Stargate SG-1: Season 7, Episode 3

Fragile Balance (20 Jun. 2003)

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A teenage boy shows up at the SGC claiming to be Jack O'Neill. He recalls a dream in which an Asgard was studying him. They determine that they must find this Asgard to fix what has been done to Jack.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Bennett ...
Tom Heaton ...
Poppi Reiner ...
Pamela Ambrose
Ed Hong-Louie ...
Theresa Lee ...
Ralph Alderman ...
Shop Owner
Evan Frayne ...
Pilot #1 (as Evan Lendrum)


SGC security stop a teenager who has gained access to the facilities by using Jack O'Neill's key card. When asked how he got hold of the card, his answer is simple: he claims to be Jack O'Neill. Although incredulous at first, the knowledge the young man displays about their operation eventually convinces them that they are in fact dealing with Jack. All he can remember is being in a dream-like state and being taken by the Asgard. Medical tests reveal that his body is changing at the cellular level and Jacob Carter recommends that Jack be put into stasis until they can figure out what exactly has happened to him. Jack's solution is to leave the SGC without permission. Soon after he leaves, Dr. Carter and Jacob figure just who they are really dealing with. Written by garykmcd

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The voice of Loki was provided by Peter DeLuise, the director for this episode. See more »


[Daniel walks into the holding room]
Young Jack O'Neill: Daniel, will you tell them who I am? Please?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Okay, love to. Who are you?
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References The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Jack O'Neill - Two Ls!
30 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not only finding a young actor to be a younger version of Richard Dean Anderson, we have to be convinced it's the same guy.

And we were convinced by Michael Welch. Every word that comes from his mouth is as if uttered by Jack - Every move, every inflection, every facial expression down to the donning of the sunglasses. The hardest part was convincing us, and this show succeeds more than any other TV show or movie where this gimmick was used or ab-used. In fact, the only other time this gimmick was used to a high level of success was in the Star Trek: Next Generation episode "Rascals".

But Young Jack is remembering something - Four green lights. It comes to him as if in Deja-Vu.

How did Jack come to be in this state? The fact is, nobody knows, until Jackson gets all Mulder on us and goes through some X-Files, where he finds several similar accounts. Interviews with these former Abductees reveal many similarities. including the four lights - Not five, but four (read the Trivia section for this episode).

Peter DeLuise makes a voice appearance as one of the skinny butted aliens that love Jack- And this one is not always on the level, which Norse God could that be?

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