While SG-1 is conducting training exercises for new recruits, Jack gets a call about a "foothold" situation. Wounded by compromised officers, O'Neill must lead the recruits in retaking the SGC.

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It's SG-1's turn to start testing a quartet of Air force cadet prodigies for SGC recruitment. After an imperfect performance by their kids, Sam pleads their potential but Jack is most critical, especially because cadet Lieutenant Grogan was left behind (pretending to be wounded). A new problem arises (aliens try and take over SGC) and the cadets are unsure whether this is staged or not. This time their CO, Lieutenant Elliot, proves himself to be a born leader and gives everything he has to get the job done. They almost seem to have pulled it off until Haley pulls a "Sam-stunt" which changes the scenario for the worse again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Wojciech Jakubowski (polish underground actor) was actually on his vacation in US, and was invited by his friend to see the set of Stargate SG-1. When Peter DeLuise saw Jakubowski, he was struck by his 'soldierish' look and asked if he wouldn't play a soldier in The Tomb episode. Jakubowski agreed and both men liked the cooperation so much, that he played in two more episodes - Wormhole X-Treme! and Proving Ground. See more »

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Colonel Jack O'Neill: [after a training simulation] Okay! So, we're all dead, and there's an armed Goa'uld on the loose! I gotta problem with that. Anybody else gotta problem with that?
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Painful
29 January 2016 | by (Sheffield, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't like the academy episodes of SG1 as the actors who potray the cadets are... Well... Bad actors... And very unlikebale. It seems the writers created this episode as an excuse to see what the SG1 team would look like if they were very young. But, they came across as just SG1 wannabes. You have a cadet for everyone of the SG1 team, but just... Unlikeable and wrong. Thus, this episode was just used as a filler and nothing more. It serves no other purpose. It doens't extend the storyline or fill any backstory. It's just there. It's just a cheap excuse for an SG1 episode. It seems like they had a half baked idea and decided to chuck it in because they needed to meet their demands for 22 episodes this season. A very bad and poorly written storyline. You can skip it if you want though.


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