Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Chain Reaction 

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General Hammond mysteriously retires from the SGC and a new general is brought in, who breaks up SG-1: Daniel and Sam are scientists, Teal'c is with SG-3 and O'Neill commands a new SG-1. ... See full summary »


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
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
Lawrence Dane ... Major General Bauer
Tom McBeath ... Harry Maybourne
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Ronny Cox ... Senator Robert Kinsey
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler
Patti Allan ... Mrs. Kinsey
Gina Stockdale Gina Stockdale ... Kinsey's Maid
Mark Pawson Mark Pawson ... Reporter #1
Norma Jean Wick Norma Jean Wick ... Reporter #2
Jacquie Janzen Jacquie Janzen ... Aide


General Hammond mysteriously retires from the SGC and a new general is brought in, who breaks up SG-1: Daniel and Sam are scientists, Teal'c is with SG-3 and O'Neill commands a new SG-1. O'Neill tries to convince Gen. Hammond to return, but he finds out that someone ordered Hammond to leave or they would hurt his grandchildren. While the others are occupying the new general, O'Neill tries to find out who that "someone" is. Thereto he must place his trust in the one person he hates most: Maybourne. Written by Chris Green

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Release Date:

5 January 2001 (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?


When Col. Maybourne is logging onto the computer, the name he types into the user name box is "Menard". James Alfred Menard (Jim Menard) was the Director of Photography. See more »


The browser address field indicates that the Findorama login page Maybourne is trying to use is not a page on the Internet but a file on the computer hard drive. See more »


Colonel Jack O'Neill: [to Maybourne] I see you're on that famous beer and mustard diet. How's that workin' out for ya?
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References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Eminence Grise
14 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When General Hammond suddenly retires from the SGC, the arrogant General Bauer assumes the command. His first action is to split the SG-1: Daniel and Sam are assigned scientists, Teal'c is sent to join the SG-3 and Jack is put away. Jack visits General Hammond expecting to convince him to return to the SGC and he learns that his granddaughters have threatened his granddaughter to force him to quit the SGC. Soon Jack finds that the eminence grise is Senator Robert Kinsey that has sent the NID to force the renounce of Hammond. Further, Jack depends on the traitor Maybourne to stop Kinsey. Meanwhile Sam is forced to develop a powerful naquadah bomb and Bauer wants to use it to destroy an entire planet.

"Chain Reaction" is a different episode of "Stargate SG-1", showing the dirty politician work behind the SGC. The plot is reasonably resolved but without any consequences to the bad actions. The final phone conversation between Jack and Maybourne is a rip-off "The Silence of the Lambs". My vote is eight.

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