Stargate SG-1

Season 8 Episode 16

Reckoning (1)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2005 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

The Replicators threaten to overwhelm the galaxy, taking out the Goa'uld and then Earth. While Sam and Thor work to develop a weapon, Teal'c and Bra'tac lead the rebel Jaffa in taking a major temple and Jack and Jacob are forced to make an alliance with Ba'al.moreless

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  • The Replicators attack the Goa'uld & begin a campaign to overrun the galaxy. The Free Jaffa use the chance to make their own crippling blow at the Goa'uld while the SGC must come up with a way to stop the Replicators before they wipe out the galaxymoreless

    It all comes to a head in this episodes. Storylines that have been continuing since the beginning of the series are wrapped up in this episode which brings us the turning point in the conflict with the Goa'uld, the crusade for the Jaffa nation to finally be free, the final showdown with the Replicators, Daniel's one on one duel with RepliCarter, and the final solution to a galaxy-wide threat. It's dramatic, it's thrilling, the good guys team up with the bad guys even as they're fighting them, and we even get a few moments of slo-mo. In the end, it's the perfect season finale and a great way to wrap up the entire series in general, but for a handful of things. For one, it wraps up none of those things as there are three episodes left in the season. And there's Daniel. Dead again, right before our eyes again, but this time, no sarcophagus. How will he get out of it this time? Will he? That's why they made "Threads", to answer that lovely question. So watch this episode, let it thrill you, and then go see the rest of Season 8. The final five episodes of this year probably give the eighth a better send off then it deserves.

    Of course, this review should be for Part 2, not Part 1. Oops.moreless
  • good episode...

    The replicators are attacking the goa'uld and the replicator Carter captures Daniel Jackson. Meanwhile, Teal'c and Bra'tac are leading the rebel jaffa to take over Dakara. Yet another meanwhile, Selmac goes to earth to offer his help in defeating the replicators. Anyways, this was a very good episode. It had a good story and had a lot of good returning characters (Selmac, Bra'tac, Ba'al). There were a lot of good funny moments mixed in also. The writing was top notch and the story was just interesting and entertaining. Overall, very good episode and a good beginning for a two part episode.moreless
  • Everything is falling in place for a final battle..

    This was superb episode. I knew it was going to be good but I was not expecting that. All those chars we love - Bra'tac, Jacob, Thor around.. team trying to do best to save their galaxy from replicators. Rebel Jaffas taking their final move, Anubis is back and Ba'al is plotting his own plots. It sounds just so so epic and it was. Those jaffas - they are just epic by their excistance and the way their work.. and Thor the way they look like they got little victory over the replicators and then.. But it was not only the doom soon lying upon them all - there was those little comedies - O'Neill and Ba'al conversations. They were the best part. And the ending. Amazing episode.moreless
  • reckoning is my favourite episode of my favourite show.

    this is the most action packed episode of stargate sg1 ever made! of all 194 episodes i have seen this is my personal favorite. i think it has everything an episode needs, action, adventure , drama ,humour.the making it a two parter really spiced things up for it. i did not really like season eight because they never went exploring,they justr stayed on earth.i i i i i ii i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i imoreless
  • Two Carters, an old Chinese man and little grey aliens make for a wonderful episode!

    I liiiiiiked eeeeeet.

    This episode combined everything that has made this season the wonderful collection of episodes it is. Replicators, Ba'al, Thor, Sam's dad, RepliCarter, Jaffa. All that was really missing were that hot chick from Prometheus Unbound and the Prometheus. And Teyla, but she lives on Atlantis so I guess she can't help it.

    I enjoyed all the fighting, and Goa'uld ships falling prey to the replicators, but it'd be way more fun if we could actually see some action. Closest we got were red dots disappearing off screen and two big bullets fired at Thor's ship. Whoopdeedoo.

    Then there's Anubis. Atleast I think it's Anubis, I didn't really pay attention to that last bit. Old guy, ugly face, and a big leader. I smell a bit of Star Wars mixed with some V For Vendetta!

