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Stargate SG-1

Season 8 Episode 17

Reckoning (2)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2005 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Ba'al sends his fleet back to retake the planet Dakara, pitting his ships against Teal'c and the Jaffa. The RepliCarter tries to probe Daniel's mind to find all the Ancients' knowledge, while Jacob and Carter discover the Ancient weapon on Dakara and try to figure out how to use it to destroy the Replicators. And on Earth, the Replicators overrun the SGC as Jack orders a nuclear strike.moreless

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  • Pure quality and simply brilliant!!!

    Both part I and this one represent one if not THE biggest battle so far in the SG1 universe. Everything they've worked for, everything they've been preparing for so long led them to this very point, where every single one of them have to face the the biggest threat they have known so far; the omnipresent and permanently expanding replicator scourge. This episodes brings surprising temporarily "allies", raises some questions concerning Daniel Jackson's power to do that he did (i'm still in awe and quite surprised), and shows each and everyone's strength as they do what they do best against this growing pain in the ass, replicator threat. As the war is taking both high with great magnitude (lots and lots of ships) a true battle, and low, no place is safe, yet they prevail again, but still leaving questions unanswered. This here is what i know SG SG1 is capable of. Well done producers, writers and sg1.moreless
  • The biggest victory of all and the greatest two episodes of 10 years of Stargate SG-1.

    After the 7th season's finale Lost City it was difficult to imagine any events that would be more significant than an attack on Earth itself. But seeing the whole galaxy fall before (as Jacob said) worse enemy than Goa'uld was probably the culmination which we have been waiting for all those 8 years. The Replicators were a perfect nemesis. Now that I think of it the name of the episode which introduced them (Nemesis) was like a prophecy. I don't believe that the writers intended to make them the force which will wipe out the Goa'uld once and for all. But the result of their storyline was the turning point for the series.

    The scale of this episode is definitely one of the greatest ever shown on television. Not only the whole galaxy almost fell to the Replicators but also the biggest space battle took place over the planet which turned out to be the salvation and finale of the 8 year saga.

    Of course there're some issues left (the biggest of which - Anubis is resolved in the next episode), but the main plot (Goa'uld domination, Jaffa freedom, the Replicators) has reached it's end.

    This episode is one of the best examples of how to finish the story and this season could have easily been the last. Of course I loved the Ori saga too but it was more like a spin-off than a sequel.

    [Wrote this review after rewatching almost all of SG-1]moreless
  • After all those small victories trough the years - finally a big victory

    This was stunning episode. This and the previous part of it - all together they just are so huge. The storyline, the stakes.. all that. Just superb. I love episodes like that. First the way everyone tries to give their part. Everyone has their own mission leading to one point - stop the replicators. Teal'c in the ship.. Sam in ground with Jacob, O'Neill and Daniel.. even Ba'al. That episode really made us see that no matter the egos of Goa'ulds there are some ways to work with them. And Ba'al really somehow.. I say - he seems to be the first Goa'uld who looks sympahtic. Anyway - there is numerous action, a lot of excitement. Much ego playing. Best part on that category is Daniel overcoming replicator-Sam. There are those Jaffa talks (love their way of speech)... and saving the entire galaxy on the last minute.

    A really super episode. Replicators are gone.. Jaffa are finally free. Amazing. Never thought it would happenmoreless
  • great episode...

    Teal'c and Bra'tac are leading the rebel jaffa in protecting Dakara while Selmac and Sam are on the planet trying to work the ancient weapon to defeat the replicators, with the help of Ba'al. Meanwhile, replicators have breached the SGC and Daniel's mind is being probed by the replicator Carter. In the end, of course, Sam and Selmac make the weapon work just in time to defeat all of the replicators. It was pretty predictable, however, Daniel did die. I wasn't expecting that. I do expect, however, him to come back quickly. He's going to take human form again and that's that. Anyways, it was a very good episode. It had great writing, great action, great funny moments, great recurring characters (Selmac, Bra'tac, and Ba'al), and it was just great.moreless
  • Finally the replicators and Goa'uld are defeated in 1 action packed battle.

