Stargate SG-1 Samantha Carter

Season 1

1997.07.26    S01

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Children of the Gods

O’Neill: Another scientist? General, please.
Carter: Theoretical astrophysicist.
O’Neill: Which means?
General Hammond: Which means she’s smarter than you are, Colonel. Especially in matters related to the Stargate.
Carter: Colonel, I was studying the gate technology for two years before Daniel Jackson made it work and before you both went through. I should have gone through then.

O’Neill: This has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I’ve just got a little problem with scientists.
Carter: Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? Or do we have to arm wrestle.

Carter: You know you really will like me when you get to know me.
O’Neill: Oh, I adore you already Captain.

Carter: It took us 15 years and three super computers to MacGuyver a system for the gate on Earth.

Daniel Jackson: So this man who looked like Ra. He must have come through another gate.
Carter: What other gate?
O’Neill: A Stargate?
Carter: Stargate only goes here.
Daniel Jackson: You’re wrong about that.
Carter: I was there. We ran hundreds of permutations.
Daniel Jackson: But you didn’t have what you need.
O’Neill: Daniel, what are you talking about?
Daniel Jackson: I’ll show you.

Daniel Jackson: Jack, I think that this is a map of a vast network of Stargates. Stargates that are all over the galaxy.
Carter: I don’t think that can be, Doctor.
Jackson: Why not?
Carter: Well because after Colonel O’Neill and his team came back my team tried hundreds of symbol permutations using Earth as the point of origin and it never worked.
Jackson: Well I tried the same here and it didn’t work either. But I figured the destinations I tried were either destroyed or buried. But I mean some of them somewhere must still exist.
Carter: I don’t think so.
Jackson: Then where did your Ra look-a-like come from?

Carter: Colonel, Feretti needs medical attention now!
Jackson: Go! Help him. I can send you back.
O’Neill: You’re coming with us this time, Daniel. I’ve got orders.
Jackson: I don’t care about your orders, Colonel. My wife is out there. And so is Skaara.
O’Neill: And the only way we’re going to get them back is for you to come home with us! Feretti might have seen those coordinates

General Hammond: Colonel, what do we know about these hostiles we didn’t yesterday?
O’Neill: Not a hell of a lot, General. The Abydon boys who survived the attack on the base camp thought it was Ra.
General Hammond: I thought he was dead, gentlemen. Which is it?
Jackson: Oh he’s dead. He’s definitely dead. I mean, uh, the bomb… I mean he’s gotta be dead, right?
General Hammond: Then who’s coming through the Stargate?
Jackson: Gods.
General Hammond: What?
Jackson: Not as in, God God. Ra played a god—the sun god. He borrowed the religion and culture of ancient Egyptians he brought through the gate and then he used it to enslave them. See, he wanted the people of Abydos to believe he was the only one.
Carter: So you’re saying Ra’s not the last of his race after all.
Kawalsky: Maybe he’s got a brother Ray.
O’Neill: That’s what we need.
Jackson: Wait a minute. The legend goes, Ra’s race was dying. He survived by taking over the body of his human host, an Egyptian boy. But who’s to say more of his kind couldn’t do the same thing. I mean this could happen anytime anywhere there’s a gate. This could be happening right now.
General Hammond: Colonel, you’ve had the most experience in fighting this hostile. Assuming you have to defend yourself in the field, are you up to it?
O’Neill: We beat ’em once.
General Hammond: I’ll take that as a “maybe”. Captain Carter, you’re confident that the stargate will take us where we want to go with this new information?
Carter: Well they’re feeding the revised coordinates into the targeting computer right now. It’ll take time to calculate but it should spit out two to three destinations a month.
General Hammond: People, let’s not fool ourselves here. This thing is both vast and dangerous and we are so far over our heads we can barely see daylight. We would all be much better off if the stargate had been left in the ground.
Carter: With respect sir, we can’t bury our heads in the sand. I mean think of how much we could learn. Think of what we could bring back.
General Hammond: What you could bring back is precisely what I’m afraid of, Captain. However the President of the United States happens to agree with you. In the event your theories pan out he has order the formation of nine teams whose duties will be to perform reconnaissance, determine threats, and if possible to make peaceful contact with the peoples of these worlds. Now these teams will operate on a covert top secret basis. No one will know of their existence except the President and the Joint Chiefs. Colonel O’Neill.
O’Neill: Sir.
General Hammond: Your team will be designated SG-1. The team will consist of yourself, Captain Carter—
Jackson: And me.
General Hammond: Dr. Jackson, we need you to work as a consultant with the other SG teams from here. Your expertise in ancient cultures and languages are far too valuable—
Jackson: No. Um, look, I mean I know this is your decision but I just, I— I really have to be on their team. My wife is out there, General. I need to go.
General Hammond: I’ll take that under consideration. Major Kawalsky, you will head SG-2.
Kawalsky: I will?
General Hammond: Colonel O’Neill keeps telling me it’s about time you had a command.
O’Neill: I had a moment of weakness.

