Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 1

Flesh and Blood

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 14, 2006 on Syfy
9.3
out of 10
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445 votes
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As the Ori gain power with their invasion of Chulak, Vala's daughter Adria ages years in a matter of hours and the secret of her conception is revealed.

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  • It is nice to finally see some form of physical person to represent the ori other then the stone cold killers known as the pryers, and in this episode they diliver big timemoreless

    10
    Tho all things are not 100% clear, this episode returns things back to a WTF state... which is nice, tho i still would love some clearity of when/if "arthur" is going to come save all of them, and wheather or not they will find the "holy grail".... personally i would have loved alittle more talk about alot of the stuff from the past episode, but honestly i think it would have taken from the joys that this episode did add to the begining of this the 10th season. the basic premise to this episode is that 2 ships survived the massicure that happened in the last episode, and heres a big shocker, no one on SG-1 died... wow... sorry to spoil that for you who haven't seen the episode, but other then that, this was a good episode.moreless
  • The episode was really awesome, and everything had some revealing things in play to that.

    10
    This episode was very interesting and it really kept in line. The most important thing I realized was how good it was for a begining series episode. That was just really good for being so many seasons and the first episode, if you know what I mean of course.

    I really like the theme and how mysterious it is. This was very satisfing, and always kept you up and ready. I would reccomend this show to any person who loved Sci-Fi shows as in Star Trek. This was absolutely amazing and always kept you caught up with it. Nice Work!moreless
  • This is the way to start a season.

    10
    After the ending we all received in season 9 we all felt like, holy crap what the hell happened. Thus having waited months now the new season starts and with a big bang I may add. This is one of thoes episodes that gives way for the rest to be built. As a season starter it was more like a torch to wood than a lighter to a cigarette. This was perfecto, excellent and pivital to the rest of the season. It shows you the true power of the Ori and how determined they are to concur us all. It also shows how they are amost as the goauld with superior technology and power, as well as how they wish to dominate this galaxy. I belive this is one of the best episodes in a while (since Jack left) and it's only gonna get better.moreless
  • A great start to a record-breaking season!

    8.0
    I was slightly worried that the record-setting tenth season would start on a low note, especially since I found the next step in the plot arc somewhat easy to predict. Those who remember my review for the ninth season finale will recall that I had the purpose of Vala’s child worked out before the episode was over. The promise, I thought, was in the execution of the next season arc and how the seeming overpowering nature of the Ori fleet would be handled.



    I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the premiere dealt with everything I wanted it to address, and managed to do so without too many plot conveniences along the way. Most of those issues came up as each team member was revealed to be alive and ready for rescue. The road to rescue was sometimes fraught with peril, but it was also a foregone conclusion.



    The far more interesting part of the story was the reaction to the Ori threat. I was a little worried about how Mitchell would come across, since he was the new guy last season and could have been played up again this time around to overcome the lingering resistance to his inclusion. The character felt very natural in the story, as though the writers took some time over the hiatus to pin down the character once and for all. Time will tell, of course, but it never occurred to me that O’Neill wasn’t there.



    Much of the time is spent on the Ori incursion and the fall of Chulak, which throws the status quo of the Stargate universe into a very nasty direction. I would have liked to have seen the evolution of the Jaffa Nation, but in a way, this is a logical step for Adria to take. The Jaffa are a massive power in the universe at large, and eliminating or subverting that power goes a long way towards crushing resistance. And it forces the Jaffa into a position of underground resistance again, which is something they know far better than self-determination.



    So the situation is getting worse in the Milky Way, with the Ori establishing a nice beachhead and the Jaffa under the gun. Earth has also lost a lot of ships, and it seems like some new solution needs to be found. (Cue Merlin’s weapon from the ninth season.) This gives those annoying nits from the Lucien Alliance a lot of room to maneuver, though I imagine that they will ultimately realize that the Ori will demand their obedience just as stridently.



