Stargate SG-1

Season 3 Episode 12

Jolinar's Memories (1)

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 1999 on Syfy
8.9
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256 votes
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The Tok'ra come to Earth and tell Sam that her dad has been captured and is being held prisoner by Sokar on a planet Earth people would describe as hell. The team decides to go rescue him and takes a cargo ship to the planet because there is no stargate there. Due to the thick atmosphere Jack, Daniel, Sam, and Martouf take descent pods down to the surface while Teal'c stays in the ship to keep it in orbit around the planet. The team must locate Jacob and find a way to escape the planet. Since Jolinar has escaped from there before it is possible, if only Sam could remember how...moreless

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  • The Tok'ra need our help...

    9.5
    Excellent episode, with the quintessential teamwork that makes SG-1 so much fun to watch. The "hell" planet was an extremely interesting set-piece and it was cool to see Sokar again. As I have mentioned before Jacob is my second favorite regular guest star, after Bra'tac and as usual his performance doesn't disappointed despite his lines being somewhat limited. The highlight of the episode was the end of the episode(last chance to avoid this spoiler), where Apophis reveals himself and begins his return to power among the system lords. As usual Jack's humor was great and easy to relate to. I love his frustration with the way the Tok'ra do business. It is also important to mention that this episode sees a very spirited performance out of Maj Carter.moreless
  • Return of Apophis

    8.5
    There is no way away from this guy and it is not so easy to kill him, looks. But that is not the main story. That is just a cliffhanger where it gets in the end. The way the story starts.. I was so happy to see Martouf again and hoped another great Tok'ra episode again but the reason of their return is quite sad and the mission they take - insane but logical - they are ready to do that.



    And the way the past of Martouf and Jolindar is brought in and that influences the storyline - I enjoyed it so much. As previous episode was very emotional, then was this too and it was great.moreless
  • good start to a two-parter...

    9.0
    The team, along with the Tok'ra that loves Jolinar (I forgot his name), goes to a planet that is basically hell and is under Sokar's control. They plan to rescue Selmac, which was taken there, by using Jolinar's memories. This part of the episode was boreing. Basically, we just saw a few of Sam's memories and it helped develop her character a bit. Unfortunately, Sam didn't remember anything useful. They get taken down to the planet and meet someone Sam remembers helped Jolinar, but it wasn't how she remembered. Anyways, it was a good start to a great two-parter. I loved the idea of a planet that resembled hell. Overall, origonal, interesting, good episode.moreless
  • What a cliffhanger.

    9.6
    This episode starts with the shocking news that Jacob is in hell. This is a great episode for so many reasons. First off it had some great humor with the hell jokes and character moments in the cargo ship. The effects are awesome and it did not surprise me to find that this was one of the most expensive episodes in the show's run. Sokar was one of my favorite Goa’uld and love the way David Palfy played him and Anubis. He made Sokar look evil and less campy then other Goa’uld. The big reveal before the cliffhanger was one of the best in the show with the return of Apophis. I was glad they brought him back because two seasons would not have been long enough for such a great enemy. Overall one of the best in the season.moreless
  • The tok'ra come to inlist the help of sg1 to help rescue Selmac from Sokar from a place that is to look and be like Hell. The reason they come to get Sg1 is that sam carriers the memories of Jolinare and she infact escaped from this inescapable prison.moreless

    9.8
    So off to hell they go. They get to the planet by way of descent pods. Teal'c stays on the ship and hides behind the moon. Awaiting for word that they were ready to get out of there.

    They get thrown in the pit and whjen they get there they find Jacob/Selmac. He is tired and sick and just basically not doing to well. Sam is concivnced that the key to their escape is an gouald named Bynnar But in all actualality it was Bynar that Jolinar dooped into a position to let her escape. It was perfectly unententional for him to let her escape.

    nayac killed Bynar while he was in theprocess of killing sam. He then sent her back to the pit with the others.

    The actual name was Apophis. He was trying to get his power back by taking the team to Sokar.

    He questioned everyone on the team with a subhstance called blood of sokar. It would cause halusinations, and would trick the user into thinking they were somewhere else and would tell him anything he wanted to know. But it did not work, Martouf gave him a wrong destination for the Tok'ra, but Apophis found out the hard way. For Sokar had already been there and knew there were no Tok'ra on this planet.

    While he was gone The team got back to the rings and while teal'c positioned the ship in the way of the ring transport and they were able to get back on their ship and escape the capture by Apophis and Sokar at the same time. I really liked this episdoe for the special effects. The color of red was used alot, which simblized hell of course. I just really liked this one. lots of action and emotion.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

Tanya Reid

Tanya Reid

Rosha/Jolinar

Guest Star

Bob Dawson

Bob Dawson

Bynarr

Guest Star

Peter Kent

Peter Kent

Kintac

Guest Star

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Sel'mac

Recurring Role

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Martouf/Lantash

Recurring Role

Dion Johnstone

Dion Johnstone

Na'onak

Recurring Role

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