EP 704 - Orpheus
Season 7 Episode 4
|Original Air Date:||June 27, 2003|
|Written By||Peter DeLuise|
|Directed By:||Peter DeLuise|
|Preceded by:||Fragile Balance|
When on an off world mission, SG-1 are withdrawing the planet when they run into some Jaffa. They dial Earth and are able to get through and shut the iris, but not before one of the Jaffa gets through. The Jaffa shoots Teal'c and before he can do more harm, he is struck down by the Airmen protecting the gate. Teal'c however, isn't too well as he has been shot in the stomach where his Goa'uld symbiote should have been. Teal'c is recovering in the infirmary, and is alive thanks to the tretonin, as if he did have a Goa'uld symbiote he and his symbiote would both have been dead. Fraiser informs him that the Jaffa's blast passed directly through his empty symbiote pouch, doing damage to his spine and Teal'c will have to undergo intense physical therapy to make a complete recovery. Meanwhile, Daniel is nagged by a memory he can't pin down. By now, he has been able to remember everything before he ascended, but nothing about what happened afterwards. To help him remember, Daniel asks Teal'c to help him kelnoreem, hoping that the Jaffa meditation may help him remember. Whilst in a deep state of kelnoreem, Daniel sees Teal'c's son Ry'ac and Bra'tac in what seems like a Goa'uld death camp. He tells the team of this, and Sam surmises that if Bratac's and Ry'ac's capture happened before Daniel retook human form, whatever supply of tretonin that Bra'tac had would be almost depleted by now, and without the Tretonin, Bra'tac would surely die. To help locate the planet they are held in, Teal'c suggests that Rak'nor is braught to the base. Daniel makes some drawings of the area, and Rak'nor recognises the planet as Erebus, currently under the rule of Goa'uld System Lord Ba'al. Erebus is a Jaffa deathcamp used to work any Jaffa that are unwilling to serve the Goa'uld to death. However, he also tells them that the planet is protected by a goa'uld shield much like the Iris which prevents incoming and outgoing travellers.At this point Daniel suddenly remembers being on Erebus in ascended form however, was unable to intefere or help them. Sam finds a coded signal received from Jaffa rebels three months ago, and Daniel identifies it as the code to deactivate the force field protecting the Erebus gate. Carter synthesizes it SG-1 to SG-3 go on an rescue attempt to free Bra'tac and Ry'ac. Once on the planet, SG-1 locate the camp and find Bra'tac and Ry'ac but decide not to do anything till nightfall. Once its night, Teal'c and Rak'nor infiltrate the prison camp, locate Ry'ac and Bratac's tent and administer tretonin to the dying Bra'tac. But while doing so, they're captured by Ba'al's Jaffa. Jack, needing a strategic distraction, has Daniel and Sam teleport up to an unfinished Goa'uld mothership and rig its antigravity platform to blow. Ry'ac and Rak'nor spread word throughout the camp to be ready to fight when the time is right. But Ry'ac is spotted away from his work station and sentenced to die. Teal'c offers himself instead. The prison commander accepts. He is about to execute Teal'c when Carter's device goes off. The Goa'uld ship comes crashing down. Teal'c engages the camp commander in hand to hand combat whilst the rest of the team lay down cover fire. As the prisoners revolt, Bra'tac, his spirit returned, joins the fight and is able to liberate the camp and the prisoners, who then decide to go join the rebels at the Alpha Site.
 General Blooper
- No one ordered the blast door shut, when they were under heavy fire. Proper security measures would have dictated that they close the blast doors. They could have also put the iris up much more quickly and stopped the Jaffa from coming through.
|O'Neill: Don't give me the eyebrow|
|Daniel: So, you believe me too?|
Hammond: The things I've heard sitting in this chair...
|O'Neill: I think we've already established that wouldn't have worked out either. No, it's time for plan B|
Carter: We have a plan B?
O'Neill: No...but it's time for one
|O'Neill: Fraiser says Teal'c needs a little pep talk. I've been practicing in front of a mirror for an hour|
Daniel: Not peppy enough?
O'Neill: Not really
|Sam is telling Daniel about the movie signs|
Carter: So they fly half-way across the galaxy in an highly advanced spaceship, but they don't use their technology to take over the planet. You know what their weakness turned out to be? Water. I mean, if that's true, why go to all the trouble to invade a planet that's two-thirds water? Not to mention the rain
Daniel: Why do you watch those movies if all you're gonna do is cut 'em up?
|Daniel: What's with the uh..|
There are four cups on the bedside tray. Three are empty and the fourth is full of green jello
Teal'c: O'Neill. I believe his offering of colored gelatin was his attempt to sympathize