Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 12

Line in the Sand

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 2007 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Mitchell, Carter and Teal'c arrive on a planet being threatened by the Ori. They decide that a line needs to be drawn and that the Ori must not be allowed to advance any further. Carter attempts to use the Ancient Merlin's technology to prevent the Ori from taking over the planet.moreless

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  • Trying to save the whole village and ending up putting everyone in grate danger...

    Like always, plan is always better than in reality. Sam is rushed into putting her device into work to save a village but on the most important moment, it fails and they are visible to Ori. She is badly shot and on last moment Cam manages to hide only he and she and house where they are.

    So, the episode is mostly about a lot of trouble they have to come out. Vala has another visit by her friend from the other universe, another time imprisoned in Ori ship and another try to turn her into follower of Origin. But this time it looks she manages to show Tomin that Ori are not as pure as they always thought. He do not doubt the Origin but he starts to doubt the prime. That's good.

    It was quite good to see Sam in very bad position. She has always been the one who has no troubles.. never gets too bad hurt (ok.. sometimes she get..) anyway.. good episode, developing major storylines and refreshingmoreless
  • It was good, but not even close to the best.

    For the more recent Stargate's, I thought this was a really good episode. I especially like the message this episode was saying. Also it was good to get back to the planets who were willing to fight the Ori. I thought the cheif lady was really good. It's nice to know there are character's in this galaxy willing to stand up to the Ori. I hope they bring her back in a future episode. Stargate can still make those interesting side characters (nowadays I think they're doing a better job on them, then they are on the main characters). I also enjoyed the classical part of one of the villager's willing to give into the bad guys. That will always keep things interesting. I did find it a little weird the way Sam was just going to give up when she was injured. That seemed a little out of character to me. It was a good episode overall. One of the best in the last two seasons', and better than last week.moreless
  • Sg1 tires to defend a planet.

    Its good to see the Ori followers giving us some action. I mean, most of the time its about the Priors talking. So great to see some action. The parallel dimension idea was pretty cool and the acting pretty good. I also like the ending and how they fooled the Ori.

    Now a small note, the password for Sam`s personal directory is....."Fishing", now that`s a cute tribute to old Jack O`Neill. So Tomin is beginning to question the Ori, I`m curious to see how this turns out.

    The letdown in that episode was the lack of Daniel Jackson. After what happened to him in the Quest, I was quite in eager to see what happens to him. Guess it`s for the next one. Anyway, pretty good episode.moreless
  • ok episode...

    SG-1 goes off world to try to hide a village from the ori with Merlin's device. They fall into some problems, Sam is shot, Vala is taken, but, in the end, the village becomes hidden, Vala escapes, and Sam lives. Whoopie . . . . not. I thought it was a predictable episode. I was a bit annoyed when Sam got shot. She seems to over-act it and it was really annoying. I liked the Vala/husband story line. I also liked the village leader; she was pretty cool. Overall, ok story, a few good parts in the episode, but nothing special.moreless
  • Those dang Ori...

    The one thing I like about this episode was that Daniel is still missing. I like that he is gone for a time. It makes his return that much more powerful. But except for a brief mention of his loss they don't seem to broken up about the fact he went missing and might be dead.

    I dud like the interaction between Sam and Cameron. It really gave the impression that they are friends.

    The one gripe I have about the season so far is that I'm getting a little tired of Tealc getting tortured every episode. I think he is due for giving a major butt kicking soon.

    All in all this was a strong episode and I really enjoy this season and the addition of Vala and Cameron. That just shows you that it took two people to take the place of O'Neill.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee


Guest Star

Aisha Hinds

Aisha Hinds


Guest Star

Aaron Craven

Aaron Craven


Guest Star

Eric Breker

Eric Breker

Colonel Reynolds

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Vala is beamed down to the planet, the village materializes and then Mitchell asks if the Ori ship is gone. Shouldn't they make sure it's gone before rematerializing the village? If the Ori sees them, they'll just fire again.

    • Trivia: Carter's password is "fishing". This is likely a reference to Jack O'Neill's love of fishing.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Landry: So, how did it go?
      Mitchell: Absolutely incredible, sir. You can forget about the Ori; with an act like that Sam'll be headlining in Vegas.
      Sam: Okay, stop.

