Stargate SG-1 Daniel Jackson

Season 4


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Small Victories

O’Neill: I’d be happy to debrief you all after I’ve debriefed myself for a nice hot shower.
Hammond: Permission to shower granted. In fact, I insist on it, Colonel.
O’Neill: Bad?
Jackson: I wasn’t going to say anything…

The Other Side

Jackson: This is the first time the descendants of Earth have actually called home. I mean, either we try to do… something. Or we let them die.

O’Neill: You’ve got that look.
Teal’c: To which look are you referring, O’Neill?
Jackson: The one that says, “I have misgivings about this mission but deep down I know we’re doing the right thing.”?
O’Neill: No. The other one.
Jackson: Oh.

Jackson: Jack.
O’Neill: Daniel.
Jackson: Shouldn’t we ask them what they want the heavy water for?
O’Neill: Oh I don’t think so.

O’Neill: Next time I tell you to shut up.
Jackson: I didn’t hear you tell me to shut up.
O’Neill: Too subtle for you?
Jackson: Well for once, yes.

Jackson: I was speaking metaphorically.
O’Neill: Well stop it! It’s confusing to Teal’c.

O’Neill: What’d you find out?
Jackson: They did it. They started the war. I don’t know how they did it, but they did.


O’Neill: [T]he Tok’ra are starting to annoy me in general.
Carter: Sir?
O’Neill: Don’t get me wrong, Carter. Your dad’s great, I love him like a brother. It’s just that every time they show up it seems like there’s all kinds of— {Anise walks through the Gate}
Jackson: Yep. That looks like trouble to me.

Anise: You may call me Anise.
Jackson: Anise.
Anise: It means “noble strength”.
Jackson: I’m Daniel. It means, ah, “God is my judge.”
O’Neill: I’m Jack. It means…. What’s in the box?

Jackson: Did you just read that?
O’Neill: I guess. Don’t ‘spose there’s another book around that explains this book?
Jackson: What reason did Hobbes give for the fall of the civilization?
O’Neill: Failing agricultural infrastructure.
Jackson: Jack, that’s unbelievable.
O’Neill: Hey, it’s just theory.

Bar Patron: Geek.
Jackson: Excuse me?
O’Neill: Let it go.
Jackson: No. Not this time.
Bar Patron: Yeah? What are you going to do? {they advance on Jack and Daniel}
O’Neill: Well. This is a cliché.

O’Neill: I’m sorry.
Carter: Me too.
Jackson: Me three.
Teal’c: I have no need to apologize.
Hammond: Teal’c was actually following orders.
O’Neill: Of course he was.


O’Neill about Teal’c and Shaun’ac: I’m thinking they got history.
Carter: History?
O’Neill: Oh yeah.
Jackson: She’s a temple priestess.
O’Neill: So?
Jackson: So they don’t do a lot of dating.

O’Neill: Is it dangerous?
Jackson: Jack, he’s stopping his heart.
O’Neill: I mean for us.

Divide and Conquer

O’Neill: Tuesday doesn’t work for the President. […]
Jackson: The President means no disrespect but he has to appear before Congress on Tuesday and there’s no way to make up an excuse to get out of that.
O’Neill: Wednesday? How’s Wednesday?

O’Neill: She made a pass at me.
Jackson: Sam?
O’Neill: Anise. Freya. One of them.
Jackson: Really?
O’Neill: The host half.
Jackson: That’s odd.
O’Neill: You’re telling me. Odd timing too, doncha think?
Jackson: Yes.
O’Neill: Apparently the snake likes you.
Jackson: Really? {Jack attempts to play with a yo-yo} Yep, I think these Jack O’Neill moments that I’ll probably miss the most.
O’Neill: What?
Jackson: What?

Window of Opportunity

Jackson: Anyway I’m sorry, but that just happens to be how I feel about it. What do you think?

Carter: Coronal Mass Emissions, I was just about to bring it up.
O’Neill: There you go! How would I know that?
Carter: Maybe you read my report?
Jackson: Maybe he read your report?

Jackson: I was looking forward to meeting him.
O’Neill: You did! You got along swell. Anyway, at some point a beam shot out from the ruins around the altar and hit the Stargate.
Teal’c: There was a blinding flash of light.
O’Neill: And then I was back in the commissary eating my Froot Loops.

