Stargate SG-1 (season 4)

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Stargate SG-1 (season 4)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network Showtime
Original release June 30, 2000 – February 14, 2001
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List of Stargate SG-1 episodes

Season four of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 30, 2000 on Showtime. The fourth season concluded after 22 episodes on February 14, 2001 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season four regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.

Production and release[edit]

In the scene in "Divide and Conquer" that flashes back to the events in Upgrades, where Carter and O'Neill are trapped on opposite sides of the forcefield, lines were written but the actors chose not to say them.[1] In "Watergate", melted toxic wax was used to give Maybourne a frozen look. Tom McBeath couldn't breathe it in or would have risked his own health.[2] The actual ending of the episode where O'Neill proposes that the two races had just exchanged hostages was not the intended ending, which is why the episode appears to end so abruptly.[3] In "Beneath the Surface", Thera and Jonah were supposed to kiss to confirm that they were in a relationship, but this was dropped because O'Neill had already kissed Carter earlier in the season in "Window of Opportunity".[4]

"Chain Reaction" made many references to the movie The Silence of the Lambs. As Lecter does with Clarice in the movie, Harry Maybourne refers to quid pro quo, should O'Neill really want to get help from him. Another reference is the final telephonic conversation between O'Neill and Maybourne, the latter calling from an exotic place, just as Lecter called Clarice Starling at the end of The Silence of the Lambs.[5] "Double Jeopardy" is the only Stargate SG-1 episode directed by actor Michael Shanks. This episode serves as a sequel to the Season 1 episode "Tin Man", where the robotic SG-1 team first appeared. The artificial Daniel Jackson wears a bandana covering his hair, as he was created when Daniel (and Shanks) had long hair. "Exodus" is the last season finale that ends on a cliffhanger until Season Nine's "Camelot".

"Small Victories" was nominated for a 2001 Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a 2001 Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "Tangent" was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "The Curse" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Visual Effects of Dramatic Series" "The Light" won a Leo Award in the category "Best Production Design of Dramatic Series". "Exodus" was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series".

Main cast[edit]


Episodes in bold are continuous episodes, where the story spans over 2 or more episodes.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
67 1 "Small Victories" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper June 30, 2000 (2000-06-30)
68 2 "The Other Side" Peter DeLuise Brad Wright July 7, 2000 (2000-07-07)
69 3 "Upgrades" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: Bill Nikolai
Written by: David Rich
Uncredited rewrite: Robert C. Cooper
July 14, 2000 (2000-07-14)
70 4 "Crossroads" Peter DeLuise Katharyn Powers July 21, 2000 (2000-07-21)
71 5 "Divide and Conquer" Martin Wood Tor Alexander Valenza July 28, 2000 (2000-07-28)
72 6 "Window of Opportunity" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie August 4, 2000 (2000-08-04)
73 7 "Watergate" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper August 11, 2000 (2000-08-11)
74 8 "The First Ones" Peter DeLuise Peter DeLuise August 18, 2000 (2000-08-18)
75 9 "Scorched Earth" Martin Wood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie August 25, 2000 (2000-08-25)
76 10 "Beneath the Surface" Peter DeLuise Heather E. Ash September 1, 2000 (2000-09-01)
77 11 "Point of No Return" William Gereghty Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie September 8, 2000 (2000-09-08)
78 12 "Tangent" Peter DeLuise Michael Cassutt September 15, 2000 (2000-09-15)
79 13 "The Curse" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie September 22, 2000 (2000-09-22)
80 14 "The Serpent's Venom" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: Michael Shanks, Carmen Argenziano
Written by: Peter DeLuise
September 29, 2000 (2000-09-29)
81 15 "Chain Reaction" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: Tom McBeath, Gary Jones
Written by: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
January 5, 2001 (2001-01-05) (on Sky One)
82 16 "2010" Andy Mikita Brad Wright January 12, 2001 (2001-01-12) (on Sky One)
83 17 "Absolute Power" Peter DeLuise Robert C. Cooper January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19) (on Sky One)
84 18 "The Light" Peter F. Woeste James Phillips January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26) (on Sky One)
85 19 "Prodigy" Peter DeLuise Story: Brad Wright & Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Teleplay: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02) (on Sky One)
86 20 "Entity" Allan Lee Peter DeLuise February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09) (on Sky One)
87 21 "Double Jeopardy" Michael Shanks Robert C. Cooper February 16, 2001 (2001-02-16) (on Sky One)
88 22 "Exodus" David Warry-Smith Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 23, 2001 (2001-02-23) (on Sky One)


  1. ^ DVD audio commentary for "Divide and Conquer"
  2. ^ Jaclyn. "Tom McBeath – Characters, bad guys and… chewing gum?". The Fifth Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  3. ^ DVD commentaries for "Watergate"
  4. ^ DVD commentaries for "Beneath the Surface"
  5. ^ DVD commentary for "Chain Reaction"

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