Description: When the SG-1 team stumble upon the chamber of former Goa’uld enemy Ma’chello, they fall victim to his powerful body swapping invention.
“Holiday” is an interesting one in that it’s Stargate‘s version of Trek‘s “Turnabout Intruder”. Aging Goa’uld enemy Ma’chello manages to switch places with Danial in an attempt to thwart death by taking over a new body. Of course this won’t happen due to the nature of television, but it does give Shanks a chance to play against type a bit as his Ma’chello goes on walkabout.
The best part, though, is near the end as SG-1, via Carter’s instructions, use a three person tag-team on the personality switcher to get everyone back into their own bodies. Jack and Teal’c changing bodies is classic.
Not a bad episode, humorous in some spots, melancholic in others but it is a (slight) cut above the average episode.
[SG-1 in the process of swapping bodies]
O’Neill – [as Teal’c] “It did not go well, General Hammond.”
Teal’c – [as Jack; sarcastically] “Ya think?”