— Peter Wingfield as Tanith

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Stargate SG-1

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The Men's Room
Soldier, Soldier
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Trust Me
Stella Artois
The Lifeboat
Alun Lewis
Degas and Pissarro Fall Out
Martin Chuzzlewit
Crocodile Shoes
Murder in Mind
Into the Fire
A Very Open Prison
Over Here
Murder Most Horrid
Call My Bluff
Highlander: The Series
Noah's Ark
The Sentinel
Cold Squad
Strange World
Waiting for Lefty
Cold Feet
The Outer Limits
The Man Who Used to Be Me
Stargate SG-1
Highlander: Endgame
Queen of Swords
The Chris Isaak Show
First Wave

Stargate SG-1

Character: Teal'c taunting Tanith
Fashion statement: Poofy blow-dried hairdo in "Exodus"
Deathless dialogue: TBA

In fourth-season's "Crossroads," his first Stargate episode, Peter played an alien named Hebron who volunteered to accept what he thought was a symbiotic joining with an alien worm-thing. The joining would turn him into a rebel Goa'uld — actually known as the Tok'ra because they just hate to be associated with their evil relatives, y'know. But unbeknownst to poor Hebron, the worm-thing was really a bad Goa'uld and was only pretending to be good in order to infiltrate the Tok'ra. So the joining was actually parasitic, and Hebron's personality was consumed. We know this because he suddenly has the urge to change his name to Tanith. Got all that? Neither did I, and I'd seen around 10 episodes of Stargate before watching this.

hEire Ammat Daenoch passes on these behind-the-scenes tidbits:

29 March 2000 — Got a killer scoop for you all today... My brother just got home from working a 14-hour shift on Stargate SG-1. Can we guess who the guest star is this episode? Hmmmmm... why would I be writing if it was anyone other than Peter?! I'm extremely jealous! He's working there again tomorrow... the little brat.

He said Peter was just about the nicest guy he'd ever met. He also asked him about the Methos Chronicles — Peter said it's still up in the air, but a distinct possibility.

This SG-1 episode is called "Crossroads" and Peter plays an alien of some sort named Hebron. Today some strange "thing" forced his way into Peter's throat. Lovely, I'm sure.

Lastly, just 'cause strange fan girls care about this sort of info — Peter had a chocolate chip or blueberry muffin and a cup of coffee for breakfast.

Peter shot his second Stargate episode, "Exodus" during the week of October 2, 2000. Peter was supposed to return to be killed off but the writers changed their minds. (Hello? Doesn't that sound familiar? That's what happened with "Finale," Methos' second appearance in Highlander.) Stargate writer Joseph Mallozzi says, "Yes, Peter Wingfield will be back before season's end. And, yes, it would be satisfying to let Teal'c have his revenge. But, on the other hand, Tanith is such a devilishly cool villain I, personally, am loathe to kill him off..."

Unfortunately, because of the way Stargate (and most TV series) is made, filming schedules aren't set in stone, so guest-star actors are often required to be available for the whole week of filming even if they will actually only be working for one day. Peter and the Stargate producers were unable to come to an agreement about relaxing that rule so Peter could work elsewhere on the days he wasn't shooting Stargate, so they decided to kill Tanith off.

Peter last appearances are in the 5th season episodes "Between Two Fires" and (in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene which actually uses footage shot for a previous Tanith episode) "48 Hours."

Official sites

MGM's Stargate SG-1 Official Site
Behind-the-scenes info.

Showtime's Stargate SG-1 Official Site
Detailed episode info.

Fan sites

Stargate SG-1 Screen Capture Library
Screencaps from "Crossroads" and "Exodus." The site uses frames and is a bit tricky to navigate. Click on Season 4. In the left frame are episode numbers — "Crossroads" is 4-04 and "Exodus" is 4-22. Find the episode number you want then click on the little camera graphic for screen captures or the lightning bolt for sound files (in MP3 format). For screen captures, a drop-down box will appear listing the pages of screen caps for that episode. Select a page to see the screen caps thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail to see the full-size pic.

An extremely comprehensive Stargate episode guide. Includes info on plot arcs and character development as well as behind-the-scenes details.
Has a transcript of "Crossroads."

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