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Zero Hour 

As the new head of the SGC, General O'Neill is beginning to feel the weight of his load, and he starts to have second thoughts about the whole idea, questioning his own competency.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
... Lt. Col. Samantha Carter
... Teal'c
... Dr. Daniel Jackson
... Mark Gilmour
... Ba'al
... Dr. Bill Lee
... Colonel Reynolds
... Camulus
... Sgt. Walter Harriman
... Major Paul Davis
... Technician
... Sgt. Siler
Michael Ryan ... John Prior
Jesai Jayhmes ... Amra Delegate #1


After the promotions, now General Jack O'Neill feels out of his depth, dealing with paperwork and protocol. At least he gets a new administrative assistant. Two Amran delegates for an interplanetary trade treaty bicker so Jack locks them up. He permits Dr. Bill Lee to research an alien plant but it runs wild all over the base. Commanding SG-1, new colonel Carter orders her back-up team to guard the gate during a mission to a secret Anubis base and is reported missing. System-lord Ba'al demands their exchange for Camulus, a Goa'uld who was granted asylum and offers instead an Ancient power device. It proves priceless, but also booby-trapped. Jack is now gloomy enough to write a resignation letter, but after an iris alert lots of things turn out surprisingly. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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General O'Neill goes to the locker room and opens his locker. In the background, the lockers have the names "M. Almas" (Mairzee Almas, wife of Gregory Diamond Almas), "B. Prochaska" (Brigitte Prochaska, unit publicist) and "M. Davidson" (Mark Davidson, set dresser). See more »


We hear General O'Neill mentally dictating his resignation letter he says he regrets not being able to fill Hammond's "sizeable and shiny shoes" and at the very end of the episode when the camera zooms into the letter you can read the line and it says only "sizeable shoes". However, this may also be yet another instance of O'Neill's tendency to make smart-ass remarks, moderated by the need for formal conduct in a letter. See more »


Ba'al: You dare mock me?
Brigadier General Jack O'Neill: Ba'al, come on, you should know. Of course I dare mock you.
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References The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Resignation Letter and the Administrative Assistant
7 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

General O´Neill is not happy with his promotion feeling the burden of administrative paperwork and bureaucracy. He receives an assistant assigned by General Hammond to help him. He has problems with two aliens that has come to the SGC to negotiate and Dr. Bill Lee loses control of an alien plant that does not stop growing throughout the base. Meanwhile the SG-1 and the SG-3 head to a planet to seek weapons in a hidden base and the SG-1 vanishes. Out of the blue, Ba´al contacts the SGC and tells that he has imprisoned the SG-1 and wants to exchange them per Camulus. What will O'Neill do?

"Zero Hour" is a funny episode of "Stargate SG-1" that explores O´Neill in his new position. The identity of the mysterious and skilled Mark Gilmour is a great surprise. O´Neill resolves all the problems in an unusual way and the conclusion is satisfactory. My vote is eight.

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