Episode Guide: Sam and Jack

Season 8
New Order 1

She risks her integrity and her career in blackmailing Weir to agree to the crazy plan to contact the Asgard

She doesn’t want to talk about Pete but her statement about being hard to say goodbye to someone you care about when you might not see him again doesn’t sound like she’s talking about Pete

She’s a little put out with Thor for not responding to their attempts to contact them and not agreeing to go back and help Jack immediately

New Order 2

Jack finds out about her possible death from the Asgard computer and tells Daniel he’s grateful for the concern

His concern for her when he reawakens and they see her alive but held hostage by Fifth

He argues with Thor that her life is as important as the entire Asgard civilization

Sam’s face when Fifth tells her O’Neill has helped the Asgard

His search for her

Their greeting of each other when they find Sam

She tells him he does have an office and he can only do whatever he wants within reason

The look between them when he promotes her


Jack telling Sam to stop jumping up

He won’t risk the lives of his team “on a slick resume” which she considers uncharacteristically cautious

His thanking her when she says there’s nothing in the regs about making Sg1 a 4 man team

The look she gives him when Daniel asks who shot him

They are sitting awfully close together in the briefing room and leaning into each other.

Jack shooting Sam with a zat

Sam worries about him from the control room

Sam is the first one running into the gateroom to help Jack up off the floor at the end, and their hands touch briefly.

Zero Hour

The rushed briefing and his telling her to take Sg3

Her sulking in her lab because she thinks he doesn’t trust her to lead Sg1

The goodbye scene when they leave for the mission

Jack trusting Sam when they finally do make contact

The scene in the corridor when he compliments her on her leadership and they discuss the tainted ZPM


Jack being frustrated and taking it out a little on Sam, telling her to find a way for them to speak with Daniel

Sam coming through with a way to speak with Daniel


The look they share when Teal’c tells him he died well in battle

She has to translate Dr. Lee for him

Virtual Sam states her disbelief that Jack is dead

Jack and Sam discussing the situation with Teal’c

He comes up with the solution again, but she has to explain to him what it is

Sam noting the last thing they need is for the game to learn from Jack’s experience


Sam’s surprise at Pete’s proposal

Sam wondering about the sociological pressure of being in a relationship

Jack coming to check on her because she hasn’t tried to confuse him with scientific babble in several days and that worries him

Her discussion with Jack about the proposal where he’s not allowing her to hide behind excuses on her doubts regarding having a family and making her job work; but admits if things had been different for him – if he still had his family – he wouldn’t be at the SGC

Sam, for some unfathomable reason, actually agreeing to marry Pete


Allusion to Sam knowing Colson personally and Jack sounds a little jealous


Jack and Sam’s walk through the corridor and he grabs her when he asks her progress on finding Ishta’s people a new home

Sam turns Jack around when he notices some Jaffa women like a wife with a husband

They glance at one another at the wedding when Bra’tac says “May you love and fight like warriors.”


When Sam says there’s no way to know what’s going on without the gate Jack doesn’t hesitate to tell her “You’ll think of something”

Jack worries about Sam on the ship and hesitates in giving the order to destroy it knowing she and Daniel are on board

He’s very relieved when he hears Sam and the rest of the team are alright

When Daniel says it might have been better to destroy the ship when he had the chance Jack says it was a tough choice but he looks at Sam and smiles as he walks away


Daniel notes that Jack won’t let Sam go to Atlantis because he needs her here; Sam said his exact words were “Over my dead body”

He looks to Sam when it appears that her IDC is what’s come through with her standing there

The scene at the beginning in the control room, Jack locks eyes with Sam at the monitor

When they see RepliCarter for the first time and Jack says ‘if only’ to the idea of their being two Samantha Carters

When Jack questions her about feeling pain she says she can feel a lot of things (perhaps hinting that she feels what Sam feels for him)

When RCarter says destroying her should be easy for him, he hesitates

He lets her talk him into allowing a meeting with RCarter and later working with her (because she can talk him into almost anything) and RCarter knows that he trusts her and will listen to her

RCarter shows Sam a scene of Fifth forcing her to kill Jack and hesitating

RCarter tells Sam that she denies herself her own desires and plays by the rules

Jack tries to comfort Sam at the end

It’s Good to Be King

He compliments her on the “nice ride”

He asks her to help him figure out how to make the ship work; she tells him he’s on his own, but then comes over to help

She takes his sidearm

Jack and Sam go off together to deal with the ship

Sam and Jack take the time-ship for a ride together and destroy the Goa’uld mother ship (she teases him about his flying and targeting)

Jack stops Sam from taking Maybourne to task for his wives

Full Alert

Jack teasing Sam in the briefing about being way ahead of her

He jokingly bets five bucks she has a theory to explain what’s going on

Jack relying on Sam to come up with the answers

Citizen Joe

Phone call at start

Joe comments to Jack that he won’t say a word about his feelings for…possibly Sam? (Of course!)

Joe is about to comment on ‘the whole Pete Shanahan thing’ when Jack stops him

She is amused when he says that he found seeing life as a barber in Indiana relaxing

Reckoning 1

Sam and Jack talking about Daniel and RepliCarter

Jack and her father’s concern when she plans to engage the Replicator ships (she only acknowledges him)

Sam arriving back in Jack’s office from Thor’s ship

Reckoning 2

The scene at the end where they discuss Thor and Daniel and the Replicators freezing


Sam going to see Jack and seeing Kerry

The look at the end of the discussion about Daniel

Jacob meeting Pete

Sam’s look when Jacob says he knows how happy Pete makes her

The phone calls during the briefing, him not paying attention while she’s on the phone with Pete, and her not wanting to say “I love you” in front of everyone (especially Jack?)

The ‘go pick flowers’ discussion in the briefing room

She’s mad at Jacob for mentioning the wedding in front of Jack

Sam realizing as she looks at the house Pete bought that she’s made a huge mistake

Sam sitting in the car trying to get up the courage to talk with Jack

The awkward scene at Jack’s house


Sam’s conversation with her father

Jack thinking—about Sam?

Kerry’s break-up conversation with Jack

Jack makes his decision

Jack comforting Sam over Jacob and noting that he’ll be there for her ‘always’

He watches over her as she says her final goodbye to Jacob

Sam breaking up with Pete

The two of them sitting closely in the briefing room when Daniel arrives back from the dead and Jack says ‘I do’

Fishing together

Moebius 1

Standing really close when Daniel shows them the picture of the ZPM

Briefing on the ZPM and using the time-ship – their hands touch

He complains that she won’t let him use the time-ship to watch the world series

Her cautioning everyone as they leave the time-ship

She reminds him to keep a low profile for the night and he wants to know what’s for dinner

She stops him from trying to kill Ra

The discussion on what they do now they can’t get back to the time-ship

Moebius 2

AT Sam wonders if she has a boyfriend

AT Jack telling AT Sam she’s hot

AT Sam and AT Jack kissing in the time-ship when they think they are about to die

AT Jack telling Daniel to wait after they’ve been rescued and then kissing AT Sam again

The look she gives him on the tape

The ZPM scene where Jack tells Sam she has packing to do

Fishing together



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