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13 April 2007 @ 10:02 pm
The Quest Pt 2 and The Return  
So, Stargate's back.

Ha! Hosted by CJ and MS. That was cool. And it actually suits their characters to be the ones to do it. I had total geekout moments when they had those little data files.

Did you see that they left off Jonas Quinn for the members of SG-1? That was kind of sad. I might not be Jonas' biggest fan, but ouch.

It was a nice special. I'm a huge myth fan so yay! I missed the science one that AT hosted, though. I'd like to see that one some day.

Yay! It was good. I really loved it. Continuity! It exists!

I didn't mind Adria in this one. She really came off as a spoiled brat. I can buy that then some of her bland performances prior to this episode.

Loved the naming of the dragon part. Hee.

I'm a big fan of the Ascended storyline so it was nice to see that touched upon. Cam and Vala were great in this. I wish we could have had more Sam interact with someone aside from Baal, but they had some great scenes.

I am always amused at how Daniel was never "Gou'alded" but the writers mess with him in similar ways through different methods. Tonight was one of those episodes. I was fond of watching him start to deteriorate. The man can be such an idiot sometimes for being such a smarty. *loves Daniel*

I looooved the parallels between what happened to Jack and what happened to Daniel. I looved the Merlin and Daniel parallels and the Ascension talk.

*already has plot bunnies swimming in my head*

Daniel kept rationalizing things when we all knew it was bull. Knowledge in your brain bad. Cam called him on it too. Go Cam!

Loved Sam punching Ba'al in the nose. Heh. Go Sam.

And Teal'c rocks. Puff.

And what is even better is that it doesn't actually conflict with my story A Priori. Yes, I am that selfish. I never really go into just what might be locked in Daniel's head in that fic, so...yay for me not quite breaking canon.

/end selfish moment

Best line? (Paraphrased): Jack gets healing powers; I get telekenesis. Bwah!

Only thing is that I couldn't hear the end of this episode because my dad talks really loud. He was talking to my mom and I couldnt hear a thing. I'll have to watch it again.

Poor me.


Anyway, it was awesome. Very teamy with a Daniel slant. We need more teamy episode with any character slant to them. And just plain team!

Lookign forward to whatever happens next week.

I admit I didn't pay attention to most of this episode. It wasn't bad or anything, but bro and I sort of MST3K'ed it. Both SG-1 and SGA tend to be very very predictible, so we already knew well in advance what was going to happen.

Some funny lines. Nice to see the whole cast together. But still didn't win me over. Darnit.

But....JACK!! *loves* I love Jack. So nice to see him. But wow. RDA, rusty much? Not your best performance, man. Quite cringeworthy at times, in fact. And he was kind of mean. But this is Jack. Really, Jack is extremely biased against anyone who is not SG-1 so it's in character for him. Jack's basically the grumpy old man that puts all his trust in SG-1 and in different old teammates/friends for certain issues. For tech issues, that would be Sam. Made sense to me he kept griping about the lack of Sam, whether you see it as shippy or not.

Had to laugh at the whales preview. Bro and I bust a gut.

So was Jack trapped on Atlantis while SG-1 was battled the dragon? Does anyone know?

Yes, I watched this episode basically for Jack. And Woolsey because he rocks. I''m probably not watching next week, but my best to the fans who do. :)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Gategrrl: Eat Your Heart Out Valagategrrl on April 14th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Atlantis conflicts with Raines, so guess what *I'll* be watching instead - yup, Raines.
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on April 14th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Probably the better choice. I only watched SGA for Jack. I really am not invested in the show at all.
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: GateTravelchris4short on April 14th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
I still say Cam should have called the dragon "puff" it has a certain ring to it...

RDA very nice... missed a bit of it since my power went out *shakes fist at central Texas weather* but.. ya. some witty lines I thought, but maybe a bit rusty... I did like him poking fun at the retirement issue... he needs to hold off on the "buffet" he be looking abit thicker - even in black... *g*

*thumbs up* worth the wait .. sorta.
Working for the Mandroid: Jackmoonshayde on April 14th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
I looooove Jack. So it was nice to see him in action again. The underwater stuff was great. And his interactions with Richard W. were great too. But Jack's been sitting behind a desk too long. He's getting a bit pudgy ;)
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on April 14th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
ya... he needs to take up more then just swimming... maybe a few laps around Atlantis... I'm sure Shep can show him how to get back into shape... mmmm point me to that work out room!!
Traycer: hunktraycer_ on April 14th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Watching Action Jack is always a nice plus!! *sigh* I miss that guy.
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on April 14th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I miss him tooooo. Though, he's packing on the pounds a bit. But I still love him *hugs him*
crayonbreakygal: Sam is smart graphicalrumcrayonbreakygal on April 14th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
Cam/Daniel, Cam/Vala, Sam/Ba'al, Sam/Teal'c, and the list goes on and on. Cam called Daniel Sunshine? All I could think about were the slashers out there having a field day with that one. Cameron and Vala did have some nice interaction going in this one. Although Teal'c was a bit underused, the bits where he was used were classic. He can do so much with facial expressions. Lots of teamy goodness all around. And Sam rocks because I'm sure she's wanted to knock Ba'al on his ass for a long, long time. Glad she got the chance. Pretty damn good episode. And I wasn't spoiled at all!

