Stargate SG-1 Season 4

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Stargate SG-1 Season 4
Last Season 4 5-DVD set cover
Country of origin  USA
No. of episodes 22
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 30, 2000 (Showtime) — February 14, 2001 (Sky One)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 2, 2003
Region 2 March 31, 2003
Region 4 August 18, 2004
Season chronology
Précédent Season 3 Season 5 Suivant
List of episodes

Season four of Stargate SG-1 began airing on June 30, 2000 on Showtime. The fourth season concluded after 22 episodes on February 14, 2001 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season four regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.

Production and release

In the scene in "Divide and Conquer" that flashes back to the events in Upgrades, where Carter and O'Neill are trapped on opposite sides of the forcefield, lines were written but the actors chose not to say them.[1] In "Watergate", melted toxic wax was used to give Maybourne a frozen look. Tom McBeath couldn't breathe it in or would have risked his own health.[2] The actual ending of the episode where O'Neill proposes that the two races had just exchanged hostages was not the intended ending, which is why the episode appears to end so abruptly.[3] In "Beneath the Surface", Thera and Jonah were supposed to kiss to confirm that they were in a relationship, but this was dropped because O'Neill had already kissed Carter earlier in the season in "Window of Opportunity".[4]

"Chain Reaction" made many references to the movie The Silence of the Lambs. As Lecter does with Clarice in the movie, Harry Maybourne refers to quid pro quo, should O'Neill really want to get help from him. Another reference is the final telephonic conversation between O'Neill and Maybourne, the latter calling from an exotic place, just as Lecter called Clarice Starling at the end of The Silence of the Lambs.[5] "Double Jeopardy" is the only Stargate SG-1 episode directed by actor Michael Shanks. This episode serves as a sequel to the Season 1 episode "Tin Man", where the robotic SG-1 team first appeared. The artificial Daniel Jackson wears a bandana covering his hair, as he was created when Daniel (and Shanks) had long hair. "Exodus" is the last season finale that ends on a cliffhanger until Season Nine's "Camelot".

"Small Victories" was nominated for a 2001 Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a 2001 Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "Tangent" was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "The Curse" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Visual Effects of Dramatic Series" "The Light" won a Leo Award in the category "Best Production Design of Dramatic Series". "Exodus" was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series".


Main characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Richard Dean Anderson Colonel Jack O'Neill 22/22 episodes
Michael Shanks Dr. Daniel Jackson 21/22 episodes
Amanda Tapping Major Samantha Carter 22/22 episodes
Christopher Judge Teal'c 22/22 episodes
Don S. Davis Major General George Hammond 21/22 episodes

Recurring characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Teryl Rothery Janet Fraiser 12/22 episodes
Gary Jones Walter Harriman 11/22 episodes
Dan Shea Siler 8/22 episodes
Peter Williams Apophis 3/22 episodes
Carmen Argenziano Jacob Carter/Selmak 3/22 episodes
Vanessa Angel Anise/Freya 3/22 episodes
Russell Ferrier Griff 3/22 episodes
Colin Cunningham Paul Davis 3/22 episodes
Daniel Bacon Benson 3/22 episodes
Ronny Cox Robert Kinsey 2/22 episodes
Peter Wingfield Tanith 2/22 episodes
Tom McBeath Harry Maybourne 2/22 episodes
Ron Halder Cronus 2/22 episodes
Steven Williams Maurice Vidrine 2/22 episodes


