On it's own Part 1 really stunk.
Part 2 is the anchor that makes Part 1 worth seeing once.
The story about the photographer and Hammond's confrontation
with the investigator really brought the part to together.
Yes the story appears rather contrived, but the core of the
story was meaningful (i.e. Janet’s heroism and self-sacrifice).
But if they bring Janet back in any form this episode will become
sewer water because it would become meaningless.
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I've never seen any of the Stargate team lug around a portabal
barrier that could block staff blasts. Janet had to sabalized her
patient. There didn't seem to be many Jaffa or SG members
near the scene. I think most of the combat shifted to focused
on the Gate. Maybe a blinded Jaffa sniper got her.