Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 19

Crusade

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 03, 2006 on Syfy
8.9
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Using an Ancient communication device, Vala contacts the SGC through Daniel and informs them of what's been happening in the Ori's galaxy.

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  • Vala returns with a couple big whoppers. And in Daniel's body.

    9.0
    Vala returns with a vengeance in a delightful episode that serves as a tense and exciting setup for the big finale to come. Using that ol' device we saw in "Avatar" and "Origin" she takes over Daniel's body (how she figured out how to target a specific person isn't known) and we are treated, or for those of you Vala dislikers "forced into", an hour of full on Vala as she relates her travels in the Ori galaxy. Turns out that he girl's been busy. She's married, pregnant with the Ori's child, and informing our heroes that the Ori fleet is on its way. It's interesting, funny, and dramatic stuff. Vala's return and relating is great, the team's reaction to it priceless (two words: Darth Vader), and the biggest threat our team has faced, well, ever is set to show up in the next episode. It's a spectacular entry in the series and a wonderful setup to the finale, in some parts up there with the tension of "There But For the Grace of God". Two thumbs up from me.moreless
  • What has happened with year in Ori galaxy...

    9.1
    This episode was somehow.. mm.. it was different - not been fighting nor mission - it was mostly and all the time little summary by Vala what she has been doing all that time and her story is quite good. I most say I really started to like her in this episode - maybe because this show her in totally different angle, had much new to offer and the story was fascinating.



    First how she get to the village, how she managed to survive there and oh.. it was so sad when the put her on the burning place again and she had to be there so long. And the ending - she can almost talk herself out of everything...moreless
  • You know you really love a woman when you can see your unborn Oricy in her eyes.

    10
    It’s been months since the last time we heard of Vala; life has go on, beards have been shaved and in a distant part of the Ori home world a pregnant wife tinkering with two communication stones manages to inhabit the body of her one time partner to tell the SG-1 what has she found.



    Daniel/Vala start talking to Cam about her experiences after the super gate blew up, how she met Tomin; a devote Ori follower and kind man who nurse he back to health and made her his wife once she notice her pregnancy. She also tells them about the double life she had to lead as Tomlin’s wife, her job with the resistant movement who failed to stop the Ori crusade and the thousands of ships ready to cross over to their galaxy, as well as Tomlin’s revelation the day she overheard an Ori prior confirm to him that the baby Vala is expecting it’s not his, or any man’s for that matter.



    She is scared but not more than Tomin, as she must now leave by his side all she can do is to trust their friends would do whatever it takes to prevent the invasion, and to trust her husband would believe in her as she is found with the resistance cutting short all communication with SG-1.moreless
  • Great episode...

    9.4
    This episode sets up the season finale in a big way. It also reveals alot about what the Ori are up to. Vala is back but she is in Daniel's body by means of the communication device. She is also in the Ori Galaxy and pregnant with the child of the ori. stargate sg1 has had some pretty cool guest stars in the past but in this episode Michael Ironside guest starred that is just awesome. Vala tells the team that the ori plan to attack with these ships they have a whole bunch of them. The SGC had to give the russians one of their new star ships in exchange to keep the stargate, the way I see it is that thge stargate belonged to the SGC anyway and the russians just stole it. Later...moreless
  • So much Fun

    9.0
    This was a great episode! Its great to have Vala back, she always throws spice in the mix! Through Vala's eyes we get to see how the other side lives. The followers of the Ori are not all evil, there are many kind people like Tomin who truely believe what the Ori are telling them. The the Ori are benevolent and it is the Ancients who will distroy them all. And Vala's pregenecy is a great way to bring her back into the fold. Before she always had her own interests at heart, and the baby and her need to do something is what will make Vala's joining of SG1 believeable.

    Plus Micheal Shanks is a great actor, and it is always fun to watch twists thrown in for him to work with!moreless
Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Daniella Evangelista

Daniella Evangelista

Denya

Guest Star

Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside

Seevis

Guest Star

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Tomin

Guest Star

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala

Recurring Role

Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

Colonel Chekov

Recurring Role

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

Sgt. Siler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the scene when Vala and Tomin are looking at the mirror you can see a crew member with bleach blonde hair and a pink top fixing part of the set out of the bottom of the window.

    • When Mitchell wipes the mirror while shaving and sees Daniel in the reflection, Daniel is smiling with his head upright. When the camera rotates and shows Vala, she is not smiling, and her head is tilted.

    • The shaving cream on Mitchell's face at the beginning of the episode changes position between shots.

    • Mitchell says that Vala's pregnancy is similar to how King Arthur was conceived and born. In reality it isn't even close. King Arthur was concieved after his father, Uther Pendragon met and fell in love with Arthur's mother Igrane. Igrane was married to Gorlois The Duke of Cornwall at the time. Uther went to war against Gorlois and while the Duke was being killed Uther had Merlin cast a spell on him (not Igrane as Mitchell said) to make him look like Gorlois he then entered Tintagel (Gorlois' castle) and seduced Igrane when he left she was pregnant with Arthur.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mitchell: How about you skip ahead a little.
      Vala: Okay. Tomin and I got married,
      Sam: (interrupts) Married?
      Vala: Stay with me, I had no choice. I told you, he was very devout and there is no way he would have slept with me out of wedlock!
      (everybody stares)
      Mitchell: Ookay... Maybe we skipped ahead a little too far.

    • Vala: You know, this water is lovely, but I think Daniel skipped breakfast and I suddenly had a craving for pancakes and ice cream. Double chocolate fudge brownie if memory serves. (all stare at her) Oh, I'll continue while you rustle that up.

    • Landry: We all appreciate the part you played in destroying the enemy beachhead.
      Vala: Don't mention it. By part, I assume you mean lead role.

    • Vala: That's funny, isn't it? Daniel always wanted to get in my pants, and now I'm in his.

    • Vala: By the looks on your faces I can see you're not surprised I had more in common with the village harlot than I did with any of the ladies of the local knitting circle.
      Mitchell: Don't know what you're talking about.

    • Teal'c: You have been impregnated, without copulation.
      Vala: Yes! And I'm absolutely terrified - have any of you ever heard anything like it?
      Mitchell: W-Well.. there is one.
      Teal'c: Darth Vader.
      Vala: Really? How did that turn out?

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Teal'c: Darth Vader.
      Teal'c mentions the Star Wars villain in reference to his immaculate conception, which was explained in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. There, midichlorians, cellular creatures that symbiotically work with humans to control the Force, had in fact conceived him rather than his being born through conventional means.

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