Stargate SG-1


Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 8/13/99
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  • Episode Description
  • SG-1 arrives at a medieval village and frees Mary, a young woman who has been left outside tied to a stake. Simon, friar of the village and Mary's friend, explains that Mary is a sacrifice for the demon that plagues their village. The Canon chose her when he mistook her illness for an evil possession. When the demon arrives and finds no sacrifice, he promises to destroy the village the next day unless five humans are left for sacrifice. SG-1 recognizes this "demon" and plot to destroy it, but the Canon pronounces SG-1 evil and condemns them to be sacrificed. SG-1 must convince Simon to go against everything he believes in order to save themselves and rid the village of its demon forever.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Carl Binder

  • Laura Mennell


  • David McNally


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Unbelievably bad writing!

    By boldmanuk, Apr 16, 2014

  • Dar Be Demons

    By SFBarbear, Nov 26, 2012

  • A mostly boring episode, but it has its moments.

    By The_Womp, Jan 06, 2007

  • Boring and stupid but some funny moments.

    By lowriderz95s10, May 11, 2007

  • Back to the middle age..

    By Parricida, Feb 15, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Daniel: I think we were wrong about this Goa'uld. He isn't playing God. He's playing the Devil.

    • (the villagers start screaming, and they hear the so-called demon approaching) Jack: Unas? Teal'c: You are correct, O'Neill. The first host of the Goa'uld. Jack: No, no, no, no, no... We killed him. He's dead. Teal'c: We only killed one Unas. Jack: I thought there only was one! Unas - uno, one? Teal'c: They are in fact a species.

    • Jack: (Teal'c has risen after being presumed dead, causing villagers to run screaming) You'd think these folks never saw a guy rise from the dead!

    • Jack: (to a Unas) long you gonna keep this up? The demon bit? Don't get me wrong, it looks like a great gig. You've got the padre in your back pocket, the hours are good, probably get all the chicks.

    • Daniel: Teal'c! You're...alive. Teal'c: It is so. Jack: Way to go, junior!

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    Notes (5)

    • David McNally previously played Hanno in the first season episode "Cor-Ai." He also played Avrid in the Atlantis episode "Epiphany."

    • Director Cameo: Peter DeLuise is the villager shouting "The demon comes!" when the Unas first appears.

    • Don S. Davis does not appear in this episode.

    • Christopher Judge provides the voice of the Unas.

    • Syndication airdate: January 15, 2001.

    Trivia (4)

    • Trivia: This is the first episode in which Teal'c says 'Indeed' as a single sentence.

    • Teal'c's forehead emblem is made of gold (revealed in "Bane"), which is a good conductor of heat. So why would Teal'c not be able to feel the pain of the red-hot poker when it touched his emblem?

    • When discussing the Goa'uld lifecycle previously (in the episode Hathor), Hathor indicated that the Goa'uld combine the prospective host species DNA with Goa'uld DNA in order to produce the resulting larvae. This statement seems slightly inconsistent with the ability of an Unas-Goa'uld to infect a human host. There are, of course, a number of possibilities, especially considering the very limited time during which the Goa'uld infected the Canon.

    • At the end, Carter dials one chevron and then they take out the Goa-uld possessed Canon. Afterward she goes back and one symbol is still lit. Then we hear her clearly dial seven more chevron/symbols. There are only seven chevrons lit up on the Gate and clearly they don't end up in another galaxy.

    Allusions (1)

    • Jack: Or...something.
      Said as Jack tucks his little finger into the corner of his mouth in a very Dr. Evil gesture (from the Austin Powers movie series).

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