Re: teacake does Stargate: punch it
I don't know if Carter was pushed into the background by Vala or if Tapping had lost interest like Richard Dean Anderson did, though I assume the former because she later joined Atlantis. SG-1 wasn't so much experimental as it was given exceptions. Teal'c's reasons for being on the team made sense, season 9 comes up and all we really get is HEEEEEEEEEERE'S VALA! (sitcom riff, laugh track) She was definately the new "darling" for the show I;E Voyager's Seven of Nine
"You clearly don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!"