|The Fifth Man|
|Original air date|
Dion Johnstone as Lt. Tyler
|SG-1 Season 5|
|Season 4||Season 6|
SG-1 is forced to abandon Colonel Jack O'Neill and the team's fifth member, Lt. Tyler. However, before they can reinforce themselves, they are stopped and pulled off duty since Stargate Command has no recollection of Tyler. Meanwhile, O'Neill and "Tyler" hide from Jaffa patrols while back on Earth, with time running out, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c must find a way to convince Hammond and the others that they're telling the truth.
Under attack from Jaffa on P7S-441, SG-1 attempts to escape through the Stargate. However, Lt. Tyler, who is with them, is injured and Colonel Jack O'Neill stays behind to help him while Major Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal'c go for reinforcements. Upon arriving at Stargate Command, the three learn that there is no Lt. Tyler. As the members of SG-1 seem to have false memories, they are not allowed to go back through and are sent to the infirmary. After the evaluation Carter hacks into the base computer system and to their surprise finds out, that there really never was a Lt. Tyler. However they find out that a mysterious 'User 4574' has been looking through the SGC files for their past missions.
Back at the planet O'Neill and Tyler hide in the ruins of an old stone structure. Soon a Death Glider finds them, and although O'Neill is able to bring it down with a grenade launcher, their position is already compromised, and he begins setting up defenses as Tyler is still incapacitated.
Later Colonel Frank Simmons from The Pentagon arrives to question the members of SG-1 and Major General George S. Hammond begins to suspect that he might be involved with the NID. During the inquiry Simmons reveals that he isn't fond of SG-1 at all, accusing Daniel of sympathizing with the ones that have been taken as hosts by the Goa'uld and questioning Sam's judgment due to her romantic encounter with Orlin. He also suggests that Teal'c is still loyal to his old masters but Teal'c counters this by pointing out that he would have killed Simmons where he sat if such was the case. Carter in turn confronts him about User 4574, who Simmons apparently is. In the meantime Dr. Janet Fraiser examines the clothing SG-1 wore on the mission and she comes in contact with an alien powder, giving her a brief memory of seeing Lt. Tyler. The powder is similar to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (although the chemical structure shown on her computer does not actually look like it) and she concludes that this is what caused SG-1's false memories of Tyler.
On the planet, Tyler confesses to O'Neill that he is in fact a Reol named Kaiael and what he has done to them. He also shows him his real form and tells him that his species uses their abilities to survive. When the Goa'uld found out about their abilities they started to hunt the Reol hoping to use their memory-altering abilities for themselves. Nevertheless O'Neill is determined to save both of them.
After Dr. Fraiser determines the effects of the powder, SG-1 gets permission to go rescue O'Neill, despite the objections from Simmons. Carter, Jackson, and Teal'c manage to arrive just in time to help O'Neill finish off the Jaffa, who attacked their position and nearly overwhelmed them. As a large amount of Jaffa are now guarding the Stargate, Daniel stays with Tyler while the others plan to retrieve a Staff cannon from the Death Glider which O'Neill shot down earlier for additional firepower. Feeling responsible for SG-1's trouble, Tyler stuns Daniel with a Zat'nik'tel and flees into the woods to lead the Jaffa away from the gate but is quickly captured. Having succeeded in their plan, SG-1 ambushes the group of Jaffa who are taking Tyler back and kill the remaining Jaffa at the gate.
In the end Kaiael thanks them for their help and tells them that his people will likely bury their Stargate. Back in the SGC, Simmons plans on reporting serious problems within SGC, with which he hopes to bring down Hammond.
A-M18A1 Claymore mine; Apophis; Blood; Brain; C-4; Jacob Carter; CAT Scan; Chicago; Cobray CM79LF 37mm launcher; Death Glider; DNA; Entity; Fishing; FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon; Sarah Gardner; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jolinar of Malkshur; MALP; Minnesota; MRI; Orlin; P3R-233; P7S-441; General Peaceman; President of the United States; Quantum Mirror; Reol; Reol chemical; Reol colony; Reol homeworld; Selmak; Skirmish on P7S-441; Staff cannon; Stargate Command infirmary; Texas; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; Zat'nik'tel
Hammond: Report, Major.
Carter: We were attacked by several Jaffa. Lieutenant Tyler went down covering our six and Colonel O'Neill went back for him.
Teal'c: We must assemble a rescue team and return to the planet immediately, General Hammond.
Hammond: Hold on. Who's Lieutenant Tyler?
Jackson: What do you mean, "Who's Lieutenant Tyler?" He's a member of SG-1.
Jackson: You assigned him yourself last month, sir.
Carter: Tyler, sir. We've been training him for weeks. This was his third mission.
Hammond: Major I have no idea what you're talking about.
Tyler: Colonel. You could have made it to the Gate. You came back for me.
O'Neill: What's your point?
Tyler: I guess I'm grateful.
O'Neill: Well I wasn't going to let you die, Lieutenant. It's like... a ton of paperwork.
O'Neill: It's a joke. My way of deflecting attention from my own obvious heroism. You'll get used to it.
