After a vain search for the Harsesis boy on an unexplored planet, SG-1 is told there is a chemical leak and gets sedating injections in the infirmary. In fact star-base has been taken over ... See full summary »

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After a vain search for the Harsesis boy on an unexplored planet, SG-1 is told there is a chemical leak and gets sedating injections in the infirmary. In fact star-base has been taken over by body-snatching aliens, as Teal'c and Sam discover, who are immune because of his symbiont and her Jolinar-remnants. Teal'c is captured while giving Sam the chance to escape; she meets with Colonel Harry Maybourne, who alas believes and brought the alien-possessed Jack and Daniel, who claim it's paranoia caused by the leaked chemical; during a flight back, Sam is able to see trough the game because of a 'flicker' and discovers it's done by two electronic devices to assume a human shape and voice. Meanwhile the real Jack and Major Paul Davis awake in an organic web where every human is tied into tentacles, soon meeting up with Sam and liberating Teal'c, in a hurry to try Sam's sound-idea before Maybourne sends in troops with orders to shoot and kill... Written by KGF Vissers

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When Maybourne stands up as he is leaving the café near NID Headquarters, he puts his cap on twice. See more »

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[to a nurse with a needle]
Jack O'Neill: Listen, really jam it in this time, okay?
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Featured in Stargate SG-1: Disclosure (2003) See more »

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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Invasion
24 February 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the SG-1 returns from a mission, the team learns that there is a chemical leak on the sixteenth floor of the SGC and they need to go to the infirmary. Dr. Fraiser injects a drug and the group faints; however Teal'c recovers soon because of his symbiont and he sees aliens that have taken over the SGC and assumed their appearance. Teal'c rescues Sam and helps her to flee from the base, but he is captured again. Sam contacts Colonel Harry Maybourne and she schedules a meeting with him in café in a public space. However he contacts General Hammond and Jack and Daniel also come to the encounter. They explain to Sam that the chemical provokes hallucinations and visions and she needs to urgently return to the SGC to be cured since she is paranoid. Who is telling the truth?

"Foothold" is one of the best episodes of "Stargate SG-1" with a story of alien invasion that uses the SGC as foothold for their invasion. The plot is a tribute to the 1956 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with the SGC staff being replaced by aliens using electronic device on the chest. The funniest line is when Sam tells "Maybourne, you are an idiot every day of the week. Why couldn't you have just taken one day off?" In addition, the plot is also well resolved. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Foorhold"


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