    One thing I find very interesting is the possibility that the Ori are not the totality of the problem. Orlin told the SGC that the Ori steal the life energy from their followers and wish to destroy the Ancients for driving them out. Adria has a very different point of view. Adria claims that the Ori are the ones being targeted because they wanted to stop the Ancients from stealing the life energies of the human beings in the Milky Way. In fact, Adria claims that human life was created to serve the Ancients in this fashion.



    Clearly the Ori are wrong in what they do, but it may be that they have a valid point. What if the Ancients are just as bad as the Ori? What if defending the Ancients is the wrong move? I see shades of the Vorlons and Shadows from “Babylon 5”. When Daniel mentioned that they need to learn more about how this whole “ascension” thing works, I wondered if the solution to the Ori might ultimately be a solution to the Ancients as well. And wouldn’t that factor into “Stargate: Atlantis” in interesting ways?



    Much like the ninth season in general, I found that the Ori arc has revitalized my interest in the series, which was struggling for a few seasons before changes were forced to occur. I think that the new elements give the writers a lot of ground to cover and explore, and it doesn’t have to be a retread of everything that happened during the Goa’uld arc. I like how Vala has evolved over time (Claudia was gorgeous in that outfit!), and Adria should give the Ori threat a sense of focus in terms of storytelling. All in all, I’m very pleased with how this season has started out!



    (As a sidenote: I also have a podcast associated with my various reviews called “Dispatches from Tuzenor”. Future episodes will highlight “Stargate SG-1”, so it might be something of interest . Go to http://entil2001.libsyn.com if you want to listen!)

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  • Well Stargate fans here we learn about the aftermath of the battle at the supergate and what happend to our favorite heroes.

    9.9
    (This is my first review, I apologize for any errors I make)

    Here we go into the ending of the battle.. the ori going "nahanahnaha we kick butt!!!" Carter running out of air.. one of earth X-304s destroyed and the Lucian Alliance ships servily damaged. Now we have found out Carter is running out of air, Cameron Mitchell knocked out, Daniel thought to be destroyed on the Russian x-304, teal'c now prisoner of the Lucian Alliance. As they attempt to restore power on the Daedalus, the Lucian Alliance start thinking that it was a trap to deceive them. Since main power is barely on, the beam technology is out of order thus Carter is slowly running out of air, Mitchell devises a plan to basicly "scoop" her up with the Daedalus launch bay, plan works, Now though with the Lucian Alliance asking for the surrender of the Daedalus they are now in a new predictimant, but alas they are as powerless as a rock in water. Now we turn to Vala and Daniel, Vala gives birth to her baby which turns out to be a girl, they then take her away for "special reasons" and Vala is depressed because she cannot hold her baby. Within a few hours we find out she has been genetically engineer to grow alot faster, she is now about 7 years old. She is also given a name, named after vala's mother (I cannot spell it sorry). After Vala and her daughter have a talk Vala comes back to her quarters , in which we find Daniel. Apparently Daniel has stowed away on the ori ship using the ring technology, it also has been found out that the Russian ship was going to send a nuke through with the ring technology to one of the ori ships. While Daniel and Vala talk we find out more about the reason of vala's daughter, it was to cross the threshold so the ori could enter our universe without having the ancients interfere with their conquering plans. Now they have dropped out of hyperspace and have landed on a planet.. immediately Daniel knows where they are, they are on chulak. Now on the Daedalus, Bratac has come in and saved the day with 5 ha'tak class ships, destroying the Lucian Alliance ship. They have found out the ori have landed on chulak, for a moment they had no idea why they would go there of all places, but Sam suggest because it is where the first uprising of the Jaffa happened against the Goa'uld, thus the ori are trying to destroy the seed that threatens them. Now three ha’tak ships have droped out of hyperspace above chulak going with a plan that will hopefully destroy the ori ships, they plan to drop an explosive sphere into the ori ships using the ring technology. While they are planning that Daniel and Vala try to kidnap her kid, unfortunaly her Ori following husband stops them and in the process of arguing he shoots vala. After beaming aboard the explosive device, it doesn’t work. Bratac decides to ram the ori ship, while SG-1 tries to talk sense into him, the Daedalus drops out of hyperspace and beams them aboard. Back on the planet while the child is healing Vala, Daniel is able to stun the child and the ori following husband. In the process they are beamed aboard the Daedalus. Now they high tail it out of there before the ori can destroy them.. In hyperspace they are now talking about the Goa’uld, to when they first went through the Stargate and found themselves vastly outnumbered, outgunned, and way behind in technology. Cameron says they must come up with a new plan if they want to defeat the Ori… “A damn good plan”

