I like The Other Side quite a bit because it signifies a major shift within SG-1. So far, the dynamics were quite well balanced, but at the lastest with this episode Daniel takes some sort of back seat to all the military points of view (and of course, to advance the Jack/Sam-ship).
Of course, Odo could have been an asset, but it's a question of whether the end justifies the means. He *is* after all someone who perpetrated genocide - so is it right to use the technology that was developed in order to commit that genocide?
BTW, there are Carter/Teal'c-fics out there. *g*