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"I've spent my whole life sticking it to the man. If I do this, I'll be the man. I don't think I can be the man."
Col. Jack O'Neill (about his impending promotion)

Thor beams Daniel and the still-frozen O'Neill up to his ship, hoping to find a viable means of fighting the replicators among the Ancient knowledge that O'Neill still possesses. Meanwhile, Carter is still being held prisoner by Fifth, and Weir takes the system lord delegates into custody after their attack on Earth fails.

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First appearance of RepliCarter. "Rising", the first episode of Stargate Atlantis, immediately follows the events of this episode.


"New Order, Part 2" provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Argument of Contradictions: O'Neill and Daniel descend into this when O'Neill won't believe that he built the replicator disruptor, until Thor shuts them up.
  • Arm Cannon: The replicator disruptor that O'Neill builds is a variant that fits over the hand and wrist.
  • Brain Uploading: Thor uploads O'Neill's consciousness to his ship's systems to try and find a means of fighting the replicators among the Ancient knowledge.
  • Brick Joke: Thor reveals that his new ship is called the Daniel Jackson; the Asgard previously built a ship called the O'Neill that was sacrificed to prevent an attack by the replicators.
  • Buffy Speak: After O'Neill has the Ancient knowledge removed from his head:
    Daniel: What's the last thing you remember?
    O'Neill: Getting my head sucked by one of those... dang... Ancient head-suckers.
  • Call-Back:
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    • O'Neill's mind merging with the Daniel Jackson is similar to when Thor's consciousness was uploaded to Anubis's mothership in "Revelations" and "Descent".
    • Camulus requests asylum on Earth to evade Ba'al, similar to Apophis in "Serpent's Song".
  • Cliffhanger: The final scene of the episode is the creation of RepliCarter.
  • Desk Jockey: O'Neill complains about potentially becoming one of these should he accept his promotion.
    O'Neill: I've never had a desk.
    Daniel: That's a, um...?
    O'Neill: Con.
    Daniel: Con.
    Carter: For the record, sir, you do have a desk.
    O'Neill: I do?
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: As with the previous episode, Fifth talking about Carter "letting him inside her mind" has some definite squicky understones.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Once again, Oshu takes the reins for Yu and convinces Weir to let the system lords go free.
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  • Evil Twin: Fifth creates a replicator double of Carter once the original makes it clear that she's never going to return his feelings.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Carter states outright that she would rather die than be stuck playing out Fifth's domestic fantasies for the rest of her life.
  • Friendship Moment: O'Neill thanks Daniel for looking out for him after he vocally objects to the idea of Thor trying to utilize the Ancient knowledge in O'Neill's mind rather than fixing him right away.
  • Hive Mind: Thor is able to use this aspect of the replicators against them, beaming a human-form replicator aboard the ship and hacking into the shared consciousness to pinpoint Fifth's location.
  • Hologram: O'Neill projects a hologram of himself to communicate with Daniel, Teal'c and Thor while his consciousness is merged with Thor's ship.
  • In Harm's Way: One of the reasons O'Neill is initially reluctant to accept his promotion is that he doesn't want to miss the action of going out on missions.
    Teal'c: I, for one, will miss you accompanying us on our missions, O'Neill.
    O'Neill: Yeah, now see, I'm not sure I'm ready to give that up, either. Sittin' back and watching you guys go off and have all the fun.
    Daniel: Risking our lives in the face of grave danger...
    O'Neill: Yeah, that.
  • Is This Thing On?: O'Neill when learning to interface with the Daniel Jackson's communications system.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Fifth traps Carter in a fictional world where she's living in domestic bliss with Pete, though it doesn't take her long to see through it and he drops the illusion once she makes it clear she's not going to play along.
  • Meaningful Echo: When O'Neill realizes that his consciousness has been merged with Thor's ship, he excitedly proclaims that he can "pretty much do anything he wants". Later, when the team is discussing his impending promotion, Daniel points out that he'll be able to do anything he wants if he's in charge of the SGC, which seems to be the deciding factor in convincing him to accept.
  • No-Sell: O'Neill, Daniel and Teal'c all open fire on the human-form replicator that Thor beams aboard the ship after it wakes up, spraying it with bullets for several seconds to little effect.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: O'Neill is promoted to General and given command of the SGC, which also means that he's no longer a member of SG-1. This trope is also lampshaded when the characters discuss the game-changing nature of recent events in the series:
    Carter: You'll be inheriting a pretty big can of worms with the state of affairs out there.
    Teal'c: If Ba'al truly is on the verge of dominance over the system lords, we face a formidable challenge ahead.
    Carter: Plus who knows where and when Fifth and the other replicators will turn up.
    Daniel: Here on Earth we've never been under so much scrutiny as we will be now that so many governments know about the stargate.
  • Oh, Crap!: All of the System Lords get a good one when they see Thor teleport Daniel to his ship. The obvious implication is that they thought the Asgard coming to protect Earth was a bluff. Amaterasu especially does a wide-eyed doubletake.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Oshu asks Weir to release the system lords so that they can stop Ba'al from accumulating too much power or die honorably in trying, though it's probably fair to say that the Goa'uld don't share that sentiment.
  • Put on a Bus: Weir is shipped off to Atlantis, making way for O'Neill to take command of the SGC.
  • Rank Up: A double-whammy; O'Neill is promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and his first official act upon accepting is to make Carter a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Seeking Sanctuary: Camulus asks to be granted asylum on Earth as his forces have been decimated by Ba'al.
  • Seen It All: Weir claims this at one point, though she winds up taking it back again almost immediately.
    Camulus: This may come as a surprise to you...
    Weir: Oh, I'm not sure anything can surprise me at this point.
    Camulus: I wish to request asylum.
    Weir: Well, seems I was wrong again.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Fifth dials up the creep factor by announcing his "love" for Carter.
  • That Came Out Wrong: This gem from Carter when the team is trying to help O'Neill decide whether or not to accept his promotion:
    Carter: If you don't take the job, we could end up with someone much worse.
    [O'Neill gives her a look]
    Carter: Okay, that didn't come out right.
  • Toplessness from the Back: RepliCarter is introduced this way.
  • Unaccustomed as I Am to Public Speaking...: O'Neill does this on accepting his promotion, before launching into a rather eloquent if brief speech.
    O'Neill: You all know how much I love speeches, so... I'll make this short. I wish I could say I didn't owe anything to anyone, but the truth is I wouldn't be standing here if it wasn't for the courage and support of each and every one of you. I hope I can be as good a leader as we've had in the past... and as good as you deserve.
    Daniel: Hear, hear! [the entire gate room bursts into applause]
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Fifth has his replicators form themselves into a spaceship and beats a hasty retreat after learning that Thor now has a weapon that can destroy them.
  • The Worf Effect: When Teal'c tries to attack the human-form replicator and gets thrown across the room like a ragdoll.

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