O’Neill: What kind of archaeologist carries a weapon?
Jackson: Uh… I do.
O’Neill: Bad example.

Jackson: Anyway I’m sorry, but that just happens to be how I feel about it. What do you think?
O’Neill: Ask me tomorrow.

Teal’c: O’Neill. Should we not be assisting Daniel Jackson in the translation?
O’Neill: I’m taking this loop off.

Jackson: Exactly how many of these loops have you… have we… been through?
O’Neill: I’ve lost track.
Jackson: You must be frustrated.
O’Neill: Ah. Yeah.
Jackson: On the other hand, it is kind of an opportunity.
O’Neill: How’s that?
Jackson: Well think about it. I mean, if you know in advance that everything is always going to go back to the way it was, then… you could do anything. For as long as you want without having to worry about the consequences.
O’Neill: Excuse me.

Jackson: Let me ask you something. All that time you were… looping. Were you ever tempted to do something crazy? I mean you could do anything without worrying about consequences.
O’Neill: You know it’s funny, you asked me that before.
Jackson: And? {Jack smiles and continues to eat his oatmeal}


Carter: There wasa minor seismic event that matches the time in our power log exactly.
O’Neill looking at the map: Is that Siberia?
Carter: Yes sir. And there’s only one explanation I can think of.
Jackson: The Russians have a Stargate?

Co-Pilot: Sir, we have a visual on the runway. It appears to be iced over and there’s no response from the control tower.
Dr. Svetlana Markov (Marina Sirtis): We’re going to have to jump.
Jackson: Out of the plane?
Dr. Markov: I’m going with our without you, Colonel.
O’Neill: I suppose you expect my manly bravado to kick in right about now.
Dr. Markov: I’ve read your file.
O’Neill: No mention of bravado then, eh?

Dr. Markov: The sub is Swiss.
Jackson: So they occasionally catch fire, but they keep perfect time. {she’s silent}. Sorry. I’ve been hanging around Jack O’Neill too much.

The First Ones

Jackson: This is nothing that you need to be worried about. This is a radio. It’s so my friends can find me, and shoot you.

The Unas growls at him
Jackson: Shut up? {he growls again} I undertood that.

Unas refusing food: Ka!
Jackson: Don’t say Ka until you’ve tried it.

Scorched Earth

Caleb: It comes this way!
Jackson: What does?
Caleb: You must see it.

Jackson: Any intelligence capable of engineering something like that has to be capable of reason.
Carter: The question is, will they listen.
O’Neill: The real question is, will they have ears?

Lotan (Brian Markinson): You have disobeyed your superior.
Jackson: No, not… exactly.
Lotan: You are not fulfilling your function, Daniel Jackson.
Jackson: See, that’s not true. I’m just choosing the best wat to fulfill my true function. See, sometimes hierarchical command structures don’t allow you to consider all the options.
Lotan: I see.

Jackson: We found the original Enkaran homeworld.
Hedrezar: What?
Carter: How?
Jackson: It was one of several million planets scanned by the ship before it settled on this one. It was rejected partly because of the presence of intelligent life forms.
O’Neill: He’s telling us this now?
Jackson: Well he didn’t know. Technically he’s just a day and a half old.

Hedrezar: But you are Enkaran. You must stay with us.
Lotan: That is not contrary to my program.
Jackson: Lotan says thank you, he’d like that very much.

Beneath the Surface

Jackson: Big night-sick guy with the ah…
Carter: Tor.
Jackson: He said we were part of something called SG-1.
O’Neill: Yeah, what is that?
Carter: A team?
O’Neill: What kind of a name is that for a team?
Jackson: I don’t know. Look, I just think I’m supposed to be doing something more important.
Carter: We’re helping our people survive an ice age.
O’Neill: Yeah, what’s more important than that?

O’Neill: My memory’s fine.
Jackson: Really?
O’Neill: Yeah!
Jackson: What did you do in the mines?
O’Neill: I mined!
Jackson: No, what did you do?
O’Neill: I remember shoveling ore into a cart.
Jackson: And?
O’Neill: I did that a lot.

