Stargate SG-1

Orpheus

Season 7, Ep 4, Aired 6/27/03
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  • Episode Description
  • A Jaffa-centric episode, and it's not a good day for the ones who like the Tauri. Teal'c's son Rya'c and Bra'tac are prisoners at a Jaffa death camp. SG-1, however, will not let their friends meet a lethal end and are determined to rescue them. Along the way, Teal'c becomes a prisoner and his fate looks very precarious.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge

    Teal'c

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Neil Denis

    Rya'c

  • Tony Amendola

    Bra'tac

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 19, 2007

  • Really good Teal'c episode.

    By Parricida, Apr 03, 2008

  • action and a great shoot out

    By loveroneil, Sep 04, 2008

  • Very good episode with a slight glitch

    By rezkiyn, Nov 04, 2007

  • this one was really good it dealt with Teal'c's lack of Junior and how he was feeling about it. He feels that he less effective without it. But when Daniel and he get to conparing dreams and lack of Daniel realizes that he knows about Rya'c and Bra

    By okeydokeythen, Mar 25, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jack: Fraiser says you're ready for duty now. Is that true? Teal'c: I have been dishonest with you. Jack: Oh? Teal'c: It is unacceptable. All Jaffa children know this without being told. They are born with the knowledge! It will not be tolerated. Jack: What? Teal'c: Kek! Daniel: Death... Death? You mean death? Teal'c: Weakness! We use one word for both, for if one is weak, one may as well be dead.

    • Jack: (to Teal'c) Don't give me the eyebrow...

    • Daniel: So you believe me too? Hammond: The things I've heard sitting in this chair...

    • Bra'tac: You have had a physical advantage over me for years, but I have never lost a sparring match to you. Teal'c: That is because for years, old man, I have let you win.

    • Teal'c: Colonel O'Neill has officially informed me that I have my "mojo" back.

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    Notes (2)

    • Syndication air date: October 2, 2004.

    • The name of the soldier O'Neill switches weapons with, Penhall, is another inside-joke from director Peter DeLuise. The episode was written and directed by Peter DeLuise, who played Penhall on 21 Jump Street.

    Trivia (4)

    • When the SGC opens the wormhole to the prison planet and send the shield deactivation signal through, the Jaffa on the other side immediately ready their weapons. Why would they do that? As far as they know, only permitted personnel has the deactivation code.

    • When Teal'c is first shown in the infirmary, he has four sensors attached to his upper chest. However, in the following scene when Daniel is talking to him, he only has three.

    • No one orders the blast doors closed to protect the control room while there was heavy fire (and a Jaffa) coming out of the Stargate.

    • Why didn't the SGC command close the iris after Teal'c came through? They had plenty of time to do it.

    Allusions (4)

    • Daniel: According to Greek mythology, Erebus is a place where condemned souls pass as soon as they die. Originally, Erebus was the son of the god Chaos and represented darkness and shadow. Eventually, the name came to symbolize the first level of the underworld; the dead would be ferried by Charon from Erebus across the river Acheron to Tartarus, the depths of the underworld.

    • Title: In the Greek myth, after Eurydice died, Orpheus went to the underworld to convince Hades to allow him to bring Eurydice back to the world of the living. Hades agreed, on the condition that Orpheus, as he led Eurydice back to the surface, could not look back at her. But as Orpheus reached the surface, he glanced back--and lost Eurydice forever.

    • Sam: You know what their weakness turned out to be? Water! Referring to M. Night Shyamalan's movie Signs, and meta-joking on the scientific accuracies...which Stargate itself is occasionally known for getting less than perfect.

    • Jack: If he's really lost his mojo...
      Referring to Austin Powers in general, but probably Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me specifically, since that's the movie where Austin gets his mojo stolen.

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