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M*A*S*H me, baby.

One of my favorite things about the show is the mature and practical approach Carter and O'Neill have about their mutual attraction. They know it's there, they know it affects them, but they also know it's inappropriate. So, like people in real life, they don't pursue the attraction. Is that a difficult balance to maintain?

Joe Mallozzi: "Not really. It's always in the back of our minds and, every so often, the emotion breaks the surface and we're reminded just how much these two characters care for each other. In "Paradise Lost," for example, Jack is lost off-world. As the days pass, Sam grows increasingly agitated. The prospect of losing Jack becomes too much for her and, in a very touching scene, she breaks down and opens up to Teal'c. The feelings are there. They're professionals and can't give in to them for the time being, but they're definitely still there."


For the time being... Mwah.


Have you envisioned an end for Stargate SG-1, a goal you'd like to see the show achieve before it goes off the air? Or do you see it as a sort of endless quest?

Joe: "I'd personally prefer some sort of closure. *snip* When presented with the task of writing a series finale, you can go either of two ways. Either you go the M*A*S*H route and bring closure to the central story arcs and the characters, or you go the Cheers route and suggest that, once all is said and done, it will remain business as usual. I know that some members of the writing staff would prefer the latter as it would leave the door open for possible special event movies, but one of the things that I admired about Babylon 5, for instance, was the sense that you were watching a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end. There is something about finality, the notion that all good things come to an end, that I find very appealing. We have opened up a number of storylines: the Jaffa rebellion, Teal'c's loyalty to his homeworld, the Sam/Jack relationship. I personally feel it would be a cop-out not to let the fans know how it all turns out."


Yes! It's a cop out. Yes yes yes! Cop outs bad!

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One of the things I love about Stargate is how they handle the relationship between Sam and Jack They both know there is the attraction between them but they don't let it affect their working relationship unless under extreme circumstances.

There is something about finality, the notion that all good things come to an end, that I
find very appealing. We have opened up a number of storylines: the Jaffa rebellion, Teal'c's loyalty to his homeworld, the Sam/Jack relationship. I personally feel it would be a cop-out not to let the fans know how it all turns out."


Cop outs are very bad. Plus we to see that final scene where Sam and Jack come together just before the credits start rolling and the show goes off the air.
Yeah... cause you know, people talk about how wonderful it is when things are left open to interpretation... and that's all well and good, but I don't think it holds true for the end of a show. Especially a complex, long-running series. After six (hopefully seven!) years, people want answers... they want resolution. That's the only thing Voyager did correctly in their finale... we got to see what was going on however many years in the future (it was just too bad the rest of the ep stank *g*). X-Files tried to do the same thing in their finale, too... only by that point, CC had been 'leaving it up to interpretation' for so long that he'd forgotten how to decently answer a question.

Of course from a creative/business standpoint I can understand the desire to leave things open... but I would just hate for them to leave it open, intended to go back in a movie, TV movie, etc to give closure -- but never be able to for some reason or anothe