Stargate SG-1 Season 3

Learning Curve

1999.07.23    

Teryl Rothery

O’Neill: Hello, children. Daniel. No child labor laws here on Orban?
Jackson: No, these are Urrone. They’re like apprentices to the adults. They’re everywhere.

Kalan: Colonel O’Neill. You are most punctual. Both Merrin and I are eager to participate in this exchange between our worlds.
O’Neill: Major Carter’s eager as well. She’s really looking forward to it. So’s Teal’c.
Teal’c: I will share my knowledge of the Goa’uld freely.
O’Neill: Teal’c’s eager on the inside.

O’Neill: So, Merrin, I understand you’re a reactor expert.
Merrin: Yes.
O’Neill: How old are you?
Merrin: I’m eleven. How old are you?
O’Neill: So Merrin, I understand you’re a reactor expert.

Merrin: You aren’t a scientist?
O’Neill: Oh no.
Merrin: Then you are not as smart as Major Carter and Dr. Fraiser.
O’Neill: Well it depends on…. Okay, no. I’m not. But while they were stuck in school I was out doing other things. Like having fun. You do know what fun is, don’t you? Okay. Ah. Fun is what you do to make yourself happy. Like music games. It’s whatever you do when you’re not learning to be a rocket scientist.
Merrin: I am here to teach Major Carter about the reactor.
Carter: Sounds like fun to me.

Teal’c: I have vowed to battle the Goa’uld and to free my people. If I allow the symbiote that I carry to be implanted, I would be perpetuating all that I oppose.
Tomin: What happens if you do not find a host for this Goa’uld?
Teal’c: It will die.
Tomin: If the Goa’uld dies, then you will die as well? That would be unfortunate.

Hammond: She’s got nanites in her blood?

Tomin: Father, I wish to undergo the Averium immediately.
Kalan: Tomin, it is six months until you turn twelve.
Tomin: I am concerned by what Teal’c has told me of these Goa’uld. If they learn of our existence they will destroy us. The studies I have made as an Urrone to learn about defense technologies must now be put to use so that Orban can begin preparations.
Kalan: I will notify the elders. You have learned well, my son. I am proud.

Carter: Draw me your reactor core. Give me an idea of what it looks like.
Merrin: I don’t draw.
Carter: You don’t draw? Everyone draws.
Merrin: No. It is not something I am required to do. I have never had to draw before.
Carter: Oh. Well, it’s pretty easy.

O’Neill: Alright, Carter. You sleep. {to Merrin} Young lady, if not sleep: fun.

Jackson: So when you say he gave you his knowledge, you meant it literally.
Kalan: It was a beautiful ceremony.

Hammond: So once Merrin returns to Orban she will undergo this Averium and her nanites will be removed.
Fraiser: Yes sir.
O’Neill: Then maybe she won’t return to Orban.
Hammond: Colonel.
O’Neill: General! She’s going back to get her brain sucked out. And I dare anybody to phrase it more delicately.

Hammond: You’ve already given me more than enough reason for a court martial.
O’Neill: General, for a few hours today I got to show that little girl how to be a kid. You want to punish me, go ahead.

O’Neill: I guess we’ll just have to get to know one another all over again. {Merrin scribbles over his drawing} You’re right. What was I thinking? You ever seen a dog? Dogs are my favorite people.