Stargate SG-1

Within the Serpent's Grasp (2)

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 3/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • The Stargate is being shut down by the U.S. government, despite Daniel's warning of an imminent Goa'uld attack on Earth. The SG-1 team, armed to the teeth, defy orders and make an unauthorized trip through the Stargate to what they believe to be the origin of the attack. They find themselves on a Goa'uld Pyramid Ship and discover that Skaara is aboard. Skaara was once the young Abydonian friend to O'Neill, but now is the host body to Klorel, son of Apophis. Is Skaara's human spirit still alive under that fierce exterior or has it been consumed by Klorel? The future of the SG-1 team and of Earth depend on the answer. (To Be Continued...)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • David Warry-Smith

  • Brad Wright

  • James Crocker

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • DO OR DIE!!

    By THEICEFIRE, Feb 10, 2011

  • The first season finale does not disappoint - SG-1 violates orders and go to the co-ordinates Daniel obtained in the alternate reality 'trip'

    By zampognaro, Feb 26, 2009

  • SG-1 violates orders and goes through the gate to head the Goa'uld attack Daniel saw in the alternate reality.

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Aug 30, 2008

  • The Goa'uld strike back.

    By SGC_Marine, Mar 01, 2008

  • All alone in enemy ship...

    By Parricida, Jan 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Jack: (referring to a group of Jaffa) I always get a happy, tingly feeling when I see those guys.

    • Jack: (confronting a Jaffa) Hey! How're ya doing? Ah, seen a bathroom around here?

    • Teal'c: If the coordinates are for a Goa'uld world which is not on the Abydos cartouche, the Goa'uld will most likely not expect us. I believe a medical attack could be successful. Jack: Surgical attack, Teal'c. It's called a surgical attack.

    • Daniel: (staring at a huge floating sphere) Teal'c, What is this? Teal'c: It is a Goa'uld long range visual communication device. Somewhat like your television, only much further advanced. Jack: Ya think it gets Showtime?

    • Daniel: A sarcophagus! Jack: Oh, great. More snake heads.

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    Notes (3)

    • Jack O'Neill's line 'That's bull s**t' will most likely be cut from SciFi airings.

    • The showtime line is left in on the Season 1 DVDs

    • Syndication air date: May 17, 1999.

    Trivia (9)

    • Trivia: First time the Zatnikotel AKA "Zat-gun" is seen.

    • When Jack and Teal'c first go to rescue Skaara, he tries to attack Jack using his handpiece. Teal'c restrains Skaara/Klorel's hands to prevent him from being able to use it. When Jack shoots Skaara/Klorel he no longer has his handpiece. Later in the scene when Klorel goes to communicate with Apophis he is again wearing the handpiece.

    • Trivia: A Goa'uld Ha'tak vessel is capable of hyper-launch and can travel much faster than 10 times the speed of light.

    • Trivia: Peltak: the bridge or control room of the space ship.

    • Trivia: Zat'ni'katel: Goa'uld weapon, known as a "Zat gun" using a different form of energy from a staff weapon. one blast disables with pain, two kills, and three disintegrates.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Jack: Think you could get Showtime?
      The first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 aired on Showtime.

    • Jack: Mmm, Goa'uld TV.
      A homage to Homer Simpson. Richard Dean Anderson is a huge Simpsons fan. Homer's sisters-in-law are great fans of him, as well.

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