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19 June 2007 @ 07:51 am
Celebrating Finale Week: SAM  
Sam Carter.

Both a brilliant scientist and a military officer, Sam is constantly walking the line that separates the two. In her early days on the team, she was often the half-way point between Jack and Daniel, a mediator of sorts, as their respective points of view clashed. Since then, she's grown from a wide-eyed, good-natured, but ofen uptight soldier, to a more relaxed mature woman who is more comfortable with herself and can take control of the situation, if necessary.

Like her teammates, she is there for those she loves. She has been known to struggle with dettachment/attachment within the military mindset which clashes with her caring nature, but she's always there, looking out for those she cares about.

So why do you love Sam Carter?


Possible topics

*What is your fave Sam episode?
*What are your face Sam lines?
*If you could use one word to describe Sam, what would it be?
*Write a drabble around the word "bold"
*Create an icon around the theme of "velocity"
*Did Sam play any "experiments" on Mark when they were younger? If so, what?
*Why do you think Sam chose the military in our reality but not in many of the AUs?

Once again, these are just suggestions. Please post any kind of meta, pics, icons, fics, links, etc.

And remember not to forget to participate in our previous discussions. Celebrate Jack here and Daniel here.
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beanpotbeanpot on June 19th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)

I love Sam. But I think I love her most when she the protective veneer of perfection she and others coat her in slips. The veneer, for me, came when she joined the AF and people had no clue what to do with her brains. She also ran into sexism, nepotism claims, etc and the best way she found to smother all of that was to simply be the best.

But her boys (and they are *her* boys) just loved her making the veneer unnecessary so she let her anger and her happiness and grief show. And she cracked jokes (and I bet a lot of them were dirty), wore lip gloss, pontificated on why Lucky Charms was the perfect dinner food, bought Teal'c porn as a joke, and still managed to kick ass and save the world.

Favorite Episodes: Grace, Singularity, New Order, Line in the Sand, oh and bunches of others.
Working for the Mandroid: Toughmoonshayde on June 19th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
*grins* Thanks so much for this. Again, I'm having a hard time replying but this was a nice glimpse into viewing Sam :)
Fig Newton: samsg_fignewton on June 19th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Quick drive-by here:

"Maybourne, you're an idiot every day of the week. Why couldn't you take just one day off?"

Hee! Go Sam!
Working for the Mandroid: Fightmoonshayde on June 19th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
That has to be my fave as well. She was just so awesome there!
suzannemarie on June 19th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
She's smart and never apologizes for it or tries to pretend that she's not. She's not afraid to reach out to people and show that she cares. She gets the job done. (I'm thinking here of the way she can put snide comments from or personal dislike for someone aside and keep her attention on the job at hand.)

AT had an interview around the time of the 200 celebrations where she talked about how she grew up on the show and that a lot of growing up happens when you reach your 30s. She felt like she had grown up and that Carter had as well. I think I would agree with that. I think we've seen the character grow more confident, more mature, more well rounded.

It didn't occur to me until I started writing this post (because I'm kinda slow), but they stood convention on it's head a little bit with the Sam character. It's not always typical to have the woman be the pure scientist and the intellectual lead. That's a nice twist.

She's smart, she's strong, she's able to take care of herself and defend herself. She's a pretty good role model for girls. I like that.
Working for the Mandroid: Alonemoonshayde on June 19th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
She is a good role model, despite some of the flubs in writing her character. AT takes the role seriously and I appreciate that.

And you bring up a good point that you've vocalized. She really does put aside comments against her character or snide comments so she can get the job done. She knows what her priorities are in that regard.

She is just really a solid character.
suzannemarie on June 19th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
I've had some issues with some of the writing for her character too. I think they've hit some wrong notes with some of the emotional notes especially. But, overall, I do like the core of what Sam represents.
redbyrd_sgficredbyrd_sgfic on June 20th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Except for punching Ba'al in the nose *g*. Which he richly deserved. But I still got the impression that Sam was also punching all the people she'd wanted to punch in the past, but hadn't...
aurora_novarumaurora_novarum on June 19th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, Sam lines. These are based on my faulty memory:

"this is fun for me, sir."

"It's in mine, sir."

Teal'c: I am in your debt, Major Carter.
Carter: (grinning) Indeed.

"Could you at least pretend to be listening?" (but the backrub later, aw).

I know some people don't like it, but I love Sam in Affinity getting all worked up because of her "pete proposed" angst and everyone looking at her and she's like. "What? We were talking about Teal'c's girlfriend,right?" And Daniel's like "I thought we were." Hee hee hee.

Her rant in Orpheus about a cheesy sci fi flick. "Don't you want to see if they even get any of it right?"

"And I make a mean souffle."

Janet: This nice cake that Sam baked.
Sam: Bought.
Janet: Brought.

"Welcome to my life."

Her tearful goodbye to Daniel in Meridian which I'm not looking up because...it'll make me cry.

"Not that way...we were just, really good friends."

"Blow up one sun, and all of a sudden people think you can walk on water."
aurora_novarumaurora_novarum on June 19th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
oh, one more from space race (yeah I watched a bit of it last night).

We risk our lives and try and get a bunch of alien technology blah blah.

Daniel: And if you just happen to win a race?

Carter: (shrugging innocently) What's a girl to do?

(I'd really like "Space Race" if it wasn't for those annoying announcers and cheesy racer because Sam rocked!)

sg_fignewton already grabbed my all time favorite Sam line though. ;-)
suzannemarie on June 19th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
I kinda like that Pete proposed rant too. I dare say that many, if not most, women who've reached their thirties and remain single have had at least some version at that rant go through their thoughts.
Working for the Mandroid: SamTeal'c Dollmoonshayde on June 19th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
I love the "welcome to my life" line. Just the way she said it, the context, everything about it said so much.

I like all the ones you've listedn, but I know there's more...

I'm actually really fond of that card scene from Uninvited this year. When she and Teal'c were playing and she won. That was just too cute.
Michelle: secret agent menseramercury on June 19th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
My favorite Sam episode is Grace. :)
Dee: Sam Herodeejay435 on June 19th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
What is my favorite Sam episode? That is such a hard topic-do I chose Singularity-where she showed such kindness to a lost little girl, risking her own life so Cassie wouldn't have to face death alone? Do I chose Death Knell-which highlighted strong, brave Sam as she faced a myriad of painful injuries while leading a Super Soldier bent on killing her on a chase through the wilderness of a foreign planet to keep safe a device that could turn the tide against the Super Soldiers? Or Jolinar's Memories-where Sam faced what is probably her worst memory, being taken over by what she believed to be a Goa'uld, in order to rescue her father from hell?

I love all those episodes, but I think my favorite has to be Foothold. Sam shows her resourcefulness in getting out of the mountain, her strength in believing her own perceptions, and not the lies she's being told and her fearlessness in doing something about it. She recognizes fake Jack, and doesn't hesitate in shooting him. She doesn't worry about protocol when Maybourne lets her down and betrays the mountain because of his short sightedness. She shows that the safety of the SGC and by extension Earth is far more important to her than risk of court martial. Not to mention, it has one of the best Sam lines ever "Maybourne, you're an idiot every day of the week, couldn't you have taken just one day off."

crayonbreakygal: Sam is smart graphicalrumcrayonbreakygal on June 20th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
Determined? That's always a word that comes into my mind when I think of Sam.

I've always liked the "Grace" episode. There's a few more favs, but I can never remember the names. Bad fangirl.