Stargate SG-1: Sacrifices presents some very good moments throughout the hour. The show features the return of Jolene Blalock as Ishta, which should have been better, but wasn’t.
The humor begins with the news that Teal’c’s son is getting married. The Jaffa isn’t happy with it, and his game of ping pong with Jack proves it. Tht game was superb and is one of my most loved scenes in this episode.
Neil Denis returns as Ry’ac, Teal’c’s son. We’ve literally watched him grow up on this show, so it felt right to see him age to the point of getting married..
Aside from ping pong, there are two ideal moments that I just embrace above all other scenes. At the beginning, Jack and Daniel are walking through the SGC corridors, and Daniel is essentially giving the exposition of the story, bringing the audience up to date on what had happened to Ishta and her people.
There’s a story that star Michael Shanks tells about this scene which always makes me laugh when I watch; plus you just know that Richard Dean Anderson, who didn’t have to do a thing but walk for the first two minutes was loving it.
The other bit was when Daniel and Sam were in the gate room watching Ishta’s people arrive, horses and all. The two are about as close as we’ve ever seen them; it’s adorable.