SG1 — Divide and Conquer:
Carter gets injected with the sedative, and realizes that she and O’Neill were lying, but not consciously, about one of their previous missions. She asks for a moment alone with O’Neill, and says that there was something she and he were not admitting — “given their working relationship and military ranks.” He understands her meaning and is then retested. He relates the incident as before, adding this time that he did not leave Carter on Apophis’ ship because he cares about her “a lot more than I’m supposed to”. Carter is retested, and like Colonel O’Neill she is also finally determined to not be a Za’tarc.
These two are Masters at saying nothing and everything at the same time.
Carter: The machine thinks we have false memories, but we don’t. We were lying.
O’Neill: I wasn’t lying.
Carter: Okay. You left something out.
O’Neill: No, I didn’t.
Carter: Sir, when you wouldn’t leave me, are you sure there wasn’t something else that you’re not admitting?
O’Neill: What are you talking about?
Carter: Something neither one of us can admit given our working relationship, our military ranks.
O’Neill: Oh! Oh, that.
Anise: What were you feeling?
O’Neill: Like someone who was about to die.
O’Neill: I didn’t leave… because I’d have rather died myself than lose Carter.
O’Neill: Because I care about her. A lot more than I’m supposed to.
- This episode is the first admission by both Carter and O’Neill regarding their feelings for each other. It has been hinted at numerous times but never admitted by either character.