Stargate SG-1: Company of Thieves
(S10E06) The previews really gave away the plot on this one. In my half sane sleep deprived stupor, even I knew that the Odyssey was getting captured by the Lucian Alliance. I was surprised to see Rudolf Martin playing another evil villain (Anateo). I really started to loath his character on NCIS, so I was curious to see what he'd do with his roll.
Claudia just shines in this show. Her maintenance techniques would be well suited to an owner of a British sports car. Will they ever make up their minds about Daniels glasses? Just give the man some laser surgery and be done with it.
It's probably because I'm so tired, but I just didn't find the scenes at the Alliance that interesting. The risk of detection was there, but they just didn't engage me. To be fair, I've had a really, really, really long week.
There were a few really enjoyable scenes. Vala kicking the cloaking device was priceless. The lieutenant telling Jackson that he's always prepared was almost an homage to Spaceballs.
I ended up being a bit disappointed with Rudolf. Rather than taking evil to a new level, he virtually reprized his NCIS role. I did get some extra enjoyment out of his end. The writers seemed got a little stuck on the bait and switch tactics. After the first few times, it becomes expected.
I know I'm griping a bit on this one. It really was a pretty good episode. I'd like to see it tie into the season a bit more. The Ori have been massively glossed over as the season progresses. From the preview for next week, maybe they'll finally track down Merlin's weapon. I suspect we won't get any real resolution on the Ori until the season (and series) starts to wrap up. In the meantime, the SG-1 galaxy just seems to be falling further and further into pieces.