    Finally the replicators and Goa'uld are defeated in 1 action packed battle. This review will be for both part 1 and 2. Teal'c goes to the planet where the jaffa slavery was thought to have started. Little did they know that it was home to an ancient weapon that had the power to wipe out all life in the galaxy. Sam and her dad try to make it so it would only destroy the replicators, who were taking over the galaxy. With help from ba'al the program it correctly and take out all the replicators while Teal'c and his free jaffa attack Ba'al, who flees in front of thousands of jaffa. Seeing their, so called "GOD" flee, they stop believing that the goa'uld are gods and by doing so the jaffa turn against the goa'uld, who lose their power.

    This episode was a great turning point in the series and I give it a 10.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

Dean Aylesworth

Dean Aylesworth

Old Anubis

Guest Star

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes


Guest Star

Emy Aneke

Emy Aneke

Ba'al's Jaffa

Guest Star

Jeff Judge

Jeff Judge


Recurring Role

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Selmak

Recurring Role

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The two explosives are placed about chest height. However, the actual blast starts about two foot off the ground.

    • When O'Neill is at the blast door talking with Siler on the other side. O'Neill's side says R-4, while Siler's side shows him standing by a (?-)5. But when the blast happens it then shows R-4 on Siler's side.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Reading from wall of ancient writing)
      Sam: "At mid day the darkness is high in the sky." Are you sure about that.
      Jacob: That is what it says.
      Sam: It doesn't make much sense.
      Jacob: Yeah well neither does, ah, "the wind blows on the pillow" or "three days till the chicken" But that's what they translate into.

    • RepliCarter: It would be much easier on both of us if you did not resist.
      Daniel: Why, why, why, why in the whole wide world of all things rational and sane would I help you?
      RepliCarter: Because deep down you also want the knowledge I seek.
      Daniel: Yes, but the problem is that anything I learn I won't be able to put to much use because right after I'm done you're going to kill me.

    • Jack: You know the Goa'uld and their egos.

    • Sam: (Thor) says he will drop by as soon as his consciousness has been downloaded from the ship's computers into a new body.
      Jack: That just never gets old, does it?
      Sam: Apparently not.

    • Sam: Jaffa from all over the galaxy are joining with them.
      Jack: Well, viva la revolution!

    • (all the Replicators freeze)
      Reynolds: Huh.
      Jack: That's odd.
      (both shrug, then start firing)

    • Replicarter: I could help you. We could unlock the knowledge of the Ancients, the secrets of the universe, together.
      Daniel: I have to admit it does sound interesting... but on the other hand, you're an evil killing machine so no, pass.

    • Sam: Thanks for the help.
      Baal: Good luck. (fades out)
      Jacob: That was just creepy...

    • Jack: (after rescuing Siler) I expect to be put in your will.
      Siler: Already are, sir.
      Jack: Okay, that's weird...

    • Jack: Use two of those (explosives).
      Reynolds: Sir?
      Jack: It's a blast door.

    • Daniel: Trying to leave? Sorry - a little more time in Danny's world.

    • Ba'al: How did you develop this Replicator disrupter technology in the first place?
      Sam: General O'Neill built it using Ancient knowledge and an Asgard computer.
      Ba'al: O'Neill. The mere thought of that makes me sick.

    • Jacob: It can't be any harder then blowing up a sun.
      Sam: You know, you destroy one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water.
      Jacob: There you go..
      Sam: Hmm... Next step, parting the Red Sea.

    • Aron: Baal's fleet has moved into position.
      Bra'tac: It appears that things are about to get... bad.

  • NOTES (7)


    • Sam: You know, you blow up one sun and everyone expects you to walk on water... next up, parting the Red Sea!
      Referencing the abilities Jesus and Moses displayed in Christian and Judaian Bibles, where Jesus walked on water to display his abilities to the people of Jeruselum, and where Moses parted the Red Sea which allowed the Jewish slaves to reach safety from their oppressors.