EP 503 - Ascension
Season 5 Episode 3
|Original Air Date:||July 6, 2001|
|Written By||Robert C. Cooper|
|Directed By:||Martin Wood|
|Followed by:||The Fifth Man|
After arriving on an alien planet doing a survey Sam passes out for no apparent reason. Back at base she's told to take it easy and when she gets home she finds she's brought a visitor with her, an alien. To start with no one else can see the alien and they all start to think Sam's gone crazy. However, when after a week of surveillance they didn't see him, they remove the camera's and he appears again. Eventually he takes human form and tells her how he fell in love with her. He tells her about the weapon on the planet and tells them that if they activate it the others will stop them, and even though sam tries hard to stop them, Simmons a man that has been sent by the Pentagon insists hat they reactivate the weapon. When they decide to finally activate the weapon, Simmons confronts Sam at the SGC about how they know the Alien is in her house, as they seem to have left a few of the camera's behind. When Sam gets home she sees her house is cornered and they want him to come out. Sam goes in telling Simmons that she will get him out, to find that her visitor has built a gate out of various materials, which would work once only. They use the gate to go to the planet where the testing is happening in an attempt to stop it.
 Mistakes during Filming
- In this episode, General Hammond's skill badges were reversed.
- After Carter closes the door on O'Neill and Teal'c, she sets the pizza down and opens the door where Orlin is hiding. For one brief moment, you can see someone standing at the outside window of the room looking in from the porch.
- Jack says he has never seen Star Wars, but in the episode "1969", when they are captured, he identifies himself to his interrogator as "Luke Skywalker".
 General Trivia
- Carter's birthday is revealed to be in May. As, the stone that Orlin gives, the Emerald, is May's birthstone.
|O'Neill: So .. Now what?|
Teal'c: I have heard of a place where humans do battle in a ring of Jello
O'Neill: Call Daniel
|O'Neill: We brought pizza and a movie. Star Wars. He's seen it... eight times?|
Teal'c: Nine times.
O'Neill: If Teal'c likes it, it's gotta be worth watching.
Carter: What? You've never seen Star Wars?
O'Neill: Well, you know me and sci-fi...
|Carter: Tense? Me? I'm not tense, am I? When did you first notice?|
O'Neill: As we met
|Orlin: This one won't dial multiple addresses. It'll only create a wormhole once and then probably burn out.|
Carter: And you ordered the materials online?
Orlin: Mostly. Sorry, but you're going to have a pretty big credit card bill this month. Oh, and you're going to need a new toaster.
|Simmons: Need I remind you, Doctor Jackson, of the dangers we're trying to defend Earth from?|
Daniel: Oh, could you? Uh... go slow
|O'Neill: Carter? Any idea what this thing is yet?|
Carter: No, sir, but the technology is very advanced.
O'Neill: So... what? Two hours?
Carter: Very advanced.