Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.
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holy shit...

I just picked "Need" half at random because I truly remembered only the fluffiest, most amusing stuff--like Daniel all dressed in his pretty robes, swinging his legs on the dais. But god. This episode is SG at its best: the first few acts are funny, but with a dark thread running through it, harsh moments as when Daniel accuses Jack of never respecting him, and then when you think the entire ep will be set on the planet with SG-1 trying to get out of the mines and Daniel lording it up, he's like, "Oh yeah, we'll be leaving tomorrow." And they do! And instead of the ep being a simple escape plot, it twists and darkens and it's all about Daniel's sarcophagus addiction and the stuff it dredges up--brutally offhand comments about his wife, about how he's never felt at home on Earth, cruel jabs at Sam, and increasing violence that climaxes in the terrible beating of a guard and that amazing closet scene between him and Jack when he holds the gun on Jack (not to forget that earlier full-body tackle when Jack lands astride Daniel on the clinic bed to pin him down, by the way) and Jack confesses to understanding drug addiction and Daniel cries in his arms while Jack rocks him.

AND I'M NOT MAKING ANY OF THAT UP!

Now I remember why I got so feverish about this show at one time.
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