Carter: We have to keep this to ourselves. If the others heard us talking they’d think we’re night sick.
O’Neill: What if we are night sick?
Carter: I don’t think so, sir.
Jackson: What?
Carter: What?
Jackson: You just called Jonah “sir.”
Carter: Well it’s an expression. Isn’t it?

Point of No Return

Jackson: You know I’ve never been on a stakeout before. Shouldn’t we have like donuts or something?

Alien: So you’re telling me this man is an ordinary technical sergeant.
Jackson: I wouldn’t say ordinary.
Carter: He’s very good at what he does.
Alien: What’s his area of expertise?
Carter: Speech writer.
Alien showing them Teal’c’s scan: What about this?
Jackson: Oo. That’s very good. Did you draw that yourself?
Carter: What is it?
Jackson: That’s a duck, isn’t it?


Jackson: We were kind of hoping you could beam them out.
Jacob: Beam them out? What am I, Scotty?

Jackson: Mak tal shree! Lok tak. Mekta satak Oz!
Goa’uld: Mak tal Oz?
Jackson: Mak tal Oz… kree!
Jacob: Alright, we’re almost set. Sam’s just finishing up.
Jackson: Uh. That’s great, because I don’t think they bought my act.
Jacob: Why? Who’d you say you were?
Jackson: The… ah… Great and Powerful Oz.
Jacob: Sam!

The Curse

Dr. Sarah Gardner (Anna-Louise-Plowman): I’ve looked for signs of you out on the fringes. There’s been no research papers, no projects. It’s like you fell off the face of the Earth.
Jackson: Yeah, it is a little like that, isn’t it?
Dr. Steven Rayner (Ben Bass): As I recall, the last time I saw you, you were giving a lecture to an empty room.
Jackson: Well it was full when I started.

Sarah: You’re just going to disappear again aren’t you?
Jackson: Yes.
Sarah: I think Steven was right. You never should have come back.

Osiris: Where is my brother Setesh?
Jackson: You mean Seth? He’s dead. We, ah, we killed him.
Osiris: You lie.
Jackson: No. No. We also killed Ra and Hathor and… who else? Sokar.
Osiris: Then you have done me a great favor. I will rule without opposition.
Jackson: No. No, you won’t rule at all. You see we don’t worship false gods anymore.

Carter: You all right?
Jackson: Oh yeah. {about the hand device} I think I’m getting used to that thing.

The Serpent’s Venom

Jacob: Once we’ve moved the mine inside we’re gonna need all the room we can get.
Jackson: What about the escape pods?
Jacob: If that mine touches anything in here, escape pods aren’t going to do us any good.

Jackson: Uh oh.
O’Neill: What uh oh?
Jacob: Don’t you recognize the symbols?
Jackson: What symbols?

Chain Reaction

Carter: Sir, every time we go through the Stargate it’s a calculated risk.
Hammond: I realize that, Major. But frankly I’m getting tired of sending good people out there never knowing if they’re going to come back. I’ve had enough.
Jackson: I’m sorry, sir. What are you saying?
Hammond: I wanted you all to be the first to know. Effective immediately I’m stepping down as commander of the SGC.


Jackson: Guys, I think it would be public knowledge if something this catastrophic was happening to the entire population.
Carter: Would it? I mean the Aschen can convert planets into stars. You don’t think they could control the media if they wanted to?
Jackson: Assuming the Aschen can keep something this big a secret, it’s been ten years. Why now?
Carter: We were completely taken in. This way they didn’t have to fire a shot. I mean it’s slow, methodical. Painless.

Jackson: We have to think of something else.
Carter: Like what?
Jackson: I don’t know. Contact the Tollan. Find the survivors of the Tok’ra. I mean there have to be some out there. Teal’c what about the Jaffa?
Teal’c: Very few remain loyal to the Tauri since the wars end. There are few symbiotes available for implantation.

Carter: We don’t even control the Stargate. God, what have we done? This morning we were celebrating.
Jackson: Now I wish we could take it all back.

