08.05 Episode 159
Airdate: August 6, 2004
Daniel awakens in a farmhouse on another world where he is recovering from serious injuries. It has been three months since SG-1 first arrived on the planet, and he has only vague recollections of the events that led to his injuries and the destruction of the city. The Rand Protectorate had considered the stargate a museum relic until it had suddenly activated and SG-1 made first contact. Commander Gareth and his aide, Jared Kane, had welcomed them, but SG-1's arrival also sparked the rise of religious fundamentalists who followed a zealot named Soren and who believed their gods would one day return through the gate.
The Rand Protectorate and the Caledonian Federation had been locked in a cold war for decades, but when Soren and his rebels seized control of Rand, he initiated a global war which devastated both nations within days. Both Daniel and Kane had been wounded in the attack, and now Daniel is recovering under the care of Kane's wife, Leda, as SG-1 tries desperately to learn if he is alive. SG-1's attempts to negotiate with Soren fail, but they learn Daniel's fate when an open wormhole allows Daniel to make radio contact with the SGC and to send a message coded with Goa'uld words.
As Soren's rebels execute all nonbelievers throughout the countryside, Kane and a handful of followers return to the farmhouse, and Daniel appeals to Leda to convince her husband to accept the SGC's help to defeat Soren. Four SG teams arrive through the gate and join Kane and his men in a coordinated attack on Soren's bunker. Soren refuses to surrender, and as his command crumbles, he emerges from the bunker to face his attackers alone. Kane fires the single shot that kills Soren, and fear lingers that the madman will be seen as a martyr as the nation faces the long task of rebuilding.
Written by: Damian Kindler
Directed by: Peter F. Woeste
Guest Starring: Amy Sloan as Leda Kane, Timothy Webber as Commander Gareth, Matthew Bennett as Jared Kane, James Kidnie as Soren, Gary Jones as Technician, Richard Side as Guide, Leanne Adachi as Rebel Aide, Preston Cook as Radio Man, Charles Zuckermann as Rebel Soldier
DESTINATIONS & INHABITANTS
NOTES OF INTEREST
- Great Ring of Avidan is the local name of the stargate, first discovered in the Kirellian Wastelands over 150 years ago and believed to be at least several thousand years old. It became the highlight of the antiquities collection at the museum.
- The planet Tegalus is not named until "Ethon."
- The two major powers on the planet, the Rand Protectorate (under Commander Gareth) and the Caledonian Federation (under Minister Treydan), have been locked in a state of cold war for decades.
- History tells of an age when all-powerful gods ruled over the planet, and the Great Ring was supposedly the source of their power. The group of religious fundamentalists led by Soren thinks that all life on the planet was created by ancient gods and that these gods will someday return and reward them for their faith.
- Three months passed from SG-1's first contact to Soren's followers seizing control of the Rand Protectorate.
- Soren renamed the Rand Protectorate "Avidan." The name is from an ancient Goa'uld dialect meaning "the gods are just."
- SG-9 attempted to negotiate with Soren for assistance in locating Daniel. SG-1, SG-3, SG-6, and SG-12 coordinated the attack to retake the bunker.
- Goa'uld language:
- Ring kol nok - strategy
- Keltesh - a well-known Jaffa battle tactic with a flanking attack from two sides
- Daniel... Squirrelly... [O'Neill]
- As soon as I find my keltesh. It looks a lot like my ring kol nok. You know, I lent it to you for Grel-kor Kree-nor Day? [Daniel]
He's changed. [O'Neill]
- Yes, Daniel, I remember exactly where I put it. Any other… thoughts? [O'Neill]
No, just that I hope someone's been feeding my lo assak while I've been away. [Daniel]
FOR THE RECORD
- Sweet: 1
- O'Neill calls Teal'c "T": 1
- Daniel: severe trauma during the bombing including wounds to the face and left arm