SG-5's Lieutenant Barber commits suicide by jumping into the Stargate shortly after a mission on a planet where a since about 200 years abandoned Goa'uld palace is studied by Daniel, who soon develops violent mood swings and is committed to hospital with a neurotransmitter brain condition, presumed fatal after all other SG-5 members die; alas meanwhile SG-3 has visited the planet, finding only the light installation Daniel reported as particularly fascinating and human teenage boy Loran, who hid for Daniel's expedition but now tells Jack he was left there by his parents, scientific researchers. Back in SGC, Jack also develops symptoms. Sam and Dr. Frasier conclude it must be some addiction linked to the light, so when Daniel is nearly terminal Jack, who might not have been exposed too long himself, must bring him back. Jack insists to try turning off the light, and leans on Loran, who is looking for a father-figure, even gives Teal'c an early 'birthday present', but indeed has a dark ... Written by
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Teal'c reveals his age to be 101 years old in this episode, and will turn 102 "in 47 days". If one assumes that the date at this point in the series is the same as the air date of the episode (January 26th 2001), then this would presumably put Teal'c's birthday (according to Earth calendars) on March 14th 1899. See more
Hammond refers to Barber as "lieutenant" in the briefing room, but the end credits list Barber as "sergeant". See more
Written by Joel Goldsmith
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