FAMILY TIES

10.18 Episode 212
Airdate: June 8, 2007

The SGC receives a video transmission from an affable character whom Vala recognizes as her father, Jacek, a charming con artist. Despite Vala's warning that Jacek is not to be trusted, SG-1 agrees to consider his offer of information about Arkad's attack on Earth in exchange for sanctuary. Jacek provides the location of the naquadah loaded cargo ships intended for the attack, and when his intel checks out and the ships are destroyed, Jacek is granted passage to Earth. Despite his promise to strive for a fresh start, Jacek quickly falls back on his old ways, running one con after another, from phone scams to the sale of genuine stardust over the internet.

Vala wants no part of reconciliation with her father, and she insists that she has discarded her happy memories along with the box of trinkets he would bring her as a child. Her suspicions about Jacek appear to be true when he arranges a clandestine meeting with a Jaffa. His intention all along had been to come to Earth, where one of Arkad's cargo ships was already in position, in order to arrange a deal with Arkad's Jaffa to sell the naquadah for a profit. SG-1 intervenes, however, and reluctantly they accept Jacek's help to locate the cloaked ship and to recover it from Arkad's warriors. What Jacek doesn't know, however, is that SG-1 has a scam of their own.

Near the SGC, SG-1 battles the Jaffa guarding the cloaked cargo ship, allowing Jacek to go aboard. He warns that the ship is rigged, and he bids a gentle farewell to his daughter, offering her a necklace in case he doesn't return, before launching and making off in the ship. However, the ship is a decoy, and the real ship with its cargo of naquadah is secured by SG-1. On a distant world, Jacek is left with lead bars and packing peanuts, but true to his nature, he finds a buyer for them as "Jibbaran virility enhancers." Meanwhile, on Earth, his daughter gently places his necklace in the box full of trinkets that she has kept hidden all these years under her bed.

Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: Peter DeLuise

Guest Starring: Fred Willard as Jacek, Gary Jones as Sergeant Harriman, Bill Dow as Dr. Lee, Lexa Doig as Dr. Lam, Martin Christopher as Major Marks, Fulvio Cecere as Colonel Davidson, Paul Wu as De'vir, Lillianne Dieuique-Lee as Kim, Robin Richardson as Trader, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Doreen Ramus as Hazel

Reference: BC-304, Colonel Davidson, De'vir, Hazel, Jacek, Carolyn Lam, Hank Landry, Kim Landry, Bill Lee, Vala Mal Doran, Major Marks, Odyssey, Sergeant Siler, Subcutaneous Transmitter, Teltac, Te'rak, UTD, Virginia Dialogues


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