Description: While exploring a seemingly insignificant planet, O’Neill and the SG-1 team are approached by a ragged figure who pleads for their help from a pursuer named Taldor. They try to defend him, only to discover that the man is a fleeing murderer.
You know what the first thing that popped into my head when watching this one? How much it reminds me of that crappy TNG episode where Wesley is condemned to death for trampling some foliage. The SG-1 version is better, but when the bar is below the ground, they’d have to work very hard to be worse. The best things about this episode are O’Neill in full on snark mode and General Hammond getting involved with the captors.
This is another ‘ho-hum’ episode, but it does have a rather interesting twist to the ending. Although this one ends like another TNG episode, “Contagion”, where the ending leaves a huge storyline open that is never explored again. Much like the ending of this episode.
Okay, not great.
[After first arriving on the prison planet]
O’Neill – “Well, this sucks.”
[SG-1 begins to investigate their surroundings]
O’Neill – “Teal’c, look scary and take point.”