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Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Tomin

Guest Star

Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Ferland

Adria at age 7

Guest Star

Brenna O'Brien

Brenna O'Brien

Adria at age 12

Guest Star

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Bra'tac

Recurring Role

Eric Steinberg

Eric Steinberg

Netan

Recurring Role

Matthew Glave

Matthew Glave

Colonel Emerson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Mitchell wakes up after hearing Sam, the ship's power systems and engines are dead. But if he had left the Korolev as it was destroyed, the force of the blast would've sent him hurtling through space. There's nothing that would have stopped the ship from moving after the blast without damaging it severely.

    • Trivia: The Jaffa have came up with a name for the Supergate, the Chappa'ko

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Mitchell: So we're outmatched in manpower, firepower and technology. Do we have any sort of battle strategy, or are we just planning on dropping out of hyperspace and getting our asses kicked again?

    • Mitchell: I'm not saying we should give up. I'll fight to my dying breath. I just think we need a new plan. A damn good one.

    • Adria: You choose to take the word of an Ancient over your daughter. What have the Ancients done to earn your trust?
      Vala: About as much as you.

    • Emerson: (talking to Teal'c onscreen) We've been able to ring aboard a few survivors, but our life-support's already overtaxed. Any chance you can take on a few people? (a firefight breaks out behind Teal'c) I'll take that as a no.

    • Vala (talking about Adria): Oh, she's been genetically altered. She'll be a fully grown figurehead in a day or so. If she takes after her mother, she'll have a pretty good figure too.
      Daniel: This is bad.
      Vala: You're telling me. Origin is about to become a lot more appealing to the males of this galaxy.

    • Vala (to Daniel): You know I never thought I'd agree with my father but now I'm starting to remember about how he used to go on about "you nurture them and then you raise them, and you teach them the best that you can, and then all they do is break your heart." I always assumed that his experience was just tainted by me.

    • Emerson: How's it going?
      Mitchell: We're just about to test the beaming capabilities.
      (a pile of goop beams in)
      Emerson: Hmm... what is that?
      Mitchell: It was supposed to be... a sandwich.

    • Mitchell: I was going to say no sweat, but there was definitely sweat involved. In Kvasir's case, I think it was perspiration.

    • Landry: As usual, the IOA is wasting their breath. You know, if I had the salaries they pay those idiots blowhard politicians put into my budget... I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?

    • Vala: And as your mother, you will listen to me, young lady. There will be no leading of these ships and armies on a mass-murdering crusade. Or else.

    • Vala: She wanted me to give her a name
      Daniel: And?
      Vala: Adria. Told her it was my mother's
      Daniel: Not?
      Vala: Step-mother. Witch of a woman.
      Daniel: The more I get to know you, the more I understand.
      Vala: What?
      Daniel: Nothing.

    • Sam: The sublight engines don't have much control. If you hit me even at minimum velocity...
      Mitchell: I am not going to hit you. (under his breath) Not on purpose.

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mitchell: Yeah, some days you get lucky.
      Ben Browder said the same line as John Crichton on the Farscape episode "Till the Blood Runs Clear."

    • Adria
      In our world, Adria was originally the Celtic town of Adria, alluding again to the Celtic/British mythology of this season and the previous one.

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