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Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – ‘Past And Present’ (S03E11)

Description: On the planet Vyus, SG-1 discover an entire early industrial society suffering from collective amnesia since an unspecified event about a year ago known as the Vorlix.

Well, well, well some nice things here. First of all, a nice call back to an earlier episode where the ‘Destroyer of Worlds’, Linea. She made her to Vyus after escaping from SGC through the stargate and, in an attempt to create a ‘fountain of youth’, appears to have created the Vorlix, wiping her, and everyone else’s, memories away.

Second, Daniel gets a little…randy. His wife hasn’t been dead but for one episode and here he is possibly falling for Ke’ra, one of the Vyusian scientists who may, or may not, be Linea, rejuvenated and sans memories. I’m assuming Daniel has had time to grieve, albeit off camera, and is just now coming to terms with being a ‘free’ man again. I think Shanks does a good job of showing the confusion Daniel must be feeling right about now.

The science behind the cure is, again, the dodgy part of the episode. The cure is discovered very quickly and works extremely well to be believable. And poor Orner, a guinea pig twice and not a pleasant experience for him, turning him into the lieutenant guy from Monk.

But, surprisingly, the ending was actually quite good and made a lot of sense. I’m not sure they can keep Ke’ra/Linea in the dark forever, but they certainly are giving it the old college try. And just the fact that when Linea remembered everything she didn’t go on a killing spree shows she is a different person, one worth saving.

So overall, a pretty good episode, and a decent wrap up for the Linea storyline.

Best Lines:

[SG-1 discusses the possibility that Ke’ra is Linea.]

Jackson – “Let me ask you a question. Who would you trust with your life more than anyone else in the world? Don’t worry, I won’t be offended if you don’t pick me. Could it be Teal’c?”

O’Neill – “Sure.”

Jackson – “Ah, Teal’c, just refresh my memory. What was your previous occupation?”

Teal’c – “I was First Prime of Apophis.”

Jackson – “Right. Did a few nasty things back then?”

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1 Comment on Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – ‘Past And Present’ (S03E11)

  1. Your reviews are making me want to start my own watchathon and post my own thoughts. Granted I do agree with most of what you say anyway… I just tend to focus on the characters more than the action I think, plus the ablitly to ignore most cliches. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not that I have time for a watchaton or anything…. though one or two a week might be doable… hmm…

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