Last time: SG-1 has been contending all season with the threat with Anubis, a System Lord with some “unusual” powers and past. Then there’s Daniel Jackson, who has Ascended, but seems to be hanging around the SGC more than you think. Since its season finale time here, its clear we’re going to see a lot of stuff set up this season boil over, but the how and how bad? Let’s find out…
While securing an alliance with an alien world, Jonas starts getting flashes of the future. It seems like a unknown growth on Jonas’ brain is responsible for these flashes, and if not removed soon, he could die. The thing is, his future visions may prove helpful, especially since it looks like SG-1 is walking into a deadly trap. But are his visions (avoidable or not) worth his life?
–So the cause of Jonas’ future vision trouble is traceable back to Nirrti’s DNA re-sequencer from earlier this season. But luckily one brain growth removal operation later, and he’s…fine? Well, he doesn’t have any massive cranial scars in the next episode, so hopefully that’s the case.
–It’s actually an ingenious turn in the plot that when Jonas does warn someone of imminent danger, they somehow end up in that danger anyway.
–The Warlord that runs the planet SG-1 is helping to liberate? Yeah, a villager just puts a few bullets to his head. No probs.
–So Anubis is still running into interference with the System Lords who haven’t aligned with him. Well that’ll keep him busy for awhile.
–“You go, Yu.”
The Ascended Daniel Jackson drops by the SGC to get the gang to head back to Abydos ASAP. There’s an object of power that Anubis wants on Abydos, and the team has to retrieve it before Anubis does. While there, they run into Skaara and have to fight off a serious Anubis invasion force while trying to find the artifact. When things get dicey for the team and for the people on Abydos thanks to a new super-weapon by Anubis, Daniel Jackson may have to intervene more directly than he should.
This is one pivotal and jam packed season ender, as we wrap up things on Abydos (pretty permanently, seeing as the planet is wiped clean of life thanks to Anubis’ super-weapon) and set SG-1 on a new quest for season seven. And there’s the Ascended Daniel Jackson, whose failed interference against Anubis to prevent destroying Abydos gets him taken away to some unknown fate, at least until next season. There’s a lot of groundwork for next season set up here, and surprisingly lays out the seeds for something not directly involving SG-1, namely Stargate Atlantis.
–So Skaara gets killed, but not for long, as him and I assume all the Abydos populace get Ascended before the planet is laid to waste. And they also allow SG-1 to say goodbye after the fact, which is odd to waste that much energy on just being around on Abydos and allowing SG-1 to see them, but it was a nice cap to a rough episode for the team.
–So one of the big reveals here is that Anubis has Ascended powers, but clearly none of the whole “Ascended law book” to follow. We’ll get explanations for that starting next season.
–And Daniel’s attempt to use his powers on Anubis gets halted, presumably by Ona, the same Ascended being who helped him transition over in the first place. So what happened to Daniel? That answer is coming faster than you would suspect.
–SG-1’s quest for next season is to find “The Lost City of the Ancients”? If you’ve watched the Stargate shows, you know what that leads into near the end of next season.
–Yu returns with a fleet to destroy Anubis’ super-weapon, and…yeah, they’re no chance against that thing.
–Fun moment when both O’Neill and Teal’c reveal their visits from Daniel throughout the season, and everyone else is like, “Oh okay, that makes sense”. Nothing’s that shocking anymore with them.
–The elevator scene where O’Neill tries to correct Daniel on making proper greetings after being given such a ominous and terrifying mission to be done. You can’t just tell people what you need to do upfront, you need to ease into it casually!
–Skaara and Carter egging O’Neill on the whole O’Neill/Carter “friendship” thing was rather sweet.
–“I was sure that was an aspirin I took this morning.”
And that’s it for the season six minicaps of Stargate SG-1, but before we leave, here’s some highlights of the season:
–BEST EPISODES: “Full Circle”, “Redemption”, “Abyss”, “Unnatural Selection”
–WORST EPISODES: “Sight Unseen”, “Disclosure”
–THINGS WE LEARNED THIS SEASON: The Ancients became Ascended beings, we can build spaceships now, and Daniel Jackson really can’t help but, um, help the SGC. Also, we will absolutely not have to worry about the Replicators anymore. No siree, no how.
–SAMANTHA CARTER BOYFRIEND COUNTER: Luckily, no one ended up on that list, and considering last season’s counter, that might have been a good thing.
–TEAL’C’S ‘INDEED’ COUNTER: We’re going a solid 7 out of 10 on this one.
–PREDICTIONS FOR SEASON SEVEN: So when is Daniel Jackson coming back? No rush, but just saying, he’s missed.
–SEASON SIX ANALYSIS: The sixth season of Stargate SG-1 marked the start of a new era for the series. With a move to a new network and a new cast member, the show had a lot to prove in its new home. But it became a success on Sci-Fi Channel, one of their biggest at the time. Come season seven though, we would have another cast shake-up, but this one would bring back one of the original team to the SGC…
NEXT TIME: We start Season Seven of the Stargate SG-1 Minicaps as Daniel Jackson returns to help stop Anubis’ super-weapon from destroying Earth in “Fallen”, the team must rescue Jonas and his homeworld from Anubis in “Homecoming”, O’Neill de-ages into a teenager in “Fragile Balance”, and Teal’c must save his son and Bra’tac from a death camp in “Orpheus”.