Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – ‘Double Jeopardy’ (S04E21)
Description: SG-1 returns to Juna, formerly known as PX3-989, a planet they – or rather, robot duplicates of them – helped free from Goa’uld enslavement.
“Double Jeopardy” starts out with a really nice bit of misdirection. We’re lead to believe, after a bit of thought, that the robot duplicates of SG-1 had come to Juna, led them in a rebellion and then left them. Which confused me as I don’t remember that happening in previous episodes, but okay. Then we realize, when Daniel is de-craniumed, that what we though was SG-1 was, in fact, the robots. Well played Mr. Cooper, well played.
Harlan then comes through the stargate into the SGC and pleads with the real SG-1 to help out his robot buddies. After a bit of discussion, it’s decided SG-1 will return to Juna to help free the people from Cronus.
There is some really great interaction between O’Neill and, well, O’Neill in this episode. Anderson does a really great job of playing this up between the O’Neills and the ‘fight’ between them is hysterical. But things turn serious fast enough as everyone assaults Cronus’ mothership in an attempt to bring him down.
SG-1 certainly seems to have System Lords’ number as they, via robo-Teal’c, kill of Cronus and seem to take command of the mothership. Of course, what happens to all the Jaffa on board isn’t explained, but oh well.
All in all, a rather decent episode where double the O’Neills more than doubles the fun.
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