|Moebius, Part 2|
|Original air date|
David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay
|SG-1 Season 8|
|Season 7||Season 9|
- This episode is part 2 of 2; it is preceded by "Moebius, Part 1".
After discovering a second Stargate in Antarctica, the team is sent to Chulak, to get to Teal'c and go to Egypt for the Zero Point Module. However, in the process the team are captured, and Teal'c is once again the First Prime of Apophis.
Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit
SG-1 uses the Time Jumper to travel back in time to Egypt and steal a Zero Point Module from Ra. When the Jumper is found by Jaffa, SG-1 is forced to remain in the past causing the timeline to be altered. In an alternate timeline where the Stargate was never found, a video tape of the original team is discovered and the second Stargate in Antarctica is unburied.
The scientists working on the recovered Puddle Jumper cannot make it work because they don't have the ATA gene. Colonel Jack O'Neill is called in to operate the Jumper and lead the team through the Beta Gate to find Teal'c, and agrees that Dr. Daniel Jackson and Dr. Samantha Carter are to join the team through the Stargate.On Chulak, SG-1 are caught by Jaffa loyal to Apophis and imprisoned. Teal'c defects to their cause and helps them escape but Daniel is infected by a Goa'uld and killed by Teal'c. They escape in the Puddle Jumper, but are chased and damaged by Death Gliders. Unaware of the jumper's cloaking capacity, they believe that only way they can survive is to time-travel. They travel back to 3000 B.C. and use the Stargate to pass from Chulak to Ancient Egypt where the original versions of SG-1 were stranded and where Ra is still alive and ruling.
The original SG-1 attempted the rebellion because O'Neill and Teal'c didn't want to stay under Ra's rule without doing anything and O'Neill, Carter and Teal'c were killed when it failed. Dr. Daniel Jackson, the only survivor, meets with Carter, O'Neill and Teal'c. He has not yet made the tablet detailing the second successful rebellion attempt because it hasn't happened yet. This means that his current plans with the underground of the local populace are destined to succeed, however they lead to the Stargate being removed from Earth by Ra. The plan is to instigate the rebellion, thus diverting Ra's attention, and secure the Stargate to where it was original buried, allowing the original timeline to evolve as it did.
The rebellion ultimately succeeds, but not before Carter and O'Neill consummate their feelings for each other while under fire, uncertain if they will survive. Ra's Jaffa surrender, outnumbered by the local Ancient Egyptian population, who were armed with staff weapons and Zat'nik'tels, probably looted from a Goa'uld armory. When Jack and Sam are told to come out by Daniel, Jack says "In a minute." and they kiss and fall out of frame. The alternate SG-1 bury the videotape, along with the Zero Point Module, for the SG-1 of the future to find. The Alternate-SG-1 and Daniel from the original SG-1 (of 3000 BC) live out the rest of their lives in Ancient Egypt.
The original SG-1 of the present day receive the videotape and the ZPM left for them a few weeks before they were to go back in time. As the timeline has been restored, they have no reason to go back in time, and they've gained a ZPM free of charge. The episode ends with SG-1 at O'Neill's cabin, fishing, in a scene identical to the end of "Threads", except there are now fish in Jack's pond.
Realizing they are now living in an alternate timeline in which an Alternate-SG-1 lived out their lives circa 3,000 B.C., Jack O'Neill comments, as to the presence of fish in the pond (having been told there were supposed to be none by the Alternate-O'Neill speaking on the canopic jar videotape), "Close enough".
Ancient Technology Activation gene; Ancient time machine; Antarctica; Camcorder; Cheops class warship; Chulak; Cloak; Airman Donner; Egypt; First Prime; Fishing; Giza; Goa'uld; Great Pyramids; Ha'tak; Inertial dampener; Mesopotamia; O'Neill's cabin; Peru; Ra; Rya'c; Salatis; Shock grenade; Sierra Leone; The Simpsons; Sphinx; Staff weapon; Time Jumper; Time travel; Tretonin; Uganda; Zat'nik'tel; Zero Point Module
O'Neill: What do I do?
Dr. Carter: Sit down. He sits.
O'Neill: Now what?
Dr. Jackson: You're supposed to have the ability to fly this thing.
Dr. Carter: With your mind!
Hammond: Are you absolutely certain about them, Colonel?
O'Neill: No sir.
Hammond: Good luck. And godspeed.
O'Neill: Safety off, point and shoot. Not at me.
Dr. Carter: I don't really like guns.
O'Neill: Neither do I. How do you feel about explosives?
Dr. Carter: Those I like a little better.
Jackson: Well this can't be a good sign.
O'Neill: Why is that?
Jackson: Where am I?
O'Neill: Ancient Egypt.
Jackson: No, I mean the me from your timeline.
Teal'c: I killed you.
Teal'c: You were a Goa'uld spy.
Jackson: A good reason.
Dr. Carter: It was horrible.
Jackson: Yeah, I'm sure. Why are you here?
