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07.04 Episode 136 (#P268)
Airdate: June 27, 2003

SG-1 returns through the stargate under fire, and Teal'c collapses with a gaping staff weapon wound to the abdomen. Although the wound is critical, Teal'c is expected to make a full recovery, however he confesses to O'Neill that his weakness has made him incapable of being the warrior he once was. Meanwhile, Daniel begins to have unsettling flashes of memory which seem to suggest that during his ascension, he had been a helpless witness to the capture and enslavement of Bra'tac and Rya'c on a Goa'uld prison world. SG-1 contacts Rak'nor for help to locate and rescue Teal'c's son and Jaffa master.

Rak'nor identifies Erebus as the likely planet where Jaffa prisoners of Ba'al are worked to death. SG-1 leads a rescue mission to the prison world, and after nightfall, Teal'c and Rak'nor infiltrate the prison camp. Before they are able to make their escape with Bra'tac and Rya'c, however, they are captured by the Jaffa Commander, and tortured. In his weakened state, Teal'c is prepared to give up, and when Rya'c is caught away from his work station and sentenced to die, Teal'c offers to take his son's place. The Jaffa Commander willingly accepts the opportunity to make an example of the shol'va.

O'Neill needs a distraction to effect a rescue, and Carter and Daniel plant explosives to sabotage an anti-gravity dry-dock near the camp. Just as the Jaffa Commander prepares to execute Teal'c, an explosion sends the Goa'uld ship in dry-dock crashing to the ground, and the prisoners organize a revolt, supported by mortar and rifle fire from the SG teams. In hand-to-hand combat, Teal'c kills the Jaffa Commander, and the camp is liberated. O'Neill informs Teal'c that he officially has his mojo back, and both Teal'c and Daniel, having faced their demons, come to accept that their decisions have made them a part of something important.

Written by: Peter DeLuise
Directed by: Peter DeLuise

Guest Starring: Tony Amendola as Bra'tac, Obi Ndefo as Rak'nor, Neil Denis as Rya'c, David Richmond-Peck as Jaffa Commander, Gary Jones as Technician, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Sheri Noel as Physiotherapist

Reference: Ambush of Kresh'taa, Anti-Gravity, Bra'tac, Erebus, Force Field, Jaffa, Kelno'reem, Penhall, Rak'nor, Rebel Jaffa, Rya'c, Shock Grenade, Teal'c, Tretonin, United Alliance of the System Lords, Major Wood


Destinations & Inhabitants


Destinations & Inhabitants

Jaffa Prisoners


  • After Ba'al led the allied fleet against Anubis at Kelowna, his empire expanded further and faster than anyone expected. Ba'al now controls the combined forces of the "United Alliance of the System Lords" against Anubis.
  • According to Greek mythology, Erebus is a place where condemned souls pass as soon as they die. Erebus recently came under the control of Ba'al. It is used for the construction of ha'tak vessels and the purification of the naquadah to build them, using forced labor of Jaffa prisoners of war.
  • When Bra'tac dials the Alpha Site, the address includes the glyphs: 4-5-8-33-25
  • The Ambush of Kresh'taa is the name given to the meeting of the rebel tribes in which 106 warriors were slaughtered leaving only Teal'c and Bra'tac alive [see "The Changeling"].
  • SG-1 was accompanied by SG-2 and SG-3 on the rescue mission to Erebus.
  • "Kek" means both death, and weakness.
  • Daniel translates:
    • Jaffa Hol! Kal vak! Rin nok! ("I do the bidding of Ba'al, shut up...")
    • Kel mar tokeem! Tel mak kree! Meg tal! ("You're poisoned, you're cursed by the wearer of horns, you're sloppy...")
  • Without a symbiote, kelno'reem is unnecessary, and Teal'c has discontinued the practice, although it does make him feel better.


  • O'Neill. I believe his offering of colored gelatin was his attempt to sympathize. [Teal'c]
  • Fraiser says Teal'c needs a little pep talk. I've been practicing in front of a mirror for an hour. [O'Neill]
    Not peppy enough? [Daniel]
    Not really. [O'Neill]
  • Daniel Jackson, for a successful kelno'reem, there is one element required above all others. Silence. [Teal'c]
  • "I do the bidding of Ba'al, shut up..." [Daniel]
    Shut up? [O'Neill]
    Yeah, I'm paraphrasing. [Daniel]
  • It's time for Plan B. [O'Neill]
    We have a Plan B? [Carter]
    No, but it's time for one. [O'Neill]
  • You have had a physical advantage over me for a long time, and yet, I have never lost a sparring match to you. [Bra'tac]
    Because for years, old man, I have let you win. [Teal'c]
  • Colonel O'Neill has officially informed me that I have my "mojo" back. [Teal'c]


  • For crying out loud: 1
  • Injuries:
    • Teal'c: staff weapon wound to the abdomen, striking the symbiote pouch and spine, beaten and whipped
  • Popular Culture References:
    • Signs
      • Why go to all the trouble to invade a planet that's two-thirds water?
    • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
      • Colonel O'Neill has officially informed me that I have my mojo back.
    • 21 Jump Street
      • Airman Penhall