The Enemy Within


Mughal: If you travel this country you must learn our ways.
Carter: I’m thinkin’ we should just go back while we’re ahead.

Carter: Daniel, find me an anthropologist that dresses like this and I will eat this headdress.

Mughal: All Shavadai, be free! (the women remove their veils) It is how you will be remembered, Carter.

Carter: So you think this new anesthesia will be a miracle drug on Earth?
Jackson: Well if it is I bet somebody else will get the credit. We can never say where it came from.
O’Neill: Damn! Guess I’m going to have to cancel that Oprah interview.
Teal’c: What is an “oprah”?

The Broca Divide

O’Neill: Love what they’ve done with the place.
Carter: I was going to do my living room like this but it didn’t go with my other stuff.
Jackson: Looks Minoan.

Jackson: Wow. What happened to you?
O’Neill: Oh I got in a little wrestling match with Carter.
Jackson: Why?
O’Neill: I guess she’s got whatever Johnson got. I had to drag her off to the infirmary.
Jackson: What did she start a fight with you like Johnson did with Teal’c?
O’Neill: No, uh, she tried to seduce me.
Jackson: Oh. pause. You poor man.

The First Commandment

O’Neill: Carter, I want you to take Connor back through the Stargate, report to General Hammond what’s happened here.
Carter: No, sir.
O’Neill: “No, sir”?
Carter: If you’re going after Captain Hanson I should go with you. I can get to him.
O’Neill: Look, Captain, either we’re bringing him back to face a court martial or not. I think we both know what the “not” means.
Carter: I know him, Colonel.
O’Neill: Yeah that would be the problem, wouldn’t it?
Carter: I gave him back the ring because I know him. I know how he thinks, how he operates.
O’Neill: How he likes to play god?

Carter: Look, I don’t understand how that could happen anymore than you do. But if SG-1 is going after him then I am going with you.
Connor: Wait a minute. No, you can’t do that. There are hundreds—probably thousands— of them. He’s their god. They’ll die for him, they’ll kill for him in a heartbeat.
O’Neill: That’s not your problem. Now I need someone to report back to the General and that is you.
Connor: No, sir.
O’Neill: “No, sir”? Does it say “colonel” anywhere on my uniform?

Jackson: This tastes like chicken.
Carter: So what’s wrong with it?
Jackson: It’s macaroni and cheese.

Jackson: They were probably just instructed to just take Connor, send us a message that Hanson’s in control.
Carter: Hm. Sounds familiar.
Jackson: Which part?
Carter: He likes control.
Jackson: Well what did you see in him?
Carter: I don’t know. I guess I’ve always had a soft spot for the lunatic fringe.

Brief Candle

Jackson: Um. Do things feel a little… off here?
Carter: Are you crazy? It’s a paradise.
Jackson: Yeah, sure, have an apple. What could happen?

O’Neill: What happened?
Carter: To them or you?
O’Neill: We’ll talk about that later.

Carter: You know, goodbyes really suck.

