"Daniel Jackson was the awesome, kickbutt archaeologist who died multiple times waaay before River Song. Plus he's cuter, and is the very definition of humility. Daniel > River <----- Soooooo true, but don't forget Jonas!
Daniel is left to stall for time when the Team's damaged Tel'tak is hailed by a passing Goa'uld. AKA Stargate Lesson How NOT to fool enemy aliens or the detrimental effects of exposure to O'Neill-ian humor.