[After that scene when Sam asks Jack “What about you, if things were different,” and he says “I wouldn’t be here”, me and my sister waited a beat, and then both went “But what does that mean?!” 3 years later and I’m still not too sure.]
actually, I have the same problem. i always thought that it could mean
a) things were different - meaning not being as crazy in love with you as i am, i would have retired years ago - so i wouldn’t be here, because i stayed for you
b) or he could’ve meant, if i really thought we could have had a chance, i would have retired so we could have been together… but i didn’t and i won’t, so i’m still here.
however, here sad look may mean that it’s something like the second one. she is not exactly pleased with his answer. oh, i hate o’neill being all cryptic. especially when it comes to sam! grow a pair for god’s sake!
so, you see haven’t got the slightest. anyone ideas?