McKay - OMG! he was snarking from the moment he walked on! And he was right whilst sam was wrong about the X-303. Pity his being right involved agreeing with Jonas. (okay okay i admit in hindsight, possibly he's not the source of all evil, but i can't stop thinking of him as the guy who replaced Daniel.) Also him mocking Anubis was one of the funniest things i've seen in a while. Sure Jack does it too - but that's Jack, it's normal for him. But a geeky scientist with no off-world experience - it's just too cool.
On a less squeeing, more sensible note - McKay really brings out another side of Sam. Normally she's the voice of reason, even if she's not completely convinced by an idea, if its there only chance she'll work on it til it's perfect. Here Hammond practically had to order her to do so. I wonder why that is. His flirting is kinda harmless so i don't think i could be that. It has to be cos deep down she realises he really is smarter than her so it's some unconscious jealousy reaction to want him to be wrong. (hey that makes sense in my head, and i normally like Sam)
Also the conversation he has with Sam in the infirmary - he's all guilty and self-depreciating and calls Sam an "artist" admitting they need one of her ideas. How much like McKay is that? Okay on the outside he's all super egotistical and snarky but deep down he's just an insecure woobie. I didn't realise we got to see that the *second* time we met him - why did everyone not immediatedly fall in love with this guy? And i'm including myself in that, but i honestly can't figure it out. Poor Rodney.
Okay kinda not McKay related but how much to i *love* that SG1's been through 9 people in 3 months trying to replace Daniel. Loved Jack's comment "next!" as he limped down the ramp in the opening sequence.
Mild Jonas bashing (yes i said i wouldn't but the just doing so reminded me why i wanted to): No way would the US government and the Joint Chiefs employ, in a top secret team concerned with National Security, a guy who was stupid enough, dishonest enough and untrustworthy enough to bring dangerous sensitive material to a superior power of which he knows nothing and which might use it against his own people at some time. Not unless they were collectively and certifiably insane anyway. Had TPTB written him in as the stores clerk, the commissary chef or the guy who unblocks the drains, he would have been more much plausible. But ignoring the national security bit, Jonas himself is a 'non' personality. He's a bland, tea drinking, grinning young man who is desperately seeking approval. He just floated around on the periphery with books under his arm and large mug of tea in his hand. And Jack only took him on the team because he was the lesser of two evils, since we know that Jack *really* doesn't like the Russians.
Wow, all that negativity...is outta my system now :) And i really did like the ep, it had some really witty dialogue, reminding me of what i love about SG1 in the first place - or did love - so in a time honoured tradition: quotes!
Jonas: How do I know what color to wear?
Sam: We call each other every morning.
Jack: Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a socio-political nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness.
Teal'c: Have you considered Jonas Quinn?
Jack: Now I know you've been practicing, but I still can't tell...is that a joke? (YAY Jack!)
Sam: Sir, the X-301 was a modified glider. However many of the 302 systems were retro-engineered from Goa'uld technology, it is entirely human built.
Jack: So was the Titanic...
Jonas: Still, I'm usually much better at reading people.
Chekov: (yelling) Why was I not informed about the X-302?!?
Jonas: For example, it might not be that obvious to everyone, but this man is actually very upset.
McKay: Well then. I’ll just grab some coffee and a donut, sit around, and wait for the big bang.
Sam: Sir, the simulations we ran anticipated every conceivable scenario.
Jack: It's the inconceivable ones I'm concerned about.
Sam: Inertial dampeners?
Jack: Cool, and check.
Jack: All check. Phasers?
Sam: Sorry, sir...
Sam: They're still analyzing the flight data recorder, but it looks like a 605-3 error.
Hammond: Forgive me?
Jack: It's the one after 605-2, sir.
Anubis: Humans of the Tauri - your end of days finally approaches! There will be no mercy!
Jack: Oh come on! Who talks like that?
Anubis: Prepare to meet your doom
Jack: Oh please!
McKay: He has a real flair for dramatics, doesn't he?
Sam: Yeah, pretty much all the Goa'uld are like that.
McKay: But why wait? Why does the guy show up a day and a half after he started doing this whole "Prepare to meet your doom" thing?
Sam: I don't know... Maybe he wasn't sure it was gonna work.
McKay: Yea that would be an embarassment wouldn't it. "Nothing can stop the destruction that I bring upon you" and the gate shuts down. "Oops sorry, never mind." :D :D :D
McKay: No, you're horribly wrong, both of you, but you gave me an idea.
Sam: So, what? We call Anubis up and ask him to stop?
McKay: Hey, Anubis, this is your agent. You're playing it way over the top. Can you get serious, please?
Sam: No, Sir. I already thought of it, and the reason I didn't mention it is because it is far too problematic.
McKay: More so than the Gate exploding?
McKay: You just want to be able to take credit for it when it works.
Sam: For the record I hate you.
McKay: Well, it can't get any worse then can it.
Sam: Oh no, I'm rapidly working up to despise.
McKay: You know, were obviously going to have to get over this physical attraction thing if were going to work together.
Sam: I think I can act as though it never existed.
McKay: Shall we save the world?
Sam: Before I take credit for this, shouldn't the EM pulse generator be pointed at the gate!
McKay: You're good, very good.
McKay: (looking at Sam who was shocked) She's not gonna be happy when she wakes up, is she?
Hammond: Medical team to the control room!
McKay: She's...gonna wake up, isn't she?
Sam: Oh, man, and I was just starting to feel better.
McKay: I always wanted to be a pianist.
Carter: Excuse me?
McKay: A concert pianist. You know, a guy who plays piano in front of lots of people? What did you think I said?
Carter: Never mind.
McKay: I had a not-so-comfortable childhood. My parents hated each other, blamed me. Music...was my salvation. It had this perfect order for me.
Sam: That's nice. Really.
McKay: When I was twelve, my teacher told me to quit. A fine clinical player, he said, but no sense of the art whatsoever.
Sam: Why are you telling me this?
McKay: I'm just trying to bond.
McKay: Hospital gowns turn me on.