Friday, September 30, 2011

Stargate SG-1, Season 2, Episode 22

"Out of Mind"
images used above are courtesy of Gateworld and MGM

Overall Rating:  Fair

O’Neill awakens in a cryogenic chamber.  He is at SGC in the year 2077.  According to the personnel from that time, O’Neill returned through the stargate to the base in the past already in cryogenic hibernation.  He was put in deep freeze until he could be safely awoken.  That took 79 years, and everyone Jack knew is dead.  In order to learn what happened to him in the past, a SGC doctor uses a machine to pull Jack’s memories, and display them on a screen.  Yup.  The season finale is a clip show.

The story's thread tying the clips together is unbelievable, and uninteresting until the last 15 minutes of the show.  Ending the season with a clip show is not a good move.  Especially compared to the spectacular ending of season one (“Within the Serpent’s Grasp”).  Most of what happens in this episode is covered in the season three premiere’s “previously on” opening.

Overall, a weak story, further burdened by flashbacks.

It’s a clip show, without the redemption of Ronny Cox (“Politics”).  Some of the clips used are from season one, further weakening any flourish to this season’s finale.  It is the weakest, most blah season finale of the entire series.

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