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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[SG-1]] trains a group of four young lieutenants for the rigors of off-world missions using several life-like scenarios. However, they fail to complete their latest two missions, and the leader already considers himself a "wash-out" for leaving one of his team ([[Carl Grogan|Lt. Grogan]]) behind during a simulated explosion.
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[[SG-1]] trains a group of four young [[Stargate Command]] recruits ([[Lt.]] [[Kevin Elliot]], [[Lt.]] [[Jennifer Hailey]], [[Lt.]] [[Carl Grogan]], and [[Lt.]] [[Satterfield]]) for the rigors of off-world missions using several life-like scenarios. However, they fail to complete their latest two missions, and the leader already considers himself a "wash-out" for leaving one of his team (Grogan) behind during a simulated explosion.
   
[[Jonathan J. O'Neill|O'Neill]] receives a phone call from [[Samantha Carter|Major Carter]], warning him about a situation at "Sierra Golf Charlie"; he consequently attacks the personnel that met him near the training area; one of the opponents manage to shoot him back. The trainees offer their help, stating that they're all that's available.
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[[Colonel]] [[Jack O'Neill]] receives a phone call from [[Major]] [[Samantha Carter]], warning him about a situation at "Sierra Golf Charlie"; he consequently attacks the personnel that met him near the training area; one of the opponents manage to shoot him back. The trainees offer their help, stating that they're all that's available.
   
 
Infiltrating [[Stargate Command]], they use the armory to stock up on stun weapons and back-up "live ammunition" handguns. Reaching Carter's lab, they find out that the entire SGC, including the rest of the SG-1, appears to be under a sort of [[Goa'uld]] mind control last seen on the planet [[Argos]] (identified as P3X-8596).
 
Infiltrating [[Stargate Command]], they use the armory to stock up on stun weapons and back-up "live ammunition" handguns. Reaching Carter's lab, they find out that the entire SGC, including the rest of the SG-1, appears to be under a sort of [[Goa'uld]] mind control last seen on the planet [[Argos]] (identified as P3X-8596).
   
The plan is to have the cadets shut off the gate, and then destroy the device. However, when outside the [[embarkation room|Gate Room]], O'Neill recalls them, ordering them to fall back to the lab where he is.
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The plan is to have the cadets shut off the gate, and then destroy the device. However, when outside the [[Embarkation room]], O'Neill recalls them, ordering them to fall back to the lab where he is.
   
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On their next sortie, they retrieve Carter, and upon returning to the lab come to the conclusion that O'Neill has been "infected."
   
On their third attempt, they manage to reach their goal: they disable everybody in their way (including [[Daniel Jackson|Daniel]]<!-- Lt. [[Satterfield]] managed to act despite her personal feelings, shooting Dr. Daniel Jackson. --> and [[Teal'c]]) and rig the supposedly mind-controlling device with [[C-4]]. When it doesn't explode (it was clay, not C-4), SG-1 and [[George S. Hammond|General Hammond]] reveal that the whole thing was a very elaborate ploy set up by SG-1, Hammond, and the SGC personnel; the "real" bullets were in fact blank ones. They congratulate the lieutenants.
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On their third attempt, they manage to reach their goal: they disable everybody in their way (including [[Dr.]] [[Daniel Jackson]] and rig the supposedly mind-controlling device with [[C-4]]. When it doesn't explode (it was clay, not C-4), SG-1 and [[Major General]] [[George S. Hammond]] reveal that the whole thing was a very elaborate ploy set up by SG-1, Hammond, and the SGC personnel; the "real" bullets were in fact blank ones. They congratulate the lieutenants.
   
[[Jennifer Hailey|Lt. Hailey]], however, is still in the Embarkation Room, trying to finish her part of the mission. Suddenly, the Stargate engages and opens a wormhole that turns out to be releasing deadly radiation. Hailey tries to manually override the iris, but is electrocuted in the process and passes out. The leader of the team of cadets, [[Kevin Elliot|Lt. Elliot]], ignores General Hammond's orders to evacuate and runs into the room anyway to attempt to rescue his fallen teammate. She turns out to be not only fine, but also a part of this last training exercise. SG-1 congratulates the cadets again, and all four members are told that they have a bright future in the SGC.
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Hailey, however, is still in the Embarkation Room, trying to finish her part of the mission. Suddenly, the Stargate engages and opens a wormhole that turns out to be releasing deadly [[radiation]]. Hailey tries to manually override the [[Iris]], but is electrocuted in the process and passes out. The leader of the team of cadets, Elliot, ignores Hammond's orders to evacuate and runs into the room anyway to attempt to rescue his fallen teammate. She turns out to be not only fine, but also a part of this last training exercise. SG-1 congratulates the cadets again, and all four members are told that they have a bright future in the SGC.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
[[Foothold situation]]; [[Intar]]; [[SG-3]]; [[SG-17]]; [[Stargate Command monitoring station]]
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[[Argos]]; [[Foothold situation]]; [[Intar]]; [[Nanite]]; [[SG-3]]; [[SG-17]]; [[Stargate Command armory]]; [[Stargate Command monitoring station]]
   
 
==Notable Quotes==
 
==Notable Quotes==
 
'''Elliot:''' ''(after seeing Dr. Jackson on the monitor)'' Looks like their leader is Dr. Jackson.<br />
 
