Stargate SG-1 Samantha Carter

Season 4


Small Victories

O’Neill: Well, I’m off.
Carter: Still going fishing?
O’Neill: Yep. Still staying here?
Carter: Yeah. I think I’ve had enough relaxation for awhile, sir.

Carter: Sir, if there is still a small enough number of the Replicators on board, a properly-equipped team could possibly—
O’Neill: Save the world?

Carter: How am I supposed to help figure out how to defeat kiron-based technology if I don’t even know what a kiron is?
Thor: The Asgard would never invent a weapon that propels small weights of iron and carbon alloys by igniting a powder of potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur.”

Carter: Okay, I get your point.
Thor: We cannot think like you.

Carter: We did it.
Thor: It was your stupid idea.

O’Neill: Now that’s timing!
Carter: We came as soon as we could, sir.
O’Neill: Teal’c, are you okay?
Teal’c: I am, O’Neill.
Carter: I take it things weren’t going well.
O’Neill: Nah, we had things handled.

Carter: The Asgard had this big new ship. The O’Neill.
O’Neill: Oh yeah?
Carter: But… we had to blow it up.


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.

O’Neill: I should have brought more snacks.
Carter: I don’t think that would have helped.

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.

Freya (Vanessa Angel): Egeria came to the Tau’ri to stop the Goa’uld from taking humans through the Stargate as slaves. Ra found her and killed her, but not before she spawned our movement.
Carter: Literally.
Freya: Yes.
O’Neill: Thanks for that image.

Anise: Your father ask that I shake your hand. And give Colonel O’Neill a big kiss from him.
Carter: Ah, that might be the wrong way around.
O’Neill: Maybe.

Divide and Conquer

Carter: Sir, when you wouldn’t leave me, are you sure there wasn’t something else that you’re not admitting?
O’Neill: What are you talking about?
Carter: Something neither one of us can admit given our working relationship, our military ranks.
O’Neill: Oh! Oh, that.

Anise: What were you feeling?
O’Neill: Like someone who was about to die.
Carter: Sir.
O’Neill: I didn’t leave. Because I’d have rather died myself than lose Carter.
Anise: Why?
O’Neill: Because I care about her. A lot more than I’m supposed to.

Window of Opportunity

Teal’c: Major Carter, have we not been previously briefed concerning this matter?
O’Neill: I was just going to say that.

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?

Carter: I’m going to go run a few simulations.
O’Neill: You run. Simulate. Let me know how it turns out.

Carter: We could be reliving the same day over and over maybe thousands of times and we’d never know it.
Hammond: What can we do?
Carter: Unfortunately not much. The next time the loop starts we won’t even remember we had this conversation. It’s up to Teal’c and Colonel O’Neill.


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?

Teal’c: I do not understand.
O’Neill: It’s called a parachute.
Carter: It slows your descent after you jump out of the plane.
Teal’c: This device seems too poorly designed to provide such a function.
O’Neill: It opens after you jump.

Carter: Not really sure what happened, sir.
O’Neill: Here’s a thought: we just exchanged hostages. … It’s just a thought.

Scorched Earth

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?

O’Neill: Carter. I’m making a choice to help these people. But if you don’t make that bomb, I’m out of options.
Carter: I know.

O’Neill: So I have to order you to.
Carter: Yes sir.

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.

Beneath the Surface

Carter: How do you stay so calm?
O’Neill: I think in another life I handled dangerous explosives. I don’t know.
Carter: What do you mean “in another life”?
O’Neill: I don’t mean anything by it. It’s just an expression, isn’t it?

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?

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

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?


O’Neill: Jacob, is that you?
Jacob: Yes it is, Jack. Now do what I tell you.
O’Neill: Did you know your ship’s bigger than ours?
Carter: Colonel, we need you to concentrate.

