The Great SyFy Rewatch 2: "Fire and Water"

Week 3
Stargate: SG-1 "The Torment of Tantalus"
Summary | Transcript | GSFR 1 | SU

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

I'm fairly certain that Major Generals don't have this much of a part in the daily goings-on of active military bases, but I'm willing to make an exception for the specialness of the SGC.

I'm also fairly certain I had a bigger reaction to Daniel being dead the first time around. This time, I'm mostly just bored. It's something that happens entirely too often. I get bored.

Also, as an odd note, regulations state that gold earrings may only be worn by female officers and E-7s and above. Which is kind of beside the point, as Fraser, who is clearly an officer, has gold earrings and ... yeah. Besides the point.

Also, If I'm remembering correctly, medical doctors are automatically commissioned as O-3s. Which makes me wonder just how long she has been in the AF. Not too long, but not not long either.

With All Do Respect Count - 1, from Doctor Fraser. Who probably wouldn't also be discussing medical conditions in the hallway.

I've always thought ceremonies in front of the gate are stupid. What if there's an emergency? What if someone dials in while you're at the podium? Considering the energy it takes to keep the Gate running, it seems incredibly stupid.

I really can't work up the energy to care about Daniel being "dead". I'm too jaded at this point, and it's only S1. It makes me really worry about what's to come. Also, who 90s is Sam's dress?

Serious retcon has gone on since this episode. As the wiki says

Nem asks what happened to Omoroca in Babylon 4,000 years before where she fought the Goa'uld Belus. However, the Stargate movie identifies the rebellion as being 10,000 years ago and later the episodes "Moebius, Part 1" and "Moebius, Part 2" retcon it to around 5,000 years ago meaning that Belus wouldn't have been on Earth for Omoroca to fight 4,000 years before.

God, what an ugly apartment.

I really hope that one day all of Daniel's papers and stuff do become part of a library one day.

And Jack is very quick to grab onto Sam when she starts. Which seems a little... odd. If he's only a commanding officer, or that's all he wants to be.

God, 90s special effects.

Really, I'm so over Daniel's death in this episode already.

Daniel's dancing about, impassioned reactions - those I shall never get over. It is adorable. Like a puppy.

I should probably not be quite so tired when I do these.

I love how Sam is willing to stake everything on one undergrad psych course almost a decade ago.

Again with the grabbing - and now a hug. Which is a very intense hug. I mean, I genuinely don't hug by boss, or even my friends, that deeply, or burry my face in their necks while they cradle my head. That could just be me.

God, I get his wife was murdered, but it was 4000 years ago. Such overreaction.

What good is yelling at the water's edge supposed to do?

Seriously, he didn't try to escape before?

Teal'c's facial expressions are hard to tell apart. Or tell apart from constepation.

Ah, Teal'c's constipation face. Is it weird I've missed it? It used to make me laugh every time.