In exchange for new tech for the SGC, Warrick Finn asks for their help to win a dangerous spaceship competition.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Golon Jarlath
G. Patrick Currie ...
Eamon (as Patrick Currie)
Terence Kelly ...
Miles Hagan
Allan Lysell ...
Hillary Cooper ...
Colin Murdock ...
Muirios (as Ben Ayres)
Nick Misura ...


The captain of the Serrakin prisoner transport ship Cerberus seeks Major Carter's help in winning a race and offers in exchange full access to their ion engine technology. He further explains that it is not through official channels and that they will only learn what they pick up by helping him tune up his ship. Sam agrees to help and insists upon running the race with him. However, the competition for this race is steep and there is no telling whether the team will be able to surpass their rivals. Written by trekkie4christ

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

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This episode and the preceding episode 'Enemy Mine' has been aired in reverse order during every airing in Sweden, for no apparent reason, since the production codes of the two episodes are according to original airing. The TV listings sent out by the channel TV6 has never indicated the reverse order, it instead incorrectly lists both episodes according to original order. See more »


The owner of the Sebrus, Warrick Finn, is a repeat character from a preceding Episode, Forsaken (Season 6, Episode 18). In the earlier episode, his name was Warrick Trevor, not Finn. See more »


Dr. Daniel Jackson: [Major Carter has been invited on a dangerous space race in exchange for alien technology] You really think this is worth it?
Major Samantha Carter: Absolutely!
[pauses packing]
Major Samantha Carter: Why? Don't you?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: N-no-yeah. I just- You just seem unusually... gung-ho.
Major Samantha Carter: "Gung-ho"?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: This is kinda more than about attaining new technology for you, isn't it?
Major Samantha Carter: You mean helping Warrick? He did once risk his life for me.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Yeah, I heard that. I just think that there's something else.
Major Samantha Carter: Look, I know that this could be dangerous. But this is our job, ...
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Fast and furious
16 June 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Now come on, we're in the middle of a season, we can afford to spend some time on a comedic, light-hearted episode! There has to be an upside to traveling around the galaxy, after all, and I for one won't begrudge the characters a chance to have fun. How can you not laugh, watching Carter and Teal'c come up with ANY excuse to participate in that race? And there IS something to be gained from that rather silly race, even though the Ion-whatever is clearly only a pretense.

Besides a fun race and some really good lines, this also reintroduces a really nice character from Forsaken, and allows Earth to really bond with an alien world -- and it's not as if there were too many of those left. Despite the oddities, this world feels the most familiar so far, so I hope it will not get blasted to oblivion too. Last but not least, it has been a very long time since the last Carter episode, so it was high time she got her share of the spotlight. She's usually so serious, I really enjoyed watching her have fun for once.

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