I liked SGA. I had already seen this one episode. I did like seeing that the SGA crew aren't exactly the swiftest sometimes, where the SG-1 crew always seem to work it out faster. Not saying that they're clumsy or anything, it's just a difference. It was a decent episode for me.
Working for the Mandroid: Fanboy Autographsmoonshayde on April 14th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
I definitely saw it as having many "ship" possibilities, including all the ones you've listed and then some (Sam/Daniel, Cameron/Teal'c)/ When a person can see multiple pairings like that, I tend to feel like the episode gets it right. That means we're seeing characters care for each other. And even if it's just friendship, the fact that people are seeing ship means there is some obvious compassion there.

THAT is what I want from this show. I was so happy to see it again last night.

It was a team episode through and through, with a Daniel-centric slant to it. And though I adored Daniel in it --I'm a sucker for Daniel being taken down by his own need for knolwedge, whether he does it for selfish or selfless reasons -- I feel like Cam and Vala were the scene stealers this time around. Daniel was awesome. Sam was awesome. But Cam and Vala had the best emotional impact of the episode and sold it so it didn't come off silly.

(And yay for all the Jack mentions!)

And if I liked SGA the show as a whole, I probably would have enjoyed it. As it was, I was just there for the Jack. And underwater!Jack made me squee. I wasn't so into all of RDA's acting choices and it's interesting to see just how he doesn't really click with many outside of SG-1, but I loved him just the same. It was a decent episode. and I know I would have loved it if I could feel something for the SGA characters.
6beforelunch on April 14th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind Adria in this one. She really came off as a spoiled brat. I can buy that then some of her bland performances prior to this episode.

Adria annoyed me (in general, not just in this episode) until I realized that essentially she's a kid that's all of what? Six months old at the point of The Quest? And has no idea what she's doing. She has all this knowledge and the has her "orders" (convert the Milky Way), but she's so emotionally immature that she really doesn't know how to relate to people. She's so desperate for Vala's approval because she needs something to use as a touchstone. And, yeah, she is a little bit of a spoiled brat because she's been given all of this power and all of these people to do her bidding, but she has no context in her life, and no one to teach her how to understand people.

Since MB is actually a decent actress (she didn't blow me away on Firefly, but her performances had emotional depth) I have to assume that at least some of the blandness of her performance was a deliberate attempt to show Adria as someone who wasn't quite sure how to act and wasn't able to emotionally connect with the things going on. Either that or the directors really dropped the ball with her.

Also, the naming of the dragon is one of my favorite scenes ever. :) Puff? Darryl? Hee!
Working for the Mandroid: Corporalmoonshayde on April 14th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
I always got the impression that was what they were going for with Adria - spoiled brat, emotionally immature. It made sense to me. But it never really managed to work before now. I felt it was better in this episode. I can't speak for eps I haven't seen yet.

But OMG, I loved this episode. I haven't been much of a Vala fan, but this episode sold me on her for now. I do like CB very much, and while S10 has helped me to enjoy Vala a bit better since she wasn't just comic relief anymore, this is episode was so important. As much as I adored Daniel (Daniel!!!!) and Sam, Cam and Vala stole the show. Cameron's growth and maturity from when he first joined and his speeches to Vala sold the entire premise. I'm not sure everything happening to Daniel would have worked otherwise.

Sam rocked, of course, but I still feel like the emotional depth of this episode worked mainly due to Cam and Vala.

That said, aside from a couple of eps in S10, this is the first time I've wanted to watch the ep again. And 200 and Quest 1 and 2, are the first eps of S10 that just have overwhelmed and sent me into fangirl heaven.

It's nice :)
dunv_idunv_i on April 14th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
*is about to go and rewatch now that sister is out* My sister is purposefully mean to Stargate and all of my TV shows. *is sad*

But what I can remember - I think that at some point, I buried my head in a pillow and squeed as loudly as I could, TEAMNESS!!! because this episode is so teamy-ness that I don't want to delete it. Ever.

And we have so totally been waiting for Daniel to stuff his head in one of those.

But the dragon still drove me nuts. It would have been fine - except the legs (just dangling down while flying and completely flat when on the ground. C'mon, you guys have done sore really great stuff!).

I didn't pay attention to the mythology special. I was too busy staring at MS and CJ and loving the total hotness.