Stargate SG-1: Season 5, Episode 21

Meridian (10 May 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 461 users  
Reviews: 1 user

As Jackson suffers from a fatal dose of radiation, he struggles with the value of his life while his friends deal with the emotional and diplomatic repercussions.

Director:

Writers:

(developed for television by), (developed for television by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 24 Jan 2014
 
a list of 175 titles
created 20 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Meridian" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meridian (10 May 2002)

Meridian (10 May 2002) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stargate SG-1.
« Previous Episode | 108 of 213 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
David Hurtubise ...
Kevin McCrae ...
Kelownan Scientist
Edit

Storyline

SG-1 returns from an off-world mission to P9Y-3C3 with Daniel Jackson suffering from what is likely a fatal dose of radiation. On the planet, they dealt with the country of Kelowna and their representative Jonas Quinn. That country was at the same stage of development as the United States in the 1940s and well on their way to creating an atomic weapon using Goa'uld technology found in an ancient temple. Daniel argued against the Kelownans developing such a weapon and is accused of attempting to sabotage the project. As members of the team sit by his deathbed, Daniel receives an unexpected offer from someone they once met off-world. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kelowna is actually a real city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Most of the SG-1 series was filmed in and around British Columbia. See more »

Goofs

In some of the shots of Kelowna, smoke can be seen going down the chimneys instead of out. See more »

Quotes

Oma Desala: [talking about ascension] Many roads lead to the great path. Only the willing will find their way.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Okay, well I'm willing. So let's go. I mean, you know, do your thing. Glow me.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Stargate SG-1: Inauguration (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
Written by Joel Goldsmith
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not even as a joke
3 June 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Right. So I ended up crying. Thanks for nothing, and don't laugh at me.

Once again, we begin with a dire situation, and the episode is divided into two parts: finding out what really happened, and trying to solve it. And sad to say, only one of these two plots will succeed.

I guess nobody feels really afraid when we learn that Daniel is dying of radioactive exposure. He's been dying countless times, dead a few times, after all. Besides, dying from radioactive burns is just too slow, too awful and not heroic enough, right?

Wrong.

As we follow Daniel's horrible agony and his spiritual "trial" with Oma Tessala (very nice use of continuity here, even though it is annoying to have a new actress for that part), it becomes clear that he won't get a reprieve this time. And when Teal'c all but breaks down and cries, things start to look seriously hopeless.

However, that storyline is punctuated with flashback sequences that show exactly what Daniel is dying for: a world to save, a new technology that might tip the scales in the fight against the Goa'uld, and even a very likable new character, Jonas Quinn. So even as we realise that Daniel won't make it, we also have to admit that it was worth it.

I guess that for a hero, this is a good way to go. Everybody gets a touching goodbye, especially Jack, whose special bond with Daniel (despite all their differences) is acknowledged. The whole episode is an homage to Daniel, who dies heroically, but turns out to be special enough that he doesn't "really" die. Still, right now I am too busy being upset to care.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why Every Alien and offworld human culture speaks in English ? nerminmer
Ben Browder and Claudia Black TannhauserDream
Did Sam and Jack ever got together? Nerwen1000
Continuity question elizabeth-graham
two-way wornhole johnjohanson
Sitting ducks She-Ra42
Discuss Meridian (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?