<sigh> I'd be absolutely ecstatic if they just gave me back a Sci-Fi show. I am so bloody tired of watching these tired old 'Sam and Jack, will they won't they scenarios' or the episodes where one or t'other get some kind of love interest through travelling somewhere. I can take the occasional reference to earth politics and the ramifications, I would LOVE to have a peep at the inner workings of the Goa'uld and their empire instead of listening to the tedious whinings about whether Daniel/Jack/Teal'c get enough air time or Sam gets a bloody life. Why can't they just make her get a life, refer to it and her boyfriend occasionally within a normal episode script and let it be at that? Jack could say something like "So....Carter you doing anything tonight?" and she could reply "Sorry Colonel, can't do the jello wrestling thing, I have a dinner date with ??????". Then we'd all know that there was a long suffering boyfriend in the background and perhaps everybody would stop going on about it.
For god's sake, the woman is meant to be a 30-something professional military officer and a serious scientist! What in heaven's name IS this garbage about whether she has a life or a boyfriend or whether her hair is long or short........or even whether she lives in a house or apartment and wears sexy lingerie. This stuff is food for the fanfic writers who more often than not do an absolutely stunning job of filling in these more tedious aspects, not for the professional scriptwriters who are supposed to be providing a smart, intelligent show with a strong Sci Fi premise.
Why can't they make the Lost City a kick-ass story featuring the mythology surrounding Atlantis, the Ancients, the ancient Goa'uld the whole bloody nine yards. Give the team a blindingly meaty episode where they can ALL have their chance. Daniel could do what he does best, Jack can do the soldier part, Sam can technobabble and Teal'c can offer words of wisdom from Goa'uld history as told to the Jaffa.
Instead we get another episode where Carter's tedious attempts at having a relationship are rehashed, once again. Like I really give a rat's a@ss!