Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 4

Orpheus

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 27, 2003 on Syfy
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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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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

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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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