Simmons: I'd like you to explain your relationship with Dr. Sarah Gardner.
Jackson: What does that have to do with this?
Simmons: Dr. Jackson, I am here to investigate potential alien influences over Stargate Command. The fact that a Goa'uld has taken your ex-girlfriend as a host has everything to do with this.
Simmons: You were very close at one time.
Jackson: That's none of your business.
Simmons: Your entire life is our business.
Jackson: Do I need to call an attorney here?
Simmons: Serious questions have been raised concerning your viability with this command. I am giving you an opportunity to respond.
Jackson: Okay, respond. Fine. I lost someone I care about. And not for the first time I might add.
O'Neill: Do you know what the Goa'uld really want from us? Minnesota, that's what. For the fishing, mostly. I'll take you some time.
O'Neill: Oh, yeah. Ask Teal'c. He can't get enough.
Tyler: They'll never stop hunting us.
O'Neill: What makes you say that?
Tyler: Isn't... that the way they are?
O'Neill: That may be the way they are, but we're the way... we are, so... there ya are.
Teal'c: If I were still loyal to the Goa'uld you would know it.
Simmons: (disbelieving) Really?
Teal'c: It would become immediately apparent as I would not hesitate to kill you where you sit.
(Simmons is left stunned)
O'Neill: Daniel, stay with... what is your name, anyway?
O'Neill: OK, Daniel, you stay with... Tyler.
O'Neill: You're lucky you're not really a lieutenant under my command, I'd have your ass for this.
Tyler: You could have escaped.
O'Neill: We don't leave our people behind.
Tyler: But... I am not one of your people.
O'Neill: You could have fooled me. Actually you did fool me.
- The Reol chemical appears two more times in the series, in "Summit" later in Season 5, and in "Company of Thieves" in Season 10. Both times, members of SG-1 use it to infiltrate enemy territory.
- The footage of the Death Glider's weapons powering up was (once again) from the original movie.
- The camera shot style in the scene when Col. O'Neill is planting the C4 are reminiscent of MacGyver camera shot styles from scenes when he was constructing his contraptions.
- The recording of SG-1, Major General George S. Hammond and Dr. Janet Fraiser in the briefing room is, in fact, a clip from "Entity".
- Dr. Daniel Jackson and Major Samantha Carter discuss the events of "There But for the Grace of God" while Colonel Frank Simmons refers to the events of "In the Line of Duty", "The Curse", "Entity", "Enemies" and "Ascension".
- Dion Johnstone (Lt. Tyler) previously played Captain Nelson in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Rules of Engagement", Na'onak in the episodes "Jolinar's Memories" and "The Devil You Know", Stragoth 2 in the episode "Foothold" and Chaka in the episode "The First Ones".
- Shawn Stewart (Jaffa) previously played Apophis' Jaffa commander in the Stargate SG-1 episode "There But for the Grace of God".
- In a brief scene it is shown that the MRE's which the SGC issues to its personnel are "Made with pride in Tyler, Texas, U.S.A.". Tyler claimed to have been born in Texas.
- This is the first episode where Dr. Daniel Jackson is seen to carry an FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon on a mission. He was seen to use one against the Replicators in "Enemies" but not on a mission. Previously he has used either a Beretta 92 or a Zat'nik'tel as his weapon.
- Teal'c's new staff cannon is later seen in "48 Hours" when he uses it to kill Tanith by shooting down his Al'kesh. An alternate Teal'c is seen with the same weapon in "Ripple Effect." In the novel Stargate SG-1: A Matter of Honor, Major Carter uses a staff cannon from a defunct Death Glider at Ba'al's outpost to save her teammates and shoot down an enemy Death Glider in a similar manner to Teal'c's use of one here.
- Dr. Janet Fraiser states that the team's MRI scans were normal because the Reol chemical dissipated quickly. However, a standard MRI would not reveal a chemical abnormality in the brain, only structural abnormalities, although it is possible the SGC uses some type of advanced MRI spectroscopy (which may or may not exist in the real world). The darkened area on Fraiser's scan also seems unlikely as it would indicate massive structural damage which would be evident in her behavior. Even in a PET scan, which shows blood flow rather than tissue structure, would be indicative of massive brain injury.
- When Dr. Janet Fraiser is explaining the foreign chemical found on Teal'c's uniform to Major General George S. Hammond and Colonel Frank Simmons, the reflection on the computer monitor does not follow Dr. Fraiser's actions (Dr. Fraiser crosses her arms but in her reflection her arms are at her sides).
- CMSgt. Walter Harriman's nametag still reads "Norman Davis," even after his first name was established as being Walter by Colonel Jack O'Neill in the 4th season episode, "2010."
- In the final scene where the team save "Lt. Tyler" bullet shots are heard, but no impacts are seen on the Jaffa that fall down.
In other languagesEdit
- French: Le Cinquième Homme (The Fifth Man)
- Italian: Il Quinto Uomo (The Fifth Man)
- Spanish: El Quinto Hombre (The Fifth Man)
- Czech: Pátý člen (The Fifth Member)
- German: Der fünfte Mann (The Fifth Man)
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