Stargate SG-1: Season 7, Episode 20

Inauguration (5 Mar. 2004)

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The newly inaugurated President of the United States is briefed by the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Stargate program. Former Senator, now Vice President, Kinsey attempts to get ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Jack O'Neill (archive footage)
Major Samantha Carter (archive footage)
Teal'c (archive footage)
Dr. Daniel Jackson / Thor (archive footage)
Kinsey's Aide Sara
President's Aide (as Holly Dignard)
Major Paul Davis (archive footage)
Colonel Chekov (archive footage)
Martin Evans ...
British Ambassador (archive footage)


The newly inaugurated President of the United States is briefed by the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Stargate program. Former Senator, now Vice President, Kinsey attempts to get his running mate to back his policies for the program, but the president decides to look into the situation himself. Kinsey gets Richard Woolsey to convince the president of his agenda. Written by trekkie4christ

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The Oval Office set used for episodes #7.20 "Inaguration" and #7.21/22 "The Lost City" is the same one used in the motion picture X-Men 2 (2003). See more »


President Hayes: Now I have to call the ex-president of Togo. And when I'm done, apparently, the rest of the world is coming to an end.
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Features Stargate SG-1: The Fifth Race (1999) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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25 June 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

(Ever so sorry for this awfully easy Summary, by the way. I just couldn't pass it up.)

So this is the freebie episode of the year. Lots of archive footage, and not a single new shot of SG1. And when I've waited for seven days for a new episode, I like to watch a *new* episode. Not bits and odds of old ones. I disliked Politics (S1). I hated Disclosure (S6).

And yet... and yet I rather like this episode. The amount of reminiscence is tolerable, and it is rather amusing to hear Wolsey go on and on about all the odd things that have happened to SG1 over the years --without peppering it all with 10s-shots of old episodes. Honestly, the whole list does not really inspire trust!

But what makes this episode much better than either Politics or Disclosure is that it feels *significant*. There's a new President in charge, and the past years have shown how crucial the President's support (or lack thereof) was to the SGC. And this one has Kinsey for a vice-president, which gives a rather bad first impression of him.

So the whole episode is about what changes Pdt Hayes will bring to the Stargate program, and you have to pity the poor bloke for a very bad first day at his new job. But he is a very likely character -a smoother, suaver version of O'Neill: when Kinsey started annoying him I almost expected him to mutter "oh, for cryin' out loud!" (Honestly, I doubt that he would ever be elected in real life!) Anyway, this episode really changes the overall situation. Despite his obvious enthusiasm for the Stargate program and its crew, Hayes rightfully points out that the public may not see it the same way. And I like that even though it is slowly turning Kinsey into a classic villain, the series also acknowledges that he has a point.

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