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Episode 20 - Inauguration
Episode due to air in the US:
March 5, 2004
Quick review of the episode (scribbled down during each advert break, so excuse the bad English)
The episode begins with the new President (William Devane) savouring his first day in power, wondering who all the people following him around are, and shucking off his shoes in the Oval office, so that he can have a quick foot bask on the big oval rug!
He's interrupted in his enjoyment of the moment by a General (can't remember his last name, he's been in a couple of episodes before, Mr Pres calls him Frances) The Pres seems to like him. The Pres is informed of the SG1 (we get a bit of a fun 'No, really' moment).
Next scene is the Pres confronting Kinsey (who is now Vice President... booo, hisss) about his knowledge of the stargate programme. The President is not at all happy about being kept in the dark. Kinsey, being his usual slimy duplicitous self, tries to talk the President into changing the Command at the Stargate. The President obviousley doesn't trust Kinsey (and lets face it, who would?) so he goes through all the files he has on SGC, and he has a chat with the General who's name I can't remember.
Now, I'm not normally a fan of William Devane, but he's excellently cast as the President. He brings a decent amount of humour and a cynical outlook to the role. Yet he still comes across as a basicly decent and likeable individual.
There is then a meeting of The Pres, Kinsey, General Frances whatever, and Wolsey (Robert Picardo of Voyager fame) to decide the future of the SGC. We then get the Cliff notes version of the last 7 years of the Stargate program, complete with lots of lovely flashbacks to earlier episodes. After giving the President all the info (from his point of view) Kinsey wants to know how SG1 and Hammond can be trusted. The President reply's that they seem to have been doing OK so far. Everyone else leaves for a break, but Kinsey stays. He looks like he's swallowed a wasp!
The Pres says that he's going to give SG1 the benefit of the doubt and leave them alone. He also tells Kinsey not to forget for one second who the President is!
The conference about the future of SGC reconvenes, and, amongst other stuff, Wolsey brings up Sam and Jacks' supposedly innapropriate feelings for each other (cue more flashbacks) The President says that he's heard enough and dismisses everyone.
Later, Kinsey and Wolsey have a quiet little chat. Kinsey says that not to worry, the President will eventualy come round to his way of thinking, One way or another, He'll (Kinsey) will win.... da, duh Dummm... *sinister look!* Wolsey looks pretty worried.
The President and General whojamieflip are talking, and The General fills the President in about the danger of the System Lords, especialy Anubis. We get Flashbacks of Anubis blowing the merry heck outa things, then of a clone soldier blowing the merry heck outa things and lastly an army of clone soldiers getting ready to blow the... yeah, you get the picture... Anubis = Big scary bad!
The General explains that the best way to defeat Anubis is to find the Lost City of the Ancients. Since SG1 is close to finding the Lost City, they shouldn't be replaced. The President points out that SG1 have made a lot of mistakes and a lot of enemies.
Next scene is Wolsey , secretly meeting General whosits. He warns The General about Kinsey, telling him he thinks he's capable of anything, including assasination. The General tells Wolsey to find proof.
At the SGC, Hammond is a bit 'put out' by the appearance of Wolsey. Wolsey tells Hammond that he stands by his case against SG1, but he's worried about Kinsey. He thinks that the assasination attempt made on Kinsey propelled him to go back into the rogue element of the NID. Wolsey knows that Hammond has something on Kinsey and he wants to know what it is.
Flashback to Maybourn and Jack finding out all about Kinseys involvement with the NID. Hammond gives Wolsey a copy of the disk with all the information about Kinsey on it.
Next scene is Wolsey handing the disk to the President!