That's what really annoys me about this season. I know they needed to have some focus on Vala, and this ep probably would've been better at the beginning of the season, but again it seems like any emotional scenes involving Daniel have to be with her only. We can't have that between him and Teal'c (if you overlook that moment in Talion, but even that wasn't anything special) or him and Sam because, goodness, we've had enough of those over the course of 8 years!
Someone who commented on some of my other posts said it's the writers being lazy and not wanting to show any moments between the original team. I agree there. It's a stupid excuse - that they've been friends for 10 years so let's assume they still are friends and we don't need to show any decent interaction between them. That is what makes me glad the show is ending. Way to go, PTB - your laziness has caused me to dislike this show and look forward to the end.
i know the actors believe they are still friends, but it's only their opinions and tptb apparently have different ideas. I still need to be reminded of the fact. I don't want to live in the land of assumption all the time. Maybe my belief system is out of whack and I should just "believe" and have faith that they are still friends. I have pretty strong faith in many things, but this is one case where I need evidence. I know Sam has shown that she's worried about Daniel and cares for him, but it's all been one-sided. She shows all the caring for him and he doesn't show any for her.
I know some of you probably think I shouldn't let the lack of friendship ruin my viewing experience. I don't know why it's such a big deal with me, but there you have it. I can't help it. I miss the old team interaction. I miss the days where people were allowed to be friends and were shown to be friends, and one particular friendship wasn't highlighted at the expense of others.
I am more than ever inspired to finish that fanfic I just started. At least in that realm, Sam and Daniel can still be friends.
Sorry for my complaining, and if I uttered anything blasphemous. I guess the demise (or apparent demise anyway) of friendship is a big deal to me.