Stargate SG-1

Abyss

Season 6, Ep 6, Aired 7/19/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack is captured by a Goa'uld named Ba'al after a mission led by his symbiote goes wrong. His only chance of redemption lies in the hands of Daniel.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Christopher Judge

    Teal'c

  • Corin Nemec

    Jonas Quinn

  • Brad Wright

  • Martin Wood

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • This episode was a very powerful one, especially between the friendship of Jack and Daniel

    By rick7313, Jul 26, 2005

  • One of the top episodes in the series - beautifully shot, fantastic writing, wonderful acting. Can't miss this episode!

    By KseniaNZ, Dec 04, 2005

  • phenominal episode...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 04, 2007

  • Jack and Daniel together again!

    By beckylarae, Sep 17, 2007

  • Illusions and realities

    By Parricida, Mar 30, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Ba'al: Death will only offer a temporary escape. I can revive you again and again, a thousand times if need be. Only once you have told me everything I ask will you be allowed to die... one last time.

    • Jack: Why don't you stick around for a while? Daniel: I can't, really. Jack: Just did. Daniel: Special occasion. Jack: Christmas? Daniel: No. Jack: Groundhog Day?

    • Ba'al: I am Ba'al. Jack: That's it? Just... "ball"? As in "bocce"?

    • Jack: Yeah, well, you know what it's like, coming back from the dead. Takes a while to get the color back in the cheeks.

    • Ba'al: Do you not know the pain you will suffer for this impudence? Jack: I don't know the meaning of the word. Seriously, "impudence," what does that mean?

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    Notes (2)

    • Michael Shanks is billed as Special Guest.

    • Syndication airdate: November 2, 2003.

    Trivia (3)

    • After being revived after Ba'al finally believed that O'Neil did not remember anything, the lefthand (from our point of view) sword in Jack's cell doesn't turn all the way when the gravity shifts but is left slightly crooked.

    • The artificial gravity fields pull on O'Neill but not the guards. Ba'al releases the daggers from farther back than where the guards were standing and they were also attracted so it cannot be a matter of distance. It might be an anti gravity device but then that would just raise more problems.

    • In the first scene where O'Neill is seen in the sarcophagus, in the long shot his shirt is not torn (as it should be) but after the shadowy shot of Ba'al, we go in closer. The two knife holes from his first torture are clearly seen, which won't happen until the next scene.

    Allusions (1)

    • Jack: Groundhog Day? Groundhog Day is a movie from 1993 starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. In the movie Bill Murray's character is stuck in a small town and relives the same day, Groundhog Day, over and over again. Even though he kills himself repeatedly he always finds himself physically unharmed when the day starts again.

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    • polsixe Jul 22, 2014

      Was this the first appearance of Ba'al ? He lasted until the final episode and had some fun as the villain.

    • ramdom Feb 25, 2014

      This episode is interesting in that it showcases all the things that Daniel Jackson is about and why the character is regarded so highly. It also showcases the talents of the others but they are supporting to the main act. O'Neill is reluctant to the embrace the Tok'Ra philosopy (as Jacob Carter did) as well as the ascension philosophy (as Daniel Jackson did) but his strength of loyalty is so strong that it forces atypical behaviour from the Tok'Ra symbiote.

    • ramdom Feb 25, 2014

      It's interesting that initially Hammond puts down the Tok'Ra for their attitude of not caring about people left behind (as much as the USAF) but it was Jack's subconscious thinking about not leaving the slave girl behind that got him into the mess with Ba'al in the first place.