Stargate SG-1

Season 1 Episode 12

Bloodlines

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 1997 on Syfy
8.4
out of 10
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Teal'c reveals that he has a son who is due to receive a Goa'uld larva, and asks the team to help him save his child.

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  • 100 years Younger

    8.0
    Teal'c means to stop the ceremony that will turn his son into a slave my being impregnated by a Gao'uld. The SG team heads bake to Chulak in hopes of freeing Teal'cs family and find there is a small group of Jaffa' that are starting to resist the Gao'uld ruler. Enter Bra'tac, a Jaffa Master and high ranking warrior. someone we will see much more of in the future.



    As you can tell this is a Teal'c centered episode written to build and flesh out the character and give him some balance and meaningmoreless
  • MASTERPIECE EPISODE!

    6.5
    Hailed by me as a masterpiece episode. Bloodlines is a story of the aftermath events which happened to Teal'c's wife and son. It's a moral quaqmire for Teal'c as he races with the rest of SG-1 and his Jaffa master Bratac's help to stop the inplantation ceremony which will give Teal'c's son a Goa'uld larva. With sweeping scope, action and raw power the defiant Teal'c pursues a devastating and unforgettable tale of his quest for sanity and his son's safety amidst the chaos. Bloodlines is a powerful and charismatic episode pushed over the edge of barbarism that I Tracey K. Nameth call "pure terror and brutality."moreless
  • Teal'c has a son....

    3.0
    Teal'c asks to go and save his son which is going to be implanted with a goa'uld symbiote. I really don't like Teal'c story lines. His son is really annoying and he's such a little baby, not to mention a bad actor in the first place. It's nice to know Teal'c actually has feelings, but I still don't like his story lines. It teaches us more about the goa'uld and the jaffa, which is good but I wish they did it in a defferent way. Anyways, boreing episode, annoying story, and just not one of the best I've seen of Stargate.moreless
  • Teal'c has a family back on Chulak - a wife and a small boy that is about to be implanted with a symbiote ... but not if Teal'c has anything to say about it.moreless

    8.5
    For the first time we find out that Teal'c has a family, back on Chulak. Apparently he hadn't told anyone, for fear of not being trusted by the Tao'ri (aka earthlings) (Personally - I felt that the writers added this to the storyline afterwards, and then came up with a random excuse on why we weren't told about his family before).

    After much discussion, the team goes back to Chulak to try and forbid the implantation ceremony that is about to happen to Teal'c's son - Rya'c.

    They probably forgot to mention to Teal'c, that since he left Apophis, he has been branded as a traitor, his home has been torched and his family being kicked out of the community, so to speak.

    In the process, he only has one person he can trust on the planet - Bra'tac, the 133 year old former teacher. Even his wife (who his super hot, btw) is against him, and planned on and was hoping for the implantation to occur, so they could be allowed back in the community. Shamefully, she also had told their son that Teal'c had been killed.

    These are just tiny obstacles for our team and our Jaffa warrior, as he manages to free his son and stop the implantation. Unfortunately things go awry, as we find out that his son is dying, and would need a symbiote to cure him of his diseases.

    In a heroic act of fatherly altruism, Teal'c donates his symbiote, to spare his son's life, knowing full well that he would die soon without one.

    Of course he doesn't die, because in the parallel story, Sam and Daniel have found an aquarium, for lack of a better word, full of symbiote larvae and they come just in time to save Teal'c's life.

    Another great episode where we find out a bit more about the history of one of the main characters. Yet, they manage to evolve the storyline, as a very important character is revealed for the first time - Bra'tac.moreless
  • Teal'c attempts to rescue his son, and we are introduced to everyone's favorite Jaffa Master.

    10
    General Hammond is torn when he learns that Teal'c left a family behind on Chulak. He decides to authorize a rescue mission to bring back Teal'c's family. The mission serves a dual purpose as Daniel and Carter split off to attempt to retrieve a symbiote for study. This is where we see a little of Daniel's darker side, when he succumbs to temptation and shoots the remaining symbiotes, who are helpless in their container. However, the best part of this whole episode is the introduction of Tony Amendola as Master Bra'tac. The conversations between Jack and Bra'tac are almost always good for a laugh as Bra'tac misinterprets the various euphemisms used by Jack. All in all a very fun episode.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Drey'auc

Guest Star

Bob Wilde

Bob Wilde

Priest

Guest Star

Brian Jensen

Brian Jensen

Head Priest

Guest Star

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Bra'tac

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Neil Denis

Neil Denis

Rya'c

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Where did the SGC get the Jaffa priests' robes? It seems unlikely that any tailor could reproduce them that exactly with only a description from Teal'c, no matter how detailed, without at least one photograph.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Sam: Daniel, what are you thinking?
      Daniel: Just that every single one of these infant Goa'ulds will one day take a human life, and all I have to do is...
      Sam: If we kill them when they're as vulnerable as they are right now, we'd be not better than the Goa'uld. Let's go.
      (turns and shoots the infant Goa'uld)

    • Sam: What will you do? When the priests come to, they'll tell Apophis that you betrayed them.
      Bra'tac: I suppose, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

    • Bra'tac: Not bad for a man of 133.
      Jack: Not bad at all.

    • Jack: All right, here's the plan.
      Bra'tac: You will do as I say.
      Jack: Right.

    • (preparing to grab a Goa'uld symbiote out of a tank)
      Sam: Okay, we can do this.
      Daniel: I'm ready.
      Sam: Okay. On three. One, two, three.
      (Sam doesn't put her hand in)
      Daniel: Okay, on four.
      Sam: Four.

    • (sneaking into a Jaffa temple)
      Daniel: Bingo. Goa'uld larva.
      Sam: Here in the open like this, no guards?
      Daniel: Well, who on Chulak needs to steal one?
      Sam: We do.
      Daniel: Right.

    • Bra'tac: Teal'c tells me your world is without gods. Difficult to imagine.
      Jack: Well it's not without gods. A lot of people believe there's a God. Not everyone believes in the same God, the same way but...let's just say nobody believes in anyone with glowing eyes and a snake in his head.
      Bra'tac: Then you serve no one?
      Jack: I serve the SGC under a General Hammond.
      Bra'tac: So this Hammond is...?
      Jack: Just a man. A very good...very bald man. From Texas.

    • Jack: Well, we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
      Bra'tac: No. The bridge is too well guarded.
      Jack: No, actually there, I was using a cliché that...

    • Bra'tac: You choose your friends well, Teal'c. Though were I a hundred years younger, it might not have been quite so easy.
      Jack: You're over a hundred years old? God, I'm sorry.
      Bra'tac: (throwing Jack) A hundred and thirty three.
      Jack: You must work out.

    • Bra'tac: (looking at Daniel) And you? A warrior of great skill and cunning? I could snap you like kindling! How could you bring these hash'ack with you?
      Jack: Hey! Hey! Hey! Who you calling a hassock? What's a hassock?
      Bra'tac: You challenge me, hash'ack?
      Jack: Ah, no. I don't think we came to fight you.
      Bra'tac: A shame.

    • Hammond: How many of these other Jaffa can you be sure of?
      Jack: We're pretty sure of at least... one guy.
      Hammond: One?
      Daniel: Yes, and, and where there's one there has to be more than...one.
      Hammond: Oh absolutely.

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