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Go the Team
on 21 May 2005
By the opening episode of Season 6, we have lost Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) after he had been allowed to ascend. His place on SG1 has been replaced by Jonas Quinn, an off world human.
We have the by now usual combination of off world adventures and adventures taking place on Earth. A particularly nice touch this season is the development of their very own space capable craft. The Russians, too, force their way into the operations of Star Gate Command. Another major plus for the series is the way that they will give a brief overview of things in previous episodes that may be relevant to the activities of the current episode.
Some of the particular highlights of the season include the episode where Jack was framed for the apparent assassination of Senator Kensy and the town that had been taken over by gou'ald that could only control their hosts at night. Jack also gets to, sort of, make friends with colonel Maybourne when they were trapped together in a hidden paradise that had its own sting in the tail. There are moments of true horror as well, particularly where Jack has been captured by Ba'al and is being interrogated for answers he can't possibly give but the gou'ald sarcophagus makes sure death isn't the last word....
Although it was an ensemble episode, built up from clips taken from earlier episodes, 'Disclosure' was good in its own right - the framing story had the secret of the SGC passed on to the permanent members of the Security Council not already in on the secret. This was revealed as an attempt by Senator Kensy to take SGC away from the airforce and put it under NID control. Fortunately general Hammond had some big guns of his own!
One of the most powerful episodes was where the to'kra, jaffa had to learn to trust each other to over come a hidden assassin.