Jay Felger

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Dr. Jay Felger

Summary

Dr. Jay Felger is a civilian scientist employed at the SGC to study alien technology. He was introduced in the episode, 6.08 "The Other Guys".

Character Biography

Dr. Jay Felger, a physicist, was leading a team of other scientists, Dr. Simon Coombs and Dr. Meyers, in a project to excavate a ring transporter on the planet P5X-112. While there, SG-1 was seemingly taken captive by a group of Jaffa who took them onto a ship in orbit. Even though Col. Jack O'Neill had left them with specific instructions on what to do, Dr. Felger felt that he needed to be the hero and save the team upon witnessing the abduction. Felger didn't know that SG-1 had purposefully arranged to be captured so that they could get an audience with a Tok'ra spy, Khonsu, who had information about Anubis.

Felger sent Meyers back to the SGC to inform Gen. Hammond while he and Coombs used the ring transporter they had been working on to beam up to the ship. There, they located SG-1 and told them that they were there to help them escape. Jack was angry that Felger and Coombs ignored his orders, but after things went wrong on the mission, he was glad that they had decided to help. Felger and Coombs used their knowledge of Goa'uld technology and language to help SG-1 escape for real after Khonsu was killed by Anubis' Jaffa warrior, Her'ak. (6.08 "The Other Guys")

Although his actions don't always show it, Felger is considered a brilliant scientist. He has some problems, however, separating his fantasies from his job. He has built a small model of the stargate and SG personnel in his home, much like one would build a miniature train set with its surrounding village. He also fantasizes about Major Carter as a love interest and thinks that Col. Jack O'Neill considers him a great friend.

Felger invited Carter and Jack to a demonstration of his latest project, a plasma weapon, but the device failed and took out the power in the base. Gen. Hammond was on the verge of firing Felger because of his continual failures, but Carter asked that he give him one more chance, personally sticking her neck out on the line for him. Along with Felger's lab assistant, Chloe, the three decided to use the computer virus called "Avenger" to show that Felger had something worthwhile to offer. This virus ran inside the crystals of a Dial Home Device (DHD) and would render the stargate inoperative. Carter pitched the idea to Gen. Hammond and he relunctantly approved. They picked one of Ba'al's planets, P5S-117, where there was a naquadah mine. They reasoned that if they were able to stop the flow of naquadah from this mine, that Ba'al's naquadah network would be severely disabled.

They sent the virus through and it did what it was supposed to do. However, soon, they found that all the stargates in the network were becoming inoperative, disrupting SGC operations as well. Three SG teams were stranded, including Daniel Jackson who was trapped on P3L-997, where the floodwaters were rising, and Teal'c and Jack who were stranded on P3C-249 in the middle of a brutal firefight.

Carter and Felger worked fervently to determine what went wrong. Since the SGC didn't use a DHD, they were the only ones who could dial out. They decided to send Carter and Felger to Ba'al's planet, P5S-117, to upload an anti-virus. When they got there, they discovered that it was Ba'al who had modified the original "Avenger" program and had taken down the stargate network. He used this opportunity to attack his rivals in his many ships where there was no means of escape through the stargate.

Felger uploaded a new program into the originally infected DHD and used the coordinate database to transmit the changes to the other stargates. Eventually, the network would come back "online" and the DHD would operate as before, but with Felger's new anti-virus program to prevent this type of tampering again. Felger and Carter were rescued by Jack and Teal'c who had procured an Al'kesh.

Felger was so infatuated with Carter that he didn't realize that his assistant, Chloe, admired him. Even though she gave him a good luck kiss before he embarked on his dangerous assignment, he was still too wrapped up in himself and his affection for Carter to notice. Later, he fantasized, however, that the two women engaged in a cat-fight over him in his lab as he and Jack looked on. (7.09 "Avenger 2.0")

As far we know, Felger is still employed at the SGC, but we haven't seen him or his mix-ups since Season Seven.

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--DeeKayP 15:43, 17 Jul 2004 (PDT)