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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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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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When a guard asks Jack to kneel, he replies that he can't as he has trouble with his knees. This stems from the fact that Richard Dean Anderson actually does have knee trouble in real life. See more »


Sam Carter: [Daniel returns to the mines in royal robes after being healed, visiting the remaining SG1 members who presume him dead] Hi guys Daniel Ow... wow... surprisingly difficult to kill you isn't it? We are pleased to see you Daniel Jackson
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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22 June 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c are watching Naquadah being sent through the Stargate on a planet and they decide to bring samples to Earth. They see a woman crossing the forest and when she is ready to commit suicide jumping off on a cliff, Daniel saves her. They are arrested and her father, Pyrus, who is the responsible for the planet, sentences the SG-1 to labor work in the Naquadah mines. They try to escape but Daniel is wounded and they have to return to work as slaves. Daniel awakes Sarcophagus and Princess Shyla has a crush on him and forces Daniel to go inside the Sarcophagus several times. When Daniel meets the SG-1, they feel that he has changed. When Daniel agrees to marry Shyla, the SG-1 is allowed to return to Earth and Dr. Janet Fraiser discovers that the repetitive use of the Sarcophagus creates an altered state of mind and addiction. Can Daniel be saved from his addiction?

"Need" is a reasonable episode of "Stargate SG-1" where the SG-1 learns that the Sarcophagus has limitation in its use. There is a kind of joke with the trees and forests when Shyla tells how beautiful the trees are to Jackson since many episodes are inside forests. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Need"

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