It was interesting to see the different way that POWs are treated on earth and with the Sodan. The Sodan warrior refuses to believe that he won't die without his symbiote and remain adamant about not trusting the humans or other Jaffa.
Mitchell is healed also, but only so he can be trained for a battle to the death to avenge the "dead" warrior. It was a little obvious that the guy training him was going to be the one who fought him. I liked it that he was able to become somewhat good at the fighting technique. His work ethic did a lot to impress his trainer, which provided him a reason to trust Mitchell's comments about the Ori who have come to assert their god status with the Sodan. And it explained why he would help Mitchell fake his death but still be able to avenge his brother's blood.
The reason this episode was confusing is that it didn't really seem like it did anything for the overall storyline. Okay, they let the Sodan warrior return home, but how is this going to affect anything unless the Sodan have a way of contacting SG-C. Hopefully they will have an episode where the reason for this one is explained.