Returning to the planet from the original Stargate movie, Daniel catches up with his lost wife and painfully discovers her "Secrets". Teal'c gets stung by a giant insect in "Bane", and O'Neill is crippled in "Spirits". The best is saved to last on this volume in "The Tok'ra (Part I)". Sam's estranged father is dying of cancer, but her obligations sway her toward saving a member of the Goa'uld renegade Tok'ra who is also dying. Although the resolution may seem apparent a mile off, the series takes one of many brave steps in not chickening-out at the last moment. --Paul Tonks
All the actors are clearly comfortable in their roles and the willingness to show the heroes as less than perfect shines through in all the episodes. As long as they can keep this standard up we have a lot to look forward to.
This disk contains three excellent episodes ("Secrets," "Bane" and "The Tok'Ra (Part I)"), and the mystic-primitives-know-best "Spirits". I personally grow a little weary of the Romantic Savage storyline that comes out of Hollywood--you know the one: the people living in simplicity are much happier and living in tune with their environment until some modern people turn up with our evil technology. I just wish the writers would forget Rousseau and remember Hobbes. Most people in our modern society live longer, healthier lives than ever, thanks to our technology.
Despite this handicap, "Spirits" has redeeming features that make it worth watching, and it becomes important in several later episodes, so it is a must watch for those hooked on the series.
Enjoy! I did.
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