    • Vala: I've read the book. I've read it. I understand why you think it's so important. The words give you comfort, and at face value, it appears to be as if they're trying to inspire the best out of people... it appears...
      Tomin: "...he called out to prophet in fear, but the prophet said..."
      Vala: (continuing over his words) ...honesty, morality...
      Tomin: "It's you who have changed. Step across if you truly... "
      Vala: This whole crusade is a manipulation. Nothing in there says that those who don't believe should be massacred.
      Tomin: (continues reading) "So Markon prayed for forgiveness and took the first step...."
      Vala: Where does it say that, Tomin?
      Where does it say that?
      Tomin: (continues reading) "And the hands of the Ori enveloped... "
      Vala: The Ori are not gods. (Tomin slaps her)

    • Mitchell: Score one for science.

    • Vala: (to Tomin) I know I'll never convince you - but everything you believe is a lie.

    • Mitchell: Listen up. Pull this, aim there, squeeze that. (hands gun to villager and gets him firing) All right, yeah. Just make sure this end is pointed away from you and anyone else you don't want to kill.

    • Vala: Tomin, wait. I know that you think that everything that comes out of my mouth is a lie, I've deceived you too many times to change that now. There's one thing I want you to know that is the truth. There were real moments between us, I did fall in love with you. In your heart you were a good man, not because Origin told you to be. I know you can't possibly like what you've become, what this faith has made you do.
      Tomin: After all that time we spent together you still know nothing about me.

    • Mitchell: Listen, I've been thinking…
      Sam: Uh-oh.
      Mitchell: (chuckles) Yeah, dangerous, I know.

    • Sam: I spent my entire life dedicated to science. Plus the last ten years trying to convince people they believed in false gods. I don't think science is gonna help me. Right now I'm just hoping somewhere, one of those gods…
      Mitchell: My grandma used to say, "God is like a prairie windstorm, If you look too hard you get dust in your eyes, but there's still plenty of ways to know it's there."
      Sam: Is that what you believe?
      Mitchell: I generally just nodded until she gave me a macaroon. (pause) There is one thing that I do know is true. The mind is a powerful thing. No matter who or what you believe in sometimes belief itself makes all the difference in the world. You just don't give up. Tell yourself whatever you have to. (pause) Just believe you're going to make it, Sam.

    • Prior: You dare question my judgment?
      Tomin: No, it's just not how I was taught.
      Prior: There are many words but only one truth.

    • Thilana: Matar, killing Teal'c will prove nothing. If these gods are truly worthy of our devotion, than pray to them. No god should ever ask you to kill an innocent man to prove your sanctity. I know you're afraid. We all are. But if we are going to die, let us die in noble peace and truth of spirit.

    • Tomin: (to Prior) No, I have not begun to question the will of the Ori, but I have begun to question the interpretation of their words. No matter what you say, I will not believe the book of Origin asks us to massacre innocent people. And I will not stand by while the holy doctrine of good will and faith that I have sworn to uphold is twisted into a hammer and used to beat people down!

    • Reynolds: We've got the craziest job in the world.

    • Mitchell Listen up, folks, we're going to try a little disappearing act here. Please remember to keep your arms and legs inside the village at all times until we come to a complete and final stop.

    • Teal'c: Colonel Mitchell, do you read?
      Mitchell: Loud and clear, Teal'c. What's up?
      Teal'c: Our time.

    • Mitchell: Coffee!
      Sam: Oh, thank you.
      Mitchell: Don't get too excited; they packed us decaf by mistake.
      Sam: (whispering) Doh!

    • Sam: My laptop. There's a file...
      Mitchell: You'll make it.
      Sam: (shakes head) In my personal directory. Letters mostly.
      Mitchell: Sam...
      Sam: One to Cassie...some other people... Password's "fishing."
      Mitchell: Aw, see? Now you have to change the password.

    • (Sam's in the infirmary, Mitchell hands her a bag)
      Mitchell: Here, I baked you some macaroons.
      Sam: You baked them?
      Mitchell: Yeah, Grandma's recipe.
      Sam: Wow, thanks.
      Mitchell: Go on, try one.
      Sam: (Looks into bag) You know what, maybe a little later.
      Mitchell: You don't like macaroons?
      Sam: It's just that I'm still a little queasy.
      Mitchell: Well try one, it will make you feel better. (Sam tries macaroon) Pretty good huh?
      Sam: Actually, they are pretty good.
      Mitchell: You hate it.
      Sam: (nods) Yep, sorry.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Sam: Doh!
      This is a reference to O'Neill's love of The Simpsons. This line was often used by O'Neill but is more well known as being used by Homer Simpson.