Overall Rating: 2.0
C-c-c-c-combo Breaker!! This incredibly tedious, utterly pointless, and just plain frustrating episode blows up any and all momentum they had after Heroes just in time for the season finale.
The Stargate Wiki has the details...you can look 'em up if you care...I don't.
*just kidding* - *sort of*
In all seriousness...this episode is going to get ONE paragraph worth of commentary from me...it's bad, and not in a way that's hilarious or even interesting to dissect. It's just really...really...really...f***ing boring. The girl playing the goa'uld clone kid was a horrendous actress, the script was oohhh...soooo...slllllooooowwwww...and worst of all, I can't, for the life of me, figure why they ever thought the audience was going to care one way or the other after what we just saw last week. This story concept fills out a nice, action-packed TEN MINUTE episode...all the rest of painful, uninteresting filler designed, I'm convinced, to make us hate Stargate and cancel out all of the love we built up for the show a week ago. UUUUUUGH. BTW...do you see what I did here with all that white space? It's called...PADDING. I have nothing constructive to say about this stinker, so...why not add some extra lines? This episode is loaded with filler just like that!
Nothing to see here...show's over...no plot worth viewing, no dialogue worth praise, no creativity to speak of...
As noted, the guest star, (Kristen Dalton) was terribly wooden and uneven in her line reading...the rest of the cast was on auto-pilot. I think they were just tired from all the concentrated awesome they poured out last week.
Not only do they not even really try to deliver a coherent message, but they fail to sufficiently reject the notion that started this problem - that being that there are certain shady means it's worth pursuing if the end result is acquisition of the knowledge needed to fight the Goa'uld. The whole thing just kind of sits there flatly mocking you for having been stupid enough to watch it.