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48 Hours 

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When Teal'c is trapped in the Stargate buffer, the team must juggle the technical challenges along with personal, interdepartmental and diplomatic rivalries to rescue him in time.


Peter F. Woeste


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Tom McBeath ... Harry Maybourne
Colin Cunningham ... Major Paul Davis
Bill Marchant ... Adrian Conrad / Goa'uld
Garry Chalk ... Colonel Chekov
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
John de Lancie ... Colonel Frank Simmons
Jeff Seymour ... Mr. Black
Martin Blaiz Martin Blaiz ... NID Guard
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler


When SG-1 returns from planet P3X116 under fire, only three of them make it back to SGC safely: O'Neill, Carter and Jackson. Teal'c entered the gate but it was destroyed before completing the trip and the signal was lost. Carter believes that Teal'c's "signature" is still in the gate's buffer but she's not sure how to retrieve him. Meanwhile, Jackson and Major Paul Davis head to Moscow to negotiate an agreement with the Russians to use their gate for SGC activities. Col. Frank Simmons informs General Hammond that they have only 48 hours to retrieve Teal'c and introduces the brilliant but arrogant Dr. Rodney McKay to help Sam with the problem. For his part, O'Neill turns to a new ally for information after Simmons tries to blackmail Hammond. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first appearance of Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) on Stargate SG-1 (1997). He would later become a regular character on the spin-off series Stargate: Atlantis (2004). See more »


Although the SGC has been using the Beta Stargate discovered in Antarctica since Stargate SG-1: Small Victories, the point of origin of the Alpha Stargate is clearly visible as opposed to the point of origin of the Beta Stargate that was previously seen in Stargate SG-1: Solitudes. See more »


Major Samantha Carter: [on phone with Daniel] Well, if the DHD could have prevented the problem, maybe the DHD can also fix it. Is there any chance you can get the Russians to give us their DHD?
[Daniel looks in at the negotiations]
Colonel Chekov: This is impossible at the moment.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: [to Sam] Not without giving back Alaska.
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Trapped in the Stargate
29 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While returning from a planet under attack of Goa'uld, Jack, Sam and Daniel arrive at the SGC safe and sound. However, Teal'c stops his running to shoot Tanith and the Stargate is destroyed by the debris of Tanith's spaceship when he jumps. Teal'c is trapped in the Stargate and never arrives at the SGC. Sam believes his signature is in the Stargate and try to find a means to retrieve him. General Hammond shuts down the Stargate while Daniel and Major Paul Davis travel to Russia to deal the use of the Russian Stargate to bring the American teams that are in outer space back. Colonel Simmons arrive at the SGC with the arrogant Dr. Rodney McKay and tells that General Hammond has only 48 hours to bring Teal'c back; further, Simmons blackmails Hammond. Meanwhile Jack teams up with Maybourne to investigate what Colonel Simmons knows and how he got the information.

"48 Hours" is a highly entertaining episode of "Stargate". The storyline has three segments all of them engaging and well-resolved. Sam trying to find a means to bring Teal'c back. Daniel negotiating with the Russian military. Jack finding the truth about the despicable Colonel Simmons. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "48 Hours"

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