: On the one hand this episode is ridiculous. Far too early to have a flashback episode and the flashbacks were waaaaay too long. What they intended to show could have been done quite briefly. However.. Ronny Cox is awesome as the senator and the boardroom scenes have real punch. His big speech about God and America and Teal'c's response is an intense exchange. I think they could have carried the whole ep with these discussions thanks to Cox's acting and well written arguments.