Top Five Screencaps | Stargate SG-1, 4x05 “Divide and Conquer” (suggested by charmingnotion)
30 Days of Sam Carter | Day 9 - Favourite moment with Teal’c
(Sam is crying in the locker room. Teal’c enters)
Teal’c: Major Carter.
Sam: Teal’c, this is the women’s locker room.
Teal’c: It appears there is no one else here but you, and you are fully clothed.
(Teal’c sits beside her)
Teal’c: Are you all right Major Carter?
Sam: I’m fine, yeah.
Teal’c: Have you given up hope of finding O’Neill?
Sam: Hope? No. I’m starting to think Dr Lee is right. I don’t think the doorway is the answer. It’s been almost a month Teal’c, if there were a way back… It just, it feels like we just lost Daniel, and I don’t know if I can…
(She starts crying again. They hug.)
Oh man. I love all moments between Sam and Teal’c, but this one always stands out for me. They’re just such a family, all four of them, and this is a rare moment when Teal’c is the only one who can be there for her. Their dynamic is just wonderful. ♥
30 Days of Sam Carter | Day 8 - Favorite moment(s) with Daniel
Sam: I know I’m supposed to be detached.
Daniel: (concerned) Who said that?
Sam: Sometimes I forget you’re not military.
- Stargate SG-1, 1x15: “Singularity”
Sam: You have an effect on people, Daniel. The way you look at things, it changed me too. I see what really matters. I don’t know why we wait to tell people how we really feel. I guess I hoped that you always knew.
- Stargate SG-1, 5x21: “Meridian”
So I’m cheating a bit, picking two moments, but one of my favourite things about Stargate is the way that Sam grows. In early season one, she’s so defensive about her gender, and so determined to prove herself. I see Singularity as a big turning point for her, because it’s one of the first times that we see her break down. Daniel is there for her, and he understands when nobody else does. What Sam considers a moment of weakness, Daniel sees as basic human compassion. For me it all comes full-circle with Daniel’s death a few seasons later. She did change, and she did grow, and Daniel was a big part of that.
30 DAYS OF SAM :: Day 30 - Your absolute favorite thing about Sam
“You’re telling me that the future is predetermined, but I have always believed that the future is what you make it.”
I had to think about this for a long time (as evidenced by the fact that I’m only just now posting this.) In a way, though, I think it was obvious all along. I once read a conversation where people were discussing SG-1 characters, and one person kept insisting that for as long as the show is, the characters don’t really change. All I remember thinking is, “Holy crap, dude, what show were you watching?”
First season Sam and last season Sam are completely different people, and I just think that’s the coolest thing. Since I’ve been watching so much of the first season lately, I’ve gotten to cringe at the chip on her shoulder the size of an iceberg that she was carrying around, laugh gleefully at her unabashed nerdery, and find an odd sort of cathartic nostalgia in the pure, oftentimes innocent wonder with which she viewed the universe. Going back and watching some season 10 immediately after really illustrates how far she came in ten years. She’s more sarcastic, more sure of herself, and those hard edges are smoothed out, granting her this warm, humble presence that she just didn’t have before. And now she’s running around the universe commanding her own ship, and shoot, remember when she was that tiny little baby Captain?
So if there’s one thing I love more than anything else about Sam, it would be this. Looking at and picking apart her character arc will never ever ever get old, and neither will the lessons I learned from her as a result. Lessons like no matter how old we are, we have so much growth to look forward to. We have wells of untapped strength we haven’t discovered yet. We have more bravery lurking inside us than we realize, and it’s only a matter of time until it all gets to burst out and we get to truly shine, blossoming into the incredible people we’re meant to be.
Thanks for changing my life, Sam, and thanks for changing the way I look at it. ♥
OH MY GOSH CHRISTINE, THIS IS WONDERFUL :’) :’) ♥♥ ♥
So, um, gingasaurusrex was talking about Tron and Sam Carter and motorcycles, and then I decided I should make this. Yep.