'''Elliot:''' ''(after seeing Dr. Jackson on the monitor)'' Looks like their leader is Dr. Jackson.<br />
'''O'Neill:''' I always knew he wanted that office
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'''O'Neill:''' I always knew he wanted that office.
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'''O'Neill:''' What's your excuse?
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'''Satterfield:''' I didn't believe Dr. Jackson was a Goa'uld.
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'''Carter:''' Why not, Satterfield?
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'''Satterfield:''' I don't know, Ma'am. That was just my instinct.
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'''Hailey:''' She thinks he's cute.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
{{Source images}}
 
{{Source images}}
* [[Elisabeth Rosen]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Jennifer Hailey]], who originally appeared in the episode "[[Prodigy]]".
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*The set for the training ground warehouse was previously used in the ''[[Stargate SG-1]]'' episodes "[[Tin Man]]", "[[Watergate]]" and "[[Beneath the Surface]]".
* [[Courtenay J. Stevens]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Kevin Elliot]], a role which he would reprise in the episodes "[[Summit]]" and "[[Last Stand]]". He would also later appear in the first season of ''[[Stargate Atlantis]]'', playing the role of [[Keras]] in "[[Childhood's End]]."
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*This episode was originally short so the scene in which [[Colonel]] [[Jack O'Neill]] and [[Major]] [[Samantha Carter]] are eating in the [[Mess hall]] discussing the recruits was written and added.
* [[David Kopp]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Carl Grogan]], who would return in Season Five episode, "[[The Sentinel]]".
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*[[Elisabeth Rosen]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Jennifer Hailey]], who originally appeared in the episode "[[Prodigy]]".
* [[Grace Park]], [[Lt.]] [[Satterfield]], is better known as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on [[wikipedia:Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series)|Battlestar Galactica]].
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*[[Courtenay J. Stevens]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Kevin Elliot]], a role which he would reprise in the episodes "[[Summit]]" and "[[Last Stand]]".
* This is Michael Shanks ''100th'' Episode.
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*[[David Kopp]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Carl Grogan]], who would return in Season Five episode, "[[The Sentinel]]".
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*[[Grace Park]], [[Lt.]] [[Satterfield]], is better known as [[BattlestarWiki:Sharon Valerii|Sharon "Boomer" Valerii]], [[BattlestarWiki:Sharon Agathon|Sharon "Athena" Agathon]] and other [[BattlestarWiki:Number Eight|Number Eights]] on ''[[BattlestarWiki:Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|Battlestar Galactica]]''.
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*This is [[Michael Shank]]'s 100th Episode.
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

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"Proving Ground" is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of Stargate SG-1.

Plot

SG-1 trains a group of four young Stargate Command recruits (Lt. Kevin Elliot, Lt. Jennifer Hailey, Lt. Carl Grogan, and Lt. Satterfield) for the rigors of off-world missions using several life-like scenarios. However, they fail to complete their latest two missions, and the leader already considers himself a "wash-out" for leaving one of his team (Grogan) behind during a simulated explosion.

Colonel Jack O'Neill receives a phone call from Major Samantha Carter, warning him about a situation at "Sierra Golf Charlie"; he consequently attacks the personnel that met him near the training area; one of the opponents manage to shoot him back. The trainees offer their help, stating that they're all that's available.

Infiltrating Stargate Command, they use the armory to stock up on stun weapons and back-up "live ammunition" handguns. Reaching Carter's lab, they find out that the entire SGC, including the rest of the SG-1, appears to be under a sort of Goa'uld mind control last seen on the planet Argos (identified as P3X-8596).

The plan is to have the cadets shut off the gate, and then destroy the device. However, when outside the Embarkation room, O'Neill recalls them, ordering them to fall back to the lab where he is.

On their next sortie, they retrieve Carter, and upon returning to the lab come to the conclusion that O'Neill has been "infected."

On their third attempt, they manage to reach their goal: they disable everybody in their way (including Dr. Daniel Jackson and rig the supposedly mind-controlling device with C-4. When it doesn't explode (it was clay, not C-4), SG-1 and Major General George S. Hammond reveal that the whole thing was a very elaborate ploy set up by SG-1, Hammond, and the SGC personnel; the "real" bullets were in fact blank ones. They congratulate the lieutenants.

Hailey, however, is still in the Embarkation Room, trying to finish her part of the mission. Suddenly, the Stargate engages and opens a wormhole that turns out to be releasing deadly radiation. Hailey tries to manually override the Iris, but is electrocuted in the process and passes out. The leader of the team of cadets, Elliot, ignores Hammond's orders to evacuate and runs into the room anyway to attempt to rescue his fallen teammate. She turns out to be not only fine, but also a part of this last training exercise. SG-1 congratulates the cadets again, and all four members are told that they have a bright future in the SGC.

References

Argos; Foothold situation; Intar; Nanite; SG-3; SG-17; Stargate Command armory; Stargate Command monitoring station

Notable Quotes

Elliot: (after seeing Dr. Jackson on the monitor) Looks like their leader is Dr. Jackson.
O'Neill: I always knew he wanted that office.

O'Neill: What's your excuse? Satterfield: I didn't believe Dr. Jackson was a Goa'uld. Carter: Why not, Satterfield? Satterfield: I don't know, Ma'am. That was just my instinct. Hailey: She thinks he's cute.

Notes

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