Stargate SG-1: Ripple Effect is definitely one of the best of the final two years’ worth of SG-1 episodes. It isn’t perfect, but it brought back some beloved characters and included some fun moments. I definitely enjoy watching it and look forward to see it fairly often.
Basically, a little finagling with the Stargate leads to a bunch of parallel SG-1s showing up in one universe. The story focuses on just two for the most part, but there are a lot of glimpses of other versions of the team.
The best part was the return of Teryl Rothery and J.R. Bourne as Janet Fraiser and Martouf, respectively. I remember reading a quote from Rothery where she said a lot had changed on the set, and I think that somewhat melancholy truth was visible in her scenes. It didn’t matter, though. She was great, and I loved the intensity she portrayed in Janet one more time. Her scenes with Beau Bridges were outstanding.
The Martouf and Sam reunion brought extra fun as the two came darn close to kissing. It pretty much ended the crazy ship crap about Sam and Jack. After all, if she’s getting all cozy with Martouf here, she can’t really care about Jack, now can she?
The show was a success.