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[livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton did a little piece on the episode. It prompted me to write the following in the course of the comment discussion:

I've been thinking about it this afternoon, and that whole exchange between them [Jack and Malachi] is really, really good. It gets at the desolation and isolation that grief can bring. There's a certain selfishness to it. I don't mean that in a pejorative way--it's just human. But when you're in the depths of grief and pain, there's a tendency to believe that no one has felt as badly as you do, no one can possibly understand, and sometimes there's a little feeling of entitlement that goes along with it. Grief passes. But it does so in its own time and leaves behind a language of its own. I think that was the language that Jack was speaking to Malakai.


Then, as sometimes happens, my brain wouldn't shut off. Stupid brain. So I wanted to flesh out some thoughts on the seriousness of what's usually regarded as one of Stargate's most comic episodes.

you have to move forward )

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