Cold Lazarus

Teal’c: You received permission for me to fire my staff weapon in the gate room?
Carter: Oh yeah.
Jackson: Absolutely.

Fire and Water

Carter: I wonder what they’re going to do with all this stuff.
O’Neill: Maybe give it to a museum. Or start one.

Jackson: This is a long story.
Carter: Yeah, I’ll bet.
O’Neill: Tell us about it over sushi.
Jackson: That’s funny. I will after I get some sleep.
O’Neill: Ah… home. Yeah, about that apartment.
Jackson: Oh, you didn’t!
Carter: The, ah, day after the memorial service.
Jackson: Memorial service?
Carter: The Colonel said some really nice things.
Jackson: He— he did? He did?

The Nox

Carter: Sir, with respect, this program is quite probably humanity’s most important endeavor.
Secretary: They said the same thing about the Apollo programs. They brought back moon rocks. You may have notice we haven’t been to the moon in 25 years.

Jackson: I thought we were dead. Weren’t we dead?
Carter: Yeah.
Jackson: Okay. Well I thought heaven would be a little more upscale.


Carter: Why do I feel like I’m in a “Women Behind Bars” movie?

Carter: Wow. That’s a miracle.
O’Neill: Crunches.


Then who will be his voice?
O’Neill: That would be me.
Carter: Uh. You?

Jackson: You sure you’re up to this?
Carter: Why? You don’t think I am?
Jackson: Well it’s just that I’ve never actually heard you referred to as a diplomat. I think, um, “antagonist” was the word used.


Jackson: So what exactly are we going to see after this eclipse begins? I mean it is black and it is a hole.
O’Neill: Well it might be a black hole.
Jackson: Okay, let me put that a different way.
Carter: No Daniel, you’re right. You can’t actually see it. Not the singularity itself. It’s so massive not even light can escape it. But during the totalitarity phase of the eclipse we should be able to see matter spiraling towards it.
O’Neill: Actually it’s called the Accretion Disk.
Jackson: Well I guess it’s easy to understand why the local population would be afraid of something like a…. What did you just say?
O’Neill: It’s just an astronomical term.
Carter: You didn’t think the colonel had a telescope on his roof just to look at the neighbors, did you?
O’Neill: Not initially.

Dr. Janet Fraiser (Teryl Rothery): This can’t be.
Carter: She’s infected, isn’t she?
Fraiser: No she’s not.
Carter: Well what’s wrong then?
Fraiser: There are traces of the element the Stargate is made of in her blood.
Carter: Naquadah?
Fraiser: Yeah.

Carter: You feel like telling me your name?
Cassandra: Cassandra.
Carter: Hi Cassandra.
Cassandra: I hurt.
Carter: Where?

Carter: We have a big problem.
Jackson: Well if two microscopic particles could cause that—
Carter: Then the object inside Cassandra could cause a nuclear reaction a million times bigger.

Jackson: It’s a setup. It has to be. The Goa’ulds wiped out every last living person on that planet except Cassandra. And then they made us think it was our fault because they knew we wouldn’t leave her there. They knew we would bring her back here. And they used their technology to put that thing inside of her.
Carter: It’s like they designed a way to help them create the device after she came through the Stargate so we wouldn’t detect it until it was too late.
Fraiser: We gave her iron supplements. We may even have turned the device on with a jolt of electricity when we resuscitated her.
Hammond: You’re saying it’s meant to destroy us?
Carter: At least this complex. The threat to the Goa’ulds is the Stargate.
Jackson: It’s like they used that little girl like a Trojan horse.

Carter: I know I’m supposed to be detached.
Jackson: Who said that?

Carter: I have to go.
Cassandra: You promised you’d never leave me alone.
Carter: I’ll come back, okay? I’ll be back. You’re very brave, remember?
Cassandra: I’m very brave.
Carter: I have to close the door.

Cassandra: Are we going to die?
Carter: No. We are not going to die.

Cassandra: We’re both very brave. I love you.
Carter: I love you too.


