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Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.06: "Brief Candle"

SG-1 visits a planet with a culture based on Mycenaean Greece. Immediately upon arrival, Daniel helps deliver a baby boy. SG-1 returns to a village with the child's parents, where they're treated to food and drink. Jack is given a special cake by a woman named Kynthia, and he begins feeling strange. Kynthia seduces Jack. When the sun sets, everyone in the village falls asleep right away--including Jack.

Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.05: "The First Commandment"

SG-1 is sent offworld to investigate the disappearance of SG-9. After finding one of the team, Lieutenant Conner, Conner explains that Captain Hanson, SG-9's leader, has lost it. He's convinced the locals that he's a god and is now forcing them to build a temple. Anyone who disobeys gets left out in the harsh sunlight to die of exposure. 

Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.04: "The Broca Divide"

SG-1 travels to a planet where it appears to be perpetually night, with SG-3's marines for back-up. There, they learn the planet's unfortunate situation--occasionally, humans here fall victim to a "curse" that turns them into the Neanderthal-like people, and they are exiled to the planet's night side. That would be all well and good, but when SG-1 and SG-3 return to Earth, the team members begin succumbing to the disease one by one.

Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.03: "Emancipation"

SG-1 arrives on its first "planet of the week" and rescues a young man running from a tribe of what appear to be Mongols. The young man, Abu, is immediately horrified to discover Sam is female and unveiled, but he leads them back to his father's encampment. During the night, Abu kidnaps Sam and takes her to a rival camp, where he attempts to trade her for the chieftain's daughter, whom he loves.

Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.02: "The Enemy Within"

Following directly from "Children of the Gods," Lt. Kawalsky is experiencing headaches and blackouts. After an episode where he kills a doctor and ends up standing in front of the Stargate, the team identifies the problem: an immature Goa'uld has taken up residence in Kawalsky's head. The only solution? An extremely dangerous surgery to remove the symbiote.

Stargate SG-1 Episode 1.01: "Children of the Gods"

One year after the events of the Stargate movie, an alien comes through the Stargate and kidnaps a USAF airman. Jack O'Neill is called out of retirement and forced to admit the truth: he did not destroy the Abydos Stargate, and Daniel Jackson is alive on the planet. A team is sent to Abydos to investigate, including Major Kawalsky and a new character, Captain Samantha Carter. 

The One Where Lucifer Gets Naked and Then Gets Shot ("Manly Whatnots")

This episode is all about struggles. We've got the struggle to rescue a kidnapped girl - and Lucifer actually gets called in because he has an invite to the suspect's conference (a pickup artist convention).Lucifer struggles with his inability to seduce Claire. Claire, meanwhile, struggles with all the strange things she's seen from Lucifer - still teetering on the edge of the Lucifer-is-actually-the-devil cliff.

Galavant Goes to Broadway, Gets Lost, and Drives in Circles (Review of Giants vs. Dwarves / About Last Knight)

This week, Galavant went to the Great White Way with its music. There were two obvious homages to famous musicals: the Jets & Sharks of West Side Story (recast as giants and dwarves who...well, they're all actually the same size) and the patriotic Frenchmen of Les Miserables (recast as Sid leading a group of increasingly less enthusiastic peasants against Gareth and Madalena's troops).