First Aired: June 22, 2007
Trapped on board the Odyssey, the members of SG-1 must live out the rest of their lives together when Carter activates a time dilation field to save the ship from destruction.
- The 214th and final episode of Stargate SG-1 took the major step of killing off the iconic Asgard race, as they hand over their advanced knowledge and technology to Earth before a collective suicide. Fortunately for Asgard fans the move was to be undone just a season and a half later on Stargate Atlantis, when a splinter group of Asgard are found alive and well (and hostile) in the Pegasus Galaxy (“The Lost Tribe”).
- One thing the show’s producers were adamant about in bringing the series to an end: the team must go on. Both for the sake of DVD movies and the fans’ imaginations, the plan was always to wrap the show with the SG-1 team still going on missions through the Stargate.
- Despite the fact that all the other characters end up with their clocks reversed and no memories of their decades on the Odyssey, it’s an entirely different matter for Teal’c. The character would go on — gray hair and all — into the SG-1 movies with full memory of those years lived out inside the time dilation field, and it’s hinted that these years included an eventual romantic relationship with Samantha Carter.
- Thanks to director and executive producer Robert C. Cooper, the final shot of the series to be filmed is actually the last shot of the episode: after 10 years, SG-1 is at Stargate Command heading through the gate together. The scene was filmed around 1 o’clock in the morning, followed by a tearful celebration by the cast and crew.
“Unending” on GateWorld:
- Episode Guide
- Fan Reviews
- Photo Gallery
- Screencap Gallery
- Discussion Thread
- Season Ten Podcast
- Stargate SG-1: Farewell (Photo Book)
- Interview with Michael Shanks (2007)
- Interview with Amanda Tapping (2007)
- Interview with Robert C. Cooper (2007)
- Interview with Beau Bridges (2006)
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