A note comes through the Stargate
Hammond: What is it?
Jackson: Well?
O’Neill: You tell me.
Jackson: “Under no circumstances go to P4C-970. Colonel Jack O’Neill.” That looks like your handwriting.
O’Neill: It is my handwriting. And it’s my signature.
Teal’c: Though you sent no such note?
O’Neill: Nope.
Fraiser: Sir, may I? {she takes the note} That looks like blood, sir.
Hammond: Have it analyzed.
O’Neill: General, wasn’t 970 on our mission list?
Hammond: It was. Not anymore. I’m not taking any chances.
I want P4C-970 removed from the dialing computer immediately. Dismissed.
Carter: I wonder why you sent it. I wonder when.
O’Neill: Yeah. Gotta wonder.

Absolute Power

O’Neill: Kasuf. About this voice that spoke to you.
Kasuf (Erick Avari): Yes. It spoke the name of my daughter, may she rest in peace. I’m not the only one who heard it. Many fear it is a sign that the gods are returning.
O’Neill: I thought we finally convinced you and your people that the Goa’uld were not gods.
Kasuf: I said many. Not I. But look, it is easy to understand, in the days of Ra, when we returned from a journey a great storm would blow through the desert.
O’Neill: It’s just wind. Wind happens.
Carter: We’re talking about a wind that blew out of an active Stargate.
Jackson: And formed a sandstorm.

Kasuf: The desert said the name Sha’re.
O’Neill: Yeah, well it’s not like it’s a burning bush or anything.
Kasuf: I’ve seen many bushes burn.
O’Neill: I suppose you have.

Teal’c: Does he speak of the knowloedge passed on to him by Amonet and Apophis?
Jackson: He says Oma taught him to forget.
O’Neill: Oma?
Jackson: The alien we encountered on Keb. Mother Nature.
Carter: Guess that explains the tornado.

O’Neill: Do you think it’s wise to bring him back?
Jackson: I don’t think he’s a danger.
O’Neill: What about his step-mom? Is she coming along?
Jackson: He says that ultimately a man travels his own path alone.
O’Neill: Smart kid.

Shifu: You must release your burden before you find your own way again.
Jackson: Yeah, someone else once said that to me. The thing is, this is my way. I chose this path to honor Share’s strength.

O’Neill: Listen. What happened with the kid in there?
Jackson: I asked him for something. Anything that could help us fight the Goa’uld.
O’Neill: Yeah?
Jackson: And I think he gave it to me.

Jackson: This project is too important to get screwed up by petty Earth politics. We’re talking about protecting this entire planet from Goa’uld occupation.
Major Davis: Well I imagine that several of the so-called petty naitons of this planet are going to be very curious when we start launching satellites into orbit two years from now.
Jackson: One year from now.
Major Davis: That’s impossible. It would double the cost.
Jackson: Then it’s not impossible, is it?

One Year Later

Jackson: What do you think?
O’Neill: It’s cool. Kind of like Vegas.
Jackson: Actually we’ve got three-to-one odds in favor of the launch going off without a hitch.
O’Neill: Hey, I’ll take some of that action.
Jackson: Put Colonel O’Neill down for a hundred.
Tech: Got it.
O’Neill: Dollars, right?

Jackson: Didn’t you think it was a little strange you got through security with a loaded gun?
O’Neill: A little.
Jackson: You never were that bright.

Present Day

Carter: What did you do to Daniel?
Shifu: Dreams sometimes teach. I am teaching him.
Carter: Teaching him what?
Shifu: That the true nature of a man is determined in battle between his conscious mind and his subconscious. And that the evil in my subconscious is too strong to resist.
Jackson: The only way to win is to deny it battle.
Shifu: As Oma teaches.
He woke up a few minutes ago.
Jackson: One of these days I’m going to figure out she’s worth listening to.

Carter: What happened?
Jackson: I was having a dream.
Carter: About what?
Jackson: That’s not really important here. The important thing is, it’s time I chose a new path.
Shifu: And it is time for me to continue on mine.

Shifu: Thank you for telling me of my mother.
Jackson: She would have been very proud of you.
Shifu: Of you as well.
Jackson: Will I see you again?
Shifu: All roads eventually lead down the great path.
Jackson: Eventually.
Shifu: Many cross along the way.