O'Neill: Yes. Excellent question.
Carter: Apparently nothing we did affected the timeline.
O'Neill: But we didn't do anything.
Carter: Not yet. Apparently we were going to. Two weeks from now. But now we don't have to.
O'Neill: Excellent. That's it. I like it.
Carter: Didn't that tape say there were no fish in your pond?
O'Neill: Close enough.
- This is the last episode to feature Richard Dean Anderson as a main cast member.
- This is the only episode of Stargate SG-1 showing a Puddle Jumper going through the Stargate.
- This episode marks the final appearance of Peter Williams (Apophis) on the series. However, he would later appear in Stargate: Continuum.
- This episode marks the final appearance of Jay Acovone (Major Charles Kawalsky).
- The Zero Point Module retrieved allows Stargate Command to contact the Atlantis expedition and render assistance via the gate in "The Siege, Part 2".
- The dialogue when Dr. Rodney McKay refers to the Time Jumper as 'Gateship One' is almost identical to the dialogue of the same incident in the first episode of Stargate: Atlantis ("Rising") where Lt. Aiden Ford attempts to apply the same name to the Jumpers, but is overruled by Major John Sheppard, resulting in them being renamed Puddle Jumpers.
- When Colonel Jack O'Neill asks Dr. Daniel Jackson if he knew the address to get back to Earth, this references how in the 1994 Stargate film Dr. Daniel Jackson did not know the address and had to learn it. (Presumably it was included on the tape, so they would all know it)
- When Dr. Samantha Carter tells O'Neill that she is attracted to Daniel, O'Neill seems to imply that he thinks Daniel may be gay.
- According to the DVD commentary, O'Neill's "close enough" line at the end of the episode is a reference to "Treehouse of Horror V", an episode of The Simpsons where Homer time travels and unintentionally makes numerous changes to history; upon returning to a timeline where his family have snake tongues but everything else is otherwise normal, he says "eh, close enough". This is one of several references to The Simpsons on Stargate SG-1, all centered around O'Neill. Another example from this episode is the name of Jack's boat, "Homer". Incidentally, in the brief shot of Jack's boat showing the name, the font used is the same font used extensively in The Simpsons.
- Apophis has a goatee and Major Paul Davis has a moustache, both references to the Star Trek mirror universe. A version of Apophis from an alternate reality likewise had a goatee in "Point of View".
- Since "Moebius" was supposed to be the Stargate SG-1 series finale, many actors reprised their roles from past episodes: Don S. Davis as Lt. General George S. Hammond, Peter Williams as Apophis, Colin Cunningham as Major Paul Davis and Jay Acovone as Major Charles Kawalsky.
- Certain 'signature' elements of Joel Goldsmith's score to "Moebius" (perhaps influenced by the score of the theatrical movie, Stargate) had not been heard since the premiere, "Children of the Gods", musically suggesting that while "Children of the Gods" constituted a beginning to Stargate SG-1, "Moebius" constituted an ending of sorts.
- Within the alternate timeline featured within the episode there are numerous differences from the original Stargate timeline, the roots traced to Ra taking the Giza Stargate with him when he fled the Earth in 2995 B.C.. Differences from the original timeline include:
- O'Neill is a charter boat captain, never rejoining the Air Force after his original resignation.
- O'Neill speaks in a Minnesotan accent. O'Neill's accent disappears when he rejoins the Air Force, so it's possible it was an affectation as a charter boat operator.
- Daniel makes a living teaching English as a second language, having lost all standing within the archaeological community.
- Carter never joined the Air Force and works as a civilian aerospace engineer.
- Carter is seen practicing the "reproductive organs" speech (first heard in "Children of the Gods") in front of a mirror, but does not have the nerve to actually say it to anyone.
- Carter is wearing glasses.
- Robert Kinsey is President of the United States, while Henry Hayes is Secretary of the Interior.
- George S. Hammond is only a Brigadier General (1 star), not a Lt. General (3 star).
- Cheyenne Mountain does not house Stargate Command. It instead houses the USAF Advanced Research Institute, which can be briefly seen on the shoulder patch of one of the guards, is in charge of the program.
- Dr. Rodney McKay does not have a citrus allergy, saying lemon chicken is his favorite food. However, he was never actually shown eating the lemon chicken.
- Major Paul Davis has a moustache.
- Kawalsky is in the US Marines and not the Air Force.
- Rob Fournier (Airman Mansfield) previously played Special Forces Commander in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Ascension".
- Won Leo for "Dramatic Series: Best Costume Design" (Christine Mooney)
In other languagesEdit
- French: Retour vers le Futur (2ème partie) (Back to the Future (part 2))
- Italian: Moebius (Parte 2) (Moebius (part 2))
- Spanish: Moebius (Parte 2) (Moebius (part 2))
- Czech: Moebius (část 2.) (Moebius (part 2))
- German: Moebius, Teil 2 (Moebius, Part 2)
- Hungarian: Moebius (2. rész) (Moebius (part 2))
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