Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
I liked it, even in squinty-vision.
It showed a new team dynamic and showed that Sam could handle being in charge... and not be tied into a purely logical/scientific stream.
This episode was more of a "rounding out" episode that showed that the fight isn't exclusively out there.
Jonas is played as an almost naive "GIGO" machine...
...Garbage in, garbage out.
He remembers the data... just doesn't synthesize new stuff quickly or creatively so far. He's actually a lot like Sam way back when.
Jonas's character, if it's allowed to develop along a healthy line, will need to incorporate this.
As to never being snuck up on...
...He's still limited to the set of basic human senses.
Line-of-sight still applies, as do other factors.
Jack's character, for whatever reason, was left out of this one.
Jack's input, as others touched on, may've unbalanced this episode and not allowed it as a vehicle for showcasing the newer, more mature Samantha Carter.
I mean, really, he'd'ave been "large and in charge" poppin' Goa'uld left and right, probably.
All in all, "Seth" sans Jack and Dad with a touch of X-Files...
...a touch of the good X-Files.
It just sucked for "shippers" and "xenophiles".
(Was that Danny Bonaduce as the Deputy/NID agent? And did Peter DeLoiuse come out of the resturant they ate breakfast in?)
The reason the Goa'uld were sans Naquadah and possibly why they weren't quite "right" are they are freaking CLONES of the Goa'uld pulled out of the Russian's Jaffa in Desperate Measures...
...Also, unlike extra-terrestrial Goa'uld, these lack the technology base and Jaffa Hordes of their brethren, are somewhat unfamiliar with the terrain, have poorer quality hosts, and a low access to any sort of technological or social base.
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