Daniel Jackson was eager to warn earth about the probable massive goa'uld attack threat, but finds Starbase is under a more down-to-earth threat: Senator Kinsey, the ambitious chairman of the Senate Committee which must approve the program's annual $5.7 billion budget, was not impressed when the President disclosed its extraterrestrial mission reports. Arriving for a visit, Kinsey tells the team he's most unlikely to be persuaded, and indeed while SG-1 points out its merits and dangers from events on various planets, Kinsey and his military aid, USAF Lt. Colonel Bert Samuels, question or belittle both systematically and focus on costs and risks they contend outweigh the benefits, even when Daniel's theory is presented...
Did You Know?
Features parts of several previous episodes of season one. See more
Article I Section VII Clause I says that the House of Representatives not the Senate control the purse strings, therefore Sen. Kinsey should have been Rep. Kinsey. See more
Senator Robert Kinsey
If they're so strong, why did ya switch sides in the first place?
Because, what is right cannot be measured by strength.
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more