A solar flare causes the gate to malfunction and strand the team in 1969, where they receive help from past versions of General - or rather, Lieutenant
Hammond - and Catherine Langford, as well as a couple of New Age Retro Hippies
, as they try to figure out how to get back home.
"1969" provides examples of the following tropes:
- Bilingual Dialogue: Daniel and Catherine briefly converse in German, as Daniel is pretending to be a German scientist so as to avoid giving away his true identity before she's "supposed" to meet him.
- Bluff the Impostor: The guards who find the team after they first arrive in 1969 do this by asking in Russian if they're Soviet spies. Daniel being Daniel instinctively replies in Russian, which doesn't exactly help their case.
Guard: [in Russian] Are you Soviet spies?
Daniel: What? He just asked if we were Soviet spies, I was just... oh.