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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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'''O'Neill:''' What's your excuse?<br />
'''Satterfield:''' I didn't believe Dr. Jackson was a Goa'uld.
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'''Satterfield:''' I didn't believe Dr. Jackson was a Goa'uld.<br />
'''Carter:''' Why not, Satterfield?
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'''Carter:''' Why not, Satterfield?<br />
'''Satterfield:''' I don't know, Ma'am. That was just my instinct.
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'''Hailey:''' She thinks he's cute.
 
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*[[David Kopp]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Carl Grogan]], who would return in Season Five episode, "[[The Sentinel]]".
 
*[[David Kopp]] appears as [[Lt.]] [[Carl Grogan]], who would return in Season Five episode, "[[The Sentinel]]".
 
*[[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]]''.
 
*[[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]]''.
*This is [[Michael Shank]]'s 100th Episode.
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*This is [[Michael Shanks]]' 100th Episode.
   
 
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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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