return from a mission to Kelona, and Daniel is rushed to the infirmary.
He has been exposed to a lethal dose of radiation...and only he knows
how. Daniel will die in less than a day, and Doctor Frasier can't
The Kelonan Government have blamed it on Daniel, and
it is Jonas who tells the truth: they were building a highly destructive
bomb with a core made of Naquadria - a substance similar to Naquada but
more powerful. There was an accident while working on it and after the
scientists were affected, Daniel jumped through the glass and removed
the core, preventing their destruction, but only after he had been
Convinced that the Tau'ri are right, Jonas brings
Earth some Naquadria.
Oma Desala arrives to tell Daniel that this doesn't
have to be the end for him - he can ascend to a higher plane of
existence. However he must judge himself. Can he realise that he is
A worst episode for some, and best for others,
Meridian sees the departure of Michael Shanks's Daniel Jackson. Whether
you love him or hate him, it is a wonderful episode, which also
introduces a brilliant new character, Jonas Quinn, portrayed by Corin
It is not the end of Daniel Jackson, and it is
definitely not the end of Stargate SG-1. Now half way through series
six, Jonas has joined SG-1 and has proved himself to be more than able
to fill Jackson's shoes.
In this writer's opinion, Meridian is an excellent
episode of Stargate SG-1, in which all cast give an outstanding
performance. The two that shine however, are Amanda Tapping as Sam, and
Christopher Judge as Teal'C, when saying goodbye to their friend.