The Curse

O’Neill: Carter! You finally ready to take me up on that fishing trip?
Carter: Actually, sir, I have a few projects on the go.
O’Neill: Come on. Are you really trying to tell me you’d rather work in the dark, dank, dismal underground than sit on a dock with your feet perched up, sipping a cold one and casting for that ever-illusive crappie?
Carter: As strange as it may sound sir, yes.

Hammond: Major, if what you’re saying is true and the second jar survived the trip unscathed—
Carter: Yes sir. There could be a Goa’uld in there.

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

The Serpent’s Venom

Carter: …The mine will think that Apophis’ ship is firing a weapon, move toward it, and explode.
Hammond: Sounds very risky.
O’Neill: Insane might be another word.

O’Neill: Do you understand any of that?
Carter: It’s all Phoenician to me, sir.

Carter: Okay what do I do?
Jacob: Pretty sure you touch it.
O’Neill: “Pretty sure”?
Jacob: The last time a Tok’ra was sent to attempt this they were never heard from again.
O’Neill: Well that’s news.

Carter: Just trust me. It’s a math thing.

Jacob: We could not have predicted that Apophis would bring a cloaked fleet into the minefield.
Carter: So what now?
Jacob: Apophis will easily absorb Heru’ur’s forces into his own. He is now a bigger threat than ever before.

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.

General Bauer: We’re not stopping the tests.
Carter: Sir, I don’t think you understand the implications. Or maybe you do.


Carter: They said it isn’t either one of us. We just have to keep trying.
Ambassador Joseph Faxon (Christopher Cousins): I don’t mind trying. I just, I thought we’d be working on our second child by now.
Carter: Me too.

Joe: Maybe we should get a second opinion.
Carter: The Aschen are hundreds of years more advanced in this than we are.

Carter: I’m fine, right?
Dr. Fraiser: Sam, I don’t know how the Aschen doctor could have missed it, and frankly I don’t think he possibly could have.
Carter: What?
Dr. Fraiser: You can’t have children.

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.

Dr. Fraiser: We are considering changing the lives of the entire human race on earth. Do we have that right?
Carter: If we don’t, then we will live to see the end of the entire human race.

Carter: So this is the place you kept threatening to take me. It’s good to see you, sir.
O’Neill: I’m retired, Carter. Lose the sir.

O’Neill: Let me tell you something, Carter. You want to erase your mistakes? That’s your business. My conscience is clear. I warned everybody. I threw up a red flag and everybody—including you—shut me down.
Carter: I’m asking you to put that behind us.
O’Neill: You’re not happy with the way things turned out? Sorry to hear that. Personally, I like things the way they are. No more saving the world, just a nice pond with no pesky fish in it. And the single most pressing issue in my life is whether or not to get a dog. There are a lot of pros and cons to that subject.
Carter: Jack, we’re talking about the future of the human race.
O’Neill: So was I.
Carter: We’re doing this.
O’Neill: Let me know how it turns out.

Carter: So. When did you decide against getting a dog?
O’Neill: I’m still thinking about it.

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.

One Year Later

O’Neill: What are you doing, Carter?
Carter: I’m trying to do what’s right. I’ve talked to everyone I know. No one’s answering my calls, responding to my emails or even my letters.
O’Neill: Because they think you’re nuts.
Carter: What do you think?
O’Neill: We’re talking about Daniel here. Sometimes he can be a little odd. Every once in awhile he gets carried away. But he’s not going to do anything to jeopardize the entire planet.
Carter: I’m not so sure, sir.

Carter: What about Teal’c. You don’t still blame Daniel for that?
O’Neill: I couldn’t prove anything. Could you?

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.

Tokra: What’s going on? We’re not just going to let him leave?
Carter: I don’t think we have a choice.

The Light

Carter: So sir, are you sure you’d rather take the weekend off than come with me to see this place?
O’Neill: Ah, you know I get that way when I work my ass off. In fact I’d have figured you might want some time off yourself by now.
Carter: Oh I did, but Daniel says of all the pl— That was the bet? Whether or not I’d go? Don’t you have anything better to do?


