|It's a stargate.|
The Stargate, which has lain dormant since then, suddenly activates and some dudes (including Teal'c) come through, kidnap a woman, and kill a bunch of people before leaving. This prompts General Hammond, now in charge of the Stargate programme, to bring Jack O'Neill, Kawalsky and Ferretti (characters from the movie all now played by different actors, so you've got to wonder why they didn't just form a new team) on board.
|The guy in gold might be important.|
They decide to send Jack and some through to see Daniel and find out what's up with these bad guys, and he's all like "Cool, but I get to pick my team" and Hammond's all "Nope, you've got to take Sam Carter" and then Carter comes in and - woah, hold on a second, she's a girl! See, they said her name was Sam and everyone assumed that was a boy's name but she's actually a girl! I guess this was mind-blowing in 1997?
|Oh look, she's even saluting like a real soldier!|
Meanwhile, elsewhere, that woman they (the bad guys) kidnapped back at the start of the episode has been changed into a dress (that is, made to wear a dress not made into a dress) as is dragged before the head bad guy, who has glowy eyes and a weird deep voice. As an aside, he and the other extraterrestrials in this episode speak alien language as they did in the film, but that's going to be forgotten for the sake of convenient very rapidly.
Anyway, the head bad guy (who I may as well start calling Apophis since that's his name and I know it is and this TV show came out 20 years ago) like, shoots some golden light out of his hand at the woman and tells her she "could be the vessel for [his] future queen". She gets all hypnotised an they rip her dress off (prompting one to wonder why they put it on her in the first place) and lie her down.
|Yes, if we science the archaeology we can something something.|
One of the survivors of this latest attack is able to identify the symbols that Team Apophis used to leave Abydos, so Hammond asks his BFF, The President, if he can form some teams to go attack the aliens and The President says OK, so they do that, and they're called SG-1, SG-2, etc and that's why the show's called that. Of course the first team is Jack and Sam and Daniel an they're going through on rescue mission.
|The gate room on Abydos.|
|Such a good scene we needed to see it twice?|
|How are the glowy eyes supposed to work anyway?|
|Teal'c spends a lot of time just standing places.|