Well I'll be damned...
I was a little weary at first when I heard that this was mainly a Sam's love-life episode, though this was the ep that I've been waiting *months* for.
In all, I loved this ep. There were a few moments where I wanted to roll my eyes. Like the part where we find Sam's married in one, has a baby in another, broke up with Martouf in another (and what's with that, btw?), yadda. Each one of themselves were fine little tidbits, but it was like the gossip was all Carter this and Carter that. If it was supposed to be a team ep, then I'd be in a bit of a huff of not finding out much more of the rest of the SG1 team.
Who else saw Martouf thinking "I've died and gone to heaven... or maybe hell." when he steps into the room full of Sams. *snort*
And was it just me or did they work on changing the body mass for each Sam? The Black!Carter looked a bit bigger than our Carter, right? *shrugs* I watched the ep at 4am, so my sight was probably off, lol.
What happened to our Thor anyhow? *misses him too* ;)
What I wanted more of was the Daniel with the sunglasses. Mmmmm, Yum! He handled them just as well as Jack does. *vbg* That dude had to be military. Or I could obviously just be reaching, but he looked more military than our Daniel does in those matching outfits, lol.
There are missing scenes on Gateworld, and I don't know whether to laugh or cry at PDL. I thought he was the cool one, but recently (like the past couple of years) he seems to be having a love affair with Sam Carter. *shrugs* You'll get what I mean after reading the missing scenes hear:
http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s9/making/913.shtml (read first, then come back to read below unless you want to be spoiled for missing scenes)
Points to icon. Yeah, baby!
They wanted the two universes to be very similar (ie - Bra'tac is in charge of the Jaffa nation, and the Prometheus was destroyed, but otherwise a lot alike) probably to point out that our SG1 isn't all that far off from pulling the same stunt, but at the same time, it gives Daniel/Cameron fans a bit more of an oomph towards canon. *rofl*
And we've got a restaurant! *squees* If that's not used in fic soon... ;)
Obviously that means that Black!Jack and Black!Daniel broke up somewhere and Black!Cameron was there to pick up the pieces, whereas in our universe Jack and Daniel are still very much married. *snort*
I like gossip because it builds character bits, but it really shouldn't be Sam all the time. We needed that Janet bit where she mentioned Cassie, and Our!Daniel said that Cassie's now going to UCLA. How friggin' cool is that? Go Cassie! ((And it was kind of important that Cassie was living with Sam. *grr* Plot point that would have made things that happened to Sam last season a wee bit more complicated.))
With Martouf, I was actually thinking, "Dear Penthouse..." *snicker*
The blue stripe team was VERY military, and yeah, awesome sunglasses. Did you see how in the missing script they were throwing 'frell' around? I liked that part.
Yeah, that restaurant comment? I read that first as being Daniel/Cam's restaurant, too. *cackles* I like the fact that they have a restaurant. It's probably the one SG-1 pre-Cam went to after getting thrown out of and banned from O'Malley's.
Did you see how in the missing script they were throwing 'frell' around?
Yeah that was really cute. *bg* So we could say that in that AU, his name isn't Cameron but John and he kept his mother's maiden name Crichton (*nods*). So John came back to Earth, was immediately transfered to their SGC, and got to lead SG1 due to his experience with aliens.
I read that first as being Daniel/Cam's restaurant, too.