Stargate SG-1 Season 2

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Stargate SG-1 Season 2
Last Season 2 5-DVD set cover
Country of origin  USA
No. of episodes 22
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 26, 1998 (Showtime) — February 10, 1999 (Sky One)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 3, 2002
Region 2 January 27, 2003
Region 4 February 18, 2004
Season chronology
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Season two of Stargate SG-1 began airing on June 26, 1998 on Showtime. The second season concluded after 22 episodes on February 10, 1999 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season two regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.


Vaitiare Bandera, who plays Sha're, was actually pregnant with Michael Shanks' child during the filming of "Secrets". Following the events in the episode "A Matter of Time", Sally Malcolm would write two books, A Matter of Honor and The Cost of Honor, that detail SG-1's attempts to save SG-10 from the planet[1]. The late Season 2 episode "Serpent's Song" was the first SG-1 episode that was directed by Peter DeLuise. He would go on to direct more episodes than any other director involved with the series, even passing Martin Wood, who began directing in Season 1. "Out of Mind" was the second time a clip show has been used, the first being Season 1 episode "Politics".

Release and reception

"Holiday" gained a 4.2 rating on the Nielsen ratings, making it Stargate SG-1's strongest episode in its ten-season run.[2] Stargate SG-1 was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category "Best Genre Cable/Syndicated Series". Richard Dean Anderson was honored with a Saturn Award for "Best Genre TV Actor". Daria Ellerman was nominated for a Gemini Award for "Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series". The episode "Holiday" was nominated for a Gemini in the category "Best Achievement in Make-Up".[3]


Main characters

This is the only season where the five main characters are present in all episodes.

Actor Character Number of episodes
Richard Dean Anderson Colonel Jack O'Neill 22/22 episodes
Michael Shanks Dr. Daniel Jackson 22/22 episodes
Amanda Tapping Captain Samantha Carter 22/22 episodes
Christopher Judge Teal'c 22/22 episodes
Don S. Davis Major General George Hammond 22/22 episodes

Recurring characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Teryl Rothery Janet Fraiser 13/22 episodes
Laara Sadiq Staff Sergeant Turner 10/22 episodes
Peter Williams Apophis 4/22 episodes
Carmen Argenziano Jacob Carter/Selmak 4/22 episodes
Dan Shea Sylvester Siler 4/22 episodes
Tobias Mehler Graham Simmons 4/22 episodes
J.R. Bourne Martouf/Lantash 3/22 episodes
Gary Jones Walter Harriman 3/22 episodes
Daniel Bacon Russell Benson 3/22 episodes
Tony Amendola Bra'tac 2/22 episodes
Tom McBeath Harry Maybourne 2/22 episodes
Douglas H. Arthurs Heru'ur 2/22 episodes
Katie Stuart/Pamela Perry Cassandra 2/22 episodes
Winston Rekert Cordesh 2/22 episodes
Steve Makaj Makepeace 2/22 episodes
Sarah Douglas Yosuf/Garshaw 2/22 episodes
Joy Coghill Saroosh/Selmak 2/22 episodes
Michael Tiernan Ryn'tak 2/22 episodes


