03.12 Episode 56
Airdate: October 22, 1999
Martouf arrives at the SGC with word that Jacob Carter has been captured by the Goa'uld System Lord Sokar, and is being held on a moon called Netu which has been transformed into a literal Hell. Martouf and SG-1 plan a rescue, but no one has ever escaped from Netu except Jolinar, and Martouf must use a Tok'ra memory device to access any of Jolinar's memories that might remain in Carter's mind. The team infiltrates the hellish underground prison, and their escape nearly succeeds, until one of the prisoners masterminds a coup, and reveals his true identity: Apophis.
Written by: Sonny Wareham and Daniel Stashower
Directed by: Peter DeLuise
Guest Starring: Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter, JR Bourne as Martouf, William deVry as Aldwin, Bob Dawson as Bynarr, Dion Johnstone as Na'onak, Peter Williams as Apophis, Peter H. Kent as Kintac, David Palffy as Sokar, Daniel Bacon as Technician, Eli Gabay as Jumar, Tanya Reid as Jolinar, Christine Kennedy as Young Carter, Dillon Moen as Charlie
Memory Recall Device,
- Sokar's forces are ten times larger than expected and he is prepared to launch an attack against six key System Lords, a vulnerable target due to the chaotic disorganization of Goa'uld feudal rule. He is strong enough to succeed, which could result in Sokar becoming the dominant power with an army large enough to rule the galaxy.
- Netu, the moon orbiting Sokar's home planet of Delmak, was once an industrialized colony of Delmak. It takes its name from the book of Am-Taut which describes the ancient Egyptian "other world" regions, usually as dark pits of fire, home to monsters and the damned. Sokar used toxins in the atmosphere and explosions to release the molten core to transform the environment of Netu to match the description of Hell.
- Because there is no stargate on Netu, SG-1 must gate to the planet Vorash, take a teltac to Netu, and arrive in descent pods.
- A teltac is a Goa'uld cargo ship which Teal'c can fly with great proficiency.
- Na'onak is First Prime to Bynarr, Lord of Netu and Sokar's appointed leader.
- The memory device used on SG-1 by Hathor is indeed Tok'ra technology which can be adjusted for different settings of sensory responses.
- Using the memory device, Carter recalls her mother's death when she was a teenager.
- The transportation rings work like stargates, transmitting a matter stream over shorter distances. Each ring mechanism has sensors that can locate other rings and detect the coordinates to make a connection.
- You said "Hell," right? [Daniel]
Well, I'm going to end up there sooner or later. Might as well check out the neighborhood, huh? [O'Neill]
- Now, see, that puts me in a position to be surprised. [O'Neill]
- Well, at least it's a dry heat. [O'Neill]
- The smells keep getting better and better, don't they? [O'Neill]
- Are you crazy? [Jacob]
- O'Neill: struck down by a ribbon device
- Popular Culture References:
- The Wizard of Oz
- Well, certainly not Emerald City.
- We're people of little consequence. Pay no attention to us.