Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 4

Orpheus

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 27, 2003 on Syfy
8.5
out of 10
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234 votes
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A Jaffa-centric episode, and it's not a good day for the ones who like the Tauri. Teal'c's son Rya'c and Bra'tac are prisoners at a Jaffa death camp. SG-1, however, will not let their friends meet a lethal end and are determined to rescue them. Along the way, Teal'c becomes a prisoner and his fate looks very precarious.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • good episode...

    8.6
    Rya'c and Bra'tac are trapped in a jaffa death camp and SG-1 goes out to try to save them. In the end, they save everyone in the jaffa death camp and the rescues join the jaffa rebellion. Anyways, the episode was pretty good. It had an interesting story and was executed relatively well. The whole "Teal'c lost his mojo" thing was kind of funny, but kind of annoying at the same time. The main problem I had with this episode was Rya'c. He drives me crazy. I hate him. He is a bad character, a bad actor, and he just reminds me of a little whining baby. Ugh, I just want them to shoot him. Anyways, it was a pretty good episode and it's great to see Bra'tac again.moreless
  • Really good Teal'c episode.

    8.3
    Trough years there have been quite many Teal'c episodes but I have not much liked them but this one was real different. I am not sure even how or why, but this really caught me. First that this is personal for him - Bra'tac and Rya'c. And I think we love both of those chars too and do not want to lose them. The way Teal'c has never been on the situation - being shot and being ill. There has always been Junior to make him better and now it his gone. Now there is only he and to regain his confident and to see that he is still able to do what he used to - this is all about that. The inner fight. Even Teal'c has that.moreless
  • action and a great shoot out

    9.2
    This was such a fine installment, very well crafted as it managed to have a sub pot. Also all my favourite characters were included, it tied up a few loose ends, Teal'c is not the same without junior, he remembers how daniel watched over him, bratac is still as wise as ever and sg1 kicked ass. this was also one of the few tealc episodes that had a decent sub plot, chrstper judge played hs part well and it was good to see him get his mojo back. There were excellent laughs to be had between daniel and o neil, "pep talk?" and also great strength when tealc breaks the bad guys neck. this was brill, loved how they ended up with more warriors for the cause! i still miss nemec thoughmoreless
  • Very good episode with a slight glitch

    7.9
    A stargate address consists of 7 symbols (within our Galaxy) of which the first six symbols act as co-ordinates, creating three intersecting lines, the destination. The Stargate uses the seventh symbol as the point of origin allowing one to plot a straight line course to the destination. As the incoming wormhole is being established, you can clearly see the seventh chevron being locked and the vortex is generated. In this episodes the seventh chevron is the symbol of earth, which is in my opinion is not possible since they are dailing earth. Unless i completely misunderstand the coordinates system.moreless
  • this one was really good it dealt with Teal'c's lack of Junior and how he was feeling about it. He feels that he less effective without it. But when Daniel and he get to conparing dreams and lack of Daniel realizes that he knows about Rya'c and Bramoreless

    9.4
    they are prisoners on a planet where they are being literally worked to death. Bra'tac is running out of his tratonin and they have to save them.

    When they get there are going to break them out at dark. Teal'c sneaks in and tries to free bra'tac and Rya'c. But they want to take everyone with them. Well Teal'c gets caught and is injured. When he had gotten there he gave his tratonin to Bra'tac. Now Teal'c is ready to let go and has lost all his "mojo". Jack and the others are unable to help that night cause then they would all be caught and may never beable to get out of there.

    Sam and Daniel Snealk onto the ship and plant explosives this is to create a diversion so they can get them out of there. About the time to diversion starts Teal'c volunteers to take Ry'ac's place to be executed. But instead Teal'c fights and he gets his famous MOJO back. It was a case of coming down to the very last minute before they are rescued but none the less they are rescued.

    Very good episode.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

Peter DeLuise

Peter DeLuise

Penhall (uncredited)

Guest Star

David Richmond-Peck

David Richmond-Peck

Jaffa Commander

Guest Star

Sheri Noel

Sheri Noel

Physiotherapist

Guest Star

Neil Denis

Neil Denis

Rya'c

Recurring Role

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Bra'tac

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When the SGC opens the wormhole to the prison planet and send the shield deactivation signal through, the Jaffa on the other side immediately ready their weapons. Why would they do that? As far as they know, only permitted personnel has the deactivation code.

    • When Teal'c is first shown in the infirmary, he has four sensors attached to his upper chest. However, in the following scene when Daniel is talking to him, he only has three.

    • No one orders the blast doors closed to protect the control room while there was heavy fire (and a Jaffa) coming out of the Stargate.

    • Why didn't the SGC command close the iris after Teal'c came through? They had plenty of time to do it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jack: Fraiser says you're ready for duty now. Is that true?
      Teal'c: I have been dishonest with you.
      Jack: Oh?
      Teal'c: It is unacceptable. All Jaffa children know this without being told. They are born with the knowledge! It will not be tolerated.
      Jack: What?
      Teal'c: Kek!
      Daniel: Death... Death? You mean death?
      Teal'c: Weakness! We use one word for both, for if one is weak, one may as well be dead.

    • Jack: (to Teal'c) Don't give me the eyebrow...

    • Daniel: So you believe me too?
      Hammond: The things I've heard sitting in this chair...

    • Bra'tac: You have had a physical advantage over me for years, but I have never lost a sparring match to you.
      Teal'c: That is because for years, old man, I have let you win.

    • Teal'c: Colonel O'Neill has officially informed me that I have my "mojo" back.

    • Jack: It's time for Plan B.
      Sam: We have a Plan B?
      Jack: No, but it's time for one.

    • Jack: Fraiser says Teal'c needs a little pep talk. I've been practicing in front of a mirror for an hour.
      Daniel: Why? Not peppy enough?
      Jack: Not really.

    • Sam: (describing an *ahem* unnamed movie) So they fly halfway across the galaxy in a highly-advanced spaceship, but they don't use their technology to take over the planet. You know what their weakness turned out to be? Water! I mean, if that's true, why go to all the trouble of invading a planet that's two thirds water? Not to mention rain.
      Daniel: Why do you watch those movies if all you're going to do is cut them up?
      Sam: Come on. Don't you occasionally like to see if they're getting it anywhere close to right?

    • Daniel: What's with the . . . [jello]?
      Teal'c: O'Neill. I believe his offering of colored gelatin was his attempt to sympathize.
      Daniel: Oh. Well he's thoughtful that way.

    • Teal'c: My son – why do you ask?
      Daniel: Oh, I don't know. I just thought you'd be sick of "How are you feeling?"
      Teal'c: Indeed.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Daniel: According to Greek mythology, Erebus is a place where condemned souls pass as soon as they die.
      Originally, Erebus was the son of the god Chaos and represented darkness and shadow. Eventually, the name came to symbolize the first level of the underworld; the dead would be ferried by Charon from Erebus across the river Acheron to Tartarus, the depths of the underworld.

    • Title:
      In the Greek myth, after Eurydice died, Orpheus went to the underworld to convince Hades to allow him to bring Eurydice back to the world of the living. Hades agreed, on the condition that Orpheus, as he led Eurydice back to the surface, could not look back at her. But as Orpheus reached the surface, he glanced back--and lost Eurydice forever.

    • Sam: You know what their weakness turned out to be? Water!
      Referring to M. Night Shyamalan's movie Signs, and meta-joking on the scientific accuracies...which Stargate itself is occasionally known for getting less than perfect.

    • Jack: If he's really lost his mojo...
      Referring to Austin Powers in general, but probably Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me specifically, since that's the movie where Austin gets his mojo stolen.

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