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Stargate SG-1: Arthur's Mantle

Carter tries to figure out what a strange device found in Merlin’s cave does, after Dr. Lee failed to figure it out after six months. Carter finds something interesting, which unfortunately causes her and Mitchell to be transported to an alternate dimension. They can see and hear those around them, but no one can hear or see the two.

Teal’c, meanwhile, goes with SG-12 on a mission to check on the Sodan, after a distress message is received. Once there, they find Volnek has been affected by a Prior and is now killing everyone in his group in a crazed frenzy and madness, after actually having died.

The two story lines converge when Mitchell decides to go in his “out of sync” state with a second SG team set to rescue Teal’c and SG-12.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x18
Production Number: 918
Airdate: Friday February 24th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Feb 28, 2006
UK (sky 1) Feb 28, 2006
Canada Mar 09, 2006
FR (M6) Jul 01, 2006
AT (ATV) Jul 10, 2006
DE (RTL 2) Jan 31, 2007
CZ (nova) Jun 07, 2007

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Guest Stars
Bill Dow
As Dr. Bill Lee
Eric Breker
As Colonel Reynolds
Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Jarvis W. George
As Volnek
Tony Todd
As Haikon
Doug Wert
As Major Hadden

Co-Guest Stars
Morris Chapdelaine
As Prior
Darren Giblin
As Conway
Main Cast
Michael Shanks
As Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping
As Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Ben Browder
As Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell
Beau Bridges
As Major General Hank Landry
Episode Notes
The Sodan were apparently destroyed by the Ori in this episode. A Prior encountered Volnek, killed him, then revived him using the same technology used by the Telchak reanimation device found in "Evolution." Then Volnek proceeded to kill every Sodan man woman and child, with the exception of Lord Haikon.

This episode marks a similarity to the season 3 episode "Crystall Skull," in that it deals with Daniel [as well as Lt. Col. Carter and Mitchell] going out of phase yet again.

Episode Quotes
Mitchell: Why am I getting that Patrick Swayze in “Ghost” feeling? (pause) General, we need a Whoopi.

Cultural References
Mitchell: Why am I getting that Patrick Swayze in “Ghost” feeling? (pause) General, we need a Whoopi.

The reference is to Patrick Swayze and to the movie Ghost, which stared Patrick Swayze. Mitchell also says they need a “Whoopi,” referring to Whoopi Goldberg, who also starred in Ghost, and referrers to someone who can see those that can’t be seen by others, as in ghosts.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrad Wright  |  Jonathan Glassner
Executive ProducerBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Joseph Mallozzi
CastingMary Jo Slater
OtherDavid Arnold (Theme)
Warning: Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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