Professor Monroe: That’s assuming that parallel realities occasionally overlap.
Carter: Well I’m fairly confident that that’s the case.

Professor Monroe: Jennifer Hailey is no longer our problem.
Carter: What do you mean?
Professor Monroe: She got into a fight this morning with another cadet. As fond as General Kerrigan is of her, he’ll have to expel her.

Carter: What were you thinking, breaking the nose of an upperclassman like that?
Cadet Jennifer Hailey: Swing high?
Carter: That’s not funny.

Cadet Hailey: Colonel, please don’t just dismiss what I’m saying because you expect her to be right.
O’Neill: It doesn’t matter who’s right, Cadet.
Cadet Hailey: Colonel, you’re risking your life for nothing.
O’Neill: The decision’s made.
Cadet Hailey: How can it not matter who’s right?
Carter: If he makes a run for the Gate he’s risking his own life. If he waits he risks everyone’s life.

Cadet Hailey: Is it always like this?
Carter: Nope. Sometimes it gets really exciting.


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— !

Carter: This one has memory of you.
O’Neill: The one you’re talking about is a person. Major Samantha Carter.
Carter: Then. I am Maj—
O’Neill: No. No, you’re not.

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.

O’Neill: If you want to preserve, leave Major Carter right now.

Double Jeopardy

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

Gate Guy: Sir, we’re receiving a signal on the IDC frequency, but this is not an authorized SGC code.
Carter: It says “Comtraya.”
Hammond: What does it mean?
O’Neill: Ah… it’s kind of like Shalom or Aloha. that stuff.
Teal’c: It is the greeting used by the artificial lifeform Harlan on PX3-989.
Hammond: The one who duplicated you?
O’Neill: Yes… Sir, please don’t open the Gate. Please.
Carter: I admit he was annoying, but he wasn’t a serious thtreat.
Hammond: Open the iris! {Jack gives Carter a look}

Carter: What’s wrong, Harlan?
Harlan (Jay Brazeau): Please. It’s a very big emergency. Um, you must help… you.

O’Neill: Now. From the beginning.
Harlan: The beginning, yes. They were not happy. They could not stop being you. The portable power pack you invented.
Carter: The robot me.
Harlan: Oh it was ingenious!
Even Hubbald would have been impressed. I have one in my chest right now. Would you like to see it?
Carter: Yes.
O’Neill: No! Show her later.

Carter: Are you saying that our robots are going through the Stargate on missions?
Harlan: Missions. Yes.
O’Neill: What for?
Harlan: I do not really know. What is it that you do?

Harlan: But I have grown accustomed. I cannot go on without them.
Carter: I’m sorry, Harlan.
Harlan: Then I will just have to help myself.

Carter: Are you sure you’ve got the right address?
Harlan: I could do a full diagnostic of my system but it might be easier just to dial the address.

Robo-’Neill: I told you what you wanted to hear. Besides, what were you going to do? Destroy me?
O’Neill: I might have!
Robo-’Neill: Alright, bring it on, Fly Boy! Let’s go! {they start wrestling}
Carter: Sirs! As much as I’d like to see how this plays out, don’t we have something more important to do?

Ja’din: It’s now active?
Robo-Carter: In a way.
Ja’din: What does this mean?
Robo-Carter: I designed it with special sensors. To detect when someone was tampering with the power core. For situations just like this. It’s a self-destruct mode.


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.

O’Neill: Something wrong?
Carter: No. I’ve just never blown up a star before.
O’Neill: Well they say the first one is always the hardest.

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?!

Carter: What just happened?
Jacob: We must have caught the tail end of the blast wave. It knocked us off-course.

Carter: Sir. Where’s Teal’c?
O’Neill: I’m not sure. I think he’s dead.
Jacob: If Apophis has him—
Carter: Well we have to go back.
Jacob: It may not be possible, Sam.