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Okay. I think I need to explain this one to myself.

So our SG-1 went back in time and got stuck there because Sam was worried about changing history. But they couldn't just sit around and do nothing, so they decided to try and perpare the uprising against Ra. Only they got caught at it and our Sam, Jack and Teal'c were killed. Their actions changed the timeline so that Ra was defeated, but took the Stargate with him, and as such the SGC was never formed.

But the tape our team made was found, and the military got AUSam and AUDaniel to come on board and find the second Gate. AUKawalsky convinced AUJack to join the team to find AUTeal'c. AUDaniel gets snaked and dies, but the others make it back to Ancient Egypt -- the same Ancient Egypt where our SG-1 went.

They find our Daniel and figure out that the future was screwed up not because SG-1 came and brought the timeship, but because they interfered with the rebellion and Ra ended up taking the Stargate.

So... AUSam, AUJack, AUTeal'c, Daniel and Egyptian Guy now have to make sure that Ra is still defeated, but that he doesn't take the Stargate. Apparently they are successful (even though we don't see it) because - flash forward to 2005, during the end of Threads - the team looks pretty much like we left them. They have found the ZPM and the tape, which presumably is the same tape that AUSam and AUDaniel saw in Moebius 1, but everything that SG-1 says on the tape has come true. There's no discrepency. So they all go fishing just like they did at the end of Threads -- and realize that there is at least one discrepency: Jack's pond has fish. Close enough, they figure.

Oh yeah. And AUSam and AUJack so did it in the jumper.

So, ancient Egypt really saw 1 Daniel, 2 Sams, 2 Jacks and 2 Teal'c's. The first Sam, Jack and Teal'c were executed early on. The second Sam, Jack and Teal'c, as well as the first Daniel, helped the rebellion go off correctly and presumably lived out their lives in the past, and as such are long dead.

Things that jump out to me:

- Sam wouldn't let them retake the ship, but she would let them take part in the rebellion? That doesn't make any sense. In 1969 she wouldn't even encourage Michael Greenburg and Jenny to make a run for the northern border. On the other hand, it does raise some interesting fanfic possibilities.

- Ra's theft of the Egypt gate meant that the SGC was never formed, at least not back in '97. I can accept that. It meant that Catherine never approached Daniel and he went on to live out his geeky life. I can accept that. But why would it mean that Sam never joined the Air Force? I know, I know... squishing a single butterfly in the past can change the world as we know it... old scifi concept. But come on, the two things seem totally unrelated.

- Jack's pond has fish. Is that just a way of making us wonder what else has changed for our SG-1? Or is it a sign? A shippy sign? I'm going with the latter :D

- Did I mention that they so did it in the jumper? In the words of Fry from Futurama, they did "the nasty in the pasty". I'm with coloneljack on this one. Everyone in the present day who has the Ancient gene is a descendant of AUSam and AUJack's babies. Which makes Jack his own ancestor, which is cool. Makes Sam his ancestor too, which is kind of weird.

pixiesio also has some interesting thoughts on this.
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I thought the whole purpose of the ep was to get Sam and Jack doing it 5000 BC and to get fish in Jacks pond so that he wouldn't get bored everything he goes fishing and not catching anything.
You're not going to get any argument from me ;) But if he does it right, I don't think he's going to be too bored *eg*
>>- Did I mention that they so did it in the jumper? <<

Thast can't be mentioned enuff :-D

And it would be sick cool if all the gene peeps were related to jack, but didn't the ancients come back to earth and spread them? or did i imagine/dream/read fic to that effect?

Yeah, some of the Ancients (those on Atlantis, at least, if not others) came to Earth when the Wraith were attacking (SGA: Before I Sleep). Hologram Lady in that episode calls humans "the second evolution of our form" or something like that.

And if I remember Rising correctly, some of them later left, while I few (like Aiyanna from Frozen) stayed. I don't think they've really answered the question of how much, um, interaction those guys had with the local populations
Yeah, but the Ancients came back to Earth 10,000 years ago, while SG-1 only went back 5,000 years. So, ya know, there may have been some, um, intermingling by the Ancients with the locals, if there were any of any intelligence about at the time. ;)
*shudders at the image* When was it they left Earth again in the Atlantis!Ship? 'cause if it were during a time when actual civilization had been created and there were intelligent humans about, it's possible one or two of 'em may have broken the rules and interacted more with the humans. And maybe that's how they got that plague?

But I still like the idea that Jack is the one who ended up passing on the gene from the future to the past..to the future. *tries to stop my head from hurting*
I don't think they've given us any idea of when the ship left. Have heard that we're going to learn more about the Ancients next season, though.
Which makes Jack his own ancestor, which is cool. Makes Sam his ancestor too, which is kind of weird.

Gee...reminds me a fic by AlliSnow. ;-P

Headache for what? I haven't even seen the second half of the episode and I told you that was why the timeline had been changed. =P Well, except for the Sam/Jack part, that was kind of unexpected I guess, LOL.