actions of the Jaffa ... See full summary »



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Following the death of a Jaffa on Earth and the disappearance of a prominent businessman, SG-1 starts an investigation into what remains of the Trust and into the actions of the Jaffa Nation. They discover that Baal is hiding on Earth after losing his forces to the Jaffa and that the Jaffa are secretly attempting his capture. Written by trekkie4christ

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Diego Klattenhoff, who plays an unnamed team leader in this episode, stars alongside Stargate (1994) actor and original Daniel Jackson James Spader in The Blacklist (2013) as the FBI agent that had lead the hunt for Spader's character in the past. See more »


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Dr. Daniel Jackson: Where are you gonna be?
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter: Seattle.
Agent Malcolm Barrett: How the hell are you gonna get there?
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Agent Malcolm Barrett: Prometheus.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Beats flying coach.
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Exactly why I watch this series - Traditional SG-1
17 May 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I really think this episode is "SG-1" at its very best. It was simply brilliant. A nice, old-fashioned episode that allows "SG-1" to get back to its roots in many ways.

This episode acts as a sequel to several of Season Eight's best, particularly "Full Alert" and "Reckoning Part 2". Fortunately, it emulates the greatness of these two episodes. I especially love the whole "Goa'uld on Earth" storyline. Admittedly, it's something that they've explored quite a few times before but it is done in a manner that keeps its interesting here.

It was great to get the band back together, as Mitchell put it. For the first six episodes of the season, all I was thinking was "When is SG-1 getting back together?!" It was long overdue. This is one of the things that, for me, made to seem like an old fashioned episode. It was great to see Daniel, Sam and Teal'c working together in the normal way for the first time since late last season. It was nice to get a brief respite from the whole Ori storyline. In fact, I think this is the best episode of the season so far partly for that reason. It hasn't really grabbed me yet.

The concept of four different Baals on Earth and possibly dozens throughout the galaxy is extremely scary. One was creepy enough. And that one is still out there hiding somewhere, probably trying to rebuild his power base and likely planning numerous attacks.

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