Stargate SG-1 has had a good season, for the most part, but it just doesn’t feel like it has been as good as it could have been. For example, take this mid-season final; it was good, but not excellent. It was one of the better episodes this season, so far, but I still feel it could have been better. I did enjoy The Quest, Part 1, but I enjoyed the Stargate Atlantis mid-season final even more.
I am not quite sure what the problem is. I like the cast, and the writing has not been bad, even if not great, but the chemistry seems slightly off for some reason.
I do like the Cameron Mitchell character and feel he fits right in with SG-1.
Vala, on the other hand, may be the main problem for me. I do not hate Vala, and sometimes she does contribute well to the story, but other times she sticks out like a pink elephant in the living room… ya just know that elephant shouldn’t be pink, let alone in your living room. At the same time, I am getting used to her being there and would hate to have her leave just because I didn’t quite know what to make of her being there.
Perhaps the show’s chemistry will finally gel in the last half of the season. I do hope for a few episodes of excellence to wrap up the series with. I also hope the series final will leave room for a few TV movie adventures to follow for Stargate SG-1.