Hammond: You remember Narim.
Carter: Yes. From the planet. You were a lot dirtier then.
Narim: Ah, Captain Carter. Or is it Doctor?
Carter: Why don’t we just make it Samantha.

Narim: There was a time before reason and science when my ancestors believed in all manner of nonsense. Like the Sher-mal. The story goes that if a Sher-mal appears at the moment of death, she will take you to her dwelling in the stars.
Carter: Ah. We called them “angels”.
Narim: Then you still believe in them?
Carter: Well. Some of us do.
Narim: Ours were reported to be quite beautiful. And when I saw you… well, you seemed to fit the description.

Carter: Temperature: Ground. 1700 degrees fahrenheit. Air: Seems to be in pockets ranging from 1500 degrees down to 200.
O’Neill: Sounds like L.A.

Tin Man

Harlan: You are all such wonderful specimens. to Carter: You in particular.
Carter: Colonel.
O’Neill: Easy, Captain.


Carter: Try to stay put, sir. I think your leg’s broken.
O’Neill: No, my leg’s definitely broken. What’s the bad news? Because unless they redecorated the Gateroom I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.
Carter: Daniel must have misdialed.
O’Neill: Misdialed? You mean this place is a wrong number? For cryin’ out loud.

Carter: I think we’re inside a deep crevasse of a glacier. If their Stargate’s been overrun by ice, possibly on a planet in the middle of an ice age.

Carter: We’re in trouble, sir.
O’Neill: Oh nonsense. We’ll just dial home and straighten all this out. Where’s the DHD?
Carter: Can’t find that either.
O’Neill: Oh. So. We’re in trouble.
Carter: We’re in trouble.

Carter: Okay, I think it’s set.
O’Neill: You think it’s set?
Carter: I’m positive. All we have to do is put a splint on it and it’ll be as good as new.
O’Neill: Just take it easy, Doctor.
Carter: Wrong kind of doctor, I’m afraid.
O’Neill: You wouldn’t think jagged bone digging into raw nerves would hurt, but it does.

Carter: What’s wrong with your chest?
O’Neill: I think I cracked a rib too.
Carter: Why didn’t you say something?
O’Neill: I was afraid you’d try to put a splint on it.

Carter: I didn’t know you could cook.
O’Neill: I can’t. But my melted ice is to die for.

Hammond: I formally reported Colonel O’Neill and Captain Carter missing in action.
Jackson: Why?
Hammond: Missing in action doesn’t mean we stop looking, Son.

Carter: Colonel?
O’Neill: That’s my sidearm, I swear. No giggling. Please.
Carter: If we don’t make it, I won’t have any regrets.
O’Neill: I’ll regret dying.

O’Neill: It’s cold.
Carter: It’s all right. You can sleep now. It was an honor serving with you too, Colonel.

Carter: General. You came through the Stargate for us.
Hammond: Not exactly, Captain.

There But for the Grace of God

Carter: Found a souvenir shop, sir.

General O’Neill: Report, Doctor.
Dr. Carter: We’ve lost Washington and Philadelphia, sir.
Jackson: I’m sorry. What do you mean “lost”?

Broadcaster: All military efforts to engage the Goa’uld ships have proven inconsequential. As in Europe, Asia and Africa—
Jackson: The Goa’ulds?
Dr. Carter: The ships appeared four days ago.
Broadcaster: —they have slowly begun systematically annihilating all signs of civilization. Starting on the East Coast and moving west with frightening inevitability. There has been no response to attempted communications with the aliens. Thus far, they have left no survivors in the wake of their seemingly unstoppable wave of destruction.

Dr. Carter: Basically, scientists have theorized that there are an infinite number of dimensions, each containing a possible version of reality.
Jackson: Well it sounds like I theoretically possibly found one.

Jackson: Uh oh.
Dr. Carter: What?
Jackson: I think I’m dead.
Dr. Carter: What?
Jackson: The me in this reality.

