Originally posted by Dave
... one thing no one said is why don't they expand more on Jonas' alieness. One of the great things about Teal'c is that he isn't human. Why isn't Jonas more alien? He has this photographic memory -- that is a fantastic power to have, and very useful -- why is it never of any use to the team?
I've mentioned the lack of alien quality to JQ in other threads and forums. He seems like a real nice fellow -- someone said elsewhere that JQ is just like anyone you'd expect to meet at Walmart and I agree. His gestures and idiomatic speech are way too American, even for a quick study with eidetic memory.
Other than not understanding the reference to "cross your fingers" in Redemption, I've seen almost nothing that suggests that JQ is an alien. When he manages to observe minute details that have been lost on the rest of the team, Jack and Sam should be shaking their heads in wonder ("How does he do THAT?")
Instead, they treat him just like any other guy you'd expect to meet in Walmart.