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
"The Serpent's Lair" (part 3 of 3) 2.01 June 26, 1998 Earth Goa'uld, Jaffa Apophis, Klorel
SG-1 must stop Apophis's invasion force before it reaches Earth, and escape with their lives.
"In the Line of Duty" 2.02 July 3, 1998 Earth, Nasya Hankan, Nasyan, Tok'ra Ashrak
Carter is possessed by a Goa'uld who claims to be an enemy of the System Lords. The Goa'uld, Jolinar of Malkshur, is being hunted by an assassin.
"Prisoners" 2.03 July 10, 1998 Earth, Hadante, P3X-775 Linea's people Linea
SG-1 is put on trial and exiled to a prison world, where a woman maintains a strange control over her fellow prisoners.
"The Gamekeeper" 2.04 July 17, 1998 Earth, P7J-989 People of P7J-989 The Keeper
SG-1 is imprisoned in a virtual reality realm and forced to relive the worst moments of their lives over and over.
"Need" 2.05 July 24, 1998 Earth, P3R-636 Shyla's people N/A
Jackson becomes addicted to the effects of a Goa'uld sarcophagus, and falls for the planet's manipulative princess.
"Thor's Chariot" 2.06 July 31, 1998 Cimmeria, Earth Asgard, Cimmerian, Goa'uld, Jaffa Heru'ur
SG-1 returns to Cimmeria, and finds that without protection from the Asgard the planet has been invaded by the Goa'uld.
"Message in a Bottle" 2.07 August 7, 1998 Earth, P5C-353 Orb organisms Orb organisms
SG-1 discovers an ancient artifact that takes O'Neill and the S.G.C. hostage.
"Family" 2.08 August 14, 1998 Chulak, Earth Jaffa Apophis, Fro'tak
The SG-1 team attempt to rescue Teal'c's son, who has been kidnapped and brainwashed by Apophis. Teal'c learns disturbing news about his wife.
"Secrets" 2.09 August 21, 1998 Abydos, Earth Abydonian, Goa'uld Amaunet, Apophis, Heru'ur
Daniel Jackson discovers that his wife has returned to Abydos, and is nine months pregnant with the son of Apophis. O'Neill must keep the secret of the Stargate program from being uncovered.
"Bane" 2.10 September 25, 1998 Earth, BP6-3Q1 BP6-3Q1 insect BP6-3Q1 insect
Teal'c is infected with deadly venom from a giant insect, and begins a terrible transformation. When he escapes the S.G.C., SG-1 must find him before Colonel Maybourne does.
"The Tok'ra", Part 1 (part 1 of 2) 2.11 October 2, 1998 Earth, P34-353J Tok'ra N/A
SG-1 locates the Tok'ra, a Goa'uld resistance movement who oppose the System Lords, and attempt to form an alliance. Jacob Carter's cancer brings him near death.
"The Tok'ra", Part 2 (part 2 of 2) 2.12 October 9, 1998 Earth, P34-353J Goa'uld, Tok'ra Cordesh, Goa'uld
While SG-1 tries to form an alliance with the Tok'ra, a spy betrays the rebels to the Goa'uld. Jacob Carter finds that the Tok'ra may be his only hope of survival.
"Spirits" 2.13 October 23, 1998 Earth , PXY-887 Salish, Spirits Spirits
SG-1 finds a planet inhabited by Native American Indians, protected by spirits who are actually advanced alien shapeshifters.
"Touchstone" 2.14 October 30, 1998 Earth, Madrona Madronan NID
SG-1 is accused of stealing an important weather-controlling device, sending a primitive planet into chaos. The team discovers that Earth's second Stargate is being misused.
"The Fifth Race" 2.15 December 16, 1998 (Sky One)
January 22, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, Othala, P3R-272, P9Q-281 Ancient, Asgard N/A
SG-1 travel to a world and O'Neill is affected by a device which downloaded the entire knowledge of the Ancients into his brain. As the information takes over his mind, O'Neill build a strange device and soon travels to another galaxy.
"A Matter of Time" 2.16 December 9, 1998 (Sky One)
January 29, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, P3W-451 N/A Black hole
After gating to a world on the edge of a black hole, the S.G.C. cannot disengage the Stargate. All of Earth becomes endangered by the time-distorting gravity field.
"Holiday" 2.17 January 13, 1999 (Sky One)
February 5, 1999 (Showtime)
Planet, Earth Ma'chello's people N/A
SG-1 discovers an elderly man known for developing technology to fight the Goa'uld. Daniel is tricked into switching bodies with the man, Ma'chello, who believes he is "owed" for all the good he has done.
"Serpent's Song" 2.18 January 6, 1999 (Sky One)
February 12, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, PB5-926 Goa'uld, Tok'ra Apophis, Sokar
Apophis, SG-1's greatest enemy, seeks sanctuary from Sokar and ends up near death in the S.G.C. infirmary.
"One False Step" 2.19 January 20, 1999 (Sky One)
February 19, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, PJ2-445 Beings of PJ2-445 N/A
A group of primative aliens begin to fall deathly ill after SG-1 arrives.
"Show and Tell" 2.20 January 27, 1999 (Sky One)
February 26, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, Reetalia Reetou, Tok'ra Reetou Rebels
A young boy arrives through the Stargate, and warns of plot by invisible aliens to kill all of the human race in order to rob the Goa'uld of potential hosts.
"1969" 2.21 February 3, 1999 (Sky One)
March 5, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth N/A N/A
A cosmic accident causes SG-1 to be sent back 30 years into Earth's past, where they must locate the Stargate and find a way home.
"Out of Mind" (part 1 of 2) 2.22 February 10, 1999 (Sky One)
March 12, 1999 (Showtime)
Earth, Hathor's planet Goa'uld Hathor
O'Neill, Carter and Jackson awaken from stasis in what appears to be the S.G.C. — almost 80 years in the future. The three are asked to recall key events from their journeys.


  1. These two novels are part of a separate continuity and thus not part of the Stargate canon on Stargate Wiki.
  2. GateWorld - Stargate SG-1 Season Two: Ratings
  3. "Stargate SG-1" (1997) - Awards
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