The Light

O’Neill: Hey. Whatcha watching?
Teal’c: A digital recording. I am endeavoring to translate the Goa’uld writing of which Daniel Jackson spoke.
O’Neill: How goes the endeavoring?
Teal’c: On a second viewing I have discovered a figure in the background. It does not appear to be one of our personnel.

Jackson: You know it is beyond my comprehension how anybody like yourself who has so much power can miss the point entirely!
Hammond: This letter is to Lieutenant Barber’s family explaining that he died in the service of his country. I spent the last two hours on it. I can’t tell them anything about how he died or anything about the work he did here. Only that he’s gone. Do you get the point?
O’Neill: Yes sir. He does.
Hammond: Get him out of here.

O’Neill: We haven’t found anything yet, sir, but we’ve only been at it a few minutes.
Hammond: It’s been well over an hour, Colonel.
O’Neill: That can’t be.
Hammond: Jack, I have some bad news. All of SG-5 are dead.
Teal’c: What is the condition of Daniel Jackson?
Hammond: Dr. Fraiser’s doing everything she can, but I’m afraid he’s fallen into a deep coma. We don’t know how long he has.

Jackson: From what I’ve been able to translate with Loran’s help, the Goa’uld used to use this place as some sort of opium den. The only difference is, the symbiote must have kept the host’s mind chemically balanced once it left.
Teal’c: Then most likely I will be able to leave this planet.
O’Neill: Well how nice for you.



O’Neill: You look tense.
Jackson: No, I’d say anxious.
Teal’c: I am neither tense nor anxious. Perhaps concerned.
Jackson: Why?
Teal’c: The address for this planet was procured from the Repository of the Ancients.

Hammond: What’s it doing?
Carter: Flying, sir.
O’Neill: MALPs can’t fly.
Jackson: Apparently they can.
O’Neill: Shouldn’t there be a memo on this stuff?

Jackson: It’s obviously fighting to survive.
O’Neill: So do bacteria!
Carter: It’s trying to communicate.
O’Neill: So do bac— !

Jackson: So you came here to? To what?
Carter: Preserve.
Jackson: Preserve your world.
Carter: Yes.
Jackson: How?
Carter: By destroying you.
O’Neill: Well that’s not going to happen.

Jackson: In a way you succeeded. We won’t go back there. You can repair the damage we did and we won’t send any more probes through.
O’Neill: Yes we will.
Jackson: Jack?
O’Neill: We’ll send dozens of them. One after another. I don’t care what it does.
Carter: No.
O’Neill: Leave her. Now.
Carter: You won’t.
O’Neill: You’ve read my file. Think again.

Double Jeopardy

Carter: Mission time’s approaching eight hours. What are we going to do?
Jackson: Well we can’t tell them the truth.


Carter: This is the sun that Vorash is orbiting. It’s a regular main sequence star with a core temperature of about fifty million degrees and enough hydrogen to burn for five billion years.
O’Neill: Yeah?
Jacob: We wanna blow it up.
Jackson: Wow. That’s, ah…
Daniel and Jack: Ambitious.

Jackson: Um, How are we supposed to remove some of the star’s mass?
Carter: Well, uh, this is going to sound a little crazy. But we dial P3W-451. It’s the planet where we encountered the black hole.
O’Neill: Wow. That sounds a little crazy.
Carter: Yeah.

Teal’c: Twice I have had the opportunity to avenge the murder of Shau’nac. Twice I have let Tanith slip through my grasp. I have failed Shau’nac.
Jackson: That’s not true. You let Tanith live so the Tok’ra could use him, and it worked. And now we’re about to take down Apophis and the largest Goa’uld fleet ever assembled.
Teal’c: It will be a great victory.
Jackson: That’s right.
Teal’c: And yet, knowing what Apophis did to Sha’re, would you not trade it all for the opportunity to crush the life from his throat with your bare hands?

O’Neill: It seems we’re going after him.
Jackson: It’s a Jaffa revenge thing.
Carter: Sir, you only have a little more than an hour.
O’Neill: Aw, Carter, relax. We’ll be back in plenty of time. Right, Teal’c? We’ll be back in plenty of time. Buddy? Pal?!

Jackson: I think we have a problem here. I figured that flashing wasn’t good news. And the fact that in Goa’uld it says, “Warning! Warning!”.
Jacob: It’s Apophis. He’s here.