Stargate SG-1: Season 2, Episode 5

Need (24 Jul. 1998)

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Whilst walking through a forest on a planet, Jackson saves the life of a beautiful princess who is about to kill herself. SG1 is taken prisoner, but Daniel is freed by the ruler when he ... See full summary »

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Whilst walking through a forest on a planet, Jackson saves the life of a beautiful princess who is about to kill herself. SG1 is taken prisoner, but Daniel is freed by the ruler when he finds out that he saved his daughter. The rest of SG1 is sent to work in the mines for the rest of their lives. Jackson falls in love with the princess, but also becomes intoxicated by frequent use of a Sarcophagus. Will he come to his senses before the rest of SG1 are worked to death? Written by Anonymous

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O'Neill claimed to have an old ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury as an explanation to the Jaffa guard he can't work as hard. The Jaffa seemed to know what the ACL is, despite being an alien and stuck him in the knee. See more »

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[SG-1 has been made slaves in a mine]
Jack O'Neill: You know, I've seen an awful lot of union violations around here. I should probably speak to your supervisor.
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An interesting perspective of addiction
28 September 2014 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This is somewhat disjointed and slow moving but it does pick up in the last half. I am somewhat puzzled that someone says that Jackson "falls in love..." That is something that certainly does NOT happen at any point in this episode! This episode is mostly centered around the idea of addiction - hence the title.

I found that part of the story seems to be built up in the first half but it just fizzles out. After about the first half of the episode it gets more interesting but the original story never really takes form. It does, however, show the nature of the bond between the members of the team.

The acting was intriguing (especially Michael Shanks) and the storyline becomes an important part of the SG1 series. It is not quite up to the standard of other episodes. It is a good episode for revealing more about the nature of the goa'uld.


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