Stargate SG-1

Maternal Instinct

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 2/25/00
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  • Episode Description
  • SG-1 journeys to Kheb to locate the Harcesis child.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Peter F. Woeste

  • Steve Bacic

    Major James Coburn

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • A very important episode.

    By lowriderz95s10, Nov 12, 2007

  • SG-1 goes after the Harcesis...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 05, 2008

  • The start of important storyline

    By Parricida, Mar 12, 2008

  • Meet the assended beings....

    By farscapefanuk, Mar 19, 2007

  • Average for Stargate, but still great, with lots of humour and dramatic sequences throughout.

    By The_Womp, Feb 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Daniel: The monk is just someone who has taken up curatorship. Jack: Kind of a janitor? Daniel: More of a guide... Jack: An usher? Daniel: It doesn't matter.

    • Monk: Those who seek oneness, find all that they seek. Daniel: I think this is gonna take a while. Jack: (sarcastic) Really? What gives you that idea?

    • Bra'tac: I believe he wishes us to take off our boots. Jack: Yeah, look uh, we've been walking a ways today... Monk: (interrupts) Your journey has only begun. Jack: Yeah, I'm just saying I think I'm doing us all a big favor by keeping these babies on.

    • (examining the dead Jaffa) Sam: This is really weird. These bodies are burnt to a crisp, yet nothing around them has even been touched. It's almost as if lightning struck them. Jack: Or maybe some kind of... Teal'c: I have never before seen a weapon that could do such a thing. Jack: ...weapon.

    • Jack: He could teach me how to light candles and move stuff around by... thinking? Monk: I cannot teach you what you already know. Jack: Oh, I don’t think I know as much as you think I know.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the first appearance of Oma Desala, and the first appearance of an ascended being.

    • Syndication airdate: May 7, 2001.

    Trivia (4)

    • When Bra'tac's new apprentice dies in the infirmary all the machines he's hooked up to, including a heart monitor continue as if he were still alive. If he had truly died several alarms would have sounded.

    • When Daniel tells Jack and the others to put down their weapons Teal'c and Bratac's staff weapons close, but no sound is heard.

    • When the Jaffa are entering the temple area on Kheb, Teal'c and Bratac's staff weapons can be heard making the opening sound, but Bratac's doesn't open.

    • When they first enter the forest on Kheb (about ten minutes into the episode) a paved road can clearly be seen in the forest background.

    Allusions (3)

    • Character name: Major James Coburn James Coburn was an actor who starred in numerous westerns, as well as many other roles.

    • Jack: Oh, slow down there, Grasshopper.
      Referencing the TV series Kung Fu (1972-75, ABC) in which the Young Caine is often called "Grasshopper" (an affectionate nickname) by the blind Master Po at the Shaolin Temple. The set here is the temple which resembles a Buddhist temple.

    • Event: chained lightning strike The chain lightning that takes out the double column of Jaffa at the temple bears a resemblance to the lightning that killed the Nazis at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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