    Could have used more blood, guts and spleen, but otherwise decent enough to gain my approval.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Samantha Banton

Samantha Banton

Baal's Lieutenant

Guest Star

Dean Aylesworth

Dean Aylesworth

Old Anubis

Guest Star

Mel Harris

Mel Harris

Oma Desala

Guest Star

Jeff Judge

Jeff Judge


Recurring Role

Cliff M. Simon

Cliff M. Simon


Recurring Role

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Selmak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia; This episode marks the third time the quote "And because it's so clear it often takes a long time to realize. If you immediately know that the candle light is fire, then the meal was cooked long ago." has been used in the series by various characters. The first was in "Maternal Instinct" in season 3 by the monk at Kheb, the second was in "Meridian" by Oma in season 5, and the third was in this episode.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Jack: No complaints! I'll take anything I can get: weapons, receivers... silverware.

    • Jack: You said we had a "problem", not a big galactic emergency.

    • (After Ba'al asks Jack for information on what weapon they used to defeat the Replicators in battle earlier.)
      Jack: I'm sorry, we must have had a bad connection there for a second. It almost sounded like you were asking me for help.

    • Jack: So...what the heck happened? Didn't you guys have a ship?
      (everyone looks uncomfortable)
      Jack: And by the way…where's Daniel?
      Bra'tac: He was beamed away before our very eyes.
      Teal'c: By Replicators.

    • Sam: Shouldn't we get out of here?
      Daniel: Teal'c, the odds are not in our favor.
      Teal'c: They never are, Daniel Jackson.

    • Daniel: Look, I know the timing of these first few surprise attacks is crucial but…
      Sam: …and we're just here as observers, but right now I'm observing the fact that if you take on one of Amaterasu's mother ships without proper backup, you could get yourself killed.
      Daniel: Us observers too.

    • Jack: And don't be afraid to remind (Thor) we've saved his cute little gray bum several times.

    • Jacob: My relationship with the Council's still a little strained.
      Jack: It's not going to get any better if you keep stealing stuff.

    • Jack: I've got a better idea. Instead of helping you, why don't we sit back and watch you get your ass kicked. That way you'll be dead, and we'll be glad.

    • Jack: You know that bitter taste in your throat, that's kinda wrapped around your uvula? That's what's left of your pride.

    • Jack: There's been some chit - and chat - around the water cooler.

    • Ba'al: You cannot be serious.
      Jack: Yes I can, I just choose not to...some of the time.

    • Ba'al: With your insolence you're dooming not just all of your world, but all of humanity.
      Jack: I think big.

    • Oma: You're seeking an absolute truth you will not find – only truth that applies to you.
      Daniel: That is so extremely unhelpful.

    • Ba'al: But there is one (who would survive) such pervasive devastation.
      Jack: Oh please don't tell me!
      Ba'al: Anubis.
      Jack: I asked you not to tell me.

    • Jack: Sooooo sorry, I was just finishing up a wonderful brunch.
      Ba'al: Impudence!
      Jack: No, tuna.

  • NOTES (6)

    • With the death of Yu, Anubis and Ba'al are the longest surviving major Goa'uld. Ba'al was introduced in the Season Five episode "Summit" and Anubis was first referred to by name in the same episode.

    • As far as we know, this episode marks the death of the oldest Goa'uld System Lord, Yu the Great. Yu was the longest running Goa'uld recurring character. He was first introduced in the Season Three episode "Fair Game" and was the last surviving major Goa'uld from that time.

    • This is the first episode of the series to feature all three of SG-1's main offworld allies: Bra'tac (Tony Amendola), Jacob Carter/Selmak (Carmen Argenziano) and Thor (Voice of Michael Shanks).

    • Both Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping play two different characters in this episode. Shanks plays Dr. Daniel Jackson and supplies the voice of Thor, Tapping plays Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter and the RepliCarter.

    • Peter Deluise, writer and director, is one of the soldiers holding a gun on Ba'al's hologram when he and O'Neill first speak.

    • Isaac Hayes is credited as "and Special Guest Star".