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
"Small Victories" (Part 2 of 2) 4.01 June 30, 2000 Earth, Othala Asgards, Replicators Replicators
O'Neill and Teal'c risk their lives to keep the Replicator bugs from gaining a foothold on Earth, while Carter helps the Asgards fend off a Replicator invasion.
"The Other Side" 4.02 July 7, 2000 Earth, Euronda Eurondans, Breeders Alar, Farrell
A warring alien race offers to exchange their advanced technology for Earth's help in defeating their enemy.
"Upgrades" 4.03 July 14, 2000 Earth, PX9-757 Atanik, Jaffa, Tok'ra Serpent Guards
A Tok'ra archaeologist arrives at the S.G.C. with newly discovered technology, giving the SG-1 team superhuman powers.
"Crossroads" 4.04 July 21, 2000 Earth, Vorash Goa'uld, Tok'ra Tanith
Teal'c is reunited with his lost love — a woman who claims to have found a way to communicate with her symbiote and defeat the Goa'ulds.
"Divide and Conquer" 4.05 July 28, 2000 Earth, P6Y-325, Vorash Tok'ra Za'tarc, Martouf
When a member of the S.G.C. tries to kill a Tok'ra, it is revealed that O'Neill and Carter may be victims of an untraceable form of Goa'uld mind control.
"Window of Opportunity" 4.06 August 4, 2000 Earth, P4X-639 N/A Malakai
O'Neill and Teal'c are caught in a time loop in the S.G.C., and must relive the same 10 hours over and over again.
"Watergate" 4.07 August 11, 2000 Earth, Water planet Water-based life form Water-based life form
The Russians recover a Stargate from the bottom of the ocean, and turn to the S.G.C. for help when their experiments go awry.
"The First Ones" 4.08 August 18, 2000 Earth, P3X-888 Unas Robert Rothman, Unas
After Dr. Jackson is taken captive by an Unas while on an archaeological dig, the S.G.C. mounts a rescue operation — but discovers a danger of their own.
"Scorched Earth" 4.09 August 25, 2000 Enkaran home world, P5S-381, Earth Gadmeer, Enkaran N/A
SG-1 is caught in a conflict between two civilizations trying to colonize the same planet.
"Beneath the Surface" 4.10 September 1, 2000 P3R-118, Earth N/A Calder
The members of SG-1 are used as forced labor in an underground alien facility after their memories are erased by the ruling elite.
"Point of No Return" 4.11 September 8, 2000 Earth, Martin's world Martin's people Peter Tanner
SG-1 investigates a conspiracy theorist who has detailed knowledge of the Stargate program.
"Tangent" 4.12 September 15, 2000 Earth, Jupiter N/A N/A
A test gone wrong leaves Jack and Teal'c marooned in space aboard a damaged prototype attack ship.
"The Curse" 4.13 September 22, 2000 Earth Goa'ulds Osiris
When his former mentor dies, Dr. Jackson returns to his roots — and discovers an ancient Egyptian artifact containing a Goa'uld parasite.
"The Serpent's Venom" 4.14 September 29, 2000 Chulak, Earth, Tobin system Goa'ulds, Jaffas, Tobins, Tok'ra Apophis, Heru'ur, Terok
SG-1 must stop Apophis and Heru'ur from forming an alliance of their powerful forces, while Teal'c is captured and tortured by the Goa'uld.
"Chain Reaction" 4.15 December 13, 2000 Earth N/A Robert Kinsey, NID
SG-1 must adjust to a new commanding officer when General Hammond steps down — but O'Neill discovers foul play behind the general's resignation.
"2010" 4.16 January 3, 2001 Earth Aschens Aschens
Ten years into the future, the former members of SG-1 must send a message into the past to prevent the extinction of the human race.
"Absolute Power" 4.17 January 10, 2001 Abydos, Earth Abydonians, Harsesis N/A
Jackson's teammates notice a disturbing change in him when he is reunited with the Harcesis child and given the Goa'uld genetic memory.
"The Light" 4.18 January 17, 2001 Earth, P4X-347 N/A N/A
SG-1 finds a deserted Goa'uld palace, where a beautiful device causes suicidal tendencies.
"Prodigy" 4.19 January 24, 2001 Earth, M4C-862 Energy beings of M4C-862 Energy beings of M4C-862s
Carter must help keep a promising young cadet from throwing away a future at the S.G.C. O'Neill and Teal'c encounter a dangerous life form at an offworld research base.
"Entity" 4.20 January 31, 2001 Earth, P9C-372 Entity Entity
The S.G.C. is invaded by an alien life force that takes up residence in the base computer system — and in Major Carter.
"Double Jeopardy" 4.21 February 7, 2001 Earth, Juna Altairans, Goa'ulds, Jaffas, People of Juna Cronus
SG-1 must rescue an alien world from the Goa'uld — with help from an unexpected source. Teal'c seeks revenge on the System Lord Cronus for the murder of his father.
"Exodus" (part 1 of 2) 4.22 February 14, 2001 Vorash Goa'ulds, Tok'ra Apophis, Tanith
SG-1 helps to evacuate the Tok'ra to a new base — but matters are complicated when a spy reveals their location to Apophis. The team attempts a daring plan to take out the Goa'uld's powerful fleet.


  1. DVD audio commentary for "Divide and Conquer"
  2. Jaclyn. "Tom McBeath – Characters, bad guys and… chewing gum?". The Fifth Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  3. DVD commentaries for "Watergate"
  4. DVD commentaries for "Beneath the Surface"
  5. DVD commentary for "Chain Reaction"
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