Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 19


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 15, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Knowing the risks why do they insist on surgically removing Ba'al from Adria's head? They have techniques that can remove a symbiote without cutting the host open--like when they beamed the symbiote out of Col. Caldwell on Atlantis or getting the Asgard to use Thor's Hammer.

    • Why didn't they put an Anti-Prior device with Adria in the recovery room?

    • The Sodan cloak device that Vala bets disappears from the table, shortly after Adria appears.

    • Our heroes keep referring to "the symbol for infinity". It has a name - lemniscate - so why not use it. Any more than one refers to "7" as "the symbol for the number after six.

    • As with the previous episode ("Family Ties"), Vala's mission patches are on the wrong shoulders. This only seems to affect her briefing room scenes, including the video message she recorded for herself.

    • As SG-1 enter the Ba'al clone's tent, one of the supposedly dead Jaffa laying on the ground outside can be seen lowering his left arm to his side as he comes into shot.

  • Quotes

    • Adria: Have they abandoned you?
      Vala: I'd rather not talk about it.
      Adria: (telekinetically pushes her back into a chair) I really must know, Mother.
      Vala: You do realize in a traditional mother-daughter relationship, I'm supposed to be the bossy one?

    • Mitchell: (to Ba'al in Adria) He means we're gonna bring in someone a little more reliable. You see, right now you're like a Pinto engine in a '71 Mustang. We're gonna swap you out for a big-block Tokra.

    • Adria: You've made a terrible mistake. Release me now and I will be merciful.
      Ba'al: You're so much more pleasant when you lack the ability to snap my neck with your thoughts.

    • Landry: Ba'al is in Adria.
      Mitchell: Yes, sir. It's the bad-guy equivalent of cordon bleu.

    • Landry: What do we do now.
      Teal'c: Kill them both
      (long pause)
      Mitchell: Hard to argue with that logic, it's a two-fer.

    • Adria/Ba'al: So, have you decided what you intend to do with me.
      Mitchell: Well, we're still weighing our options. Teal'c here had a good idea.
      Adria/Ba'al: I can imagine.
      Teal'c: No. You cannot.

    • Adria/Ba'al: With my knowledge and your… pluckiness, we can accomplish a great deal. Remember how we worked together to locate the Sangraal?
      Teal'c: As I recall, your efforts were not particularly helpful.

    • Landry: Wait. How's Vala?
      Mitchell: Pissed.
      Landry: Somebody gonna fill her in?
      Mitchell: Absolutely, just not us.

    • Vala: So, no IOA? No random map? No television program about dancing with supposed celebrities?
      Daniel: Uh, actually that part was real.
      Vala: How very disturbing.
      Sam: Yeah.

    • (winning a high stakes bet on a game)
      Vala: I guess it's just my lucky day! (she goes to take her winnings and is stopped) I thought this was an honest establishment!?!
      Other Player: It is, that's why it's necessary to have you searched.
      (playing chips fall out of her sleeve)
      Vala: I don't suppose we could call this even?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Vala: After a rather... well nasty dream on which I appeared on a television program where it seemed you had to dance with "supposedly well known personalities" in front of a panel of judges.
      Most likely she was dreaming about being on the TV show Dancing With the Stars. On this show celebrities are paired with professional dancers in a dancing competition.