== (1.2) The Enemy Within

=== General

This follows on so closely from the episode before, that one could consider it the second part of a two-parter. I'd always remembered this as the episode where the immature goa'uld took over Kawalski, that that was "the enemy within", but I realized that one could also make it apply to Teal'c, in the fact that, as a defector, the military hierarchy were not at all ready to trust him -- to them, he was an enemy within (and carried an enemy within). Yet the two plots come together because, in fighting Kawalski-goa'uld, Teal'c is actually able to //prove// his trustworthiness. At least enough to satisfy General Hammond, who then pulls strings...

Hooray for General Hammond for standing up to the officious Major who wants to basically take Kawalski and experiment on him (and who in the same conversation managed to invoke the sanctify of life and also say that Kawalski is as good as dead so it doesn't matter if he's experimented on, tortured or interrogated). And Hammond goes and says, as long as there's a chance, I'm not going to give up on one of my men.

This of course raises an issue that never, ever, goes away -- those in the military who think that a goa'uld in captivity is like the goose that laid the golden egg -- when in reality a goa'uld in captivity is more like trying to tame an atom-bomb.

=== Characters

Jack is to the fore with this one, being involved with both the A and the B plot.

Teal'c is good too, being very calm, and in that nice conversation between him and Jack where Jack is trying to say that the military aren't going to welcome Teal'c with open arms, and Teal'c keeps on saying "I understand."

Teal'c: "He was your friend."\\ Jack: "My friend died on the table."

Daniel is drinking coffee to stay awake, because he's haunted by thoughts of Shau're.

=== Fiddly Details

This is where the "Tau'ri" are first mentioned; the legend of the lost world upon which humanity originated. Teal'c takes hope in that.

It is established that: * human medical science can't successfully remove a goa'uld. * because the goa'uld was able to use knowledge that was only in the host's brain, "something of the host must survive". * the goa'uld have genetic memory.

The goa'uld described the goa'uld-body which had been surgically removed as "a husk" and that it didn't need it because it was already "one with the host". However, it gets established in later canon that goa'uld are able to move hosts. How does it move hosts, then? I would have thought that it would need an intact goa'uld-body to do so -- and if so, did that mean that the goa'uld in Kawalski was stuck with him, unable to move? That it was bluffing?

Which raises another question: perhaps one reason why System Lords such as Ra or Apophis depend on the sarcophagus and don't wish to change hosts is not so much for vanity or trying to impress their slaves, as their goa'uld bodies are too old/damaged-beyond-regeneration to be able to change hosts. Or that it is a risky proceedure which they have no desire to risk. The Tok'ra and the Ashrak don't seem to be worried about changing hosts, though.

Interesting to note that General Hammond seems to be on firstname terms with the President.

Daniel appears to have a room on the base. Presumably because he hasn't been back from Abydos long enough to get accommodation off-base.