Dr. Carter: It’s incredible.
General O’Neill: It’s supposed to be theoretical.
Dr. Carter: Not anymore.

Dr. Carter: What makes you think the Goa’uld are even going to try attacking Earth in your universe?
Jackson: Oh I’d say we’ve pissed the Goa’uld off just as much as you have. Probably even more.

Dr. Carter: Oh yeah. I also wish to blow us all to hell. {she pulls out a grenade and its pin from behind her back}


Carter: Daniel, it’s not that we don’t believe you.
Jackson: So you do?
O’Neill: No. It’s just that. We don’t believe you.

O’Neill: All right. Let me get this straight here. Engaged?
Carter: It is theoretically possible.
O’Neill: It’s against regulations.
Carter: I’m talking physics, sir.

Carter: Major Samuels.
Lt. Col. Samuels: That’s Lieutenant Colonel Samuels now, Captain.
Carter: I beg your pardon, sir. Congratulations.
O’Neill: You’ll always be “Sparky” to me.

Jackson: SG-2 just made contact with Kynthia’s planet just a few weeks ago. They are living long, productive lives because of us. Now I am very proud of what we did there.
O’Neill: I might even retire there.
Kinsey: You have no fear of it, do you Colonel? It’s like a game to you.
O’Neill: No sir. Anything as powerful as the Stargate deserves respect. We know how dangerous it is to do what we do. We also know how dangerous it is.
Kinsey: Colonel O’Neill, You’re like reckless children and you’re playing with fire.
Carter: If you shut down this program now, when it’s needed most—
Kinsey: For what?
Carter: To gather technology. Weapons.
Kinsey: Not at this price or this level of competence.
Hammond: My people are the best out there, Senator.
Kinsey: I’m sorry, General. But your best is not good enough. I do not approve of nor support this endeavour. And I have heard nothing here today that would change my mind. I intend to shut the Stargate down.

Carter: Sir. We think Daniel may have experienced an interdimensional transfer to an alternate reality.
Kinsey: I beg your pardon?

Teal’c: I would like to request permission to return through the Stargate before it is permanently sealed. If this world does not intend to continue its struggle against the Goa’uld, then here I do not belong.
O’Neill: I think I’m going with him.
Hammond: I can’t allow that, Colonel. Sorry, but you know that. The President has made it perfectly clear, if we were unable to convince the Senator we would cease operations effective immediately.
Carter: Sir, there are still two SG teams offworld.
Hammond: We’ll keep the light on until they return, but that’s all I’m authorized to do.
O’Neill: So what? That’s it?
Hammond: That’s it, Colonel.
Carter: It can’t be.
O’Neill: With all due respect, sir—
Jackson: With all due respect, sir, the good senator is an ass.
Hammond: He is an elected official of the government we are sworn to serve. Whether we agree or disagree, he’s made his decision. Our commander-in-chief has given us our orders accordingly. I expect you all to carry them out. Dismissed.

Within the Serpent’s Grasp

Carter: Even if it was, how do we know that that address correlates with this reality?
Jackson: Well there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there?
Teal’c: We should enter the coordinates and attempt to open the Gate.

Teal’c: I believe a medical attack could be successful.
O’Neill: Surgical attack, Teal’c. It’s called a surgical attack and I’d feel like an idiot.
Carter: Sir?
O’Neill: I was answering Daniel’s question. If we don’t do something now and they do attack later I’d feel like an idiot. {pause} We go.
Teal’c: I too will go.
O’Neill: It’s not an order ,Captain.
Carter: I understand that, Colonel. I’m going.

Carter: We’re not on a planet, are we?
Teal’c: That is correct. It appears we are on a Goa’uld transport vessel.
Carter: And that jolt was…
Teal’c: Hyper launch.

O’Neill: I suggest the two of you figure out how to get us back home.
Carter: Sir, the only way to do that would be to turn this thing around and go back to where we started.
Jackson: Right. I’ll just go tell the pilot.

Carter: Colonel, we still have the death gliders. They’re prepping for launch.