Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 8

Memento Mori

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 08, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • After the black car containing Vala crashes, the boot/truck lid alternates between open and closed several times between shots.

    • Trivia: In the final fight scene, the "zat" shot flowed like electricity through metal and then hit someone--the first time this has happened.

    • In the scene where Mitchell is chasing the black Sedan that kidnapped Vala from the police station, the sign at the exit they took reads "Surrey" and "Ladner" which are suburbs of Vancouver(BC), where the series is shot. If it wasn't for that detail the scene would have been perfect since the creators of the show went to great lenghts to make this episode believable: looking at the cars in the freeway we can see that all license plates are "Colorado" plates, where Stargate Command is based.

    • In the scene where Mitchell is cuffed to the bed and talking to Vala, Mitchell's hand alternates between holding the bed, and hanging from the cuffs, depending on the angle of the camera.

  • Quotes

    • Mitchell: Okay, I think I've figured out what happened to you, why you don't remember anything.
      Vala: (sarcastically) Oh, good. Does it involve an alien abduction?
      Mitchell: Well, in as much as that you're an alien who was abducted, yes.

    • Daniel: Dinner tonight is my way of saying thank you. Thank you for proving me right when I said we could take a chance on you.
      Vala: I…don't know what to say.
      Daniel: Say what you were gonna say before I interrupted.
      Vala: Okay. I need to use the bathroom.

    • Daniel: (to Mitchell) You know, when Vala first disappeared with the Ori gate was destroyed, I refused to write her off. Although the odds were against it, I believed, somehow, she found a way to survive. It turned out I was right. I wanna be right again.

    • Detective Ryan: The United States Air Force. They're sending a Colonel Carter to pick you up.
      Vala: No.
      Detective Ryan: What do you mean, "no"?
      Vala: I'd rather stay here. If you need me to commit a crime, I'd be happy to oblige.

    • Daniel: (to Vala) You don't remember who you are, but I do. You won't shoot. If I let you go, I know you're going to make yourself disappear. You've been running so long it's almost second nature to you. You don't remember it, but you made a decision to stop running. It's over. Now it's time to come home.

    • Vala: Well I don't mind telling you, I've been looking forward to this little date all week.
      Daniel: Uhh, I wouldn't exactly call it a date. It's…
      Vala: Oh, I've watched enough of your television to know what a date is. It's a romantic event, typified by dinner, movie and/or karaoke, and usually culminating in a night of…
      Daniel: Uhh, okay, this is definitely not a date.

    • Sam: A member of this facility gets kidnapped unchallenged, it's no wonder he doesn't think we can protect him.
      Daniel:Uhhh, we can protect him.
      Sam: Yeah, by locking him up for the rest of his life.
      Mitchell: What can you say? There's a downside to working with supervillains.

    • Mitchell: Let me take you back to Stargate Command. They have a device that can help you remember
      Vala: I thought you said the device was destroyed.
      Mitchell: It's a different device. It's one I brought back from another planet last year.
      Vala: Oh good. Were they having a sale?

    • Mitchell: What?
      Sam: Nothing. I just think it's funny how you're always losing your pants.
      Mitchell: Not always losing my pants. It's happened twice. Twice is not always.

    • Mitchell: You know I don't mind getting shot, but I pulled a hammy when I took out that last Trust operative.
      Sam: At least you didn't lose your pants.

    • Sal: Look, if I let you leave, can I trust you to come back with the money you owe me?
      Vala: No.

    • Weaver: Do you know what I think the problem is?
      Vala: That I can't strangle you?

  • Notes

    • Syndication Premiere: November 10, 2007

    • This is (Amanda Tapping) Samantha Carter 200th episode.

    • This episode first aired in Canada on Thursday, December 21st, 2006.

    • Vala's flashbacks are reused footage from: "Within the Serpent Grasp", "Out of Mind", "The Devil You Know", "Moebius" and "The Powers That Be."

    • Sonya Salomaa previously played Charlotte Mayfield in the season 9 episode Ex Deus Machina. In this episode, it is revealed that she is indeed a Goa'uld and that her real name is Athena, named after the Greek goddess.

  • Allusions

    • Mitchell: Checking to see if I still have both of my kidneys.
      Alluding to the urban legend of people being drugged unconscious and waking up in a hotel missing a kidney removed for transplant.